Please Reply This Email Immediately and Provide the Following Information Above

I’m not sure exactly why I find this as funny as I do. The sad thing, however, is that I’m quite sure someone’s going to fall for it.

From: System Administrator [email address redacted, but trust me when I say it’s not my sysadmin’s]
Subject: Mailbox Update.
Date: 15 July 2009 6:16:57 PM PDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Reply-To: System Administrator [at a whole other email address, also redacted]

Attn: Webmail User,

This message is from our Helpdesk Team to all webmail account owners.

We noticed that webmail account has been compromised by spammers. It seems they have gained access to webmail accounts and have been using it for illegal internet activities.

The center is currently performing maintenance and upgrading it’s data base. We intend upgrading our Email Security Server for better online services.

You are to send us your account information immediately to enable us reset your account. A new password will be sent to you once this is done.

Send the information as follows

*Username:
*Password:
*Alternate email:

In order to ensure you do not experience service interruptions, please reply this email immediately and provide the following information above to prevent your account from being deactivated from our database.

Thank you for using our online services.
Helpdesk Team

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