Fake UNICEF Organisation Donation EMail

The Shotgun Approach

At first glance, this seemed a reasonably well constructed piece of scamabilia, but as you’ll see, a closer scrutiny revealed major flaws. There are issues with grammar, capitalization, and even spelling mistakes. That last one is hilarious, because these guys misspelled the name of the UNICEF Organization, the group they claim to represent.

Follow along as we dissect a pitiful attempt at scamming. As usual, I’ve BOLDED some parts. You’ll see italics used where there may be no mistakes, just a basic lack of understanding of western culture.

UNICEF ORGANISATION DONATION.(Funny, but the only time they spell UNICEF right is here, where they misspell “ORGANIZATION)
Unicef Organisation
(Should read: UNICEF Organization.)

http://www.unicef.org(This link actually took you to UNICEF. So what?)
The Unicef Orgnasation
( Misspelled words), Would(Caps?) like to notify you that you have been chosen by the board of trustees as one of the final recipients of a cash Grant/Donation for your own personal, educational, and business development. The Unicef Orgnasation(Spelling again) was formed in 1947 after WWII to help children displaced by the war. It was then called the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. (If you copy those 2 sentences and paste them into Google and search, you will find that except for the spelling of the word “organizations”, the exact same words appear on a site describing itself as UNICEF New Zealand. UNICEF New Zealand is a real part of the UNICEF network, but the page that is quoted can’t be verified to be a part of UNICEF.) The United Nations Organization (UNO) and the European Union (EU) was(were) conceived with the objective(More than 1, objectives) of human growth, educational, and community development.
To celebrate the 27th anniversary program, The Unicef Organisation
(spelling) is giving out a yearly donation of One Million Four Hundred and Seventy Thousand United States Dollars. These specific Donations/Grants will be awarded to 70 lucky international recipients worldwide; (Why’s this semi-colon here?) in different categories for their personal business development and enhancement of their educational plans. At least 17% of the awarded funds should be used by you to develop a part of your environment. This is a yearly program, which is a measure of universal development strategy.

These sentences in italics are just ridiculous. Personal business development? Enhancement of educational plans? And I am expected to spend 17% on my environment? And look at the last sentence, which makes absolutely no sense at all when you take it apart. It’s a conclusion drawn from a nonexistent premise. Like saying, daisies are yellow and white so I want some ice cream.

I call it the shotgun blast. Chances are, most people you know will fit into one of those categories. Maybe they’re in business, or maybe they have personal development plans like writing a book or remodeling their home. Maybe they really do want to go back to school or need to retrain for a better career. And if not, they probably are concerned about the environment. What good western citizen isn’t worried? And for those cynics who think too much and care about little else, there’s the appeal to statistical information. Up there, my friends, is a horribly written appeal to your personal sense of “rightness”. Let’s continue…

Based on the Continental selection exercise of internet,data base websites and millions of supermarket cash invoices worldwide (Besides the spelling, this sentence is just blatantly bullicus. Prior to receiving this email, I had not gone inside a supermarket in more than 3 years. Amazing, huh, but true… and there is no “Continental selection exercise”.) , you were selected among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$1,470,000.00 (One Million Four Hundred and Seventy Thousand United States Dollars) as charity donations/aid from the Unicef Orgnasation(spelling) and the UNO in accordance with the enabling act of Parliament (UNICEF is not controlled by a parliament. It is UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.) . (Note that all beneficiaries (missing the apostrophe) email addresses were selected randomly from Various(caps?) internet Job (caps?) websites or a shop’s cash invoice around your area in which you might have purchased something from). (Guess they forgot to “Jobs websites” before, when they were telling us how the winners were selected. These are just catch-all statements to convince you that this might be the best day you ever had. It’s just another day, trust me.)
You are required to contact the Permanent Secetary
(spelling AGAIN) below for qualification documentation and processing of your claims. After contacting our office, you will be given your pin(should be PIN) number, which you will used(verb agreement) in claiming the funds. Please endeavor to quote your Awarded(caps) pin(PIN) numbers (U-777-1815, D-01-47) in all discussions.(Didn’t they just say we had to respond to get those numbers? What’s up with that?)
Permanent Secetary
(spelling)– Mr. Peter Geroge
Email: unicefdepartment@yahoo.com.hk
(And here we have the email address we’re supposed to respond to, and it’s a Yahoo address in Hong Kong, China.
Finally, all funds should be claimed by their respective beneficiaries, no later than14 days after notification. Failure to do so will mean cancellation of that beneficiary and its donation will then be reserved for next year’s recipients. On behalf of the Board kindly, accept our warmest congratulations.
Happy New Year.

Sir. williams Charlton
(Caps on names.. gee)
(Online Coordinator)



I am Jon, and I have tricked-or-treated for UNICEF.