The spam filter on my email account is usually very effective. It is not often that spam gets through. It's also rare that genuine emails are filtered.
Earlier on I received an email from which might well have been erroneously identified as spam but mercifully wasn't:
I am Rt Hon David Cameron MP,Prime Minister, First Lord of the
Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service British Government. This
letter is to officially inform you that (MasterCard Number 5404 5000 0041
0640) has been accredited with your favour. Your Personal Identification
Number is 4724.The MasterCard Value is £2,000,000.00(Two Million, Great
British Pounds Sterling).
This office will send to you an ATM MasterCard that you will use to
withdraw your funds in any ATM MACHINE CENTER or MasterCard outlet in the
world with a maximum of £5000 GBP daily.Further more,You will be required
to re-confirm the following information to enable;The Rt Hon William Hague
MP First Secretary of State for British Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
begin in processing of your MasterCard.
(1)Full names: (2)Address: (3)Country: (4)Nationality: (5)Phone #: (6)Age:
(7)Occupation: (8) Post Codes (9):Sex
Rt Hon William Hague MP. First Secretary of State for British Foreign and
TAKE NOTE: You are warned to stop further communications with any
other person(s) or office(s) different from the staff of the State for
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to avoid hitches in receiving your
Rt Hon David Cameron MP
£2 Million for little old socialist me? Well who'd have thunk it!
I am impressed that William Hague can find the time to pull himself away from the situation in the Middle East to process this claim. Such personal attention is laudable
Naturally this windfall won't change my lifestyle significantly. I might set aside enough to have Andrew Rosindell, our poltroon of an MP tarred and feathered... or is that a mark of ingratitude.
Well it made a change from the usual 419 scam email!