The Fully Verifiable University Degree Scam
Date: 20 July 2006
From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Subject: Need a University Degree to obtain the career you've always wanted?
WHAT A GREAT IDEA!
We provide a concept that will allow anyone with sufficient work experience to obtain a fully verifiable University Degree.
Bachelors, Masters or even a Doctorate.
Think of it, within four to six weeks, you too could be a college graduate.
Many people share the same frustration, they are all doing the work of the person that has the degree and the person that has the degree is getting all the money.
Don't you think that it is time you were paid fair compensation for the level of work you are already doing?
This is your chance to finally make the right move and receive your due benefits.
If you are like most people, you are more than qualified with your experience, but are lacking that prestigious piece of paper known as a diploma that is often the pass port to success.
CALL US TODAY AND GIVE YOUR WORK
EXPERIENCE THE CHANCE TO EARN YOU
THE HIGHER COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE!
Anyone who believes in this e-mail is not worthy of a University Degree. Do you really believe you can get a legitimate University Degree this way? The only thing that is fully verifiable about this e-mail, is that it is a lie.
The large gap and the text at the bottom of the e-mail will make no sense to most people. This is a technique called hash busting to fool the anti-spam filters, but a well-trained Bayesian filter will pick this one up anyway. Another interesting characteristic about this e-mail is the outrageous e-mail address of the sender.