The following email scam was distributed across the internet in 2007.
The email references two legitimate organizations, Our World
Foundation and globalwarming.org, neither of whom are in any way
connected with the scam.
Sophos strongly recommends recipients do not reply to the email in any way.
The text of the scam reads as follows:
Random Selection as Development/Campaign Partner.
We hereby notify you that you have been selected as a partner in the
World Campaign against Global Warming.
In this program, you will be required to organize a pro-environmental
campaign against global warming and environmental pollution in your
area/community with the funds provided to you by the World Foundation
against Global Warming.
Note that this selection is subject to your acceptance and consent.
If you choose to accept this offer, you shall be awarded the sum of
$610,000 and $950,000 for Individual and Corporate participation
respectively. This sum is intended to facilitate your campaign.
Kindly respond, stating your acceptance to this notification and we
shall give you more information on this program. Contact Mr. Zeeshan
Ashraf on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Earth is our habitation and we are responsible for it.
Paul Brendan McGee
Our World Foundation.
Campaign against Global Warming