This is the scam email:
Greetings, from the illuminati world elite empire. Bringing the poor, the needy and the talented to the limelight of fame, riches and powers, knowledge, business and political connections. This is the right time for you to put all your worries, your health issues, and finance problems to an end by joining the Elite Family of The illuminati!. ?
Are you sick, Barren or having divorcing problems, finding it difficult to get job promotions in your place of work in order to excel in life just like you wish? If YES! Then join the illuminati empire you will get all this numerous benefit and solutions to your problems.
Note: that this email message was created solely for the purpose of our recruitment scheme which will end next month and this offer is for unique ones only; if you are not serious on joining the illuminati empire, then you are advice not to contact us at all. This is because disloyalty is highly not tolerated here in our organization.
Do you agree to be a member of the illuminati new world order? If YES!. Then kindly reply us back on our direct recruitment email only at: email@example.com
Please note, Kindly make sure all your response are send directly to the email stated above only at:> firstname.lastname@example.org
For more instructions on our membership process.
Note: Some email providers incorrectly place official Illuminati messages in their spam / junk folder or promotion folder. This can divert and exclude our responses to your emails.
I noted the following as soon as I saw it:
(1) The English and punctuation were not up to standard for such an elitist organization.
(2) Why would such a secretive organization recruit by email?
(3) It looked like a version of the Nigerian scam.
When I looked at the email address, it had 666. I googled the
OF THE ILLUMINATI
and the number was not 666 but 999.
The following article should be illuminating:
“Invitation to the Great Illuminati” Spam Mail
Posted: April 14, 2014 by Christopher Boyd
Last updated: October 20, 2016
For a moment, I thought I’d woken up in a Dan Brown novel, but it turns out that spam can be mysterious too:
INVITATION TO THE GREAT ILLUMINATI
Your email was selected among the ten lucky people giving the opportunity of becoming rich and popular by joining the great Illuminati network for more details please contact email ([email]@outlook.com ) for more details.
In keeping with subject matter, the email doesn’t really go into further details. A quick Google of the subject matter confirms this is dropping into a lot of mailboxes right now.
But to find out the real deal we have to go back to March on the 419 Eater forum, where spam and scam emails are met with intentionally time-wasting responses to prevent them cheating regular web users out of their cash.
Things the scammers ask for in the 419 thread:
(Go to the link for the items: https://blog.malwarebytes.com/cybercrime/2014/04/invitation-to-the-great-illuminati-spam-mail/
“…as soon as you make the payment forward me the details so i can send it to them today ok. attached to this mail is my illuminati national identity ID card”
ILLUMINATI NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD.
There’s top-secret and there’s this.
Don’t fall for it.
Enjoy this, too:
How I almost joined the Illuminati by answering an email
Posted on by carminerodi
Have you ever wondered what happens if you answer to those annoying spam emails? No, not the type about penis enlargement – that strangely enough, dropped to a minimum for me a couple of years ago. I suspect some algorithm knows I got married in 2015.
I am more talking about all those “you will get rich, famous, and whatever else – just send us a little bit of cash first”. I know – many of you are thinking: “come on now, who would be so stupid as to send money to a perfect stranger just because they claim in an email they can make our life better?”
Well, as it turns out: lots of people do, actually. Reportedly, it’s a global business worth more than 10 BILLION US dollars (that’s right, “Billions” with a B) every year.
And at last, I got my opportunity when I found in the (spam) comments of my blog a particular message that was simply too good to ignore.
JOIN THE BROTHERHOOD OF ILLUMINATI.
TO BE RICH , FAME, AND POSSES POWER .email us direct on email@example.com) for immediate initiation, New members registration is open online now !!!
BENEFITS GIVEN TO NEW MEMBERS WHO JOIN ILLUMINATI .
1). A Cash Reward of $300,000.00.
2). A New Sleek Dream CAR valued at $120,000.00.
3). A Dream House bought in the country of your own choice.
4). One Month holiday ( fully paid ) to your dream tourist destination.
5). One year Golf Membership package.
6). A V.I.P treatment in all Airports in the World.
7). A total Lifestyle change.
8). Access to Bohemian Grove.
9). Monthly payment of $1,000,000 into your bank account every 2 months as a member.
10). One Month booked Appointment with Top 5 world Leaders and Top 5 Celebrities in the World.
If you are interested, send your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time as we await your response.
Absolutely brilliant. I loved everything about it!
So – I answered. I have to admit, I was a little nervous at first. Will I end in trouble?