…when you get junk mail claiming to be from Ben Bernanke (who is apparently reachable by an Aol email and an LA phone number):
From: “BEN S, BERNANKE”<email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 22:16:05 -0800
Subject: CONTRACT FUNDS – CREDITED FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE
CONTRACT FUNDS – CREDITED FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE AND WORLD BANK AND IMF BOARD!
We received the instructional letter to credit $18.7 Million to your account or any means of payment of choice you want your Fund to be remitted to you.
Your response is required to urgently enable us get this funds to you without any further delay and you are also required to get back to us with the process how you choose to receive your fund , because we have two way your funds can get down to you(Diplomatic Delivery, And ATM Card ) also confirm your Full Information for us to know if what we have in file is correct and to avoid delivering your fund to wrong address.
CONGRATULATION ON YOUR CONTRACT FUND.
EMAIL : ~~~@aol.com
Please be fast on this matter. Thanks and God bless you.
Chairman Federal Reserve Board New York.
When the Fed Chairman is so famous that spammers are using his name that isn’t a good sign.