Is this the laziest 419 of all time?

Subject: the sum of 1,000,000.00 Pounds
From: British Tobacco Promo

[Most of the address fields spoofed a US educational institution, though the reply-to was an address in China.]

Message Body:

You have won 1,000,000.00 Reply us with  your  details
Name:Occupation:Country:Sex

[This message is actually several weeks old, but I just spotted it while cleaning up one of my mailboxes. Could any potential victim honestly be that naive?]

David Harley FBCS CITP CISSP
Director of Malware Intelligence, ESET

Also blogging at:
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  • Chad

    Yes, I’ve learned long ago to never underestimate the level of human stupidity. I’ve spoken with people who, even knowing it was wrong, clicked through an obviously forged email just out of curiosity. Idiots.