You know those scam emails you get from Nigeria, or some other part of Africa telling you that you've been hand picked to assist in the transfer of $30,000,000 or so out of the country - with the promise of millions in reward for your efforts if you are prepared to fork out a little cash to help get the job done?
I received one yesterday and was bored enough at the time to decide to run with it and see what happens.
email rec'd 30 April
my response sent 30 AprilFrom the desk of Mr.Mohammed Hammad, Special adviser to His Excellency, the
Ex.President of Egypt, Mohammed Hosni Sayyid Mubarak.
I wish to contact you for a possible business with you based on the present
political crisis in Egypt, the conglomerate of His Excellency, Hosni Mubarak
is ready to partner with you to help secure the resources of the president
since the dissolution of the presidency's office.
We are ready to partner with you and your organisation in providing the
necessary assistance We require to a successful end as you will be greatly
You can read more about it on this website:
We want to let you know of our intention to expediently commit huge sums of
money towards your course on the agreement that you will be of significant
assistance to us without malevolence or malice and as soon as we receive
your positive response we shall proceed with the arrangement and provide you
our terms and conditions. This business deal involves huge cash movement and
liquidation of foreign and local investments and your immediate response and
utmost confidentiality is greatly appreciated.
Mr. Mohammed Hammad
let's see if this goes anywhereHello Mr Hammad,
Thankyou for your email.
I must say that I am very surprised that His Excellency Mr Mubarak has
selected me to be entrusted with his huge sums of money as I don't think
we've ever met before (I am also not very good with money and figures - or
so my wife keeps telling me).
Nevertheless I am honoured to have been considered a worthy confidant in
this time of great urgency and with so much at stake. I will do whatever I
can to help.
As to confidentiality, I hope you don't mind if I share this information
with a very select few friends (definitely not my wife though). Otherwise
nobody will know of our dealings.
I await your further instructions.
Leanard Dunderhead (L.D.)