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Friday, November 04, 2005

Scam 419 -- now it's getting personal

Doubtless, you've all received a Scam 419 email at some time. Well, I've just received one -- it's getting personal!

DEAR SIR:

MY LATE FATHER WAS FORMER CHAIRMAN OF BEE KEEPERS ASSOCIATION OF ZIMBABWE.MY LATE FATHER CONTRIBUTED MUCH TO THE SUCCESS OF BEEKEEPING IN ZIMBABWE THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF PAST GOVERNMENT WHO COMMITED HUGE FUNDS ON BEE KEEPING,WHICH WAS IN THE CARE OF MY FATHER AND WHICH HE SUCESSFULLY GOT A GOOD RESULT,HE AND HIS COLLEAGUES OBTAINED HONEY IN ABURDANT THEN, BEFORE MY FATHER'S DEATH.NOW, I NEED YOUR ULTIMATE AND FULL SUPPORT TO BEGIN THIS PROJECT IN YOUR COUNTRY BECAUSE,NEW AGRICULTURAL MINISTER NEVER SHOWN INTEREST IN THE PROJECT AND IT HAS COLLAPSED.

I HAVE BEEN OBTAINIG HONEY TOO AND IT'S IN PERFECT CONDITION OF THESE QUALITIES:

1. NOT WAXED
2.MOISTURE - MAX. 18%
3.DIATASE - MIN. 15%
4.ANTIBIOTICS - LESS THAN 10 PPB
5.GLYCEROL - MAX. 200PPM
6.YEAST - " 200.000/10 gr HONEY
7.STARCH CONTENT - MAX. 10%
8.COLOUR - AS PER AGREEMENT

OBVIOSLY,I WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT, THE FUNDS COMMITED IN MY LATE FATHER'S CARE THEN WAS A HUGE AMMOUNT ,WHICH I DISCOVERED LATER AFTER HIS DEATH THAT,HE SUCESSFULLY DIVERTED PART OF THE FUNDS INTO A SAFE KEEPING.AND I BELEIF WITH GOOD COORDINATION FROM YOU WE CAN BOTH USE THIS FUNDS TO INVEST IN BEE KEEPING PROJECT AND I WILL BE GLAD IF YOU CAN ASSIST ME IN DIVERTING THIS FUNDS TO YOUR CARE BEFORE NEW ADMINISTRATION'S AWARENESS.

AS SOON AS I RECEIVE MUTUAL RESPONSE FROM YOU WE CAN DISCUSS FUTHER ON THE DETAILS.
PLS. SEND YOUR REPLY TO THIS MAIL

3 Comments:

Blogger Cat said...

Have received many variations on this letter too.

4:02 am  
Blogger Rufus said...

There's a nice article in the Guardian today about 419 scammers. Is it possible you really have been targeted personally?

2:17 pm  
Blogger Turlough said...

Yes, it was personal -- in so much as the originator (from a Nigerian account) appears to have googled "South East Asian beekeeping organisations". Propolis appeared in teh top twenty -- and I'm pretty sure that's how I was selected. (I was able to track the timings through Sitemeter).

Turlough

2:30 pm  

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