In other news, you know those Nigerian diamond scams? Or any of those “I am a rich foreigner wishing to send you money” email scams? My uncle just received the latest:
From: Saif Al-Islam <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: November 19, 2011 12:17:20 PM EST
To: undisclosed recipients: ;
Subject: From Saif al-Islam
Hello this Saif al-Islam,Muammar Gadhafi Son, i need your help Concerning the money my father keep with Financial Firm in Ghana for safety before his capture by the rebels,this is because of his strong personality with some political mights in the country. My brother-in-law Abdullah al-Senussi and I want to get it secured in your custody please.
If you can help,I will give you more details on how to receive the money. This is secret no one should know or hear about it,I need your number for effective communication.
Upon your reply I will give the contact of my late father’s Lawyer in Ghana so that he would help you process all the payment papers.
Let trust and honesty be our watch word as I will be pleased to perform similar to you when the need arise.
Email Me On This : email@example.com