Friday, June 30, 2006

Best Scam Spam in a long time...

I received this variant of the Nigerian 411 scam spam this morning, and I just had to share it - here it is, email headers and all:

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Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 21:04:22 -0400
Subject: From Israeli Prime Minister
From: "Dr.Cardle Ian"

Dear Friend,

This may come to you as a surprise, But I plead your
indulgence to listen to me and get this important
details. I am from the Hadassah hospital where I serve
as the director of operation. I am by name Dr. Cardle
Ian . As you may be aware of the situation on ground
as regard the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

He has disclose to me a personal savings which he has managed
to put together to run the up coming election before it sudden
stroke of 4th January 2006.

Following the significant stroke suffered by Prime
Minister Ariel Sharon in January 2006, a decision was
reached by the Israeli Cabinet, under the advice of the
Attorney General of Israel: if the Prime Minister
becomes incapable of making decisions, power is
transferred to the Deputy Prime Minister at the time,
Ehud Olmert who then becomes Acting Prime Minister
until the Prime Minister recoves. If the Prime Minister
is declared permanetly incapacitated then the Acting
Prime Minister remains in office for 100 days. Once
that period expires the President of Israel oversees
the process of assembling a new governing coalition If
the Prime Minister dies the Cabinet chooses a new Prime

In the case of Sharon's illness, however, he has been
declared permanently incapciatated and elections has
already occured.Thus, the need for the fund transfer.He
has given me the order to look for a reliable personnel
of your calibre to assist him in reprofiling a certain
amount of funds which is undisclose at the moment.

As soon as I get your willingness and confidentiality
to forge ahead in executing this transaction, I will
let you into confidential information on how to execute
the transaction. Meanwhile, Be aware that the
percentage sharing of the fund will be divided in this
manner, 30 % will go to me and you will get the same
30% . The wife and children goes with 30% while 10% is
used for any expenses we may incurred in the process
of transfering the funds to your account. Thus, I am
thanking you in advance for your cooperation in
finalising with this transaction swiftly.Your response
should be directed to my secured
Yours Sincerely,
Dr. Cardle Ian.

A surprise indeed... Imagine! Ariel Sharon woke up from his coma and told this guy to give ME one third of his fortune, because he just knows that Israel is going to screw over their ex-Prime Minister, and I can help save him!

I am deeply honored.

Friday, June 09, 2006

You know...

... I run computer labs for a living. I occasionally have nightmares about users like this:

(Thanks to Justin!)