Sunday, March 17, 2013

These sick scammers are taking advantage of war and death

Apparently from the bloodbath that is Syria comes an email claiming to be from the brother-in-law of a Syrian government minister. And guess what? He wants my help, as "a reputable foreigner", in helping him "secure his family's future in case the unexpected happens".
In return, I get 15% of the $73.9million he has apparently squirrelled away. I suspect that for some of those at the heart of repressive regimes, that is just small change. And of course it is total nonsense. The promised $11 million is an illusion, to appeal to my greed. If the cash was real, he would already have it in some tax haven under an impossible to penetrate trust.