I got a typical Nigerian scam e-mail last night:
From: Mrs. Cana Williams [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2008 3:16 AM
To: mustangbobby [at] barkbarkwoofwoof [dot] com
Subject: Investment Assistance
My name is Mrs. Cana Williams, l am writing you from UK. l am a South African citizen. With all due respects, your info was reliably introduced to me. I will like to invest in your country but I don’t know you very well or anybody that will be willing to help me if l should be able to come over there, that is my reason of contacting you to know if you will be of assistance.
Do you have investment experience, what areas are you personally suggesting?. I want to invest in a profitable business in your country. My money is available in Europe. l want to invest this money in Asia or Europe. If you can handle it then let me know so that we shall plan/discuss how to move the money to you in your country. 10% of the total funds is yours for your assistance. (Non-negotiable)
Waiting to hear from you for further information.
Mrs. Cana Williams
I know you’re not supposed to reply to these, but I couldn’t resist.
Dear Mrs. Williams:
I suggest you contact Mr. Henry Paulson. He can be reached at http://www.ustreas.gov/
Anything I can do to help a country in need.