Just got this new variant of 419 spam:
From: Michael Ramsey
Subject: RE URGENT
Good day to you. I may have to trouble your sense of personal achievement and
reward for an opportunity properly taken advantage of.
I am Mr. Michael Ramsey, a representative and an attorney to Kenneth Lay, the
former chairman & CEO, Enron Corp. Industry: Energy &Natural Resources Home, he
deposited (21,000,000.00) with me when he was in power as the chairman.
I am contacting you because I want you to deal with the Finance house and claim
the money on my behalf since I have declared that the Funds belong to my
foreign business partner. You shall also be required to assist me in investment
in your country. I hope to trust you as a God fearing person who will not sit
on this money when you claim it, rather assist me properly, shared in these
percentages, 60% to me and 40% to you. When I receive your positive response I
will let you Know where the Finance houses his and the document's to lay claims
to the funds, which is very important. What I need is for you to indicate your
interest that you will assist us by receiving the money on my behalf in Europe.
For this, you shall be considered to be the beneficiary to the funds. The
project in brief, is that the funds with which we intend to carry out our
proposed investments in your country, is presently in the custody of a bank in
Europe. I do not want the government of my Country to know about the money
because they will believe I got the money from the sales of Enron stock when he
was the Chairman of Enron &C.E.O.
Once I have your details in full the finance house will contact you for Release
of the funds to your account As soon as payment is effected, and the amount
mentioned above is successfully transferred into your account, I intend to use
my own share in acquiring some estates abroad. For this too you shall also be
the overseas manager of all our properties and you will be paid based on a
certain percentage agreed on by both parties.
I guarantee you that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that
will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me
urgently by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. I am presently in Ireland.
Please, provide me the following:
1. Full Name
2. Your Telephone Number and Fax Number
3. Your Contact Address.
Wow. That's creative.