Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I Hope He's Not Expecting WMD

The following actual email scam letter arrived in my box tonight. I've stripped the sender's name and address, but the body should tip you off.
    With due respect,

    We desire to purchase the below lited products in large quantities,for use in all over our 18 governorates provinces) as the task of re-building Iraq covers every single sector and facet of our society.

    We'll submit your products information to the agency for internal development in charge of Iraq economic governance control IEG of the Iraq Development Program. They will examine the propriety and neccessity of your product and approve the purchase of your product for bulk supply and contracting relationship.

    With my connections in the corridors of power, we are quite confident of securing approval. Also of note is the issue of different financial regulations between my country Iraq and your country. What is acceptable mode of payment from outside your country? We prefer to send you 100% T/T from our own side.

    When you've received payment, we would be expecting a monthly supply; as the sum budgeted for product may be quite enormous as to outstrip your capacity and capability to supply.

    A consideration also is that your quotation must be CIF Port of Umm Qasr (or the Jordanian Port of Aqaba). I will reveal more procedural information to you upon your re-confirmation.

    Best regards,

    [name redacted]
    Consultant Iraq
    Al Thawrah Street, [redacted] Al Basrah, Iraq.
And here's the funny part -- our "Consultant Iraq" never mentions what products he's after. The best I can do for you, sir, is some junk in my closet. Interested in an ancient TRS-80 Color Computer? A box of 3/4" videotapes, maybe? Could you take an Epson dot matrix printer off my hands? An old Realistic amp? Name your price!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I got the same mail. 6 years later!!


Soran Sabir.
Alsoon Abbamini Agent.
P.O.Box 74033 Aadamia
Maghrib Street
Baghdad Iraq