15.637 Urgent Business Proposals

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty (w.mccarty@btinternet.com)
Date: Sun May 05 2002 - 02:26:37 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 637.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Sun, 05 May 2002 06:47:01 +0100
             From: Bill Schipper <schipper@mun.ca>
             Subject: Re: 15.634 Urgent Business Proposal, hello darling & THIS

    I get about half a dozen of these a month, mostly from "Nigerian businessmen",
    occasionally from other African countries. About a year ago, my wife (a
    freelance writer) did some research on Internet scams and in the course of her
    research interviewed a fraud specialist with the RCMP. The scam appears to be
    run in part from Nigeria, and has burnt some people in spectacular ways. The
    RCMP has been conducting an investigatoin for some time now, and people who
    receive such "offers" are invited to send copies with full headers to the RCMP
    Fraud Division, at info@phonebusters.com.

    Little has changed from the days of Chaucer's Pardoner, it would seem: radix
    malorum est cupiditas.


    [Editorial PS: for those not fortunate enough to live or have lived in
    Canada, the "RCMP" is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or "Mounties". --WM]

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