Osama Bin Laden: The Nigerian Email Scam
OBL's dead, and we have some of his money for you.
I received this email today:
My name is Captain Dan Nardiello of the US Marine corps (special) stationed in Pakistan, I found some money after the death of OBL I need someone to help me move it to a safer place, please have it in mind that there is no danger involved. You may contact me on email@example.com so that I can provide you with details.
That Capt. Nardiello sure is a lucky fellow. It turns out that the same thing happened when he was on patrol in Iraq. Two weeks ago, he sent out this email:
I am Capt Dan Nardiello with the United States Marine Corps here in Iraq,I need your assistance in moving a huge amount of money I found while on patrol out of the country (Iraq). Please do respond only to my private email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your willingness to assist me.
How dumb do those Nigerian scammers think folks are? Then again, maybe it's the Pakistani ISI that's behind this one.