Wednesday, December 14, 2005

If Nigeria doesn't work, try Russia

Remember the Nigeria scams? Now it seems it's Russia's turn.

First paragraph from an email I was "chosen" to receive:

(mailed from )

Dear Friend,

I am GALINA ALOYOSHENKA, apersonal secretary to Mikhail Khodorkovsky and owner of the followingcompanies:Chairman CEO: YUKOS OIL (Russian Most Largest Oil Company)Chairman CEO: Menatep SBP Bank (A well reputable financial institutionwith its branches all over the world)Due to the political andeconomical motivated attacked on my boss who is currently serving jail,i have a profiling amount in an excess of US$15M, which I seek yourpartnership in accommodating for me. You will be rewarded with 5% ofthe total sum for your partnership. Please i seek your partnership onthis.

They should just open these missives "in search of a dummkopf"

A stupid person; a dolt.
[German : dumm, dumb (from Middle High German tump, tumb, from Old High German tumb) + Kopf, head (from Middle High German, cup, cranium, from Old High German, cup, from Late Latin cuppa).]
"dummkopf." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 14 Dec. 2005.

This man isn't a dummkopf either, but he played one in his replies.