I was reading through my mail^Wspam today and, I found one that did two things in my mind. First I wad disgusted because, you know, people will exploit everything.
But then, after reeading it again and again, I found the fact of me receiving this particular scam, was quite ironic. And, in the end, it’s more than plausible that what’s happening in this mail is true, syrian officials trying to hide their money.
So, here is the full mail, with headers.
Return-Path: firstname.lastname@example.org X-Original-To: email@example.com Delivered-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Received: by ssmtp.okhin.fr (Postfix, from userid 1003) id 5FAD12E6171; Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:40:14 +0200 (CEST) Received: from server88-208-250-155.live-servers.net (server88-208-250-155.live-servers.net [220.127.116.11]) by ssmtp.okhin.fr (Postfix) with ESMTP id 2E37F2E616F for email@example.com; Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:40:14 +0200 (CEST) Version MIME: 1.0 From: "Rasheed Kazeem" firstname.lastname@example.org Reply to: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Proposal Mime type: text/plain Encoding: quoted-printable X-Mailer: Smart_Send_2_0_132 Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 12:40:04 +0100 X-Bogosity: Unsure, tests=bogofilter, spamicity=0.474480, version=1.2.2
I am Rasheed Kazeem I represent the interest of my brother in-law who is a minister in the Syrian Government. As you probably know, there is a lot of crisis going on currently in Syria and my brother in-law is having problems with the ruling party and they are currently investigating his ministry. While he is sure that he has not done anything wrong, there is also every reason for him to secure to think ahead his familys future in case the unexpected happens. He has asked me to help him find a reputable foreigner who can help him invest a substantial amount of money. I am contacting you with the hope that you can assist with investments in the market of your country. We will provide the funds. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please kindly contact me back via email and I will give you more details. Hopefully, we can do some good business together.