As a loyal RedStater, I get a lot of spam because my actual email address has been listed as part of my profile for quite a while here. Until today, I thought I’d seen them all, including all of the different ways spam artists can think of for creatures on this Earth to fornicate with each other, but this one takes the cake, and it’s not even about sex:
GreetingsCompliments of the day to you and your family. I am very sorry to embarrass you with this email as I did not mean to intrude in your privacy if not for thepeculiar situation I have found myself. I have contacted you because I believe you have what it takes to carry out the request I seek of you. I am currently suffering from a terminal disease called Cancer and my doctors have informed me that I have a few months to live and I want to try and do something special with my life now that the end is near. Before I was diagnosed with the disease I was a very successful businessman who made a lot of money but also lived a very rough life filled with too much lust for women and more money. In the course of my illness my family members have bled me dry of nearly all my possessions and abandoned me to my fate. I presently have no friend or family as I am all alone in this hospital.Luckily I have some money totaling Twenty Five million Five Hundred thousand us dollars($25.5Million) that I had stashed away in a finance facility somewhere in Europe and I would be willing to donate all of it to charity. All I want is for a foundation to beset up in my name so I would always be remembered for my good deeds in lifeafter I pass on. If you are willing to assist you would get a handsome percentage of the money and also a place in heaven as God would abundantly reward you. Please get back to me ASAP so I can give you more details.Thanks and God bless youRemond Nelson
Interesting thing is that Raymond Nelson is currently shown as the Executive Director, Office for Security Coordination, KY Homeland Security.
Take that as you will, but in addition to a new Internet spam attempt we’re now seeing people closely mimicking officials’ names.
If anyone from Homeland Security would like a copy of the email, just ask.
Update: Here are the relevant headers: It’s from France!
Received: from User (unknown [22.214.171.124]) by mwinf2023.orange.fr (SMTP Server) with ESMTP id 80C951C0004D; Wed, 30 Jul 2008 17:53:44 +0200 (CEST)X-ME-UUID: 20080730155347527.80C951C0004D@mwinf2023.orange.frReply-To: firstname.lastname@example.orgFrom: "Remond Nelson" email@example.com