From time to time we all receive those scam spam emails where someone pleads with us to help them to solve their rather large money problems. Rarely however, are the scam emails as topical as this one. Somebody was really quick off the mark to produce this:
"Dearest, Peace be onto you and your family, I am Mrs. Safia Gadhafi the wife of Muammar Gadhafi of Libya. I am presently in Algeria with my daughter Aisha and my sons. I am sure you knows all about my family presently, I am contacting you for urgent help to secure in the name of investment in your country my family fund which NATO, UN and the Libyan transitional council have not seen. The amount involve is $80M. Note; we are not interested on what you are going to do with this money or profit you will make from this fund rather my interest is to have the money back on demand. If you are interested in assisting us, Your full assistance is highly needed in all participation. Note also that your percentage for this help could be discuss. Please forward the following information to this email address. firstname.lastname@example.org
(address removed!) Full name: Address: Tel:/fax: Copy of ID: Finally don’t forget that it is a top secret therefore only email correspondence for security reasons. Thanks for your support in advance Mrs. Safia Gedhafi"
My reply to this cry for help?
The next time you try to scam someone, you might like to at least check that you spell your own name consistently.