May 16, 2008

From Russia With Loathe

If you thought Nigerian fee-fraud scammers were brazen, get this:

"Someone you call a friend wants you Dead by all means, and the person have spent a lot of money on this … As someone has paid us to kill you. Get back to me now if you are ready to pay some fees to spare your life, $30,000 is all you need to spend …"

This one comes not from Nigeria but, apparently, Russia. Some samples of the text's variants are on the wonderful Scam-o-Rama, and a more detailed report is at

The About article includes this note:

"The FBI encourages recipients of the scam message to file a report online at the Internet Crime Complaint Center."

Of course, you should never reply to such scams.

But if you do, you can catalog your adventures in that dangerous realm at The Scam Baiter.

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