Monday, March 05, 2007

Unbelievable. The world is going to hell; I can't get online for days –and when I finally do I'm greeted with phishing scam spam! Are these guys the most creative writers on the planet, or what?

From: "Rudolph S. West" <>
Subject: Get Back To Me
Date: Mon Mar 05 03:53:15 AM 2007

Hello Fellow American,

This mail correspondence may come to you as a surprise due to the fact that we have not met, I know that this is an unlikely platform to start this kind of relationship but I am constrained by the present situation of my circumstance and I request that you permit me use this medium to introduce myself.

I am a former marine retired to Kuala Lumpur where I met and accepted part time employment as a reconnaissance operative to a man who’s name you no doubt know by now. My former employer is and was Oliver Lowell. At the time of my employ I did not realize Mr. Lowell was a racist or that he would soon become a fugitive wanted by governments of half the world over.

At the time, I honestly thought Lowell worked for the World Bank and needed some help diverting some frozen funds out of a national bank account and back into the Humanitarian Aid program he said was his pet project.

But following the events of 7/27, and upon learning Lowell was a suspect, I dissolved my relationship with Lowell, but not before he gave me the account and bank routing numbers ostensibly belonging to his illegal operation. Shortly before the accounts were frozen, I was able to move a substantial sum into a personal escrow account, but I still need a trustworthy contact to help me make a series of discreet international transfers.

I’m still currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where I have been stranded since this God forsaken war broke out. I used to love it here, but there's so much conflict that now I’d like nothing better than to get back home to Nebraska as soon as possible. I’m sure I can finagle a trafficker and some fake passports and thereby get me and my family out –or at least to Australia. Personally, I’d like to come home rich and I figure Lowell owes me a substantial sum for my efforts.

I would therefore need your co-operation in moving out some funds from here back to the good old US of A, while I concentrate on the evacuation and relocation of myself and my loved ones.

For your help, I will be happy to share the funds with you according to a mutually agreed percentage, and not less than eight percent of the full sum.

The amount I need to transfer is: US $30,899,769.35


I figure this is all completely legal, by the way, as I’m just taking what I Lowell owes me, plus interest and an additional fee to cover the potential and probable damage to my reputation once I get back home and this gets in the press.

Please indicate your interest in working with me so that I can give you full details.

I heard there's a lot of power outages in the US now, and that may affect your ability to get online, but if I do not hear from you in 7 days, I shall consider it that you are not favorably disposed to accept my offer.


Capt. Rudolph S. West, USMC Retired
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


So, just how pathetic is our species? No matter what’s going on in the world, there's still someone out there who's looking for his next helpless victim. –Terry