Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I'm two degrees of separation from Muammar Gaddafi?

A couple of weeks ago I received an email supposedly from Aisha al Gaddafi, the daughter of Muammar Gaddafi.  I'll spare you the tale of woe about her fleeing Libya, but as you can guess it is really a plea that I help her get access to "Thirty Million Great Britain Pounds Sterling" in Barclays Bank London by transferring it to my account.

I'm supposed to "keep this conversation and business between you and I confidential for security and success".  However "I" includes me and "undisclosed-recipients".  I wonder how many people this group includes.

Needless to say, I'll forward this email to the Anti-Phishing Working Group .  I hope many others have already forwarded this, but I could be the first.