Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Speculative Fiction

FROM: Sgt. Mark Ed
Important Message
To President / Managing Director..

Good day,

My name is Mark Ed, I am an American soldier, I am serving in the military of the 1st Armoured Division in Iraq, As you know we are being attacked by insurgents everyday and car bombs.We managed to move funds belonging to Saddam Hussien's family.

We want to move this money to you, so that you may invest it for us and keep our share for banking.We will take 50%, my partner and I. You take the other 50%. no strings attached, just help us move it out of Iraq, Iraq is a warzone. We plan on using diplomatic courier and shipping the money out in one large silver box, using diplomatic immunity.

If you are interested I will send you the full details, my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and that will assist us. Can I ! trust you? When you receive this letter,kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone/fax numbers for quick communication also your contact details. This business is risk free. The box can be shipped out in 48hrs.

Sgt. Mark Ed
Ah well, it makes a change from Nigerian scams. But you think they'd get the spelling of Saddam's name right. Or is the misspelling meant to be proof of the email's authenticity?


Geof Huth said...

They misspelled "Armored" as well. A giveaway that it's not from an American. I bet this is a Nigerian scam! Change the name, keep the place.


mark young said...

I didn't pick up on that, mainly because that's how I'd spell armored/armoured anyway. But what really appeals to me is the bit about the silver box. Inconspicuous, huh?

harry k stammer said...

but, there are many signs of authenticity in this:

(mark(ed), message, managing, mark(ed), military, managed, money, move, move, money, money, most, mark(ed))

13 signs of authenticity.

good luck, hks