[thechat] (great spam) FW: Urgent Assistance

Bob Davis bobd at members.evolt.org
Thu Aug 2 10:23:14 CDT 2001

At 4:02 PM +0100 8/2/01, you wrote:

>Reasonably well known scam - been going for at least
>10 years in one form or another. Of course, email makes it
>all easier...

I think the con, in general terms, is called "the spanish prisoner".
I wish I could find a concise definition, but it's basically -- you 
drop in a small amount of money to free up a much larger amount of 
money that is being held up in "a spanish prison". It originally was 
a beautiful woman who stood to inherit a large amount of money.  If 
you pay her bail (to her "brother"), you would get the girl and, 
therefore, the money.

It's supposedly hundreds of years old.



bob davis
bobd at members.evolt.org

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