[thechat] (great spam) FW: Urgent Assistance

Seth Bienek seth at sethbienek.com
Thu Aug 2 10:44:52 CDT 2001

> hunh. Well, first time I've seen it. Or maybe the first time I actually
> read it....

Some variations will actually try to lure business people to Nigeria, where they are then held for ransom, and then either released or killed once the money is delivered.

The US Secret Service actually has assigned several 'temporary' agents to the American Embassy in Laos to address the growing problem:

'Agents have established liaison with Nigerian officials, briefed other embassies on the widespread problem, and have assisted in the extrication of U.S. citizens in distress.'
(from http://www.treas.gov/usss/index.htm?alert419.htm&1)

Scary shit..


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Seth Bienek
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