Today's email contains a 419 scam that is interesting in a couple of
It purports to be from a United Nations fund for compensating the
victims of 419 scams. 419-ception!
This of course is a good strategy. By definition you want to
target people who are susceptible to 419 scams. What better way
than to specifically target people who have been suckered before?
It purports to have been sent by Richard Cordray. “Shoot,” I
said. “That doesn't help, anyone who knows who Richard Cordray is
would know that he resigned last week.”
But no! In the alternate universe of this email, Richard Cordray
has been appointed “Assistant-Secretary-General and Executive
Director United Nation”. Wow, that is quite a promotion, no wonder