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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Psst, wanna strike it rich in Iraq...

It was bound to happen: a bloody war sold on lies has spawned a load of spam to capitalize on the misery.

This particular solicitation arrived in the inbox of a friend of CHB (FOCHB). It is conceivable, she said, that this will be the new wave of internet come-ons, replacing the now dated pitches from alleged African princes seeking your help to free their millions from frozen Swiss bank accounts. The so-called Nigerian Bank Scam is dead. Long live the Iraqi Contracting Scam.

Original Message -----From: Richard Martins <richiemartins@myway.com> At: 8/17 22:11

For Your Attention,The Managing Director / Owner
REF: RE-CONSTRUCTION OF IRAQ - VARIOUS SUPPLIES...

MY NAME IS RICHARD MARTINS AND THIS IS AN URGENT CONTRACT INVITATION FROM IRAQ, MY BENEFACTOR AT THE NEW AMERICAN CONTROLLED IRAQI MINISTRY HAS MANDATED ME TO SEEK FOR YOUR COOPERTION IN MULTI MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF SUPPLY CONTRACT ON BUILDING /MEDICAL/TEXILE AND GENERAL SHIPPING EQUIPMENTS .

PLEASE IF YOU CAN KINDLY CONTACT ME VIA MY E-MAIL: richiemartins@myway.com (PLEASE SEND EMAIL ONLY DETAILING YOUR DIRECT TELEPHONE, FAX NUMBER AND EXCULUSIVE EMAIL BASED ON YOUR COMPANY ABILITY. AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE YOUR MAIL, I SHALL GET BACK TO YOU WITH ALL DETAILS EXCLUSIVELY.)

REGARDS ,RICHARD N.
B:80% UPFRONT PAYMENT FOR ALL SUPPLIES


Maybe this scam should honor its true inspiration and be named the George W. Bush Baghdad Flim Flam? W's WMD Sandbag Gag?

We here at CCM welcome any and all suggestions for naming this grift, so please send in your ideas. Best submission will, if it's really, really good, make it onto the hallowed CCM blogsite. (I know, you can barley contain your enthusiasm, but our budget is limited and we can barely rub two pennies together here at CCM World Headquarters.)

4 Comments:

Blogger Ereshkigal said...

"Halliburton Vision Statement"

8/18/2005 2:44 PM  
Anonymous BartDeputy said...

The Republican Kool-Aid Drip Test

8/19/2005 2:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Operation Urgent Contract"

8/19/2005 8:49 AM  
Blogger Lyrical said...

Desert Sting

8/19/2005 10:16 AM  

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