Note that I will send to you the relevant documents that will enable you take possession of the fund for onward investment for our mutual benefit. All I need from you is as follows:
1. Your confirmation of your ability to handle this.
2. Your word that you will keep this business as confidential as possible at all times until we conclude this business.
3. Your telephone and fax numbers for communication.
4. Your full permanent address.
As soon as I get the above information from you, I will disclose to you the name and the country of the security company. i will also forward to you the contact of the diplomat that i have hired to assist us in this business.i will also forward your name and particulars to the security company to enable them contact you accordingly. As we make progress,i will also send to you a LETTER OF AUTHORITY and AGREEMENT LETTER to enable you clear the fund on my behalf. Note that this is a very safe transaction as this funds is my share of my father's estate.
I am waiting for your response to enable us proceed. PLEASE REPLY THROUGH THE ABOVE ALTERNATIVE MAIL BOX;[deleted]
Nzanga JOSEPH (DÉSIRÉ) MOBUTU
So what makes this email different from most other Nigerian spam? The fact that this person--who refers to confidentiality--neglected to hide the other 1,499 email addresses to which he sent this message. Indeed, the message header is much longer than the message itself; it comprises nearly 8 of the 10 pages it'd take to print the message.
Somehow I doubt I'll be responding to this any time soon...