A new variation on the Nigerian scam.

Yes, I actually recieved this in my email:

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Subject: DWG Needed bb
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 03 08:03:57 GMT
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I’m a time traveler stuck here in 2003. Upon arriving here my dimensional =
warp generator stopped working. I trusted a company here by the name of LL=
C Lasers to repair my Generation 3 52 4350A watch unit, and they fled on m=
e. I am going to need a new DWG unit, prefereably the rechargeable AMD w=
rist watch model with the GRC79 induction motor, four I80200 warp stabiliz=
ers, 512GB of SRAM and the menu driven GUI with front panel XID display.
I will take whatever model you have in stock, as long as its received cert=
ification for being safe on carbon based life forms.

In terms of payment:

I dont have any Galactic Credits left. Payment can be made in platinum gol=
d or 2003 currency upon safe delivery of unit. Please transport unit in ei=
ther a brown paper bag or box to below coordinates on Sunday July 27th at =
(exactly 3:00pm) Eastern Stand Time. If you miss this timeframe please ema=
il me.

42.4845467 & Longitude -71.1576157 and the ground is 101.3′ above sea leve=

Although those coordinates are a secure guarded area, these channels throu=
gh email are never secure. Unfortunately it is the only form of communicat=
ion I have right now. There is a good chance that sombody will try to redi=
rect the signal. The unit must be teleported directly in a way
that nobody will be able to interfere with the transference.
After unit has been sent please email me at: info@federalfundingprogram.co=
with payment instructions. Do not reply directly back to this email.
Thank You
zshvpth u e
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A dangerous sounding game…

Jon Carroll (who you should be reading) passes along an “interesting corporate alternative to bingo”:http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=%2Fchronicle%2Farchive%2F2003%2F07%2F24%2FDD245316.DTL.