Scammers are intelligent now!

i got this email today :

i usually dont consider regular spam email as you can judge spam mail easily by its story like " i lost my parents in plane crash and i need to transfer money from africa " or some times from "Financial advisors of Nigeria" but this time i think they hired a professional writer for their new compaign , the points scammers are using are all very concrete , being used to internet i can judge such emails as scams but i can bet thousands will flush with such emails :

heres email :

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Dear Friend,

My name is David Richardson.I just came about your email address and

your brief profile through an email listing affiliated with the US

Chamber of Commerce and I would be very interested in offering you a

part-time paying job in which you could earn alot.I just resigned my

job as a research scientist for ARINI(Agricultural Research Institute

of Northern Ireland) but I still work as a freelance consultant for

the instistute which gives me very much time to do my own work which

is basically being a freelance researcher who could be employed by

research institutes to do research projects anywhere in the world.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO FOR US? Presently, I have just been granted a

funding to head a research project in the tropical regions of West

Africa regarding rare and vulnerable plant species and this would be

commencing very soon, However my funding were by my American

counterparts which sent me the bunch of payments mostly in US based

money orders and cheques. Getting an accountant in the states or

opening an account would have been my best choice but I have a deadline

to meet and taking any of those choices would cost me time and a whole

lot of other requirements I am not ready to deal with as I would be

traveling a lot in the meantime.So presently, assuming you would be able

to deal with cash, I would be willing to employ you on contract basis to

be my payment representative back in the states, this way I could issue

and make these money orders out to you, you could then cash them easily,

withdraw 10% of the total amount on these money orders as your commission

and then send the rest back to me through Western Union wire transfer.


1. Receive payment from Clients

2. Cash Payments at your Bank

3. Deduct 10% which will be your percentage/pay on Payment processed.

4. Forward balance after deduction of percentage/pay to any of the

offices you will be contacted to send payme nt to (Payment is to forwarded

either by Money Gram or Western Union Money Transfer).


10% from each operation! For instance: you receive 7000 USD via cheques

or money orders on our behalf. You will cash the money and keep $700

(10% from $7000) for yourself! At the beginning your commission will

equal 10%, though later it will increase up to 12%!


You do not have to go out as you will work as an independent contractor

right from your home office. Your job is absolutely legal. You can earn

up to $3000-4000 monthly depending on time you will spend for this job.

You do not need any capital to start. The employees who make efforts

and work hard have a strong possibility to become managers. Anyway our

employees never leave us.

MAIN REQUIREMENTS 18 years or older legally capable responsible ready

to work 3-4 hours per week.

with PC knowledge e-mail and internet experience (minimal)

And please know that Everything is absolutely legal.

If you are interested in our offer, please to reply. Mail directly to

my personal email address: Thanks for your

anticipated action.And we hope to hear back from you.

Awaiting your urgent response as soon as possible.


David Richardson.

Icon Researches Ltd Ireland.

121, St. Josh's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Tel: +447045783906


Contact E-mail



Very well written email but I consider every money making opportunity emails as a scam