Maybe it's just me, but I think there are more problems with this than the typical crown>colonies translation!
Good Day!! I am Mr.Xxx Xxx Managing Director, (Xxx Xxx Engineering service),base here in U.K (Xxx & CO.) we are a company who deal on mechanical equipment, electrical products, Medical & Chemicals, industrial products and office equipment,
We export into Canada/America and Europe.We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium of getting to our costumers in the Canada/America,central Europe as well as Asia, so that our customers can make payments throughyou to us.
Please if you are interested in transacting business with us we will be glad. Please contact us for more information,Subject to your satisfaction you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your mode of which we will pay for your services as our representative in Canada/America, Europe and Asia.
If you are interested, we will be glad to hear from you and we will furnish you with information as regard your representative duties. Note this offer is open for interested individual within the ages of 30 and above. Thanks, Your's Regards Mr.Xxx Xxx Managing Director. (Xxx & CO.)
For correspondance reply to: Engr. Xxx Xxx (Xxx Xxx Engineering service)
Doug forwarded the message to me and I've had a look through the source and headers. There's no nasty code attached or anything like that, but you can bet it's an attempt to initiate some sort of scam.
First, the sender has his mailer program set to a time zone which is one hour ahead of the U.K. The supplied originating e-mail address has a .no domain, which is Norway. It's possible that a U.K. company could use a Norwegian e-mail address, but not likely.
A check of the routing shows the message went via a server in Denmark before hitting the Pan Am Sat server on its way to North America.
The tell-tale line is buried down in the source as the original "to:" line: email@example.com
That's Niger (not to be confused with Nigeria, but still in Africa). My guess is that this con-artist was using a Scandinavian server as a proxy and that the .ne address was a copy sent to himself.
Of course, a search for the supposed company on the internet reveals nothing.
So scammers, you'll have to do better than this to fool us. And take some English lessons!
[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 01-19-2005).]