Our Fiend Raynaz, whose exploits are too many to enumerate here, has most recently engineered Things of the Earth are Canal and Donald Mike Redux. Naz has plenty of time to devote to the Lads. This is short but worth including - the "I've been mugged" format deserves its own Digest.

My friend "Ima" [name changed] sends me stuff all the time, so I wasn't surprised to get another mail. What did surprise me was the content!


X-Originating-IP: [] [Australia]
From: [Naz's friend, supposedly]
Subject: My Horrible Experience

I'm writing this with tears in my eyes,sorry I did not inform you about my trip.I actually made a quick travel to London and unfortunately attacked and mugged at gun point on the way to my hotel,all cash,credit card and cell were stolen off me but luckily I still have my passport with me.

I`ve been to the embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all and my return flight leaves anytime from now but I`m having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won't let me leave until I settle the bills.

Am freaked out at the moment and need help.


Googling on "actually made a quick travel" produced about 2300 results. The first three pages (as far as Scamorama bothered to read) were all this same 'format'. The senders had mostly been 'mugged' in London or Spain.

Rita (aka Naz)

(Of course, I sent an immediate reply...)


When did you go to London? Oh, my dear, of course I'll help you, what do you need?

Love, Rita

X-Originating-IP: [] [Lagos, wireless broadband]

Glad you replied, I have nothing left on me right now but very lucky to have my international passport with me it would have been worse if they had made away with it.Well all I need now is just $1,870, Please kindly have it wired to my name via Western Union I'll have to show my passport as ID to pick it up here and I promise to pay you back as soon as I get back home. Here's my info below

Receiver's name : *** ***** (her real name)
Country: United Kingdom

As soon as it has been done, kindly get back to me with the confirmation number. Let me know if you are heading to the Western Union outlet ASAP.Sorry for the inconveniences.


Note: The money could be picked up at any branch, by anyone with 'ID'.

Rita (aka Naz)

Ima, I will go to Western Union in an hour or so, I have to wait until Pappy gets back from the dentist, he was having troubles with his wisdom teeth. I kept telling him that he didn't need them, he never had any wisdom anyway, and 4 rotting teeth aren't going to help him! So he had them pulled, and now he's acting like they cut off his arms and legs, the big crybaby--well, you know him!

As soon as I fix him some soup, I'll be able to go to the Western Union. That's all I can do.

Love, Rita


X-Originating-IP: []

Thanks for the help, I will be waiting for the confirmation as soon as it done.

But that was the end of it. Maybe somebody else caught on, and busted him...