Nigeria in Canada: Snail Mail, Not Email

August 14, 2019

Imagine my surprise when I received a Nigerian type scam letter. Yes, snail mail. Here’s the document:


This is a scam dating from 2017. The explanation of some of the scam’s features appears in “‘Tis the Season for Scams.”

The letter DarkCyber received stated:

“I have worked out all modalities to complete the transaction successfully.”

And what’s the value of the transaction my alleged, but now dead, relative made possible? A mere $47.5 million.

If you want to interact with this individual, here are the details:

DarkCyber won’t be following up with this lure. However, the example will be included in my lecture at the TechnoSecurity & Digital Forensics Conference in San Antonio in early October 2019.

Plus, I encourage those in search of emails to include Mr. Burlington’s in their list.

Does Mr. Burlington exist? Nah. Does he care if someone spams him? Nah.

The problem is that it takes just a couple of people falling for this Nigeria inspired Canadian confection to work. Any success encourages this type of individual.

Stephen E Arnold, August 14, 2019


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