Gmail is excellent at filtering out spam; however, I received an infamous email today, part of which states:
I hope that you will keep this transaction known to only your person so that we can maitain confidentiality until the transaction is over. Send me your telephone and fax number for further instructions. I await your urgent response.
It’d be an interesting experiment to play this out, similar to what 419 Eater did:
‘Prince’ Joe Eboh contacts me with a classic 419 opening letter. I decide to make him jump through a few hoops before I’m prepared to agree to his proposition, and the results are amusing AND profitable, to the tune of $80 + $49 DHL shipping, so our scammer is down a whopping total of $129.