419 Mail Targets Musicians

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One of my musician colleagues received the following email:

------Original Message------
From: smith douglas
Subject: lovely song
Sent: Aug 5, 2008 5:50 PM

Hello Lovely vocalist
I am Olatunji Hassan a music lover and I must say I listened to
your song via the internet and was moved.I lived in the United
States all my life and now I am back in my father land(AFRICA)
I must also lay my emphasis on the fact that I still travel to
 us when the country is pretty hot.
I am the C.E.O of Douglas compensations
The compensation company is a company which has gotten the
approval of the Government to dispatch lost funds and recovered
theft funds to individuals who seems to need the funds.
I am using the power bestowed on me by my Government to approve
the sum of 100,000 United states Dollars for you.
your urgent reply is needed in regards to this development.
Olantunji Hassan.

Of course, it's a scam. There are plenty of musicians promoting their music on their websites, blogs, fan sites and forums - which presents scammers with a huge selection of targets to choose from. Be on your guard...

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