All cons breed variations, just like virii. Each variation is a test, and the most successful test breeds into millions. This is the first time I've seen this v ariant on the Nigerian scam. Unlike the various Nigerian variants, this one has some interesting qualities: mostly good grammar and spelling; an altruistic elem ent (the bait for someone who wants to be a con-man themselves -- the oldest tri ck in the book!); a young woman's voice:
My name is Haja Laila from Brunei I am a 23 years old and a British citize
n who was taken
to Brunei by my father 10 years ago. He married me out of my will to a Prince in Darussalam.
Over the years I have been able to acquire some money, which I intend to transfer out of
Brunei to Europe,after which i intend to flee from Brunei.That is why I contacted you.
I need your assistance because I do not want my husband to know about
it. If you know you are capable of handling this transaction contact me
imme diately. Note also that this transaction must be kept secret and confidential. I await
your quick response.