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Emails from friends in high places

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Asma al-Assad, who this week contacted Prospect with an enticing offer (photo: Ammar Abd Rabbo)

At Prospect we receive thousands of emails, many of them unsolicited. Here are two enticing propositions that arrived this week.

From: “Mrs. Asma al-Assad” Subject: Greetings /Your Trust/ Interest

Greetings,

I will like to formally introduce myself, I am Mrs. Asma al-Assad, First Lady of Syria which is the wife of Syria President Bashar al Assad.

I have a Profitable business transaction for you which involves transfer of funds,Please if interested do contact me via email for more details on this…

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