Nigerian scams on a totally new level

I received every day a few requests on LinkedIn and I also send a few.

Many of these people I don’t know personally, and they are from all kind of industries.

Usually, they are interested in IT Security, but not always.

Most important, I never receive direct messages like the one below:


The few keywords there like “business proposal”, “bank accountant”, “Lloyds Bank”, “CONFIDENTIAL” and the name of the guy, made me think immediately to a Nigerian Scam.


So, I replied back saying: What business proposal do you have ?

The answer was the expected one 🙂

Oh, I found the email in the “Junk mail”, of course…

A relative died, left a huge fortune, no relatives, he can get the money, we make 50-50 🙂

Read on and laugh… 🙂




The LinkedIn account was erased. There is another “Yousuf Almarshoodi”, also working for a bank.


“Mr Yousuf”, if you read this, no, I am not interested in your business proposal 🙂

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Sorin Mustaca
Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since over 20 years in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is CEO and owner of Endpoint Cybersecurity GmbH focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .
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