Here's a gem from my spam folder:
From Moore and Sussan Fona.
Private and Confidential
Abidjan - Cote d'Ivoire.
It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I and my Sister,intend to established in your country. Though we have not meet with you before but we believe, one has to risk confiding in someone to succeed sometimes in life. There is this amount of Eight Million,Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars (US$8.500.000.00) which our late father deposited in one the prime bank here in Abidjan Capital city of Cote d'Ivoire which he wanted to used for his political ambition in our Country before he was assassinated.
Now we have decided to invest this money in your country or anywhere safe enough outside Africa for security and political reasons. Our father was an international Gold and Diamond dealer who operated the province of Africa and the rest of the world during his days in business.
We want you to help us claim and receive the money in your account for onward joined partnership business and investments in your Country. We will like to invest part of the money into these three investments in your Country but, if there is any other business that is better than our suggestion, we will be very glad to follow your advice.
1). Real estate
2). The transport industry
3). Five star hotel
If you can be of an assistance to us we will be pleased to offer to you 15% Of the total fund while the balance will be invested by you. I await your soonest response.
Moore and Sussan Fona.
Go on, send 'em your love!! But nothing else, mind!!!
What defeats me is how there can be anyone left on the planet who: A. Is tech-savvy enough and informed enough to be using email and the Internet and B. Willing to fall for this stuff.
Anyway, "Moore and Sussan" have given me a reminder to spread the word about the most excellent website of the Western Australian Department of Consumer and Employment Protection. They have a division on their site called Scamnet which is well worth a look. Most of the scams targeted are international, not W.A. - focussed.