I ata know better!

I ata know better! This edition of Belly Ache will surely strike a familiar chord for many of you, as we’re quite sure, like us, you’re all used to receiving those absurdly obvious scam emails about so-and-so’s uncle who was an ex-general in Nigeria, or Uganda, or somewhere and rather inconveniently died leaving millions of dollars, or gold and gems stuck in a bank somewhere.


I ata know better!


I ata know better! This edition of Belly Ache will surely strike a familiar chord for many of you, as we’re quite sure, like us, you’re all used to receiving those absurdly obvious scam emails about so-and-so’s uncle who was an ex-general in Nigeria, or Uganda, or somewhere and rather inconveniently died leaving millions of dollars, or gold and gems stuck in a bank somewhere. And guess what – if you just send US$10,000 so that the Generalissimo’s niece can do the necessary paperwork, you’ll be rewarded with a cool half million for your efforts. Yes indeed… and have I got a bridge (or airline as the case may be) to sell you!

Occasionally, when we’re really bored (which almost never happens at work), we’ll open such emails for fun, just to see if there’s any new angle to this age-old scam. Just the other day it so happens we received one of these emails.

In this case it was not a particularly new tactic or topic, in fact we’ve received many of these ‘Overdue IATA invoice’ emails, but this time was different… this time we decided to far we could push the bluff! And yes, it was a particularly boring day in the office in case you’re wondering.