Anyway, other than the fact that this spam was particularly poorly written, it was nothing special. Until I read the last paragraph. There the spammers warned me about another group who was claiming the identical ploy, gave me their names and said the U.N. had not given them any authority. I was advised to delete anything that came from this other group without opening it.

Sure enough, about an hour later, spam came in from the other group. They claimed to be agents of the Nigerian Royal Family, and gave a similar story about gold. At least these new people wrote better, or had a copyeditor in their spamming shack. Anyway they made their play and then tried to discredit the first group, saying they were liars and thieves.