Pastor Powell and Armed Hassan are two new scammer aliases that I haven’t come across earlier. I cannot find any other accounts of these aliases, but the content of the mail is a good example of a classic 419 scam, and the originating computer has the IP Address 126.96.36.199 which is registered in Nigeria.
from Pastor powell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date Oct 11, 2007 3:45 AM
Dearest in Christ,
I am Pastor Powell, I just got your contact on my
personal search of the person i am willing my money to. I was mistakenly
injected with the injection that they used on a HIV AIDS patient, That
was how i contacted this strange illness two years ago. I have willed
the sum of $FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND US DOLLARS to you, That is the only
money left in my account now. Pls contact the bank director were i have
account with his email address(email@example.com) his name is
Armed Hassan, he will help you and also transfer this money to you
immediately. Pls be serrios and make sure that this money is being
transfered to you. cos i have few days to live as the doctor said and
always pray for me as you receive this email.
Oh. Just one more thing. I wonder how the other six Pastor Powells feel about it?