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(Reuters)   American with a large sum of money, technical devices and apparently a Groucho Marx nose and glasses disguise detained by Russian officials for being a CIA agent   ( reuters.com) divider line
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6828 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 May 2013 at 11:00 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-05-14 11:19:03 AM  
1 vote:
I wonder if, behind closed doors, Russia is really even slightly perturbed? They must be trying this kind of stuff all the time, too.
2013-05-14 11:18:45 AM  
1 vote:
Better link that includes full details including the text of the letter the guy sent to the supposed intelligence offer.

The thing reads more like a 419 scam.  Are we really trying to incorporate Nigerian tactics into our intelligence community??

"Dear friend,

This is a down-payment from someone who is very impressed with your professionalism and who would greatly appreciate your cooperation in the future. Your security means a lot to us. This is why we chose this way of contacting you. We will continue to make sure our correspondence remains safe and secret.
We are ready to offer you $100,000 and discuss your experience, expertise and the possibility of cooperation. The sum will be much greater if you are willing to answer specific questions. In addition, we can offer you $1M per annum for a long term collaboration with the possibility of earning bonuses for specific information that is helpful to us.
To get back with us, please go to an internet café, or a coffee shop that has Wi-Fi, and open a new Gmail account which you will use exclusively to contact us. As you register, do not provide any personal info that can help identify you or your new account. Don't provide any real contacts, e.g., your phone number or other email addresses.
If Gmail asks for personal info, start the registration process again and avoid providing such data. Once you register this new account, use it to send a message to unb­a­sg­gdA­[nospam-﹫-backwards]l­iam­g*com. In exactly one week, check this mailbox for a response from us.
(If you use a netbook or any other device (e.g. a tablet) to open the account at a coffee shop, please don't' use a personal device with personal data on it. If possible, buy a new device (paying in cash) which you will use to contact us. We will reimburse you for this purchase.)
Thank you for reading this letter. We look forward to working with you in the nearest future.
Your friends"
2013-05-14 11:04:39 AM  
1 vote:
They also seem to have detained the story behind a paywall. Bad subby!
2013-05-14 11:03:22 AM  
1 vote:
log in?  I don't think so.  who green lit this shaat?
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