Forget the Nigerian spam scam; now it's a take-off on Three Kings

Tuesday, 8 May 2007, 9:46 AM EST

A twist on the classic Nigerian e-mail scam that steals from the plot of the George Clooney movie Three Kings is hitting in-boxes, Symantec Corp. said Monday.

In these e-mails, a U.S. soldier based in Iraq claims that he has found a horde of cash or gold, a plot point central to the 1999 film. The e-mail explains that the total "haul," which is often pegged at $750 million but can vary wildly from spam run to spam run, has been split among the men who found it.

At Computerworld.

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