Tamil Crook Raj Rajaratnam, who’s serving time in a Massachusetts prison, has made it big time.
Even e-mail fraudsters are starting to trade on Rajaratnam’s ill-fame and trying to make money off the man’s miserable plight.
You see, a little while ago we received the following obviously fake e-mail from ‘Asha Rajaratnam’:
My name is Asha Rajaratnam,I am the wife of Raj Rajaratnam founder of the Galleon Group ,New York.
I do have a proposal for you,which would be of immense financial benefits to you and I.
My husband has been jailed in the USA,I need your assistance to help me move some funds from Holland to India or anywhere where it would at least be of some help to our family.
I would give you more details of this proposal if you show yourself willing to take on it,I assure you that you would most certainly be compensated but please I would kindly request you to keep this matter confidential.
I am currently here in the UK where it is a bit safe for me and my kids.
You can reach me on my personal email id which is firstname.lastname@example.org
Asha D. Rajaratnam
In line with the request from “Asha,” please do keep this e-mail confidential. 😉
By the way, the e-mail came from email@example.com.
Raj Rajaratnam – Inglorious Tamil
For all ye schmucks unfamiliar with Raj Rajaratnam, the bloke is a Sri Lankan Tamil.
A former Hedge Fund manager, Rajaratnam is presently cooling his heels in jail after being convicted for conspiracy and securities fraud in a New York court last year.
Raj Rajaratnam has now joined the ranks of immortals because previously we received similar e-mails from the ‘wife’ of Yasser Arafat, ‘daughter’ of Saddam Hussein, ‘son’ of Muammar Gadaffi, ‘wife’ of Hoshni Mubarak et al. All of them wanted to ‘transfer’ some of their wealth to us in exchange for our ‘help.’ 😉