Sometimes I read spam email before I delete it, just to see if anyone is getting more inventive. The recent trend is to claim to be from the FBI and to assure me that they've cleared my transactions with the foreign government.

I got a new one today, though. All this person wants, to release "my" funds, is two 120GB USB hard drives.

"I am Engineer Richard Mongo A Central Processing unit, known as computer scientist with African Development Bank. I am 29 years old, presently working with African Development Bank. I came across your file which was marked X and your released disk painted RED, I took time to study it and found out that youve met VIRTUALLY all fees and certificate but the fund has not been release to you. The most annoying thing is that they cannot tell you the truths that on no account will they ever release the fund to you; instead they let you spend money unnecessarily. I do not intend to work here all the days of my life, I can liberate this fund to you if you can abide by the rules and regulations to make this transfer successful to which ever method suits you, also promised to pay compensation of 10% percent of the total fund if I make you recover all what you might have lost in the past and help to re-establish your precedent bliss. The only thing I require to release this fund is a special HARD DISK we call it HD 120 GIG USB. I will need two of it to enable me recopy your transfer information, which I will destroy the previous one, and punch the computer to reflect in your bank within 24 banking hours and clean up the tracer then destroy your file, after which I will apply for resignation for my trip to your country for my percentage, or better still an ATM-CARD method payment can be granted if you are interested don't hesitate to get back urgently. You ought to send a convenient Tel/fax number of yours for uncomplicated communications and also reconfirm your banking details so that there won't be any inaccuracy. Note with the intention of your fund payment which has been taken to offshore for payment in other country are now mandated to offset by the Development Bank Of Africa due to the originator of your fund payment which is located here in the Africa continent."

I'm afraid I'm going to spend some time trying to figure out what precedent bliss is, and whether I really want it.