Spammers and phishermen are getting really good at identifying your interests. For instance, "Capt. Ronald Dickson Clarke" clearly knew my areas of professional specialization before pitching me on the following business opportunity:
My name is Capt. Ronald Dickson Clarke of the Engineering Unit of U.S Military here in Baghdad, Iraq. I am glad to meet you from here while searching for a very reliable person to partner me in a short term Business Project. I have good amount of Money which i want to move out the Country. It is US$12, 000,000. United States Military will soon pull out completely from Iraq, and i have to act very fast before time runs out.
I acquired this fund in a Military raid in one of the Tunnels of late Saddam Hussein. To escape military awareness, i decided and deposited the money in United Nations' Military Base Vault pending when i get a reliable Partner who will receive this Fund on my behalf. While depositing the money i declared that the content of the TRUNK BOX is Family Valuable Treasure. This Money is oil money, and everything is legal.
I have made a concrete arrangement to move the fund out of Iraq as a Family Treasure. The most important Question is, Can I Trust you?
You can't trust journalists, "captain." But send my best to the Engineering Unit of U.S. Military.