Cosiston Rurbi (scam alert)

This is a classic example of a “mystery scam” message. (See more examples of mystery scams.) Someone with the unlikely name of Cosiston Rurbi claims to have a big business deal for you. But what is it? And why has he contacted you — are you a big business person? It’s a mystery:

From: “Cosiston Rurbi”
Subject: We Have To Start Now
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2015

I am Mr. Cosiston Rurbi and I have a business offer for you worth £600,000.00 Great British Pounds.

Get back to me if you are interested for more details.

Cosiston Rurbi

The success of this scam depends upon you taking the bait and replying. If you do, “Cosiston” will spin a web of elaborate lies to try to get you to part with some of your money, and if you do, he’ll disappear and will never be heard from again.

Study the resources we have available here at and you can learn to avoid scams like this one.