Archival scams

I recently heard that emails have been making the rounds to archives and special collections, along the lines of the Nigerian businessman spams. The emails go like this:

We have a great collection to donate to you (and that would fit nicely in with your current holdings), but we’re having some problems with cash flow at the moment and would like your institution to pay shipping and customs charges, and naturally we’ll reimburse you once this is all behind us…

Something to watch out for.

Picked up from the Archives discussion list last week.

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