California Rapid Alert Narcotics Enforcement Agency
Cranea Recruiting: Granting Able Minds Excitement since 2001
On Friday April 8, we opened up the third featured case with yet another recruiting email from Michael Nyman:

From: Michael Nyman []
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 7:09 PM
Subject: Cranea Recruiting: Granting Able Minds Excitement since 2001

Dear {NAME},

We at Cranea have heard many tales of your intellectual talent, your
amazing teamwork skills, and your love for competition. Many of your
friends, {NAME}, have even told us about your uncanny ability to stay
awake late into the night, even after everyone else has collapsed
from exhaustion.

It is for these reasons, {NAME}, that we at Cranea would be honored
to have you participate in our narcotics enforcement training
session on April 22. Simply put together a team of your friends or
roommates, then visit to fill
out the application. Be sure to apply before space fills up!

If you are unsure about the merits of our organization, consider the
following Cranea statistics:

* 16 - Number of narcotics violators captured so far this WEEK

* 50% - Percent of former trainees who have since become multi-millionaires

* $47.50 - Minimum after-tax hourly wage for first-year employees

* 8 - Number of former trainees who are now Roble staff members

* $82 billion - Total assets seized since 2001

To prove to yourself that you have what it takes to be a narcotics
enforcement agent, try solving some of the cases featured on our
website. We just added
for your perusal.

I look forward to meeting you at the training!


-----Original Message-----
From: {EMAIL}
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 6:45 PM
To: Michael Nyman []
Subject: Re: Cranea Recruiting: Drugs are not a Game

Hi Michael -

Why me? How did you get my name and email address? This all seems a
bit shady... you better not add me to any spam solicitation lists!


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This email also encoded the phone number of Cranea's automated phone system, with the Cranea statistics spelling out 1-650-475-0882. It doesn't look like anyone actually tried to call that number before Game day.

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