April 28, 2006

Help a world leader's widow with your mobile phone number

you know, you have to admit that these e-mail spammers are getting a little more creative.. check out this one that i got from a "lee_pang1":
Due to the sudden death of my husband General Abacha the former head of state of Nigeria in June 1998, I have been thrown into a state of hopelessness by the present administration. I have lost confidence with anybody within my country.I got your contacts through personal research,and had to reach you through this medium. I will give you more details when you reply. Due to security network placed on my daily affairs I cant visit the embassy so that is why I have contacted you. My husband deposited $12.6million dollars with a security firm abroad whose name is witheld for now till we communicate. I will be happy if you can receive this funds and keep it safe I assure you 20% of this fund.I will need your tel mobile numbers so that we can commence communication.I await your urgent reply.
Sincerly Yours,
Hajia
Mariam. 
i mean, what do these people exactly think that i'm going to do? "oh man, i feel really bad for this lady who is apparently looking to go into exile. i wish there was some monetary benefit that i could get from helping her so i could justify using my time in that way. whoa, $12.6 million dollars! nice! i'm totally in."

c'mon now people, let's get a little more sensible here. don't you have something better to do with your life than write these emails? who wakes up in the morning psyched to be coming up with something like this?

i kind of want to write a response that says, "um sorry, 20% is only around $2.5M. i don't help people for less than $3M." i'd do it, but i'd be scared of the crazy porn ads that would spam my inbox. gotta love the internet.

oh, and i'd really like to know how she got my e-mail through "personal research" and was able to decide definitively that i could be trusted with $12M. that's some SERIOUS personal research because i can't even get my friends to hand over that much money.

1 Comments:

At 4/28/2006 02:31:00 PM, Anonymous king said...

thanks for the post. instead of receiving the email, i now have another medium in which to read about president mamoombo's widow's plan to flee the country. great.

Here's the email i will be massively spamming teh world:

Due to the sudden insanity my friend Jack Chou, the former head of state of Jackchou-dom in June 1998, I have been thrown into a state of hopelessness due to the lack of mind-stimulating bantor i.e. his blog. I have lost confidence with anybody within the internet, especially blogs in general. I got your contacts through personal research as I frequently check up on the websites my friends are visiting and came across yours on a kiddy-teen porn email list, and had to reach you through this medium because any other way would have compromised the integrity of this message. I will give you more details when you reply and send $10 in the form of DnB credits. Due to your mom placed on my daily affairs I cant visit the embassy so that is why I have contacted you. My friend Jack deposited $12.6million dollars under his bed at home and its location is witheld for now till we communicate. I will be happy if you can receive this funds and keep it safe I assure you 20% of this fund and a nice pat on the back for being a complete moron.I will need your tel mobile numbers so that we can commence communication even though my sophisticated means to contact you were only able to retreive your email address and nothing more.I await your urgent reply.

Sincerly Yours,

Holla

Kingsley.

 

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