Jun 132012
 

Sometimes I’m just not sure what result the spammers expect. This was in my spam folder yesterday, supposedly from someone at the “BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION, TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA”.

ATTENTION:

Did you send Mr. Anthony Brown to pick up your ATM CARD on your behalf? He visited our office yesterday with the story that you are not fine and have been admitted to a psychiatric hospital, please kindly reconfirm this news with a doctor’s report to enable us prepare an affidavit on your behalf and release the ATM card to him.

But if this information is false, kindly get back to us immediately so we can apprehend him.

We advise that you to also do the needful to make sure that the NFIU dispatches your UKFSA SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATION before Friday.

You are assured of the safety of your ATM CARD and it’s availability and be advised that you should stop further contacts with all the fake government officials online who in collaboration scammed you.

I guess I was meant to email back and ask about my scam victims compensation? I decided to just take their advice and not contact fake government officials online.

Apr 032012
 

There is some amusing spam out there, that makes me smile. These ones are from people trying to write idiomatic English, but getting some of the words wrong, words that are synonyms in other contexts but not used in these. I also notice the trend away from extolling the virtues of whatever it is they’re peddling to bare-faced flattery with an embedded link.

Unquestionably believe that which you said. Your favourite justification appeared to be on the web the simplest factor to have in mind of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed at the same time as other people think about issues that they just do not understand about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , folks can take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thank you

There are more, but that’s the pick of this week’s crop.