Thursday, September 07, 2006

Spam Anyone?

Ha ha ha! Today I decided to read one of the spam messages I received. I was bored, so I decided to take a look at the today spam and... surprise! The same old story!

"I am contacting you on business transfer of a huge sum of money from a deceased account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude Will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that All will be well at the end of the day. We decided to contact you due To the urgency of this transaction.
We discovered an abandoned sum of (Seven million five hundred thousand United States dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign Customer who died along with his entire family.Since his death, none of His next-of-kin or relations has come forward To lay claims for this Money as the heir.
Yeah right! I wonder, is anyone that stupid or uninformed to fall for this scam? I receive this kind of "offers" for over 8 years... basically since the boom of the Internet. Strange is that the story does not change, only the sum... Someone rich died and you will help them intermediate the transaction which will end up with a million dollars in your account. In fact this scam will empty your bank account if you give them the information they request from you...
The next favorite subject is drugs... someone offers you drugs like viagra, ciellis or whatever they are called at extremely low prices. Another scam. You want drugs? go to your local (authorized) drug store.

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