Spam is Funny!

Just a couple snippets from an email I just received:

Since the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been involved in this transaction, you are now to be rest assured that this transaction is legitimate andcompletely risk-free

We have confirmedthat the amount required to procure the Approval Slip will cost you a total of $200 USD which will be paid directly to the ATMCARD CENTER agent via Western Union Money Transfer / MoneyGram Money Transfer

People really fall for this shit? They truly deserve to get ripped off!

Hawk (is to be rest assured!)


  1. Chilly

    When I worked for the lawyer back in ghodforsakenville Colorado, we had a female client who had fallen hook, line & sinker for the Nigerian ‘cash my check & you get a cut’ scheme. She got charged with felony fraud. Due to her (lack of a) record and the fact that she was a mother of 3, she only got probation. But it could’ve been much worse.

    They’re everywhere, and yes, they’re that stupid.

  2. Hawk (Post author)

    It’s got to be a greed thing. I just can’t understand people falling for this. It’s not like similar scams haven’t been all over the news. Didn’t anyone ever say “You can’t get something for nothing!” to these people or the Heinlein favorite TANSTAAFL OR “If it sounds too good to be true it probably is!” We’ve got addages going back centuries warning people they’re going to get ripped off…

    I’m amazed we know enough to come in out of the rain.


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