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  •  So, I was reading my daily hourly minutely 419 spam, and came across this:

    "We happily announce to  you the draw of the Bono Lottery International Program held on the 2nd of june 2008. Your name "email address" was attached to ticket number..." (etc etc)

     Now, granted, WTFery among 419 spams is hardly news, but even among 419 spams this is pretty odd - the placeholder looks like something that should be in a printed document. I mean, I could see, "Your name NULL was attached", but how do you end up with "Your name "email address" was attached"?

     Anyway, there it is, for what it's worth. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go do some online shopping. kloernvhe.krvbjen.cn is having a blow-out after Christmas sale on designer handbags.



  • @PeriSoft said:

     So, I was reading my daily hourly minutely 419 spam

    There's TRWTF™, who reads spam? Who has no spam filter? Who does more than quickly check the subjects for false positives?



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  • One should expect that a potential victim that finds 15 such mails (lottery winnings, business proposals, heritages etc.) in their inbox should sooner or later become suspicious that this is just too much luck for one person. Today I received such a mail from a alledged worker of the Ghana aiport who has an unclaimed suitcase full of money in their warehouse, so he needs me to claim it etc. I wonder who could be stupid enough to believe that a person in this situation would seek assistance from a foreigner rather than simply taking the money out of the suitcase?



  • @PeriSoft said:

    how do you end up with "Your name "email address" was attached"?

    My guess is this was written as part of a 419 toolkit - some non-english speaking person gets a template and a list of names & email addresses and doesn't enough of the language know which bits to replace.

    Of course that doesn't entirely explain the fact it's "email address" instead of "gullible person's first name" but still...



  • @ammoQ said:

    One should expect that a potential victim that finds 15 such mails (lottery winnings, business proposals, heritages etc.) in their inbox should sooner or later become suspicious that this is just too much luck for one person. Today I received such a mail from a alledged worker of the Ghana aiport who has an unclaimed suitcase full of money in their warehouse, so he needs me to claim it etc. I wonder who could be stupid enough to believe that a person in this situation would seek assistance from a foreigner rather than simply taking the money out of the suitcase?

    But it has money operated lock! I need for to you be providing me 100 (ONE HUNDRED) US$50 (FIFTY US DOLLAR) paper monies. For to be putting into lock.

    plz send me teh monies



  • @ammoQ said:

    I wonder who could be stupid enough to believe that a person in this situation would seek assistance from a foreigner rather than simply taking the money out of the suitcase?

    I always figured anyone who isn't from America would be too stupid to just take the money themselves.  I mean, that's why they're all poor, right?



  • @ammoQ said:

    I wonder who could be stupid enough to believe that a person in this situation would seek assistance from a foreigner rather than simply taking the money out of the suitcase?

    Dude, their laws forbid him from declaring as next-of-kin to a foreign traveler.  Weren't you paying attention? 


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