August 17, 2004

Spamming Mistake of the Year

WE QUOTE VERBATIM from a spam e-mail we received in our inbox today. It is the typical drill: great sum of tainted wealth can be yours if only you send us your account numbers, &c. &c. Anyway, it would appear that one spammer is not as clever as he might think:

"Dear Friend,

Your first reaction to this mail will be total rejection, scare and may be unbelief, owing largely to the atrocities people commit these days.

You're right so far, pal.

But this mail comes from a devastated, sorrowful and emotional laden soul that needs compassion from a kind and good spirited person to wipe away my tears, perhaps when I am gone beyond this sinful world.

A kind and good-spirited person, eh? Gee, you're just batting zero, aren't you?

As an international subject, therefore, with due respect and apology, I want you to handle it very discreetly, confidentially and with utmost secret.

We can do that.

As you read this, I don't want you to feel sorry for me, because, I believe everyone will die someday. My name is Bob Dole a merchant in Dubai,in the U.A.E. ... "

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at August 17, 2004 11:02 PM | TrackBack