Friday, January 19, 2007

To think I almost deleted it

They are sneaky bastards, but you have to give those email spam scanners credit for staying on top of the news. I've noticed that the latest email scam, where they try to get you to fill out electronic forms and give them information, now says: “Claim your Apple iPhone,” the hot new electronic gadget I salivated over when it was announced recently.

Of course, the phone isn't close to being available yet, won't be for several months, and has not even been approved yet by the FCC for public use anyway - but somehow the friendly folks at “Prize Claim Center” have one just for me.

I'd love to fill out their form, but, unfortunately, I'm a little busy these days. I've recently been in communication with the former defense minister of Nigeria, who has been deposed and needs me to help him spirit $7.2 million in gold bullion out of his country by sending a $3,000 Western Union money gram to his cousin. He personally emailed me last week. I was so honored. I'm not really sure why they need my $3,000, but apparently they will be so grateful they will give me one quarter of the $7.2 mil, so, you know, I'll be sitting pretty once it all goes down.

2 comments:

severin said...

heh I get those scams all the time. The funniest is when they say their part of the royal family and have to flee into exile but cant get access of their money until they are safely in Zurich so need help with handling fees for paperwork. I wonder who actually send them the money?

severin said...

heh I get those scams all the time. The funniest is when they say their part of the royal family and have to flee into exile but cant get access of their money until they are safely in Zurich so need help with handling fees for paperwork. I wonder who actually send them the money?

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