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Monday, May 12, 2008


I just received some feedback from a reader regarding a post from just over a month ago about all the scam emails I've received in recent weeks and how she and her husband had received the exact same email I bitched about, so here's what I suggest you do when you receive any email begging you for money to bail out some poor unfortunate who's stranded in Buttfuckistan and needs cash to return to the states, or anything claiming you've been named the recipient of some outrageous windfall allegedly left to you by someone you've never heard of: select and copy the body of the email's text and paste it into the Google search window. Hit search and more likely than not you'll be amazed to find the very same email you pasted in listed on many sites that run the full text of scores of scam emails, including variations on the basic template that get slightly tweaked depending on the region it gets sent to.

And you can always tell that these letters originate somewhere other than the good old U.S. of A. because it's in no way appropriate in this country to head a letter to a total stranger with the greeting "Dearest Darling." "Pookie McAngel-Drawers" perhaps, but never "Dearest Darling."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here's a rather amusing tale of someone that actually strung one of the scammers along. My favorite part involved "riding the pigskin bus to tuna town."