I received this scam spam a bit ago and thought I’d share it just in case some of you are prone to respond to these people by actually sending them money. Don’t.
Rev. Pastor,good evening, how are you and your family? I appreciate the time you have taken to read my letter. I am writing this letter because I am in financial hardship and was hoping you could take the time to read my case and perhaps if possible help me get back on my feet. Pastor,my name is Lawrence Kehinde Aladejana from Nigeria. I lost my job over two years now and I have tried to secure another job but all effort proof negative. I have borrowed money from many people. now I’m owing many people and my house rent has expired please help out. I am into a small business buy and selling of goods but there is no money for me to do the business again.
Please,I need your assistance to do the business for me to be able to pay my house rent and take good care of my family and be able to pay all my debt. Please pastor,I beg you in the name of God please help me.
My Mobile no: +2348033677579.
My account details: Aladejana Kehinde Lawrence.
Wema Bank Nigeria.
Account no: 0226658847.
Thanks in anticipation, Yours Faithfully, Aladejana Lawrence Kehinde
Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN
Nope. Not a chance.
I love these emails.
I need your help because I was diagnosed with Esophageal cancer for about 2 years ago and now i have few months to live according to medical experts. I want you to help me collect and donate my Twelve Million dollars($12,000,000.00) which is deposited in a bank abroad to poor/churches/ mosque/motherless babies/less privileged/widows. 25% of the funds should be taken by you for your effort and time. please contact me on my private email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more details.
I’m SO excited… So, does anyone know what 25% of $12 million is after taxes?
File this one in the bizarro spam category. This email came in overnight-
The quality of zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com impressed us and we wanted to know if you’d be interested in a guest post from us that could add a unique and different perspective to your site.
Articles would be 600-800 words long on a topic of your choosing that would relate and complement zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com. If you’re interested, you could select a topic or I’d be more than happy to suggest some.
The sender? Couponing.com. Unfortunately the spam must think I’m part of a group blog. As if… Anywho, no, no, I’m not at all interested.
The web is awash with spam (and I’m not talking about the Borg Blog run by Joel and Jeremy and Rod). But the worst of the worst of the spammers aren’t the dim emailers or the ridiculous facebookers, it’s the absurd twitter-ers.
Holy crap? Really cosmetically enhanced spammer Ashleigh? Is there anyone on the planet stupid enough to care that you’re being ‘stalked’ and equally stupid enough to click your link? Come on twitter spammers, you’re going to have to do better than that.
If you really want my attention you need to include some clever Latin phrase from Calvin or some nifty exegetical blurb. Your strumpetish tarts parading their ta-ta’s may catch Chris Tilling’s eye but I’m a long time happily married man and better than you have tried your vixenish wiles.
It’s so moving to get mail like this…
How are you today, I hope all is well with you .I am sorry to worry you with my Proposal for a relationship with you, but I know that you will grant my request in good faith and understanding, My name is Miss Masha, I just went Through your profile today and I have no options than letting you Know that I am interested in having a relationship with you, I will also like to Know you the more, this is my mail (email@example.com) I await to hear from you with love
Wow. Masha. Do you mind if I call you Mashed Potato? Because I’m more likely to enjoy a plate of that than I am a relationship with a total spammy stranger…
This spam comment showed up today and I just have to share it.
It was extremely interesting for me to read the post. Thanks for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to them. I definitely want to read a bit more on that site soon. BTW, pretty nice design that blog has, but don’t you think it should be changed once in a few months?
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The post to which the spam comment is directed is the Babel Flashcards post. I suppose the word ‘flash’ triggered smut vendors in Russia or something. But the part that was really funny was the comment about changing the blog design should be changed once in a few months… HA! I’m still chuckling, Kate the London Skank Spam. (I wonder if she knows Chris Tilling?)
For the last week or so I’ve been getting a boatload of spam email in Arabic from various Yahoo and Yemeni addresses. The subject line- عيد سعيد – بنك سبأ الاسلامي
Which translates to Happy Holiday- Saba Islamic Bank.
Bad news, spammers, I’m not Muslim so Ramadan is a meaningless holiday to me. I don’t observe it and I don’t celebrate it any more than Muslims celebrate Christmas or Easter.
So, kind as your happy and immensely annoying emails are, cease and desist. My mailbox can’t take it any more.