Sunday, April 04, 2010

Oh my aching sides ...

We're all familiar with the spam emails offering to make us rich quick involving  movements of vast quantities of dubious currency around the globe for which they *ahem* need your bank account details.

Does anyone ever get caught by these emails?
Presumably some people must be sufficiently gullible, otherwise what's the point of sending them in the first place?

Sometimes though, I do wonder if the spammers are losing heart and just going through the motions.

Otherwise, what possible justification could they have for sending this email I received today?

Hello  I am Mrs.Yengeni from south African a Parliamentarian Wife i contacted you to be my project partner and stand as my Husband foreign partner for transfer of US$15 million into your account for investment  You maybe familiar with the news about my husband legal position. endeavor to read the website :   Mrs.Lumka


Could this be the most lacklustre attempt at fraud yet?

11 comments:

Nicky S (Absolute Vanilla) said...

on the other hand it could really be Tony Yengeni's wife, trying to get him out of jail again...
The stuff that's the most fun is the spam baiting - where the spammees go after the spammers.

Debi said...

Oooh, tell me more, Nicky.

Rachael Dunlop said...

There was a great episode of This American Life (the only decent thing on American radio!) where some guys strung along some Nigerian spammers. Funny and and scary at the same time. http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/363/Enforcers

screamish said...

yeah- I think someone on The Guardian (?) did the same thing, and he totally drove them insane with frustration. Hilarious.

Queenie said...

Sadly, people do get caught. There's loads of info about such spammers, their victims, and spam baiting on this site: http://www.419eater.com/

Nik Perring said...

Yikes! That's crackers!

Debi said...

Crikes! That's yackers ...

Minx said...

Yours sounds much more interesting than the ones in my google spam tin. My offers today enquired after my penis size, whether I would like a really real rolex and if I fancied a Russian ("good and cleaning", apparently) wife.

pee ess tell Mrs Yengeni you'll take the cash instead!

Miriam Drori said...

That's what I once thought about men who used to chat me up if I sat down on a park bench: Why do they bother? Surely no woman would ever.... Then I heard about one who did. It takes all sorts.

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