Sunday, December 11, 2005

SPAM!

This was in my inbox tonight when I got home from Crockett Street:

Sir/Madam,

Your current situation has been calculated to the main peoples, and upon conscientious contemplation, we are able to offer to you the following offer.

Based upon conscientious contemplation you meet the requirements to receive a generous return on your original property investment.

By completing the following attached form in a timely manner we will be able to complete our estimation, and we feel assured you will receive not only a reduced rate of interest, but also a cash return that will carry out all your holiday needs and more!



Do people actually respond to this crap?

12 comments:

Peter said...

Hi Laurie, almost definite that one originated in Calcutta, or India somewhere, they have an old-fashioned style of writing.
And yeah somebody must respond to them or why would they keep doing it?

Marinade Dave said...

I've lost so much weight and been to so many psychiatric hospitals because I haven't responded with my passwords and credit card information to all of the phish I've received from my non-existing e-bay, PenPal, CitiGroup, SunTrust, etc., etc., accounts.

I guess if they mass mail 10,000,000 a day and get only 1,000 back, they've made their killing for the day.

I need a back rub.

Abby Taylor said...

I don't respond to them... any more.

Sophmom said...

Unbelievable. It sort of reminds me of the ones from the displaced African royalty needed to park his millions in my American bank account. Right. One day, there will be legislation protecting consumers from such thievery, but for now, this new technology is the wild west and the bad guys (even the ones who are bad at it) are running wild. Spam sucks.

Mark Alread said...

Sir/Madam,

Your current SPAM email situation has been calculated to the main peoples, and upon conscientious contemplation, I am able to offer to you the following offer.

Based upon conscientious contemplation you meet the requirements to receive delete this email and block this sender on your original email mailing.

By sending this email form in a timely manner we will be able to complete our blocking and deleting, and we feel assured you will receive not only a waste of time, but also no financial windfall to carry out all your holiday needs and more!

Popeye said...

Yeah, but they showed it to the main peoples. You just don't mess with the main peoples. The main peoples, they got it going on (in a scary powerful way. Be careful of the main peoples.

Laurie said...

Peter - Hi! You have to wonder about the people who respond.

Marinade Dave - They don't give back rubs in the psycho ward?

Abby - Once burned twice shy?

Sophmom - Spam does suck!

Mark - If I didn't think it would cause them to send me even more e-mails, I would send them that! Great!

Popeye - Hahahahah!!!!!!! Damn them main peoples!

Sideshow said...

Sadly people do respond. If people didn't respond, then these types of scams wouldn't be so prevelant.

Laurie said...

Sideshow - Poor bastards.

Marinade Dave said...

No. Examinations, yes, but we won't go into that, so to speak.

Jack said...

Dear Sir or Madam:

My name is Jack Olumuyiwa Obasanjo,am the only son to stella Obasanjo the late first lady of Nigeria who died in Spain when she was undergoing cosmetic surgery on the 23rd october 2005,although it was a sad news to my family,my father the president of Nigeria president Olusegun Obasanjo have not been him self since the death of my mother Stella Obasanjo.

Before the death of my monther the late first lady Mrs Stella Obasanjo,she told me in confidence that she has $20.5 million u.s dollars with a diplomatic security courier service in the EUROPE,i dont know if you will be kind and truthfull enough to assist me to lay claim of the money for me.

The money is inside boxes,although the diplomatic company is not aware that money is inside the boxes,am telling you in confident since you will assist me to receive the boxes from the diplomatic company.

If you will be willing to receive the boxes from the diplomatic official as the beneficiary of the boxes,i will forwared you contact info to the company so as for you to get across to the company,in otherefor them to update you regard the boxes,30% of the money is yours.

The content of the boxes was decleard as GOVERNMENT CLASSIFIED DOCUMENT as a result this the boxes will not be open,it's only the beneficiary who have the right to open the boxes,please indicate if you are interested in this grate transaction,the diplomatic information will be giving to you after you might have shown you kin interest in this venture,hope to do good business with you soon. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4368806.stm

For documentation purpose,please mail this info below

1) your name in full.

2) your residential address .

3) your direct cell number .

4) The name of your company if any

5) How old are you check the web site in this mail above,you will see the pic of my parent From Olumuyiwa Obosanjo.

please reply me with my alternative

Email :olumuyiwa_Obasanjo_2003@yahoo.co.uk

Laurie said...

Jack - I've seen your picture. You must be adopted.

"mggttyo" = much great good thanks to your offer