Wednesday, July 04, 2007

the girl who is NOT a sucker

Ok, somewhere along the way SOMEONE got hold of my email addy and sold it around the world. I have never really had a serious issue with spam--my Yahoo filter blocks most of it--but somehow I got on some list somewhere and now every time I open my email inbox I have someone telling me my email addy has been picked for the UK lottery, or would I be someone's agent? there's a part-time job (laundering money) waiting for me, or someone I've never heard of has passed away and I could be named the next of kin to avoid an unscrupulous government claiming the money to fund terrorism. Here is what showed up in my in-box today:



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Mr Patrick K.W Chan. FROM PATRICK K.W CHAN..........BUSINESS PROPOSAL Thu Jul 05, 2007 3k

peter djaba From Peter Djaba Thu Jul 05, 2007 7k

annenkova Iosifovna can i trust you? Thu Jul 05, 2007 4k

FREE LOTTO AWARDS FREE LOTTO WINNER...REPLY NOW Thu Jul 05, 2007 2k

ub.uba33@ zipmail.com.br URGENT REPLY Wed Jul 04, 2007 3k

Mrs. Rabi Aliu CAN I TRUST YOU IN THIS PROJECT BELOVED?

I wonder who actually falls for this crap, but then figure someone out there must be that gulliable as these scams keep popping up. I actually got one linked to my bank site--and it was damn convincing too! Only because I am aware such scams are out there (and I actually read my bank emails that tell me they will ALWAYS address me by name and ALWAYS use my security question) did I not fall for that one.

My mind just doesn't think this way, I could never come up with this crap. However, my naivete is mixed with just enough cynicism that I know that when someone is promising you huge amounts of money for nothing, is really is too good to be true. And if I EVER think something just *might* be plausible, I usually research it on Snopes.com (my best friend) and then feel stupid for nearly falling for it in the first place!

That being said, I was lucky enough recently to win a lottery...but I can't claim it due to the fact the government might deport my husband. If you forward me all of your personal info (including ss#) and your bank account #, I'll put it in YOUR account and pay you a percentage for the trouble of transferring it to me.

Plus I have some beautiful oceanfront property in Arizona I've been just itching to sell!

2 comments:

jenscaleshr said...

Dude. Seriously about the lottery? I'll give you all my info and my first born child - just to help you out!

ck said...

No offense to the animal loving Skylar...but I have enough kiddos right now, lol!