Fun with spam

Friends, family, complete strangers — it is with all the humility that I can muster that I would like to announce that I have won the lottery! I have won 900,000 british pounds in a lottery in some foreign country that I’ve never heard of and never entered.

Just read this email that I just got:

You have Won ( 900,000.00 GBP)

We happily announce to you the draw of the Uk Lottery Intl Inc
programs held on the year of 2008 in London. Your e-mail address
attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial number 5388/02 drew
the lucky numbers: 31-6-2613357, which subsequently won you the lottery in
the 2nd category. You are therefore, been approved to claim a total sum of
£900,000.00 for the month of January 2008 lottery win promotion which is
organized by UK NATIONAL LOTTERY INTL INC .Every month.CLAIMS PROCESSING
LOTTERY AGENT CONTACT INFORMATION

Name:………………………………………
Address:…………………………………..

Sex:………………………………………….
Loation:…………………………………….
Phone:……………………………………….Rev Dr Giller Jackson

Can you believe it? Now I know it’s dangerous to share my personal information with strangers, but it’s ok in this case. I know that because this is from ‘Rev‘ ‘Dr’ Giller Jackson.

I can trust a man who’s a reverend and a doctor, right?

And you want to hear the kicker? I just looked in my spam box, and I have won 5 other lotteries, plus I apparently owe the Nigerian Revenue Service a crap load of money in taxes.

…I better get right on that.

There’s a great story on the NPR program ‘Fresh Air‘ that I listened to last night on the way home. It’s about these kinds of scams and stuff. Check it out.

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