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Anyone else tired of uninspired email spam?

Posted by Andre' Savoie on Jan 29, 2010 8:27:00 AM

I don't know about you but I'm sick of the same old uninspired email spam!

Every day I am lucky enough to get at least 50 emails from all over the world informing me of all the lucky breaks I keep catching. Overseas business deals that have made me millions of dollars, lottery winnings I have apparently never claimed, wealthy relatives who have died and left me small fortunes and so on.

Even today I just received a message from an aunt I apparently never met who is dying of cancer and needs my bank account information so she can leave me her fortune.

Wahoo I'm Rich!
Someone in Nigeria Left Me
$50 Million
So despite all of this good business and financial fortune I'm left to wonder what makes people get up in the morning and decide to create more of this same old stupid spam?
  • Are people still falling for these really bad emails?
  • Are people actually sending in their bank account information?
  • Are people really dumb enough to think they have a lost lost relative in another country who wants to leave them millions of dollars?

Give us a break, will you?

I guess every day a new sucker is born that may not have heard of email spam yet - but the the returns on this sort of digital trickery has got to be declining, right? How many times can they send out the same old story line and expect people to bite?

The other sad part is that despite all the anti-spam laws there is nothing really you can do. If you ratchet up your spam filter you wind up losing email you actually need. And if you report the spammer email they just get new ones or give your email to someone else.

So at the end of the day this seems like just an annoyance rather than a legitimate scam. Or maybe they just haven't gotten me yet.

Well it's time to go. I have several lottery winnings to claim today and all these little known relatives to catch up with. Wish me luck!

Topics: internet scams, email scams

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