I, like every other sensible human on the planet, detest spam and junk emails. ‘Tis very rare that someone sends you something that catches your eye enough to bother reading it…. especially if it starts off with “Hello very welcome. My apologies you don’t know I am but….” etc etc etc
Today however I got one that started off with some impressive language for something that was probably written by someone for whom English is a second language. Impressive enough that I actually read most of it and damn if I wasn’t mighty close to sending them money. I mean… it’s so obvious that they would use it to further their education at Oxford or somewhere equally illustrious –
Naturally, this letter will come to you as a surprise since we have not met,coupled with the fact that so many miscreants have taken possession of the Internet to facilitate their nefarious deeds,thereby making it extremely difficult for genuine purposes.Permit me however to introduce myself.I am Mr. Adewale Emmanuel, One of the Accountant of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation,
(blah blah blah… snip)
Be assured that this transaction will not subject you to any form of risk whatsoever. However, in view of the fact that we are public officials, we trust you will maintain and properly manage the confidentiality of all the information relating to this transaction,which we have accordingly code “FORTUNE” which you must use for all correspondences, henceforth.
Your urgent response will be appreciated.
Mr Adewale Emmanuel.
Why obviously these guys aren’t one of the plethora of unwashed ‘miscreants who have taken possession of the Internet’.