Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Gusher In My Inbox

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The world never fails to amaze me. I received this e-mail yesterday at this blog's e-mail address:

From: Opec Award <xxxxxxx@notarealaddy.com.invalid>

To: undisclosed-recipients@null, null@null

Subject: Attention: Read Carefully

Date: Jan 14, 2013 2:28 AM


Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

Obere Donaustrasse 93

A-1020 Vienna,



You have been chosen as one of the LUCKY RECIPIENT of the excess funds generated from petroleum products(Africa,Asia and Pacific region) in the past years. For further information

Email 1: zairahoshiko447@yyyyy.com.invalid


Zaira Hoshiko

On three large continents, with some of the most poverty-stricken nations on the planet, these folks can't think of anything to do with their "excess funds" but offer them to an Internet persona named after a rabid animal. I bet these folks would fit right in on the Obama Administration's economics team.

Afterword: Since I haven't done on of these in a while, I'll point out that nothing in the e-mail should be taken as real information, even the e-mail address after the "Email 1:". That, as it turns out, was the reply address before I altered it a little. Who knows who is scamming whom here?

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