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We’re gonna BE RICH!!!

Just imagine how extremely happy we were when the following email dropped into the support inbox here at Pingdom:

spam

We are obviously very flattered to have been chosen by this lovely African lady and that she wants to transfer all those millions of dollars into our bank account.

Needless to say, we will of course help this wonderful woman so she can invest in our business. How about that five star hotel idea she presented in her email?

(Yes, ok, we ARE kidding. But some of those spam emails are funny, especially when they land in a support inbox totally out of context. It would be funnier if it wasn’t for the sad fact that some unfortunate people are actually fooled by spam. According to some sources a full 12% of email users have tried to buy stuff from spam emails.)



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6 comments
Volker
Volker

Shame on you. I received the same email and now im happy with my 20% commision. You should actually post info for people so they fall intro this tricks and here they are: If you do respond this, they actually follow you and call, etc. They ask you to wire some amount like 1000$ so they can pay the bank fees it costs them to wire you the full money. What a joke!!!! I dont understand how people fall into this. Is someone actually so stupid to wire money to someone they dont know? I received one even better last week. It came from the F.B.I and they wanted to send me an ATM card with money on it. :)

Peter Auwoo
Peter Auwoo

Each time I got email which contain unbelieveable $$$ I delete it soon. I hate it.

Wes
Wes

A really cool site I found a few years ago http://www.419eater.com The guy follows up on those letters and wastes the scammers time, it is a great read.

Misao
Misao

LOL, i like that font.

roberto
roberto

I remember in the mid 80's companies in Eastern Europe (behind the iron-curtain) got letters like this by snail-mail.

ddorian
ddorian

congratulations! i remember my first spam email: damn i was so angry i didnt win those 2 tickets to ibiza but i didnt pay shit was just happy for a few moments:D