Monday, June 15, 2009

A SEA OF JELLIES...AND THE TROPIC OF SCAMMERS...



The sea jellies are coming... the sea jellies are coming...
Thought you'd all like to see a jelly orgy.

Now I have to apologize. I discovered that I am a scammer. Yes it is true.
I am responsible for all those LOTTERY-SWEEPSTAKES-LUCKY WINNER notifications.

I just got this email.

Dear Ms. Wood,
I have received a notification that I have received a significant sum of money from something called the Patricia Wood Awards Sweepstakes. When I rang a phone number before I would give any personal details, I was told the sweepstake was attached to your name. I was told I had won 350,000 Euros. As you can appreciate, it sounds too good to be true.
Could you verify whether you have any knowledge of this sweepstake organisation in your name? It runs out of an office in Madrid, Spain.

Thanks for your time,
XXXXXXXXX

okay. It's time to come clean. My minions are collecting money from unsuspecting readers.
And you all thought I was just a novelist.
MWA HA HA...

I must go now.
I have a 140 million dollar inheritance that must be claimed in Nigeria.
Laters...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I HAF A ALIAN SPAC MONKEE FOR SAL.
CHEEP.
TOOLOOSE

JKB said...

Der's sum spaec ober heer in Jermanee...I gotz it free...yuu kan hav it cheep too...

...yoda-the-cat
(iz sneekin' tiem on teh hooman's komputr)

Kim Stagliano said...

My lotteries arrive in several languages. I am rich in many many countries. Except America.

Kanani said...

Well, that's the start of a fun novel!
I've left you a MEME on my blog. Really, though, I'd prefer that Tooloose answer it.

Jen P said...

Don't you just want to spam the spammers sometimes? Or reply and tell them that their emails are grammatically terrible and they can't spell? Maybe we could send them a few unrequested jellyfish a day for a month and see how they like it?

One from this morning.."The allocation of our money will be as follows: 30%($3.06m) to you for your part in this, 70% for me. Again, I will be in charge of everything else."

Duh. How stupid do these people think we are?

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

If you need my bank information, it's a blue sock behind my dryer.

Holly Kennedy said...

Love the jelly fish! Hate the lottery scam stuff -- I nuke more of those emails than I care to count