Nice try sucker

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  1. roundabout

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    In my inbox:

    From: Vincent Appiah <[email protected]>
    Subject: Re: Urgent

    Attn: Please and a good day to you,

    I have an important information for the owner of this email id, but first of all, I want to ensure if this email is still valid, I want you to confirm if this email is correct and is being checked by only you so that I will proceed to let you know what information i have for you.

    I am taking this measure in other not to make any mistake because of the sensitivity of the information i have for you.

    Awaiting your urgent response.

    Vincent Appiah
    ...

    Obviously these scams are to confirm active email addresses.. why not just tell me I've won $1,000,000 in the Canadian lottery and have me respond to that? oh wait, never mind, that was done last month.
     
  2. PushSend

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    What do they need more than knowing you're an opener? :wink: And there's no WAY you got a email about the Canadian lottery because I got that and already sent my money to claim my prize...I'm still waiting but they guaranteed I'd get it! So it's cool...
     
  3. DKPMO

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    I have gotten one of the more interesting mutations of advance fee scam last week.

    Someone messaged me on Skype posing as a long lost relative with the same last name, asking for a typical Nigerian prince transaction.

    This makes a lot of sense because you can find real names on Skype and lots of people who would not fall for "rich stranger" trick might be more open to a "rich relative".
     
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    HAAAA...this one made me laugh out-loud today! thanks, I totally needed that!!
     
  5. ThisGuyOverHere

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    Damn you guys discovered how I truly remove hard bounces :-(

    Vincent Appiah is my alias I use when troll Weight Watchers looking for hungry, hungry hippos.
     
  6. PepeLePew

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    It's amazing, some of these email would look legit if it wasn't for the broken english or bad grammar.
    How about the... Dear NULL
    I love that one.
     
  7. ThisGuyOverHere

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    LOL right there with:

    Hello $fname $lname
    Hi $email

    Thats it from now on I'm hiring pakis to write my content because nothing is as good as:

    "Hello, my very fine english would like to inivite your presence for our great offer"
     

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