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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
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heleninwales
The sure sign of an insane mind
Dear Spammer

It is a well known fact that five exclamation marks are the sure sign of an insane mind, so why do you think that the subject line:

YOU HAVE BEEN AWARDED A NEW ATM CARD!!!!!

is going to convince me to open the email you just sent me? Shouting in all caps isn't helping either. Do you think I'm stupid?

No love

Helen

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From: joycemocha Date: January 29th, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Don't you know that some people are so eager to get a new ATM card that they just have to SHOUT?! ;-)

Yeah, I'm getting the poorly phrased "I like your blog" spam on my main blog. What's interesting is that it's targeting the writer posts only. Not the horse, not the skiing posts. Verrry interesting.

The giveaways include the return address and the horrendously crappy grammar. It is to boggle the mind (and gracefully activate the spam filter).
pickledginger From: pickledginger Date: January 29th, 2012 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
And you "have been awarded" an ATM card?

Gosh, they're seriously clueless. I could write a much better phishing letter ... if I were, you know, evil.

(Sometimes my fingers just itch to send them back a corrected copy!)
endlessrarities From: endlessrarities Date: February 9th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
You would have thought they could consider awarding you something better than an atm card. Like a small fortune once squirrelled away by the foreign minister of a small African country, or the like...
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