(from the oh wait, nevermind dept.) It’s been a while since I’ve gotten one of these. I found this in the spam folder of one of my gmail accounts. From: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Oct 31, 2005 11:44 AM Subject: Award Payment MR. ANDREW GRANT. FREE LOTTO PROMOTIONS REF NUMBER: SLI/421/960/05 BATCH NUMBER: ST-688-SN13-05 Dear Winner, We … Continue reading “I may already be a winner!”
I’ve had a a continuous presence on the web for over 10 years . It’s pretty difficult to go that long without attracting some trolls, kooks, and generally clueless people. I’ve recently created a new topic to consolidate guestbook entries, comments and emails from such people.(more…)
Apparently, someone took offense to this post. Here’s a recent email (original formatting preserved, email altered to protect the stupid): Subject: foxnews Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2005 11:41:52 -0400 From: [removed]@webtv.net (Dennis Wiitala) if fox news is always wrong or using THE MEMO to guide their content, why do they use AP reports on their … Continue reading “We get letters…”
Who is the greatest high note trumpet player in the world? I don’t know, nor do I care very much. One thing I’m pretty sure of, though, is the greatest high note trumpet player in the world would not need to troll the internet for attention.
IMAGINE, just for a moment, what life would be like if you didn’t have to make those miserable, awful, burdensome Card payments, month after month? IMAGINE, just for a moment, what life would be like if you didn’t have to read those miserable, awful, burdensome spam emails?
Here’s an actual email sent to my Yahoo email account: Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 13:53:17 +0000 From: “Yahoo!” To: foistboinder Subject: Your Yahoo! ID – foistboinder@yahoo. com Daer Yohao! Memebr, We muts chcek taht yoru Yaoho! ID was reigstered by rael pepole. So, to hepl Yhaoo! pervent autoetamd regisarttions, pleaes cilck on tsih lnik … Continue reading “Another “Winner””
Here’s an email that slipped by my spam filter (spelling and formatting preserved). Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 15:35:20 -0400 (EDT) From: “Dede Donovan” To: email@example.com Subject: Are search engines include you website? Potencial customers don’t visit your website bcause can’t find it in Major Search Engines? Get your website be included to search indexes … Continue reading “Are search engines include you website?”
Here’s a recent entry (spelling and formatting preserved) from my Guestbook. The author of this entry felt this information was so important he posted it 12 times!!! Name: Roger WykoffEmail: [deleted]Date: Tue Jul 13 05:09:09 2004Homepage: From: IndianaReferred from: GoogleComments: I keep hearing Vietnam Veteran everytime this joker makes a speech. Below adds some perspective. … Continue reading “Typical Wingnuttery”
Dear Mr. Flash Logo Animator Spammer Guy, If I want to clutter my web site with annoying Flash animation, I’m certain I could do it myself. If I were to hire someone to do this work for me, you can be damn sure you would not get my business. The fact you advertise your business … Continue reading “If I wanted to, I could do it myself”
Here’s an actual email sent to my Yahoo email account: Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2004 15:01:31 -0500 From: “YAH0O!” To: “Foistboinder” Subject: Your_ _Yahoo`_ user ID (firstname.lastname@example.org) Dear* Y@HOO Cleints, _This_ Emai| !nform Y0U that _your_ Yahoo account` (email@example.com) will be BL0CKED after` 13 _days_ (@S @FTER autoomateed reegisttration) _if_ you will_ not … Continue reading “Do people actually fall for this?”