Friday, January 06, 2006

Passing the torch

I'm tired of toying with spammers. I used to respond to the Nigerian lawyers telling me one of my countrymen had died and left an unclaimed fortune or to the Dubai merchants dying of cancer looking for someone to give away their remaining millions charity. I developed a few lively e-mail chains until the idiots figured out I was yanking their chains. It was fun for awhile, but time consuming.

So, I suggested to my good friend Gunter that he take up the torch. His English is just about as bad as theirs. So Gunter has begun corresponding with the spammers. The sad thing is, he actually believes they are going to give him cash or a job selling oil. Gunter is a few leder's short of a hosen, if you catch my drift (or a few yodels short of a ley-hee-who).

Anyway, if you enjoy spammers being frustrated, check out Gunter's blog at


Alex Pendragon said...

Yea, I just got phished myself. My credit union already had out warnings on the home page about an internet fraud warning, but when it appeared in my e-mail, I knew I'd made the big time. It told me that somebody had tried to log into my checking account unsuccessfully and that they had frozen it until I went to the link they provided and, well, you know, give them everything they needed to know to raid my checking account. I just logged onto my bank site and nothing was frozen, so I knew it was a fraud. In my opinion, phishing only works on people who need to be phised anyway. One should have a brain and at least a lick of common sense to be taking up space in this world.

Time said...

Yep, one would think that everyone would be on to the spam scams by now but PT Barnum was essentially right. There is a sucker born every minute.