I really enjoy looking through my e-mail spam folders sometimes. I just browse the subjects, but they are can be very entertaining.
My latest browse through has taught me:
- I can win $500,000 per day by playing online poker. Wow, if the US government just had federal employees start doing that, we could really put a dent in the national debt!
- I can sell my timeshare for a ton of cash! Who cares that I don't even own one?!?
- One thousand dollar shopping sprees are pretty easy to come by these days.
- Jessica is a very popular name. Not only that, she not only wants me to meet fine, upstanding Christian girls in my area, plus she also has a bunch of pictures of herself that are not safe for work that she wants me to view. What could possibly go wrong?
- The Better Business Bureau has some updates for me on a case I never opened with them.
- People in a lot of strange places, including downtown, Wal-Mart, and the park, saw me last night but didn't say hi, but decided to follow up with me on e-mail. That's interesting considering I haven't been downtown, to Wal-Mart, or at the park lately, but who cares about such details?
- I can have money in my bank account at a really low interest rate in under an hour!
- The reason I got all those weird e-mails in the past was because their e-mail account was hacked. But, it's OK now. Good to know…
- It's really important that I have access to the latest prescription drugs at a price that is only available to me.
- It's amazingly easy to get my degree online.
OK, so all of that stuff is obvious junk and I spun it to get a laugh or two, but it scares me to think that they must be getting through to even a small percentage of people to continue to persist.
Don't fall for spam scams. It's OK to have a good laugh now and then but be careful to keep it at that and nothing more.
What kinds of interesting things have you learned browsing through your spam folder?