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Old 04-28-2008, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default I thought I'd seen it all...

I still collect them, the various types of 419 scam emails (which of course includes the "lottery" type, operated by the very same gangs). Just to see if some new variant pops up.

Most is just same old, same old: bad English, frequent ALL CAPS, dead colonels and plane crashes with no survivors but bank accounts left behind. Or "national" lotteries and "promos" run by big companies (the Microsoft one has worn out, now it's car companies, phone companies, and even Yahoo!) with trust-inspiring names like Mrs. Rose and Mr. Williams to contact to claim your prize.

They must have discovered my Yahoo mail address (and spread it around a bit), since the offers come in droves lately. I could have retired a hundred times.

And just when I thought I'd seen it all, I get a brand-new format that I've never seen before! (Though it's still one of those "your email has won".) Screenshot attached.
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