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Nov 10

SpamBox – Part 1

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Receiving junk email has become an unfortunate part of the online experience over the years. Spam email is annoying and stupid. However, every now and then I get a spam message that makes me laugh just because it’s so incredibly ridiculous. I’ve decided to share a couple examples today so we can all have a laugh together. Welcome to the very first edition of SpamBox.

“Greetings from Mr. Maxwell Kofi,

Best Compliments.

It’s my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I intend to establish in your country.Though we have not meet face to face before but i am very confident that we will be able to establish the necessary trust that we need to execute this project together. I am Mr. Maxwell Kofi. The chairman, Contract-Awarding Committee of the Economic Community of West African states (ECOWAS) with its fund headquarters in Accra Ghana.

We wish to transfer the sum of $USD 25.5, 000,000.00 (Twenty Five Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only).Into your personal or company’s bank account and subsequent investment of same in lucrative ventures in your country. There are no risks involved. More details about the transaction will be given to you when I receive affirmative response from you with your mobile phone number.

God bless you and direct you on this subject.

Mr. Maxwell Kofi”

The above spam message was pretty run-of-the-mill. I was just amused by the dude’s name. I imagine he was probably looking at a can of Maxwell House Coffee when he coined his moniker. *chuckles quietly to self*

“Promo!!!

You Have Won 750,000GBPS and a Dell Laptop on the Irish End of Year Promo 2010. Confirm the receipt of this mail by Sending your Name,Age,Occupation,Address,Country and Tel To Dr.Bell Brown (Tel:+447035994209) Via Email at irishclaimsunit@live.com

Note: All response and Queries concerning your claims should be sent via email at irishclaimsunit@live.com

Online Cordinator.
Terry Mazzei”

Wow, I’ve won an Irish prize! Yes, this message looks totally legit. Not only have I won 750,000 British Pounds, I’ve also won a free Dell laptop! I guess if I add that money to the other $25 million from that Maxwell guy, I’ll be set for life! Hooray!

Spam photo provided by freezelight on Flickr.


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May 10

Friends Of Irony

One of my new favourite websites is friendsofirony.com. Everyone should go check it out because I think we could all use more irony in our diets. Anyway, here are just a few examples of what you’ll find there.

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Hahaha.

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Heh, this is my favourite one.

Now remember folks, the site is http://friendsofirony.com. Don’t be surprised if you waste a few hours there. I often find myself browsing the site when I should be, ya know… sleeping.