IF I QUIT MY JOB SOON DON'T BE SURPRISED
PROMISING LEADS ON THE INTERNET
At some point in the near future, this job will only interfere with the millions of dollars I'll be making through a new partnership I struck with a stranger on the internet.
One of the highlights of my day is sharing with a few of my newsroom buddies the outrageous garbage caught in the web of our spam-blocker here at the station. We all get them, and I'm sure you do too... whether at work or at home.
It used to be, you needed only to look at the subject line of the email to know it wasn't really worth opening. A recent mailing to me had the subject line re: Giant *$$#@ for Carlos. Now, I don't know any guy named Carlos... but if it works for him, why not?
More recently, however, these money scams are getting better and better. We report on them all the time. Some are pretty sophisticated.
Some, however... still pretty funny. At least they're getting better in the subject line. Here's one today re: Project.
Okay... I'll bite. What project do I need to know about?
My name is Mr. Jaromir Bohumil and I just managed to arrive in the United Kingdom..."
As it turns out, Mr. Jaromir needs me to visit some website, and then has some other proposal for me, presumably to make both of us a lot of money. I'm going to write Mr. Jaromir and tell him sorry, but I'm already partnering with a Mr. Li, who contacted me earlier in the day about a sum of 24 Million dollars that he wants me to help him invest.
That was the other email I got in this latest batch. He wants me to help him take care of this pesky $24 M, and he thinks it will benefit both of us. That's great!
So I just wanted to tell you all, if I'm suddenly not here anymore, it's because one of these big internet partnerships finally paid off.
Share your favorite bogus solicitations, and I'll post the best ones.