Monday, July 07, 2008
I have to laugh at the texts of the so-called advance-fee or 419 scams, many of which originate from West Africa. I note that the money being offered seems to be going up to completely daft proportions. This afternoon, someone offered to credit my SWIFT credit card, which doesn't exist, with the sum of 87 million pounds sterling. I must be going up in the world. Of course, sadly, I won't be sending the required bank account details and photo of my passport to the hotmail address residing somewhere on the planet. Actually, it is really a shame that these scams are still going - I am just amazed that anyone falls for them. The wikipedia page is full of people who thought their luck had changed. Never, Never, Never.