Sunday, May 25, 2014

Short and not so sweet

A few weeks ago I put my new e-mail address on the sidebar of this blog, and it immediately started receiving a steady stream of spam mail, consisting almost entirely of Nigerian scammers. I have just received what must be the shortest and cheapest Nigerian scam of all time:

Subject: (no subject)

I have a project worth $5.2, if interested, reply via:

Who could resist the lure of $5.2? And I wonder if he means two cents or twenty cents; in a project of such magnitude, the difference of 18 cents is a nontrivial one :)

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