Yes, in the immortal words of the almost immortal L. Voldemort, the quality of today’s scammers has left me disappointed.
I received an email today wherein I was informed that my Facebook account has won a million (US) dollars. Not me, myself, mind you, but my account.
I don’t have a facebook account.
Shocking, I know!
They requested all the usual things, name, telephone number, where I work, how old I am, but what obviously tagged them for crass amateurs was that they also wanted my marital status.
In my day, no self-respecting scammer would’ve needed my marital status to fulfill their scammerly responsibilities to their nefarious overlords. Derelict dilettantes, all of ’em!
Where are the halcyon days of Nigerian princes and impoverished European royalty who just needed a kind and understanding helping hand?
On the other hand, they did sign off politely… and I quote: ‘Office of…
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