Brian Foster wrote:
> profuse apologies, this has nothing whatsoever to do with
> Linux or FLOSS, other than I poked around a bit on the
> 'net from a Linux system to see if this was a new trick
> or not .....
>> some fraudsters snail-mailed me what is almost verbatim
> the typical e-mail lottery fraud ... you have won ... our
> system broke down ... please immediately fax us your bank
> details and don't tell anyone ... blah blah blah ... yeah,
> sure, right away!
>> for examples of similar letters, some of which apparently
> were also snail-mailed, see:
>http://blog.supersurge.com/latest-email-scams/2006/2/6/euromillones-spanish-sweepstakes-lotteryinternational.html>> who on Earth would fall for a mis-spelt English letter sent
> from Spain to an address in France “promising” money for
> are the fraudsters really rolling in lots'o'money? — it cost
> 0.57 € to snail-mail this obvious bit of phishing, plus paper,
> envelopes, &tc, so the sums would (seem to) quickly add up.
>> apologies again, this essentially nothing to do with Linux
> or FLOSS.
I remember having to translate one which was sent to a company near my
place of work in Spain.. .. Email wasn't used as widely back then, but
scamming Spanish speakers in English is just mad :)
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