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Nothing changes

February 11, 2009 Matt Thornton 0

It seems I’ve always been an angry man. I recently received several copies of the same stupid damn email. You will have seen it, it’s the “Bill Gates is going to give you some money for forwarding this email” bullshit. Here’s a sample.. Title: PLLLLEEEAAASSSSEEE REEEAAADDD! IT WAS ON GOOD […]

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Pure Gold scammery – scammees fight back

September 24, 2008 Matt Thornton 0

It’s not a new concept to fight the scammers, but it’s something I’d forgotten about. Sites devoted to the wonder of the 419 style scam are plentiful, but there’s none better than 419 Eater. Chock full of scammers getting a spoonful of their own, you could spend weeks and weeks […]

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WHAT A GREAT IDEA!

January 11, 2007 Matt Thornton 0

I love spam. But the timing on this was perfect. WHAT A GREAT IDEA! We provide a concept that will allow anyone with sufficient work experience to obtain a fully verifiable University Degree. Bachelors, Masters or even a Doctorate. Think of it, within four to six weeks, you too could […]

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Wife in dead husband widow shocker

May 2, 2006 Matt Thornton 0

I was dismayed to receive an email from the honourable Mrs. Felicia Jones, who wanted my assistance in getting some money out of Zimbabwe. My dismay was due largely to the shock news : her husband was dead, and she was a widow… My husband was one Of the best […]

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First time ever!

April 17, 2006 Matt Thornton 0

Yes, that’s right, I’m no longer a virgin. On my cricket blog, over at Six and Out, I got some Chinese spam! I have no idea if this will display correctly, but here goes nothing: 经理/财务你们好! 贵公司内部如有需要做帐或冲帐而要用到发票的请跟本公司联系人联系 广州市鑫龙贸易有限公司有部分结余普通(国税、地税)发票、增值税发票可优惠对外代开!  代开范围 1 增值税专用发票,代开税率为6.5%左右。 2 饮食业、广告业、房屋出租、旅店业专用发票,服务业、建筑安装、旅游业 技术贸易统一发票,代开税率为2%左右。 3 商品、商品房销售发票,医疗发票(个体)水路货运发票、水路运输服务发票, 代开税率为1-1.5%左右。 注:以上税率均可根据客户代开金额大小来电商讨 本公司郑重承诺(广州市鑫龙贸易有限公司)为证照齐全的合法公司,所用票据均为本单位在 税务局所申领,可上网查询或到税务局抵扣验证。欢迎来电洽谈!! […]

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Some of the best SPAM I’ve ever read

March 27, 2006 Matt Thornton 0

It’s like an episode of Little House on the Prairie or summat: Hey Family! Just wanted to write you, and let you know, how the degree program I tried out went. Well, six weeks later, I graduated, finished & received my Masters Degree with no study required and tgcwaywu verifiable. […]

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Does SPAM work?

November 28, 2005 Matt Thornton 0

Hell no. (Well actually, yes it does because there are an awful lot of idiots out there. But I’m not one of them.) For the millionth time, I received this email: Hello As a designer, you know how competitive the web design market is right now. It is essential that […]