The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

5 June 2006

Evolving toward the land shark

Evidently the take from the Nigerian email scam wasn't enough, so the scammers are now escalating: they're sending actual mail.

From the standpoint of economics, this makes no damned sense at all:

[E]mail's cheap, postage isn't. You can send out a million emails for pennies; on the other hand, the number of letters you'd have to send out to make this scam work would soak up any profit you'd make off of the lone sucker. What’s next? Singing candygram?

Then again, it takes only one finger to push the Delete key; you've got to use both hands to tear up a letter. (Unless you're unusually gifted, dexterity-wise, in which case ... um, never mind.)

Posted at 9:38 AM to Scams and Spams