The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

28 March 2007

Sniff, then scratch

Mark Alger gets one of those International Lottery spams, and wonders:

If a lottery is a tax on the innumerate, how much more stupid would you have to be to buy a ticket from a complete stranger approaching you at random on the Internet? (And probably without any way to contact him included in the email.)

But then, people are people and grifts work for that very reason. I suppose an appeal to greed will never go unanswered.

Then again, truth will not always be denied, as Eric Siegmund discovers:

I see the newly enacted "Truth in Spam Labeling" legislation is beginning to pay dividends. I just got an email entitled "Worldwide Lootery Agent."

Which reminds us that after all, there is greed on both sides of this transaction.

Posted at 3:02 PM to Scams and Spams