8 responses

  1. Jessica
    January 21, 2013

    They’re hoping you will respond and they will now have proof of a working email address that they can spam the crap out of. Also, if you reply, your email provider will be less likely to block the email/mark it as spam.

    • Daria
      January 21, 2013

      Ah! Thanks for the insight Jessica. I truly had no idea why someone spent the time to send some of these. You’d think they’d at least use proper grammar!

  2. Fee (Phyllis) Roberts
    January 21, 2013

    The funniest email I ever received was stating that my relative in Nigeria passed and left me 500,000.00! LOL! I have no relatives in Nigeria and I’m sure if I did they would not have left a relative that they have never met 500K!

    • Daria
      January 21, 2013

      Wouldn’t that be nice to have some *real* long lost relative leave you loads of money though?

      Yeah, no relatives in Nigeria or the Congo on my end either, although you’d never know based on the emails I receive!

  3. Naznin Azeez
    January 21, 2013

    This was a fun read, Daria!.. Haha!… You are hilarious!… I agree the kind of spam that I receive goes along the lines you said.

    The funniest spam I received is when a guy and his wife left me 2 million pounds which they actually won but wanted to give to charity (Aww, how kind of them!.. :P). Somehow they got the idea that giving it to me. a total stranger, would be charitable :P… There was a link in the mail claiming it to be their interview with the local news being the winner and all! – Click *delete forever* – I had a laugh that day!

    • Daria
      January 25, 2013

      Wouldn’t that be amazing to TRULY have someone leave you $2M? Ah, I can only dream…

  4. Bella T.
    January 21, 2013

    LOL ~ This blog post was so funny. Don’t spammers have anything better to do? I know some of them are potential viruses but I wonder if the rest have something to do with money. Like Jessica said, they know your e-mail address is active if you reply or try to unsubscribe. What cracks me up the most is all the misspelling! Geeze. I get Viagra spam mail the most. Ugh.

    • Daria
      January 25, 2013

      I honestly can not figure out the point of some of them… truly, is it just boredom that makes people send these things out? If so, why do they seem to always have poor grammar?

      Maybe it’s a phishing scam like you said?

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