This morning I receive five emails from firstname.lastname@example.org saying, “Merry Xmas in advance….please tell me this Article isn’t sold yet.”
I reply that they’re not and that they can contact my sister (I stupidly gave her number).
Sandra, all the way from the United Kingdom. There’s some sating things I
want you to understand as I’m currently out of state for 6 month
project… Making or receiving of calls is prohibited not allowed due to
the nature of my job as I’m a marine working on the sea at the moment!
I’m eager to buy this Article from you and won’t like any delay from you
as I would be sending my transport company coming for the pick up after
payment been made successfully! Here are some sating thing I want you
the payment method, I would like to make the payment via Bank to Bank
Transfer as it would be easy and convenient for me making the payment to
your Bank Account, so I would like you to get back to me with your full
Bank details to proceed with the payment soon…
cash to you on picking up but they refused stating it against their law,
that all they do is to pick and deliver goods not by giving cash… I
hope we can proceed with the transaction? If yes, would be waiting for
your Bank and home address this way to be provided for the payment to be
Gah! I pity the people who fall for this.
My reply was:
Are you sure you’re not a Nigerian prince?
You’re definitely not from the UK, you’re definitely not a Marine, and you’re definitely wasting my time.
I’ve reported you to Chrisi Efkeria*. Do not contact me again, or you’ll find electronic crimes police after you.
Still, have a good holiday.
*The online paper site
If they call my sis, I’ll find them and kick their ass. What a horrible way for a Wednesday to start!