Dumbest Spam Yet?


We’re all familiar with silly spam email from Nigeria and elsewhere that informs you that hundreds of thousands of dollars are waiting for you—if you just send along your private banking information. Everyone wonders who falls for this and why these emails keep on coming. The spammers don’t seem to be getting any more sophisticated. Here’s one I received today:

Hi Sir,

R u free for business meeting

Thanks & Regards

Kobra

Kobra? It seems a James Bond villain is trying to con me. And who would jump at the chance to take a meeting with a fellow—I’m assuming it’s a fellow—with such a name? 

If anyone wants to investigate Kobra, the email came from this address: safsa.9789@gmail.com. And please tell him or her I’m all booked up.


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