Scammers are getting lazy

What is happening with the scammers? They used to be creative, posing as Nigerian princesses, lawyers of deposed dictators or US soldiers who stumbled across Saddam Hussein’s treasure of gold.

But now they seem to have become rather lazy, as this e-mail suggests:

Betreff:   RE
Von:   “Mrs.kang” <>
Datum:   Di, 24.07.2012, 14:53
I have a business proposal,please contact

That’s it. No more details, no promises of uncollected riches or unknown lottery wins.

Not less lazy, I simply replied:

No thanks.”

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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4 Responses to Scammers are getting lazy

  1. Tanja Cilia says:

    The idea is to collect e-mail addresses, for further scamming, by showing which mails are actually being used – so next time, please do not reply.

  2. TJ Johnston says:

    Thar’s gold in Eye-raq?!? :D

  3. You’re braver than I. I would not give them the satisfaction of knowing the address was good.

  4. Jeez, that IS lazy! The last one I got gave this whole story about an ATM card. One problem – I was supposed to contact FedEx, in Britain, at a Gmail account.
    FedEx HQ is now in Britain?
    And is so cheap, they use a freakin’ Gmail account?!?
    PASS. :D

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