Posts Tagged With: scams

Dennis should have stayed out of Spain

Old-school spam is coming back with a vengeance, which does not give me much hope for society, since it means that people are still stupid enough to fall for crap like this (unedited, as always):

I’m sorry for this odd request because it might get to you too urgent but it’s because of the situation of things right now:

I am stuck in Spain with my family. we came here for a short Vacation and got ROBBED last night; Cash, phones and other valuables were stolen. It was crazy and very terrifying. The authorities are not being 100% supportive but the good thing is i still have my passport and flight leaves today but I’m having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won’t let me leave until i settle the bills.

Please I need you to loan me some CASH. I will reimburse you as soon as I’m back home, you have my words

Thanks

Dennis

Well, Dennis, you are shit out of luck for the following reasons:

  • I don’t know anyone named Dennis.
  • Your request got to me too urgent, but I really don’t give a shit.
  • I hope the authorities who bust you for spamming are even less supported. In fact, I hope they taze you until smoke is coming out of your ass.
  • “Having your words” could not possibly mean less to me. The only place your words are going is the spam folder.

For the love of God, people, STOP FALLING FOR SHIT LIKE THIS! If it didn’t still work, these miscreants wouldn’t still be sending it out.

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If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

The lack of common sense by Web surfers continues unabated, much to no one’s surprise. This time, as reported by New York Magazine’s Daily Intel, the morons are the Facebook users who actually believed that becoming a fan of IKEA.com would net them $1,000 gift cards. Seriously?

DUH

People, look at the math. Facebook has more than 400 million active users. If 1% of those users, or 4 million, opted to take IKEA up on its supposed offer, it would cost the Swedish furniture chain and provider of lousy instructions $4 billion. IKEA’s profits for its last fiscal year, which ended in August, were 21.5 billion Euros, or approximately $28.65 billion, so the company isn’t exactly in danger of filing for Chapter 11 anytime soon. But if it chose to give away almost 14% of its profits to people simply for becoming fans of its Web page, Chapter 11 would be just around the corner.

So, what happened? The scammer or scammers behind the fake IKEA promotion received the personal information of a bunch of suckers who are probably still waiting for their $1,000 IKEA gift cards.

Every time I think stupidity has reached a new low, I find myself proven wrong in a swift fashion. Wow, are people stupid.

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