So I get an email :
Beloved in Christ Jesus!
I was touched to send you this message after much deliberation toward
your noble person.
I am Mazzone Kevin Fischer a noble man who love to care for people living
in poverty around the world, Most countries about 21% of seniors age 65
and up, 32% of women age 75 and up, and 46% of children almost families
are living in poverty some cope with HIV and AIDS without much community
As a benevolent man with fear of God, I find it necessary to impacting
positively on the welfare of the less privileged, the orphans and perhaps,
the elderly, based on this, i decided to go into Orphanage and motherless
homes to help and also set up a community based programs to deliver better
care and support for people with illness.
But my position in the country do not permit me to handle this divine
project alone, I therefore decided to seek for your noble assist me by
representing me in your country so i can send you the funds to set up this
Please I want you to consider the innocent children that are suffering and
take this obligation of working with me to help the motherless children. I
will give you more details on your response.
Which is all nice and good, but check out the headers :
Delivery-date: Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:18:32 -0500
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by blogs.polimedia.us with esmtps (UNKNOWN:DHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384:256)
for email@example.com; Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:18:32 -0500
Received: from localhost ([127.0.0.1]:55601 helo=webmail.indus-pharma.com)
by tawkle.tresktechnologies.com with esmtpa (Exim 4.84)
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Received: from 184.108.40.206 ([220.127.116.11]) (proxying for 18.104.22.168,
(SquirrelMail authenticated user firstname.lastname@example.org)
by indus-pharma.com with HTTP;
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:17:54 +0500
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:17:54 +0500
Subject: Re: Donation from Fischerman!
From: "Mazzone Fischer" <email@example.com>
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Indus-pharma.com just happens to be the website of one of Sanofi's more performance-minded labs in Pakistan, right across the Jaam Sadiq Ali bridge in Karachi. They gots all sorts of trophies and whatnot.
Apparently they also gots an inept kid by the name Mohammad Azhar, who doesn't seem to think he's being paid enough to do poor quality web management for these people - what with their thoroughly broken wordpress installi masquerading as a websiteii - or whatever he does there.
So, Mr. Khalid Saeed, if you don't mind my suggestion : give the guy a raise! That way maybe he won't be forced by the vicissitudes of fate and the hollow presentation of the pumpkin he carries upon his shoulders to try his hand at spamming, Internet fraud and all the rest of the modern petty crimeiii toolbox ? Who knows, worth a shot, no ?———
- Speaking of which [↩]
- Speaking of which, can I interest you folks in a brand new favicon ? Cheap! [↩]
- Greenspun made the excellent observation that
A lot more men than women choose to do seemingly irrational things such as become petty criminals, fly homebuilt helicopters, play video games, and keep tropical fish as pets (98 percent of the attendees at the American Cichlid Association convention that I last attended were male). Should we be surprised that it is mostly men who spend 10 years banging their heads against an equation-filled blackboard in hopes of landing a $35,000/year post-doc job?
I stand behind this notion. You have to be an idiot to the degree only a (young) male can achieve to actually imagine this sort of crap (or that sort of crap) is a good use of your time and energy. [↩]