Thursday, February 28, 2013

Re Hi

Occasionally I just have to laugh at spam messages.  It is so obvious that they are spam, as most are constructed in the same way: "woe is me, I'm in horrible straits (but a good person) and have so much money.  Help me get the money into your country and I'll handsomely reward you!"

The continual grammar and spelling mistakes are also just plain amusing.  Will spammers ever figure out that they need to take English lessons?  Or perhaps enough people are fooled that they don't need to bother.

As an added layer of complexity the link is an actual link to the BBC website and not a spam link.  I assume it is intended to add just a touch of verisimilitude to the account and sway the unwary.


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From: tamikayak <>
Date: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 7:54 AM
Subject: Re Hi

Hello Dear,

My name is Miss Tamika Yak,i'm 23years old originated from Sudan. My father Dr. Justin Yak Arop was the former Minister for SPLA Affairs and Special Adviser to President Salva Kiir of South Sudan for Decentralization. My father Dr. Justin Yak and my mother including other top Military officers and top government officials had been on board when the plane crashed on Friday May 02, 2008.

I am in position of US$8.4 Million which I inherited from my late father, I want you to help me receive the money in your account also help me invest it in your country.Please I have suffered alot of humuliation from my immidiate uncles due to this funds that is the reason I contact you to help me secure the money in your country so that I can come over and continue my education from were I stoped.

You can read more about the crash through the below site:
I will offer you 20% for your kind assistance to me. Please reply  more details: 
Best Regards,
Miss Tamika Yak