Thu, 11 Nov 2010

A letter, to me? // at 18:00

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Today I received a real honest-to-goodness paper letter, a letter in an envelope, a letter posted from faraway France. “How odd,” I thought, who would write to me from France?

Aha, it would be "ESQ. Philip ROSSLARE" of "ROSSLARE CHAMBERS LLP," or so I discovered as I opened the letter and saw the opening lines:

Dear Tritschler

Firstly I must solicit your confidence in this transaction; this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day.

…and so on and so forth for a page worth of Nigerian fee-forward scam. I guess there are still enough idiots around who fall for it to make it worthwhile mailing letters to random people half-way round the world.

Seriously, an Irish sounding company out of a supposed Belgian office and email addresses in Spain? At least try and get the little details more consistent and believable next time guys! I do feel sorry for the law firm that really is at Vlaamse Kunstlaan 3 in Antwerp, seems that the scammers are trying to muddy the water by including that address for their office.

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