Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 6:37 PM
Subject: The SpotCam
I visit BBspot every day just to see your parody of the
Personals, and this thought just occurred to me: Have you gotten any dates
because of it?
I mean come-on, the BBspot Personals highlights just ONE
person per day, but The SpotCam showcases YOU every day! You've
GOT to have girls lining-up to go out with you, right?
Just wondering. If it works for you, I may have to come up
with my own super-popular webpage just so I can leach dates
off of it.
Also, I'm glad you haven't followed-thru with you plan to
your drapes closed. I have my room matching yours pretty-much completely
A really strange coincidence, just this week my wife and
I were discussing the vicious guard dogs and personal security
dogs. To keep away the teeming crowds of eligible bachelorettes
These scammers sure are funny. Sometimes, BBspotters write back
to them, and that's even funnier...
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 5:19 PM
Subject: FW: CONGRATULATIONS- I am a big Lottery Weiner
Imagine my surprise and glee at receiving the following
email this morning. It is the answer to all my prayers. Against
all odds, I have won a portion of the "Euro-Afro Asian
Sweepstake Lottery". Of course, the odds were against
me as I am neither Euro, Afro, or Asian. In addition, I never
entered; but it must be that the lottery gods were beaming
a benevolent smile on me-for I was selected out of so many
Now some of my "friends" have warned me that this
is a scam, but I think that they are just jealous. Well they'll
not get one red cent from me when I get my winnings! So what
if these people asked for my Social Security Number and bank
account number...with $2,500,000 I can buy a bank! As a loyal
BBspot reader, I just wanted to share the info regarding my
new found wealth with you...and you can be sure that once I
receive these funds, I'll be donating at least a quarter of
them to support BBspot...just send me your social security
number and bank account info so I can deposit the money in
(ed. : I want to bold some of the funnier phrases of this
From: Eaas Lottery [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 4:01 AM
E.A.A.S Lottery Headquarters:
580 N. Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA 85914
Euro - Afro Asian Sweepstake Lottery an Affiliate of watergate inc.
Arena Complex Km 18 Route de Rufisque
I.P.P Award Dept.
johannesburg, south africa.
We happily announce to you the draw of the Euro - Afro Asian Sweepstake Lottery
International Programs held on the 1st of May 2003 in Dakar Senegal.
Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 564 75600545 188 with Serial
number 5388/02 drew the lucky numbers:31-6-26-13-35-7, which subsequently
won you the lottery in the 2nd category.
You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of
US$2,500,000.00 (Two million, five hundred thousand,United
States Dollars) in cash credited to file PC/9080118308/02.
This is from a total cash prize of US $ 25 Million dollars,
shared amongst the first Fifty (50) lucky winners in this category.
Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our
European booklet representative office in Europe (where
the hell did this thing take place?) as indicated in your
play coupon. In view of this, your US$2,500,000.00 (Two million,five
hundred thousand,United States Dollars) would be released to
you by our security firm in Europe. Our European agent will
immediately commence the process to facilitate the release
of your funds as soon as you contact him.
All participants were selected randomly from World Wide
Web site through computer draw system and extracted from
over 100,000 companies. (Does anyone understand how
this lottery could possible work?) This promotion takes
place annually. For security reasons, you are advised to
keep your winning information confidential till your claims
is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner
you deem fit to claim your prize. This is part of our precautionary
measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse
of this program by some unscrupulous elements (Yeah, wouldn't
want somebody to scam you out of your money.) . Please
be warned. To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary
Watergate inc (I wonder if these scammers have any sense how funny
To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote
reference/batch numbers in any correspondences with us or our designated
Congratulations once more from all members and staffs of
this program. Thank you for being part of our promotional lottery
AFRO-ASIAN Zonal Coordinator
Our reader wants to claim his winnings that he was randomly
selected from 100,000 companies for.
Subject: NOTIFICATION TO LOTTERY SWEEPSTAKE WINNER
How are you doing today? Thanks for your response to the winning notification
that was sent to you .Congratulations once again on your victory,your
email address was attached to the above reference and batch number as
contact. You are the lucky person to have won this lottery.
You are required to forward the following details to help
facilitate the processing of your certificate and the release
of your winnings.
1. Full names. 2. Residential address. 3. Phone number.
4. Fax number. 5. A scanned identification of yourself.
You are adviced to forward these informations as soon as possible to enable
us attend to your file and also process your documents as soon as possible.
You are to note that your funds have been deposited in our
payment center in Europe. Full details will be sent to you
so you can reach them to collect your funds. Please note that
your certificate will be sent to you and it is this certificate
that you will present to the payment office as proof of your
winnings.Without this certificate, they will not attend to
you. We will process this immediately you forward to us the
Once again, congratulations.
Mrs Luita Gonzales
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 8:57 AM
To: 'Brian Briggs'
Subject: String along the lottery winner-Thought you'd like to see
Dear Mrs. Gonzalez,
I am doing ok, but will be doing better once I receive these funds. We have
had a hard time lately but I won't go in to the details, needless to
say winning this will help us a lot.
I will be able to forward the requested items, however, I
have a couple of questions:
Regarding my residential address, I am currently in a minimum
security facility here in the United States. Do you want the
address for this correctional institute or would you prefer
the safe house address that I was using before?
Regarding a scanned identification, would my prison ID be
sufficient for this purpose? I feel that I should explain a
little, you see I was accused, falsely I might add, of running
a scam to take money from people. I never ran it, I was just
one of the cogs, but I was definitely NOT in charge! These
funds from my winnings will go a long way towards my defense. Once
I have sent in the necessary items, how long do I have to claim
the certificate of funds? I am not due to be released for another
2 years, so if I have to be at the office to claim the funds
before then, I will have to make some "arrangements" to
get out of here.
Please advise me on what you need ASAP-and once again thank
you for selecting me-God Bless You!
Many readers suggested that I find some Bill Hicks to see what
I was missing. I have indeed done that this week. I learned two
things. Mr. Hicks was a very funny and talented comedian, and that
I had never heard any of his stuff before.