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Thursday, October 12 12:00 AM ET

BBspot Mailbag

Now you too can enjoy my Inbox without the annoying spam. Every week I get some amazing e-mail. Some amazing because of the sheer cluelessness of the sender, some because of the time and energy that went into crafting them and some are just simply amazing.


BBelievers

Another BBeliever lured in by the opportunity to see beneath clothes...

From: irshad
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 7:02 PM
To: briggsb@bbspot.com
Subject: pls give me more information

hi i was reading ur new news about Mach Smack G500 video card but i could not find it in any site so pls tell me how i can get this card.i hope u will send me reply with all details thanks.

New news? The story is six years old. I told him the card has been updated to the G900 which can see all the way to the bone.


Not Even Trying

I get plenty of email from scammers each week and most of it gets filtered straight into the trash bin. Most that make it through the filter are unremarkable, but a couple this week were just too inept to ignore ...

From: hally dais [mailto:hally_em@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 2:50 PM
Subject: Enquiry

Hello
Greeting for JASON store am writing to you while because i had some interest in some of your bears which decided to make enquires first before l proceed with my order. Kindly advice me if you have shipped before or do you ship international location (nigeria)also advice if you do accept credit cards? Get back to me with the answer so i can proceed on which product needed from your store.As for shipment i will be responsible for the shipping charges and custom charges,hope to do sucessfull business with you as i await your prompt response..
Best of Regards
seamaster
JASON STORE INC.

I'm selling bears? Isn't that illegal? Also, who in their right mind would do business with someone in Nigeria?

The next is a virus that tries to get you to click on a link. I've removed the link just in case any BBelievers are reading the Mailbag this week..

From: postcard.com [mailto:antivirus@microsoft.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 6:36 AM
To: submissions@bbspot.com
Subject: We Are Warning You !

Hello user of Windows XP"

We offer you who are using Windows XP an antivirus to beware from the new virus."

Download and instal now the new scan antivirus. click here to receive."

If you have something to ask or other details contact as please antivirus@microsoft.com"

Thank You

There are so many things wrong with this email that I can't believe how anyone could possibly click on the link? Sadly, I'm sure there are a few people who did.


Weekly Limerick

The winner of this year's Geek Limerick contest has volunteered to write a weekly limerick for BBspot. I haven't decided where to put it yet, so this week's I'll put in the Mailbag...

From: Seth

Google bought YouTube, or so I read.
1.65 billion -- that's some bread!
 But for such a high price,
 You could get something nice;
I'd have just bought Burundi instead.


That's all for this week!

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