Killer spam

Killer spam

Killer spam

Bad Astronomy
The entire universe in blog form
Feb. 21 2008 12:30 PM

Killer spam

I hate spam.

Well, duh.

Phil Plait Phil Plait

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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But despite the failings of my anatomy, the need to finance Nigerian princes, or my desperate lack of V!0XX, I have yet to see spam that threatens to kill me.

Until recently, that is.

Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 01:39:41 H0200 Return email address redacted Subject: LISTEN UP AND BE VERY VERY CARE !!!

Hello .

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I am very sorry for you , is a pity that this is how your life is going to end as soon as you don't comply. As you can see there is no need of introducing myself to you because I don't have any business with you, my duty as I am mailing you now is just to KILL you and I have to do it as I have already been paid for that.

Someone you call a friend wants you Dead by all means, and the person have spent a lot of money on this, the person also came to us and told me that he wanted you dead and he provided us with your name ,picture and other necessary information's we needed about you. So I sent my boys to track you down and they have carried out the necessary investigation needed for the operation on you, and they have done that but I told them not to kill you that I will like to contact you and see if your life is Important to you or not since their findings shows that you are innocent.

I called my client back and ask him of your email address which I didn't tell him what I wanted to do with it and he gave it to me and I am using it to contact you now. As I am writing to you now my men are monitoring you and they are telling me everything about you.

Now do you want to LIVE OR DIE? As someone has paid us to kill you. Get back to me now if you are ready to pay some fees to spare your life, $20,000 is all you need to spend You will first of all pay $8,000 then I will send a tape to you which i recorded every discusion i had with the person who wanted you dead and as soon as you get the tape, you will pay the remaining $12,000. If you are not ready for my help, then I will carry on with my job straight-up.

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WARNING: DO NOT THINK OF CONTACTING THE POLICE OR EVEN TELLING ANYONE BECAUSE I WILL KNOW.REMEMBER, SOMEONE WHO KNOWS YOU VERY WELL WANT YOU DEAD! I WILL EXTEND IT TO YOUR FAMILY, INCASE I NOTICE SOMETHING FUNNY. DO NOT COME OUT ONCE IT IS 7:PM UNTIL I MAKE OUT TIME TO SEE YOU AND GIVE YOU THE TAPE OF MY DISCUSSION WITH THE PERSON WHO WANT YOU DEAD THEN YOU CAN USE IT TO TAKE ANY LEGAL ACTION. GOOD LUCK AS I AWAIT YOUR REPLY.

I have several comments. One is that I don't think I'm terribly scared of an assassin who can't spell.

Second is that I have loads of enemies who wish I would go away, but I doubt even they have the wherewithal to do anything this nefarious. My friends know that if I'm dead, they'll never get any more cookies from Mrs. BA, so right away that's a giveaway that this isn't for realz.

But third, I have to give the author some credit. I wonder how many people would reply, fearful of their lives?

I don't have the time to do anything about this, though. I just found out I am NOMINATED FOR THE MBA, which I'm hoping with help me REDUCE MY CREDIT CARD DEBT, which is important so I can afford to INCREASE MY GIRTH.

Party on, Girth.