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Mike Orr [sluggoster at gmail.com]
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From: Jubouri Omar <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 6:43 AMSubject:
I want to move my family out of Iraq due to violence and I want to transfer $12,500,000 to you.reply
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How nice and concise and to the point. I wish all scams were like that. But that last word is rude. Just "reply". Not "Please reply" or "Hoping to God I will hear from you soon", but just an order: "Reply!"
-- Mike Orr <email@example.com>
Rick Moen [rick at linuxmafia.com]
Quoting Mike Orr (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> But that last word is rude. Just "reply". Not "Please reply" > or "Hoping to God I will hear from you soon", but just an order: > "Reply!"
The very least he could say is something like "We are looking forward to doing this business with you and solicit your absolute confidentiality in this transaction. Please acknowledge the receipt of this letter using the above telefax numbers for more details regarding the transaction. Yours faithfully...", preferably in all capital letters.
(Terseness sort of ruins the fun of these things.)
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