Saturday, June 24, 2006

Want a cheap rolex?

High quality replicas! Top quality brand watches!

These are the latest spam blitz I've been receiving, but instead of making think "Ooo I really need one of those", it made me think of those cheap street peddlers you see in movies trying to hawk junk to unsuspecting passersby.

Most of these spam messages are coming from China or Korea (third world internet providers with no real abuse policy enforcement, and more often than not are apt to take money to allow spammers to use them). So every time I see these spam I picture this shifty looking little Asian guy opening a trench coat saying "psst.. scuse please sir, you want to buy cheap rolex?". As funny as this picture is, it's disturbing to realize that there are people out there that actually fall for these scams. There are a couple of old adages that apply here, "A fool and his money are soon parted" or even more appropriately as PT Barnum was apt to say "There's a sucker born every minute!", and if this weren’t the case we wouldn't have all these fly-by-night scams to try to separate the fools from their money.

With that I leave you with a final encouragement to report the spam you get, it’s easy ( and maybe if we all do it they will get the message that we don’t want this crap. (Pardon the expletive, but it was the only one that seemed to fit).

"Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." - Martin Luther King, Jr.