Sunday, July 25, 2010

Things That Make You Go "I Don't Think So!"

Congratulations.
You have been chosen to receive ($1,000,000.00 USD)in the on-going
chevron/Texaco poverty alleviation program 2010.Send you Name & contact
address to Mr Kennith Davids at (chevronpayment@gmail.com
)to file for your claims.Or dial +2348067852678 for more information on
this program.
Note:All E-mail response should be sent to the following email address for
verification and payment approval
Yours kenneth Davids.
On line co-ordinate
Chevron/Texaco oil&gas company.
I received the above email a couple of days ago in my inbox as it seems that the spam filters on Yahoo! have been letting a few slip of late. I suspect that with the increasing amount of spam out there that it's tough catching all of it so I can understand having to deal with this sort of thing from time to time.

The reason I kept it was because it made me laugh with the phrase " the on-going chevron/Texaco poverty alleviation program 2010".  I have to admit that I've had an on-going poverty alleviation program myself during 2010 in the form of working probably way too much overtime but sadly, it's not working any better than this email would in alleviating my on-going poverty!

The other sad thing is that this email is so poorly written that it seems to me that it would be very difficult for anyone to believe that it was official but I would be willing to be that there are some who would still fall for it and all it takes is a small handful for this sort of scam to keep being one of the weapons of choice of people who just don't want to make an honest living like the rest of us.

Maybe if Chevron/Texaco came up with an on-going spam alleviation program I might buy into it!

8 comments:

  1. what??? you mean you're not sitting there holding your breath waiting for things to happen????

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  2. Lois cracks me up. Bwahahahahaha.

    216 days and counting.

    Have a terrific day Linda. Big hug. :)

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  4. Of course you'll be sitting there waiting. Sure. And there is a tooth fairy, too.

    Big hugs, honey...

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  5. Oh, no! The next thing you'll be telling me is that there is no Santa Claus.

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  6. We have a fellow Island member who we just a few days ago heard is being scammed to the tune of several thousand dollars. they are elderly and I have been hounding the members to get a picture of them.

    The one of the members called and had gotten a picture and while at their house the scammer called. They have been really hit hard with this thousand here and thousand there.

    Darlin and I suggested that he call the County Adult Protection Agency.

    Beware, it can happen to us all and the older we get the more at risk we all are, even with family members.
    z

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  7. oh damn, I guess I won't be getting my money.

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