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Nigerian Spammers use Joel's name in vain

I just received a spam with the subject "joel's email article!".

Anyone else heard of it?

Thanks.

Tim
Thursday, June 19, 2003

No, but I haven't been answering the 419's I recieved.  The latest one I got promised 20% instead of the customary 10% for letting them use my bank account.  I'm holding out for 30%.  Then its fat city for me!

Mike
Thursday, June 19, 2003

you were offered 20%?!?!

that hardly seems fair, the chap Im dealing with is unwilling to go over 15%, although he _has_ offered to cover 1/2 of the transaction costs himself.

can you perhaps share the email address of your contact?  I may have to change 419 dealers...

FullNameRequired
Thursday, June 19, 2003

You guys are certainly wise potential business partners. I wish you well.

:-)

Bored Bystander
Thursday, June 19, 2003

by any chance did the guys you deal with work at Enron or WorldCom :-)

Prakash S
Thursday, June 19, 2003

I did their books. 

Mike
Thursday, June 19, 2003

Must've been an upshot of:

http://www.j-walk.com/blog/docs/conference.htm

www.MarkTAW.com
Friday, June 20, 2003

Heres an idea:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/51/31270.html

Worth a shot?

Chris
Friday, June 20, 2003

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/51/31270.html

Brilliant! Almost worthy of 'The Sting'. I do hope it really happened, and not just an idea in the mind of the writer.

David Clayworth
Friday, June 20, 2003

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