Friday, January 11, 2008

I won! I won!

Just got this email in my box at work:

DEAR WINNER
This Email is to inform you that you emerged a winner of
(£2,500,000.00 Great British Pounds)contact our claims office
AGENT NAME: Mack Davidson
Email: ukgamingclaims@hotmail.com
KINDLY FILL OUT THE PAYMENT PROCESSING FORM
FULL NAMES...DATE OF BIRTH...MARITAL STATUS...CONTACT
ADDRESS...COUNTRY...TELEPHONE NUMBER...OCCUPATION
Yours Truly
Co-ordinator(Online Program)
And they're even kind enough to pay it in pounds instead of crappy old dollars! I'm so freakin' psyched! All my dreams will come true now; I'll be able to bird, blog, and build furniture to my heart's content! Wait'll I tell Kat!

Wait, what? What do you mean, it's a scam? But I got it in my email inbox!

I... I... I'm so bummed.

14 comments:

Randal Graves said...

Obviously it's a scam. Everyone knows that huge payouts only come from Nigeria!

dguzman said...

I shoulda known....

Sorghum Crow said...

Can I borrow a few quid when you get your winnings?

vikkitikkitavi said...

Don't feel too bad. I think 2.5 million pounds sterling is like ten bucks, American.

CDP said...

Don't listen to those cynical people! OF COURSE it's real! Go ahead and claim your winnings! I always follow advice I receive in unsolicited emails, with the result that
1. A certain body part that I don't actually have works better and is 3x its normal size and
2. I pay negative 10% on my mortgage, and next year, the bank has to start paying me and
See? What's the worst that could happen?

Mary Ellen said...

That's real nice dguzman- but I guess it must be my nun persona on the blog, I have everyone sending me e-mails asking me to send money so their poor old mothers can have a serious operation that will save their life. Being a "woman of the cloth", I guess they figure I'll God Bless them with the $500,000 they want..sent in small bills in a cardboard box, mailed to a post office box in Nigeria.

Do you think it's ligit?

I'm not kidding, these things are addressed "Dear Sister Mary Ellen ".I guess either didn't notice the joint hanging from my mouth, or they figure if I have enough money for drugs, I must be ok.

Maybe I should take your e-mail and send it to them with a note attached saying, sure, get my winnings from these guys. Good luck. ;-)

dguzman said...

Vikkitik: Well, shit, then.

CDP: hee hee! I'm guessing "they figure if I have enough money for drugs, I must be ok" is the reason. Those poor stupid souls.

dguzman said...

Oh, and Crow--baby, the check's in the mail!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

You're a winner and I'm a weiner.

Distributorcap said...

randal is right
only nigeria is legit

FranIAm said...

Delia- want to buy a house in Nyack????

With your big winnings you won't even notice it.

Whoo hooo! Jesus does love winners by the way, glad you got that one!

Whiskeymarie said...

Have I got a deal for you!

Just wire $20,000 "good faith" money into my bank account, and I'll make sure that you are paid out $2,500,000!

Just let me know when you're ready to wire the cash, o.k?

Mauigirl said...

LOL, I have been getting these constantly!

FranIAm said...

I wired WhiskeyMarie $20K once... I wonder what happend?