What the hell is it with the resurgence of these Nigerian email scams lately? Anyone else suddenly begin seeing a lot of them in their junk email folder? I can’t believe it’d still be worth it. Is anyone still falling for these obvious and silly scams? Jesus, these things were around even before email. I used to get them in snail mail to my business address.
I guess new crops of ignoramuses must be falling for them, or they wouldn’t be wasting their time.
I have an unconventional way of looking at that sort of thing. You know what? I’m not interested in spending a goddamn nickel to put these kinds of people out of business. Sure, they’re thieves, I hope they all die and burn in hell, but ya gotta admit: they do serve a useful purpose in treating morons to a lesson they just might remember.
I was recently at a conference in Vegas and one of the speakers was a deputy AG from Florida whose "claim to fame" was prosecuting and putting Miss Cleo out of business for "deceptive trade practices;" like, you know, failure to disclose that the "readings" they sold customers were not "actual psychic readings." I dunno…I’m guessing that for those, you have to go to a state-licensed "psychic."
My attitude about the thing at the time was that anyone who’ll pay someone money to tell them what they already know just deserves everything they get.
"No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people."— H.L. Mencken
Leave Miss Cleo alone. <laf>