I never read junk mail. I mean what’s the point? But this time I read it, and it kept me wondering who writes all this stuff. Is that something you can put on your CV? Hi. My name is So-and-So and I am a professional junk mail writer. Simply amazing. Read this (I got it in my hotmail.com account. I’ve replaced some proper names with “*”):
FROM MISS L**** A**
A****** I**** C****
I AM MISS L**** A** FROM IVORY COAST AND I AM CONTACTING YOU BECAUSE I NEED YOUR HELP IN THE MANAGEMENT OF A SUM OF MONEY THAT MY DEAD FATHER LEFT FOR ME BEFORE HE DIED.THIS MONEY IN QUESTION IS USD 7.5 MILLION AMERICAN DOLLARS AND THE MONEY IS IN A BANK HERE IN A****** WHERE I AM LIVING WITH MY ONLY BROTHER.
MY FATHER WAS A VERY WEALTHY COCOA FARMER AND HE WAS POISOINED BY HIS BUSINESS COLLEAGUES AND NOW I WANT YOU TO STAND AS MY GUIDIAN AND MY APPOINTED BENEFICIARY AND RECEIVE THE MONEY IN YOUR COUNTRY SINCE I AM 21 YEARS AND WITHOUT MOTHER OR FATHER.
PLEASE I WILL LIKE YOU TO REPLY TO THIS EMAILSO THAT I WILL GIVE YOU ALL THE NECESSARY INFORMATION SO THAT THIS MONEY WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO YOU SO THAT YOU WILL GET ME TRAVEL DOCUMENTS TO COME OVER TO YOUR COUNTRY TO CONTINUE MY EDUCATION THERE.
I AM WAITING FOR YOUR URGENT EMAIL RESPONSE.
THANKS AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
MISS L**** A**
I feel like e-mailing her back! >;-P