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Another amusing 419
From: "Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah" <rmslade () shaw ca>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:46:28 -0800
This one was a fairly standard "we are the government and have money for you"
type, except for how the author identified himself--in quotation marks:
My name is "Jacob Jack Lew". I am the New Secretary of the Treasury under the
U.S Department of the Treasury.
Also the person to whom you were supposed to send the "cost of processing":
Hence, you are advised to send the $150.00 USD via Western Union money
transfer to "Frank Kelley" who is the nominated receiver for the $150.00 USD.
(Which was also different from the name you were supposed to use for the actual
Well, *I* thought it was funny, anyway.
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rslade () vcn bc ca slade () victoria tc ca rslade () computercrime org
What about the main thing in life, all its riddles? If you want,
I'll spell it out for you right now. Do not pursue what is
illusory--property and position: all that is gained at the
expense of your nerves decade after decade, and is confiscated
in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life--
don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness;
it is, after all, all the same: the bitter doesn't last forever,
and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing. It is enough
if you don't freeze in the cold, and if thirst and hunger don't
claw at your insides. If your back isn't broken, if your feet
can walk, if both arms can bend, if both eyes see, and if both
ears hear, then whom should you envy? And why? Our envy of
others devours us most of all. Rub your eyes and purify your
heart--and prize above all else in the world those who love you
and who wish you well. Do not hurt them or scold them, and never
part from any of them in anger; after all, you simply do not
know: it might be your last act before your arrest, and that will
be how you are imprinted in their memory!
- The Gulag Archipelago, Solzhenitsyn
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- Another amusing 419 Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Hannah (Jan 22)