You know, what really strikes me as being funny is the nature of spam I receive – a recent one was for a “payday loan” from some outfit in the UK.
As though this in all probability “business” located in a shabby office is a global conglomerate with limitless assets.
Maybe they’ve heard through the hustler grapevine payday loans are attempting to cultivate the indigenous market and thinking there’s a piece of the pie to be had, or maybe they aren’t familiar with geography and the logistics.
Then there’s that one point five million dollar donation the Weir Foundation supposedly has awarded me I just received notification of last night – probably a branch office of a Nigerian prince whose had to flee his country due to Ebola.
Since I’ve been awarded this money maybe I should retain an attorney on a contingency basis to represent me in collecting it or suing if it isn’t forthcoming.
Or maybe since I have friends in the UK I could empower them with a power of attorney and they could go round and sign me up for a payday loan.
I can’t imagine anyone actually falling for such scams but apparently they do, and often enough their victims seem to be elderly and viewed as easy pickings.
Society has always had various low brow scam artists, but the advent of the net has led to a bumper crop, and mores the pity.
An area where law enforcement can shine when they take down ones such as these.