I get a lot of crud in my inbox, and I’m sure you do too. But every now and then you see a new generation of sludge beginning to creep in, evidence that somebody in the world, probably Nigeria, is on the job re-thinking the technology of scamming. This morning, as I was considering the question of whether Bank of America should have apologized for stealing a mortgagee’s parrot, I happened upon the following missive in my corporate e-mail:
Several things may be learned from this interesting electronic document:
1. If you’re going to attempt to fleece people who speak English, learn English;
2. Stupidity is funny;
3. My corporation needs a better spam filter…
Oh, and I probably would never have known that Bank of America had inadvertently stolen a woman’s parrot if they hadn’t apologized for it.