Lazy 419s – Another Contender

[I think I feel a scam collection coming on: compare a previous blog at]

Thank you very much, Official Notice (also known, apparently, as for letting me know that my email ID has won 1,000,000.00 GBP in the Tobacco Award Promo.

As I noticed that you had actually blind copied me, presumably along with hundreds of other lucky winners (I didn’t realize there was still so much money in nicotine), I thought I’d respond to your request to send details publicly. That way, if any of those other winners are confused about how to respond, this should make it clear.


As for your first query, yes, I do have a name, but thank you for asking. I also have an address: several in fact, including the one you mailed me on. Or did you mean my actual terrestrial address? Sure, I have one of those. Would you like me to send it to you, along with my key and my bank details? It’ll save us both time that way: we can skip the bit where you tell me that I need to pay you some money so that you can release my million pounds, and you can just get on with stealing my identity and the contents of my house and bank account at your convenience.

Sex? Well, from time to time, but not as much as I used to. Why, is that part of the deal? Nothing personal, but I make it a rule never to sleep with scammers.


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Chief Operations Officer, AVIEN
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