The innumerable emails that arrive each and every day announcing that I am a winner of this lottery or that make me wonder if these idiots that make this stuff up are actually having any success?
The one that caught my eye today was from the British Columbia Lottery. So many things are wrong with this email that it made me wonder about their success rate with this.
- The return address is firstname.lastname@example.org which is a Mexican government website, supposedly; obviously fake
- The explanation says that the Colombian government together with the British government put this lottery together. Obviously the originator of this email is a geographic moron
- The address of this “lottery corporation” is in Liverpool, England
- The signee of this letter is Sir Gordons Fletcher. We stopped using royal titles in BC some time ago and Gordons with an ‘s’ sounds weird, doesn’t it?
- The mail states that you must contact the Royal Bank of Scotland to claim your prize. Geez, any other countries involved?
- The email (in Scotland, ha ha) is email@example.com Very Scottish, no?
- The prize (for this BC Lottery) is paid in pounds sterling!
Bloody morons. So the question remains: is there any stats on how many people actually respond to these?