Thursday

Over the past couple days I received these two emails from different people, one was John William and the other was Peter Welsh, although his email address said Adam Tobias:

My name is John william, I am an academic event organizer and I’m hearing impaired, I hope you treat me like any of your other customers and my disability doesn’t affect our dealings. I got your contact details online, I need the service of an artist or illustrator/cartoonist to work on a project for an upcoming workshop, I’ll give the idea of what I need to be illustrated/drawn and you can get back to me with the price to get it done, I’ll pay your fees up front if you want. Please get back to me for more details.

Warm regards.

John

Good day Buddy,

My name is Peter Welsh, I am an academic event organizer and I’m hearing impaired, i hope you treat me like any of your other customers and my disability doesn’t affect our dealings. I got your contact details online, I need the service of an artist or illustrator/cartoonist to work on a project for an upcoming workshop, I’ll give the idea of what I need to be illustrated/drawn and you can get back to me with the price to get it done, I’ll pay your fees up front if you want. Please get back to me for more details.

Warm regards.

Peter Welsh.

Well, I’m going to do it right after I send the daughter-in-law of the deceased president of Burkina Faso my bank account information.

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4 Responses to Thursday

  1. Robert R says:

    I can see you are so touched that you reused yesterdays comic strip. Is that a form of comic hiccuping?

    I used to get scam emails where someone was wanting to marry me if I sent them information. For some reason I have not gotten that type of email in awhile. I was hoping they would send a picture. Maybe they read some of my email exchanges and decided that I was already too far gone. If I would not have sent all that money to that TV preacher.

  2. Lisa B. says:

    I almost got scammed a couple of months ago. I received an email, ostensibly from someone with whom I used to work. The name was correct, but the private email address was not what I remembered. The first email was innocuous, asking me if I could do the person a favour. The second email contained a sob story about being ill with liver cancer and unable to get out, some relative was having a birthday, could I please buy some gift cards. The spelling of the person’s name was slightly different this time and that, together with the request, made me suspicious. Another couple of emails and I ended the correspondence.

  3. Chris M says:

    UCE (Unsolicited Commercial Email) is always a scam Further proof may be had by turning on the header information. Most email client programs support this, if you feel like wasting some time.

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