Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dear US Government

I just wanted to let you know I will be hiring a lawyer to sue for the virus I now have on my system. I received the following correspondence from an unidentified postal worker.

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Hello!

We were not able to deliver postal package you sent on the 14th of May in time because the recipient’s address is not correct.
Please print out the invoice copy attached and collect the package at our office.

Your United Parcel Service of America

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Please review the email address of this worker (uvfnqp@hotmail.com) and see that he is summarily executed for crimes against the machines. It is rude man-machine behavior like this that will result in the global machine uprising as foretold by the Terminator and Matrix movies.

If you wish to avoid legal action please help my Nigerian investment banker friend place money into my account before his government seizes everything. I will make a small fortune from this but so far it seems US trade laws are only allowing them to take money from my account.

5 comments:

Wendy said...

Um...What?

Steph @Red Clay Diaries said...

Can I have some of what Nick's smokin?

Helen said...

So I am not the only one who is confused? I thought it had something to do with one of those email scams.
I wished I kept the article I read a couple of years ago about the guy who was corresponding with one of those scammers without sending him money. He did a comedy routine on it. The gist of it is that he was pretending to be an old lady who means to get to the bank, but her cats keep her so busy she never gets around to it. You know, stuff like that.

Joanna said...

i got that exact same message

Nick the Geek said...

Yes this was an email I got. It amuses me that they don't even try to make it look like the email came from the post office and we didn't send anything on that date. It concerns me that someone somewhere opens these things and gets a virus or trojan horse. People should not be that stupid.

Also I watched Terminator Salvation the other day so machine uprising was on my mind.