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SPAM A LOT

This is embarrassing.

This morning:

From: Moss, Barney <***@credit-suisse.com>
Date: 03-Aug-2007 11:16
Subject: Full of false promise
To: “HOME (***@wheresbarney.com)” <***@wheresbarney.com>

 

My good friend-As you may know, my previous job was personal secretary to the late Saddam Hussein. Whilst attending to some paperwork I found a personal account containing over $100,000,000. No one else knows about the existance of this account. Due to the UN embargo it is impossible blah blah blah…

All you need to do to receive a guaranteed $25,000,000 in your private bank account is sponsor me for the Three Peaks Challenge next weekend (which I’ve signed up for on a last-minute whim). It’s for the Anthony Nolan Trust, which is generally agreed to be a good cause, and I’ll be working hard for your money.

-best regards, Mr Barney Moss
Unlikely Bank of Nigeria, Ltd

http://www.justgiving.com/threepeaksbarney
http://wheresbarney.com/mini/?p=118
Also I will have a paper sponsorship form next week.

 

And this evening:

 

From: Barney Moss <***@wheresbarney.com>
Date: 03-Aug-2007 21:39
Subject: oh bugger
To:

 

Earlier today I sent you a begging email asking you to sponsor me for the Three Peaks Challenge next weekend.
As you know, I am a witty chap, and I sent my email in the style of a Nigerian 4-1-9 spam .

Unfortunately, as I should know (because I’ve done exactly the same thing before), most people have spam filters on their email, and spam filters don’t always understand my jokes.So, if you got my email earlier today, then please ignore this one. If you didn’t get my email, it might be trapped in your spam filter. But here’s the essence.

I’m attempting to climb Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m), and Mount Snowdon (1,085m) – the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales. In twenty-four hours. That’s 26 miles of hiking up and down mountains (a marathon), and 475 miles of driving.
It’s all in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust.

So please sponsor me today – if I meet my target of 500 then my company will match it, doubling your donation.

-thanks, Barney
——————————————-
http://www.wheresbarney.com
http://wheresbarney.com/mini/?p=118

 

Three Peaks Challenge – August 10th/11th

After my pleasant walking holiday in Scotland last year (the Caledonian Challenge, a double-marathon along the West Highland Way in twenty-four hours), and as a warm up for this October’s Loch Ness Marathon, I’ve signed up at the last minute for the Three Peaks Challenge, in aid of the Anthony Nolan Trust.

I’m attempting to climb Ben Nevis (1,344m), Scafell Pike (978m), and Mount Snowdon (1,085m) – the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales. In twenty-four hours.

That’s 26 miles of hiking up and down mountains (a marathon), and 475 miles of driving.

I need your help, and you can help in two ways. Either come and pick me up from the foot of Mount Snowdon around 4pm on Sunday 11th August, and drive me back to London while I sleep, or else SPONSOR ME! If I raise 500 then Credit Suisse will match it, doubling your donation.

Here’s me at the end of last year’s Cally Challenge, just in case you think I don’t work for your money.

 

http://www.justgiving.com/threepeaksbarney

 

 

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