jake on 2004.09.16
at 05:45 pm
I have two things to talk about here that have pissed me off recently.
You mean it's all the way over there?...
I have been suffering from a lovely sinus infection and today I forgot my meds. So I drove home (about six miles) around lunch time. On the way back I witnessed a Hummer pull out of a parking lot with a bunch of stores. Drive about twenty feet. And turn right, into a group of office buildings about one hundred yards from the main road.
Thank you Sir for being so lazy you couldn't walk across the street and instead had to drive your monstrosity of a vehicle and damaging the environment that little bit more that it needed.
Spam that makes me sick.
At work one of my crappy daily tasks is to sift through the general email account for the company. It naturally was displayed prominently on the corporate site (before I came along and changed it) and enjoys hundreds of spam messages a day.
In reading one of these messages I found what appears to be not only a virus laden message but also a phishing scam. Only it's not asking me to go to some random bank web site and enter my account info. No it's asking me to donate money directly to a man in Latvia who's wife was killed and daughter injured in the terrorist takeover in Beslan, Russia. It's one of those messages with embedded things (besides the virus) and tones of junk text to get past spam filters, it's definitely spam.
Dear Brothers and Sisters.
My wife Karina was lost in result terror at school of city of Beslan, and 11-years daughter Alina, now to be in the Central Krasnodar hospital, in very heavy condition.
At her a gunshot wound and strong burns. The daughter constantly calls mum. I do not know that to me to do. I would not want to live. I live only one dream: to see the daughter healthy, happy that she went and it was pleased lifes.
I live and worked two years in Latvia on earnings and dreamed to return back. As long I was in distances from a house as I regret that have left them and consequently could not save them, I never shall forgive to myself. You see with it it is impossible to live! I am simply compelled to ask about the help of everyone who may help ours grief. As soon as Alina it becomes better we for ever we shall leave from here where all reminds a pain of loss. I shall be glad to any answer and any help. I am sorry for my bad English.
What followed was allegedly bank information for where you should send your money.
I got that less than a week after the incident. Who could stoop to such a level and use the victims of a terrible incident as sympathy to try to illegally get money. It just boggles my mind.
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