I don't know about you, but I have a few different email accounts that I use for different things. Let's see, there's Yahoo, my ISP, G-Mail, and I'm sure I have others that I can't think of at this exact moment but I have to tell you, today has been a very lucky day for me!
In one account alone, I today have received notification that I have won the British National Lottery, not once, but twice! Once for 1,500,000 pounds and another for 1,000,000 pounds. Isn't that remarkable? But wait, that's not it!
I also received notice that this is my last chance to pick up the $500.00 Wal-Mart gift card that I have been awarded and on two other separate emails I have been awarded a $1,000.00 gift card for Macy's and a $500.00 gift card for Target! To top that all off, I received several emails telling me that I could buy really cheap Viagra (do they know I would want this?) as well as a terrific offer on how to, putting it politely, "enhance my manhood". I guess between that, the Viagra, the 2,500,000 pounds and the $2,000 in gift cards I could immediately become the perfect catch.
We all get crap like this, I know that. I know it's spam, you know it's spam, even my lame computer knows it's spam, so why do these emails keep showing up all over the place on a daily basis? I know it's all computerized mailings, I know it's all sent in massive bulk, but someone has to be getting something for these. Are there people out there who really answer this shit; people who are so gullible that they are pulled into sending someone or something their most important identifying information or at the very least falling for these ads? I can't imagine that anyone in this day of identity theft, computer fraud and false advertising could fall for such crap simply because it shows up in their mail. What I'd like to know is who the hell is benefiting from this because you know someone has to be. And, benefiting at the expense of someone else I might add!
Anyway, I decided not to accept the money, to let them have their gift cards, to hold off on the Viagra until absolutely necessary, to just keep what parts I have become accustomed to and just delete the whole mess...again. Seems a lot simpler to me for them to just stop sending this stuff...but I guess they're looking for that one fish to bite, that one unsuspecting, lonely person who still beleives in Santa Claus, the Loch Ness monster and getting something for nothing, that one needy person to take advantage of. Pricks.