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26.5.08

Nigerian 419 scammers go mobile 

As friends know, I don’t tend to like those newfangled for most things with the exception of courtship and for a few close friends, and have kept the number very private. How surprised I was to receive an from , of all places!
   Yes, folks, the have gone , and they are probably going through as many random numbers as possible.
   The dumbasses are from +234 8074 354-611 and wrote to me on May 5 with (sic):

Congrats! Your number has won u d sum of $1,300,000 on d OPEC  promo, winning no,C55T24. To claim fund, pls send us email to, opepriz@Live.com for details

Arriving at 10.22 (my phone is on GMT and I am not sure if that is local time or not).
   Mind you, if you are online and you can read this, then you probably wouldn’t have fallen for it anyway. I believe on email alone I got around eight or nine today suggesting I am the luckiest man alive, winning all these lotteries and promotions.
   While I am sure others have received them, I lead a largely cellphone-free life that it was a surprise for me. Nevertheless, be warned.
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