As friends know, I don’t tend to like those newfangled cellphones 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 SMS from Nigeria, of all places!
Yes, folks, the 419ers have gone mobile, and they are probably going through as many random numbers as possible.
The dumbasses are texting from +234 8074 354-611 and wrote to me on May 5 with (sic):
Congrats! Your GSM 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. Posted by Jack Yan, 07:06
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