: Spam

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat Apr 3 21:35:51 UTC 2010

At 4/3/2010 04:59 PM, Robin Hamilton wrote:
>Equally true, there's little new under the sun -- the Nigerian Scam is
>simply an electronic variant of the old Spanish Prisoner Con.

As is the "Help! My wallet's been stolen."  Assuming it's a fat
wallet.  And both can certainly be called "phishing."


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