419er fears unsolicited intergalactic email
Better to 'discurse vivdly on phone'
Thanks very much to reader Daniel O'Donovan for forwarding this Friday livener - a short but illuminating 419 email which demonstrates why, when attempting to negotiate a $9.5m transfer deal, it's better to talk by phone:
I am a solicitor and I am the personal attorney to late Mr Alex Lee. I am writing you to receive this funds 9.5m$ before it is seized by the bank where the funds is deposited.
Due to intergalactic and unsolicited email. I will advise that we discurse vivdly on phone. Please write me your phone number for more discursion. (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me + 23 417 238 107.
Best Regards, E. Kone, Esq
Unsolicited intergalactic email is, we presume, the kind of extraterrestrial spam offering "Princess Leia topless exclusive!", "PHOTON DRIVE AT INCREDIBLE 10% DISCOUNT" or "Martians - Is girl happy with girth of your seven manhoods?", which regularly clogs inboxes across the known universe. ®