When Spam Does Pay

 

A can of Spam

A can of Spam

I’m sure by now we’ve all seen the emails in your inbox or left as comments on your blog.  Every once in a while, folks wonder if spamming pays.  I don’t know about you but I always delete the garbage.  Every once in a while, I’ll send off a complaint email if I know it’ll get a result.

Well wonder no more.  Looks like Citibank has proven once and for all that it does. 37-year-old Nigerian scammer Paul Gabriel Amos convinced Citibank officials to wire him $27 million belonging to Ethiopia.  While the FBI arrested Amos when he tried to visit Los Angeles, there’s no mention of where the money is.

I have to wonder, as noted in the some of the comments within that article, if some of the bailout money give to Citibank was included within that amount.

Dunkin’ Donuts: Free Gift Card E-Mails Are Scam

From here:

CANTON, Mass. — Dunkin’ Donuts is warning customers about a gift card scam.

The coffee giant said e-mail messages are promising a free $25 gift card.

The company said, “Dunkin’ Donuts is not affiliated with these
offers, does not sponsor nor endorse this activity and is unable to
fulfill these offers.”

A company spokesman told the Boston Herald the offers are “clearly fraudulent.”

The company has sent cease-and-desist orders to USA Research Forums,
the Florida firm that Dunkin’ Donuts said is behind the phony gift card
offer.

Dunkin’ spokesman Andrew Mastrangelo said that the company wants to “make sure our customers are protected.”