Very odd! I appear to be receiving what appears to be real life spam from Kampala, Uganda. I got two handwritten letters through the post the other day asking me for money.
- One letter is asking for £780 per year to help her through their studies, and the other asking for nearly £6,000 per year. The school year begins on Wednesday 13 December.
- Both letters ask me to reply to PO Boxes in Kampala rather than to real house or building addresses, which makes me suspicious.
- The one letter that did provide an e-mail address (supposedly for a nursing training college) gave a Yahoo! address, which again made me suspicious — do you know how easily these are to set up?
- Both letters used strong Christian language to — I suspect — tug at my heart-strings and encourage me to cough up and send huge wads of cash (that I don’t have) to anonymous PO Boxes in the heart of Africa.
- Apparently I’m their only hope.
My Symantec AntiSpam for Letterboxes 2006 obviously needs updated again. They did have nice handwriting though, and pretty, pink envelopes so it’s not all bad.