more hilarity from a spammer

Got a spam e-mail from someone claiming to be doing social work in North Korea and also claiming I had been in contact with them in the past. Then it closed with this disclaimer:

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE – This e-mail transmission, and any documents, files or previous e-mail messages attached to it may contain information that is confidential or legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, or a person responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you must not read this transmission and that any disclosure, copying, printing, distribution or use of any of the information contained in or attached to this transmission is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately notify the sender by telephone or return e-mail and delete the original transmission and its attachments without reading or saving in any manner. Thank you.

Please note:

1. This disclaimer comes at the END of the message, after I’ve already read it.

2. It tells me that if I am not the intended recipient, I am prohibited from reading it.

What does this tell you about the intelligence level of the average spammer? Genii?? I think not!


P. S. I plan to get to some serious blogging soon. I know it’s been a bit light lately.


  1. A friend of mine sent this along, due to certain constraints wished to post it anonymously. I add it to my post for your benefit.

    Amazingly, I’ve seen emails with confidentiality notices almost identical to that emanating from multiple financial institutions. I always shake my head and said, “Where do they get the lawyers in these legal departments? What kind of people write this?”

    Your spammer almost certainly lifted this right out of an email from someone working for a bank, because he thought it looked official and impressive. That makes him dumb, but not as dumb as the lawyers who wrote it and approved it.

    FWIW. We live in a funny world.

    Don Johnson
    Jer 33.3