Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 18:38:09 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: CONFIDENTIAL. . .
PROPOSAL FOR URGENT ASSISTANCE
Sir: I must solicit your confidence in this transaction. I am a high
placed official with the Department of Finance Affairs in Lagos,
Nigeria. I and two other colleagues are in need of a silent foreign
partner whose bank account we can use to transfer the sum of
$18,000,000. This are monies left by a barrister who died tragically in a
plane crash last year. . .
Sound familiar? Congratulations. You
have been selected to become a mugu, an expression African con artists
use to describe the targets of their e-mail scams. But they drew a bead
on the wrong guy when they started spamming Steve H. Graham. Like many
Internet users, Graham eventually got tired of receiving mugu mail and decided to fire back at his wannabe swindlers.
with a scathing sense of humor, Graham quickly turned the tables on his
tormenters-with side-splittingly hilarious results. Whether he's
referring to his fictional lawyer Biff Wellington, complaining about
the injury he received while milking a lactating sloth, or offering the
Preparation H helpline as his phone number, Graham-using aliases such as
Wile E. Coyote, Barney Rubble, and Herman Munster-offers proof that
spamming the spammers is the best revenge.