I don't know why, but all of a sudden i've been getting hit with a barrage of fraud emails. Its been a while since i've gotten these (excluding uk lottery and other just send me your info emails) so im wondering if i have somehow done something that has caused this.
Anywho, i got one email from a "Agnes Ahaiwe" begging for one thing or another- i didn't even really read it. But since it was an email i hadn't seen before i just did a quick search on the name to see how popular this particular email was lol. Im inquisitive like that.
Receiving that had me thinking about the first time i ever got hit with one of these types of emails. It was in Fall of 2005 when i had just started college. Strangelly enough, it was around the same time that we were discussing "phishing emails" and scams in my english comp class. The funny thing about it was that 2 of the first emails that I ever got were allegedly from relatives of mine. One was from someone using the name of one of my cousins who was a banker and the other was from someone using the identity of my (at the time) recently deceased uncle who happened to be a pretty well known lawyer in the community. Hot-muthaeffing-mess! Talk about irony. Here i am getting fake emails from people impersonating my actual relatives lol. Part of me wanted to write back and curse them out (i don't want people associating my family name with 419) but another part of me was truly amused. So i just let it go.
Sidenote: today is the last day of my internship :) HELLOOOOOO Freedom for the rest of the summer (well for the next 30 days)!!!