Makes a change from Viagra

22 Sep 2004

Got into work this morning to find some interesting spam waiting for me. It begins:

You\'re invited to shop for large selection of bombs and different kinds of rockets such as surface-to-air, surface-to-surface and weaponry available at reduced price. With the following types of rockets you will be able to commit terrorist attacks, destroy buildings, electric power stations, bridges, factories and anything else that comes your mind. Most items are in stock and available for next day freight delivery in the USA. Worldwide delivery is available at additional cost. Prices are negotiable.

It go on to list todays specials, including cluster bombs and high explosive fragmentation air bombs. Fuel-air explosives are apparently out of stock.

Of course, this could all be a complete con, and you may never get the megadeath weapons you order. However, if I were looking to defraud someone for large amounts of money, I'd think twice before picking a mark who was in the process of shopping around for military hardware. Then again, I'm not the sort of person who sends out spam, so what do I know.

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