Since I’ve been accepted to the University of Sydney, I’ve been looking for a place to stay. Using the university dorms are decidedly expensive (typically they’re 8,000+ a semester, not to mention that you have to pay a fee to apply AND interview to get in AND you might be rejected) so I’ve been browsing other sites for leads.
And am I getting leads? I sure am! For the past few weeks I’ve been rolling in e-mails like this one:
Dear scammers: I am on to you.
I was screaming at you 1/2 way through the comic! Glad you saw that one, too.
I’m pretty dumb a lot of times, but thankfully not this time! I didn’t feel like trusting a random stranger with hundreds of my dollars, you know?
Oh, I know.
O, vy, wHy didnt you say you need place to stay in Sidney. I have graet condo!!! The best part: NO CRIME!! You’ll have no such truble wiTh my condo, as you did with that big scammer!! CONDO IS SAFE TOOO!!! All i have need is Your mothers maiDEN name,,, Your Sosial security, and your most recently uesed creidt cARD NUMbr. THATS RIHT!!!! JUST A LITTLE USELESS INFO LIKE THAT AND YOU CAN BE LIVIN UP IN SIDNEY, CONDO STILE!!
YEAH!!!! Whut a gr8t deel!!! Let me send you teh infoz rite awayz!!! Whuddha deal!!!
Such bad spelling and grammar. That’s pretty much all I have to say.
I know! All I could think of myself as I read these emails was, “Man, I could be a better scammer than this.”