I get so much spam telling me how to make millions. I even get some telling me I’ve already made millions I just don’t know it yet. I used to just get mail telling me every morning if I wanted to insure myself for millions and so far that’s the only change e-mails have made to my daily round of unwanted and unsolicited news.
I find it amazing that people still fall for this. I know when worms stole friend’s addresses books and spam would come purportedly from them, and that made one think for a second until one looked at the header – none of my friends are in fake watch sales. I am told by the police that people still give away their bank details on occasion to liberate the lottery fund they have mysteriously won.
There is an amazing relief in winning a lot of money – worry lines literally disappear and that’s the only reason I can give for seemingly intelligent people falling for these trawling crooks. The desire to have money is so strong it gets the better of people’s good sense – sometimes for the better part of their lives. But now things have speeded up but our thinking ability has not. In seconds we can make a mistake that will cost of dear.