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Mütter, Mütter, Mütter
I got this email today:
i am now not going to have to call you on the phone because i can drive you crazy with my emails. This will be a short one just to give you my email address. love mom
Well, that's interesting. Do I give her the address of this blog?

I'm thinking yes. We're both adults.

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From: technoshaman Date: January 27th, 2009 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, but are you gonna friend her? And are you gonna have a "not-mom" filter?

From: codeamazon Date: January 27th, 2009 03:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Sooner or later she'll learn about googling, and google everyone in sight.

That could be interesting!
acelightning From: acelightning Date: January 27th, 2009 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)
My daughter-in-law and I are mutual LJ "friends". (The only reason my son and I aren't is because he doesn't have a LiveJournal.)

dougs From: dougs Date: January 27th, 2009 09:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I like language-crossover puns.
phred1973 From: phred1973 Date: January 27th, 2009 09:55 am (UTC) (Link)
sure, why not

anything on here she doesn't already know? *shrug*

just warn her that what has benzene cannot be unzene.
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elfs From: elfs Date: January 27th, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I'm quite sure she hasn't found it. The last time I visited her, she couldn't tell the difference between the web and email. She's one of those senior citizens who only recently decided to try and get onto the Internet.
omahas From: omahas Date: January 27th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Trust me. We're only awaiting the day now when we get this:

"Dear, I received this email from this poor man in Nigeria, and he was so in need and he had all this money that he couldn't get out because of these horrible people but he chose me to help him out I don't know why and I thought "why not" because I could be helpful and get some extra money at the same time so I sent him the $10,000 and now he won't talk to me..."

sigh.
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omahas From: omahas Date: January 27th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know whether they've declined so much as become diversified. I've noticed some very interesting versions on the theme, including one where the sender tried to claim that they were a civil rights advocate that had gotten stranded London, while attending conferences on AIDS, civil rights abuses in Africa, Poverty seminars, and a few other things that were all meant to hit your advocacy soft spot. But, oh, he had lost his luggage, and had no money, and needed help to be able to get back to the states where his money was, and if you'd just wire him some cash...

Heh.

They're trying to become more creative.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: January 30th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC) (Link)

a somewhat privileged position?

Um, maybe people in a position to monitor your email traffic to that extent have better ways to make money?

On the other hand, I have read an account about a scammer using a social networking site (such as Facebook) to get some information about a target's friends, which the scammer used to try to impersonate a friend of the target when begging for emergency cash.

In this particular account, the target didn't quite fall for it.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: January 27th, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I heard of one recently where, after a successful scam, the scammers wrote back to the mark claiming to be the FBI agents investigating the incident, and saying that a small "filing fee" was necessary to add her case to the investigation...

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norincraft From: norincraft Date: January 27th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps I'm overly cautious but you can always let the genie out of the bottle.

Getting him back in, though, is a real feat.
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