Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Loose or Lose?

Just having my morning cup of coffee and checking my e-mail.....my usual routine, when I see an e-mail from some unknown entity that will make me financially stable with-in weeks! It was entitled "loose your job and gain a fortune". How exactly does one loose their job? Hmmmm. Do you unscrew it just a little?


I don't have much faith in these get rich quick schemes I see on the Internet anyway, but I can't take this one seriously at all, since the writer can't even spell or use words in the correct context. Makes me want to loose my mind...........

11 comments:

ellen abbott said...

My mind's been loose and wandering around for some time now.

Nancy said...

My daughter responded by e-mail to a house for rent in Portland. Adorable - only $1,200 per month. She really wanted it - it was perfect. When the person responded he said he had just moved to Nigeria and could she just send the $1,200 deposit and he would send the keys.

If I was mean I could have responded that as soon as he opened the reply he would have 10 years of bad luck, that I was a witch putting a hex on him for trying to deceive my daughter!

I guess several people had lost thousands to someone pretending to have beach houses in Oregon for the Fourth of July holiday - only to be scamed.

Nasty people.

Living on the Spit said...

My Daddy told me a long time ago..."there ain't no free lunch"...he of course, would say it with the incorrect English...just to prove his point.

Sandi McBride said...

I keep getting those "Dear Madam" emails...and anyone who knows me knows I do not run a house of Ill Repute! So why are they calling me Madam anyway? And the last person to give me money for simply being alive was my father...he can't send e-mail so I know none are from him...what's a girl to do? Hit DELETE DELETE DELETE!!!
LOL at you...you so funny!!!
Sandi

lovelyprism said...

That was a good one. LOL How are you supposed to take anybody seriously when they're not bright enough to use a spell-checker?
Oh, and lucky you, the only unsolicited email I ever get is for enhancing the size of an organ I do not have.

Mrs.C said...

hehe I am, by far, not the best speller. But when someone misspells a word, it drives me insane! ha

Don said...

Don't loose your cool or your money. Funny post but the simple test is "if it seems too good to be true, it is". Can't tell you how many times that simple test helped me out.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I don't open those....I spam them! I was just amused by the misspelling or misuse of the word. But then, maybe they actually meant it that way and it is something that I haven't experienced yet.........

Pat said...

Don't loose any sleep over this, Kathy. Just a scammer who can't spell! :)

Meggie said...

I SO agree with you! I get hundreds of emails telling me my winnings or prizes in lotto are awaiting transfer to my account. Since the spelling is mostly atrocious, as well as the phrasing being off, I dont even bother to read them, Delete forever!
The latest scam here is on people who want to buy puppies from reputable breeders. The scammers even steal photos of the real breeder's pups.

Missy said...

Type-o's are one of my pet peeves. I always seem to spot them, especially in the church bulletin. Too funny....hang loose, but don't loose things that shouldn't be loosed!