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The Spam Report: Day #136: "Form" letter

By Adam Schrager,
Published On: May 05 2014 01:26:45 PM CDT
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New 2013 taxes will kick in when you pay your tax bill this spring, particularly for high earners. Joint filers who make more than $250,000 or singles making more than $200,000 will pay an additional 3.8 percent investment income tax and an additional 0.9 percent Medicare tax because of Obamacare.


We've often discussed how poor grammar and spelling are clear indicators that you're potentially dealing with someone who doesn't speak English as their primary language. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but when you're getting a note out of the blue from someone promising you the world, it's fair for you to be more than your usual skeptical.

In today's submission, I'm guessing that George Norbert, who signed his name George Norber, meant to write that the email to me (a.k.a. "Dearest") was "From" George Norbert instead of "Form" George Norbert.

The latter simply leads to a chuckle and yet, another reason to discard it out of hand. However, I answered this one just because I'm curious to see the mistakes made on the next go-around. I'll keep you all up to speed.

In the meanwhile, just hit delete and we'll see you tomorrow with a viewer-submitted Spam Report.


From: George Norbert []
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2014 12:07 PM
Subject: Form, George Norbert

Form, George Norbert

Dearest, How are you today?

It's my pleasure to write you at this moment.My name is George Norbert. I wish to request  for your truth and trust.

Please i am contacting you for investment project which i will like you to handle for me. Please if your interested reply back to me today, with your contact information for more details.

Yours Sincerely,

George Norber

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