flightless hag

A chronicle of the adventures of birdwoman: a lonely, talentless freak who wanders the internet in search of entertainment.

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I'm a 40-something married white female, survivor of weight watchers, avid reader of pulp. Dogs (not cats), extreme right (handed, not politics), ENTJ, alto, wanna-be knitter.

June 11, 2010


So, I got a crazy spam / phishing scam this week. It started out... I've been paid to terminate you.

And they didn't mean to fire me.

It went on to detail how the writer had been following me between work and home and had been paid to kill me. The entire email was full of threats against my person that would occur unless I paid $15000.

Well, I knew it was a phishing scam. But it was freaky! So I forwarded it to my husband, asking if he thought I should report it to police. I mean, just because I knew it was fake, well, someone else might take it seriously.

Well, My Dear Loving Husband didn't even think it was worth a mention. Someone threatens to kill me and john's like, Whatever... or maybe he was like "Free at last! Free at last!!"

Or so I thought. I sent it to the wrong email address. (birdbrain!)

So I asked him about it ("Hey, what did you think of that email where the dude said he was going to whack me?"), and he got a little worried. Much better reaction! He read through the email and didn't like it at all. But after thinking, he wasn't too worried. His point was, what could you possibly have done to warrant execution? Written a bad fanfic? Snert. I'm such a square.

He eventually got it to the cops, who filed a report that will go nowhere. But they said they'd seen scams like this before which is (?) comforting.

But if you hear about my untimely demise, well, look no further than specter99159@hotmail.com...

the world, she is a crazy, crazy place.




Blogger cube said...

It might alarm me, but then, I watch way too much true crime stuff on the ID channel. I tend to be suspicious.

BTW you don't think Phil would be dumb enough to use him real name would he? Naw, he's too busy dreaming up idiotic hairdos in prison.

It's a crazy world, after all. Disney was wrong ;-)

June 12, 2010 2:53 PM  
Blogger birdwoman said...

Being a PA native, I was thinking, boy Arlen is really hard up now that he's losing his job.

My fear was that I was being fired through email. That's how I roll.


June 12, 2010 4:17 PM  
Blogger cube said...

lol! Not being from PA, Arlen's name didn't immediately occur to me, but yes, he is a prime candidate because he now has a lot of time on his hands.

"Eyes open". A word to the wise.. OK, maybe two.

June 14, 2010 5:01 PM  
Blogger birdwoman said...

well, at least he wasn't for icing me before he was against it.


June 14, 2010 5:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No new posts since June 14th???
Have you been whacked?

June 18, 2010 6:43 PM  
Blogger birdwoman said...

Nah... just finishing school. We do these science competitions the last week or so, and I am not at a computer the whole time.


June 19, 2010 6:42 AM  

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