If it’s monday morning, then its time for spam. Only, as those of you running church web sites know, not your ordinary run-of-the-mill spam, but that special category of unsolicited commercial e-mail known as “snake oil spam.”
They’re all the same, in that they invoke the name of God, and try tugging on our compassion – or greed – in an attempt to part us with our hard earned money. Well kiddies, I need not say this twice, but “all that glitters is not gold.”
A point well made by Mark Shea over at “Catholic and Enjoying It!” who blogs on about “Those rich Nigerians!” Appearently, he received the same money laundering scheme I’ve been getting from different names and places, all sent to my web servant address at RBC. The only difference, Mark decided to have some fun with the guy using a throw-away e-mail account. Good boy!
By the way, Mark points out that the right place to report this scam is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did I mention that, “all that glitters is not gold?”