Monday, February 1, 2010

Something to think about

 Do you have a blog?  Do you require people leaving comments to enter in that jumble of letters before they can actually submit their comment?  If so, then please consider the following: take it off.  Please access your settings and undo this function.  I used to have it on mine (I know, we all make mistakes), but have since realized what an unnecessary pain in the patootie this is. 

I know you're worried about people leaving spam comments.  But it won't happen.  Trust me on this.  And if it does, then go ahead and put the word jumble back on.  But I really don't think you'll get any spam.  I haven't had a single spam comment yet and I've been blogging for over a year.  I kind of think the spammers would have found me by now if it was ever going to happen.  Don't you? 


Sylvia Louise said...

I have the jumble thing and I still get spam.

Katie Lewis said...


You have my apologies.

Katie :)

Anna said...


Dr. Idris Musa
No. 16 Kingsway Road
Ikoyi, Lagos
Tel/Fax: 234-1-7747907

30th March, 2000.

First I must solicit your confidence in this transaction.This is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret. We are top officials of the Federal Government Contract Review Panel who are interested in importation of goods into our country with funds which are presently trapped in Nigeria. In order to commence this business we solicit your assistance to enable us RECIEVE the said trapped funds ABROAD.

The source of this fund is as follows : During the regime of our late head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, the government officials set up companies and awarded themselves contracts which were grossly over-invoiced in various Ministries. The NEW CIVILIAN Government set up a Contract Review Panel (C.R.P) and we have identified a lot of inflated contract funds which are presently floating in the Central Bank of Nigeria (C.B.N).

However, due to our position as civil servants and members of this panel, we cannot acquire this money in our names. I have therefore, been delegated as a matter of trust by my colleagues of the panel to look for an Overseas partner INTO whose ACCOUNT the sum of US$31,000,000.00 (Thirty one Million United States Dollars) WILL BE PAID BY TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER. Hence we are writing you this letter.We have agreed to share the money thus:

70% for us (the officials)

20% for the FOREIGN PARTNER (you)

10% to be used in settling taxation and all local and foreign expenses.

It is from this 70% that we wish to commence the importation business.

Please note that this transaction is 100% safe and we hope THAT THE FUNDS CAN ARRIVE YOUR ACCOUNT in latest ten (10) banking days from the date of reciept of the following information by TEL/FAX: 234-1-7747907: A SUITABLE NAME AND BANK ACCOUNT INTO WHICH THE FUNDS CAN BE PAID. PLEASE ENDEAVOUR TO RESPOND BY TELEPHONE OR FAX.

The above information will enable us write letters of claim and job description respectively. This way we will use your company's name to apply for payments and re-award the contract in your company name.We are looking forward to doing business with you and solicit your confidentiality in this transaction.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter using the above Tel/Fax number. I will bring you into the complete picture of this pending project when I have heard from you.

Yours Faithfully,


Anna said...

Katie--that wasn't me, that was Chris using my account.

Kathy Haynie said...

Katie, I agree! Nice people of the world, unite!

JuliaKoponick said...

I got brave and did it. We will see how it goes!

Lindsay said...

Probably will still leave it on there because I'm lazy...BUT I loved Chris's comment-it made me laugh :)

Lauren @The Little Things We Do.... said...

changed mine....just for you katie poo :).

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