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Oh and some more money appears to have come our way.

Eddie Mair | 09:00 UK time, Wednesday, 7 February 2007

This email just arrived:

"Complement of the day,

Although you might be apprehensive about my email as we have not met before,My name is Mr Song Li le I work with the Hang Seng Bank.There is the sum of 19,500,000.00 in my bank"Hang Seng Bank", Hong kong. i have a business proposal for both of us please do contact me for more details.

Kind Regards,
Mr Song Lile"

If I'm not with you at 5, you'll know why. Though I may have to share the cash with Hugh Sykes whom I'll ask to collect.

Comments

  1. At 09:15 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Eddie Mair wrote:

    Testing

  2. At 09:31 AM on 07 Feb 2007, The New Blog Prince wrote:

    Testing testing...

  3. At 09:32 AM on 07 Feb 2007, mittfh wrote:

    Sounds like a variation on the classic 419 scam...

    It's been a while since I last had someone emailing me asking to 'borrow' my bank account for the purposes of transferring large sums of ill-gotten gains - the most popular spam nowadays appears to be the ones containing a few paragraphs of random text, accompanied by an image encouraging me to buy shares in an unknown US company on the promise of large returns...

    However, if it does turn out to be a genuine proposal, don't forget to order a few crates of Champagne for the revellers down on the beach before you disappear :)

    Alternatively, you could set up EBC (Eddie's Broadcasting Corporation), live off the interest on the sums invested in offshore bank accounts, and relieve your boredom by presenting PM from your mansion each night and flogging it to the BBC for an extortionate sum...

  4. At 09:36 AM on 07 Feb 2007, gossipmistress wrote:

    I do hope you'll be using the money to buy a new blog?!

  5. At 09:46 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Gillian wrote:

    Hello, NBP......are you back in the office now? How was your trip?

  6. At 10:12 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Eddie Mair wrote:

    testing testing testing

  7. At 10:16 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Testing Testing...
    One Two, One Two....

  8. At 10:20 AM on 07 Feb 2007, RJD wrote:

    NBP - how'd u do dat?

  9. At 10:26 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Fifi wrote:

    Now then, Blog Prince, steady.... steady....

    You'll upset the wobbly dinghy if you go trying to comment so soon!

    I'm afraid a few of us have written to Feedback, asking for the inside track on the poorly frog.

    Don't take it personally -- we still think PM's the best thing on the wireless!

    Fifi ;o)

  10. At 11:12 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Looks like we're going through "Testing" times....

    (pauses for groans from the assembled froggers....)

  11. At 12:13 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Valery p wrote:

    Ffred - you took the very words from my mouth :o).
    mittfh - yes, I get loads of those, nothing seems to shake them off :o(

  12. At 01:09 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Gillian wrote:

    I'm grateful that my Spam is automatically diverted to its own Folder so I can delete it without having to open it. At the moment the whole world wants to sell me fake watches.

  13. At 02:12 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    Best Offers!
    xx
    ed

  14. At 02:55 PM on 07 Feb 2007, witchiwoman wrote:

    As a new PM listener I'm over the celestial wotsit to find that this bit of the BBC website is just as splendid as the prog.....

    Hooray for all the froggers too!!

  15. At 03:00 PM on 07 Feb 2007, witchiwoman wrote:

    As a new PM listener I'm over the celestial wotsit to find that this bit of the BBC website is just as splendid as the prog.....

    Hooray for all the froggers too!!

  16. At 04:11 PM on 07 Feb 2007, RJD wrote:

    Witchiwoman - Splendid? Well there are many words to describe this place and the froggers but not usually as nice as that.

    If you want to see how we normally behave, use the link up above, under Categories - Signpost to the Beach.

    Have a look at a few of these. You are more than welcome to join us on the latest one.

  17. At 04:13 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Welcome, witchiwoman! I hope the slight "creaks" of the blog straining under pressure don't annoy you too much:-) There's some lovely beverages on the beach if you'd care to imbibe while Eddie's on the air later...

  18. At 06:51 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    The thing with Spam folders, Gillian, is that sometimes stuff one really does want ends up there and so one misses it altogether. Or is that just me then?

  19. At 09:23 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Appy (18) you are (of course!) right. I had an email stuck into a Spam folder recently. It was from someone I went to school with. Simply because he went into the medical profession, all his emails got put into the Spam folder. All because his online identity listed him as Doctor A.... B......

  20. At 09:58 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Appy (18) you are (of course!) right. I had an email stuck into a Spam folder recently. It was from someone I went to school with. Simply because he went into the medical profession, all his emails got put into the Spam folder. All because his online identity listed him as Doctor A.... B......

  21. At 10:36 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Fearless, am I supposed to be able to guess what "A... B..." means? Am I being a bit dim?

  22. At 08:48 AM on 08 Feb 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Oops! Sorry Appy :-) I was just masking his name. It was the fact he included the fact he is a Doctor in his email ID that my spamguard thought it was one of those emails selling drugs like "mycoksafloppin" (the name they should give to impotence drugs!)

  23. At 10:24 AM on 08 Feb 2007, Gillian wrote:

    Aperitif and FFred....I guess I've just been lucky then

  24. At 10:44 AM on 08 Feb 2007, RJD wrote:

    Fearless - Surely if the drug is to stand (sic) any chance of selling, it would have to be called "nomorefloppin"

  25. At 03:06 PM on 08 Feb 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    And you boys accuse me of being naughty!...

  26. At 10:56 PM on 10 Feb 2007, Valery p wrote:

    Might have known I'd find you lot here. Is this the Naughty Corner then??

  27. At 01:47 PM on 12 Feb 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    So it would seem. And there appears to be a lot of "dealing" going on. Can you sort them out???

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