Category Archives: Con Art

Shiny New Scam Tricks!

Today’s scam email from¬†the ol’ Junk folder this morning is some juicy¬†stuff in the ever-evolving literature of the 419 game, although not a new move (examples like it date from at least eight or nine years ago):

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Ars Gratia Artis: The Playful, Growing Aesthetic of the 419 Scam

I’ve written several times before about the fascinating literary genre (if one wants to call it that) of the 419 scam email. There’s something marvelously creative in some iterations of this particular criminal act that it’s hard not to appreciate. … Continue reading

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