As a writer, I find myself wondering about the writing skills of other people quite often---as in how does anyone make a buck writing that?
Today, it was while I was going though my email. I was amazed how many generals, bankers and lost relatives I had in Nigera. All wanting me to be their secret partner. And a couple of them using the exact same text, just different senders names and different email addresses---everything else was exactly the same.
Oh really?! Do any of the scam artists (ok, maybe artists, most artists I know are more intelligent than this---open to suggestions for another label) actually make money copying and pasting these messages?
I can't imagine that they do. But obvivously, I must be wrong considering that people keep sending them to me.
Oh really?! Do they think that I am suddenly going to suffer brain damage and believe them?
Here is a hint to all the spam and scam artists out there: show some creativity and write new copy. I am not going to fall for the new copy either, but it will help you develop a valuable skill---writing technical copy.
Oh really?! Yes, I do believe that writing is a more valuable skill than ripping people off.
Maybe I am gulliable, after all.