This guy absolutely dodged a bullet. Seriously, there's a tireless energy to this storm of texts that are basically just a collection of red flags. One look at any of these texts is enough to nope out for good.
There are few things worse than getting a SPAM text. It's like:
So when we see someone taking the SPAM back and opening a can of SPAM on a SPAM account, it makes us want to celebrate by throwing the word "SPAM" into this sentence one more time. This person got a scam SPAM text, and decided to respond with a little SPAM of their own, mostly involving ferrets. You'll like this.
While the Nigerian "Advance Fee" scam seems to be fairly common knowledge among younger internet users, there are many old people that are not aware of such scams. The US Government considered it a 419 scam and recommends anyone who receives such communication to contact the FBI or Secret Service. The Australian Government goes even further and warns their citizens about how the Nigerian scam works and which signs to look out for. Whatever you do, DO NOT SEND THEM MONEY, IT IS A SCAM. NIGERIA HAS NO PRINCE.
But one thing is for sure: If there ever was a real prince of Nigeria, he would have a hard time emailing anyone.
The Internet Gods have spoken: we have been overdue for another stupid social media privacy hoax. This time around, boomers and the technologically ignorant are concerned about their already non-existent privacy on image-sharing site Instagram.The post claims that deleted photos and messages will be made public unless the "memo" is shared. The message is laughable, but the masses are pretty damn gullible where privacy is concerned. To make matters worse, celebrities and politicians such as Rick Perry (The US Secretary of Energy...) and Usher have been sharing the bogus spam as well. Instagram and Twitter users with a bit more of their wits about them have been using this opportunity to roast their share-happy peers via memes and exasperated tweets - and the results are pretty fricken' funny.
If you search Twitter for the hashtag #SoftwarePirateConfession, you'll find pages after pages of tweets calling on people to stop using pirated iOS apps. The automated spam campaign was launched by Enfour, a mobile app developer offering a variety of dictionary apps, to shame those who illegally downloaded its apps without paying, but the plan backfired when the feature kicked in for legitimate users earlier this month. According to Enfour's VP of Communications, the app has been since updated to fix the auto-tweet problem, but the debate continues on Twitter with Pocketables editor Andreas Ødegård's recent blog post on the issue.