I consider myself a hardened woman when it comes to Internet scams.
I have sneered at offers arriving via Myspace, suggesting that I come and sing at a wedding in Nigeria (and by the way can I give them my paypal details so that they can forward my expenses).
Would I like to invest in a rock solid company based near the Goldcoast...? Er, no.
But this is the first time I have received hardcopy spam!
Just look at this bill that a company has sent me (for the second time in four months).
It is supposed to be payment for my inclusion in a professional on-line directory. It is clever..I could have inadvertantly clicked on something whilst surfing, I told myself.
But surely not for nearly 300 euros!
Then I found the small print (next to the red smear!) They say it is facultative which presumably means that they cannot be held to account legally. I note that they have a toll paying phone line for when the victims try to phone up and ask to cancel something they didnt ask for in the first place.