“Hello dear slave”

Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley
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"Hello dear slave"

My wife uses Facebook.

I know, I know. I’ve told her. But does she listen to me? No, of course she doesn’t.

She’s even listened to the rather wonderful podcast I recorded all about quitting Facebook, but still she finds it hard to cut the umbilical cord to Mark Zuckerberg’s data harvesting monster.

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Anyway, in a real-life conversation with someone last night she happened to mention that she had once received a very strange proposal from an Egyptian man via Facebook Messenger, with a unique style when it comes to chatting up his scam victims.

I asked her for a screenshot, and here it is…

Hello dear slave

Hello, dear slave, I am Hisham from Egypt, I want to marry a British woman, I have loved you so much when I saw your beautiful picture, do you accept marriage to an Egyption, you are really very beautiful, thank you very much, please communicate please, I long to see you and hear your voice.

I’m currently haggling.

Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

One comment on ““Hello dear slave””

  1. Charles

    Don't settle for no less than 8 camels!

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