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ICQ Musings...

So, I come back to my desk to find various 'Hi, I am from Brazil!' sort of notes. 'I am a pilot from Brazil, I want to move to US I need to marry to get a green card!'

I don't even know what to make of these! I mean, what success rate could this kind of tactic possibly have?? It can't be all that high... I see some of the exact same messages, months after I first saw them. Is the theory that net-enabled girls are the loveless ones so desperate for a guy they will want to marry some stranger from Brazil who needs a green card? That there's enough net.girls out there that at least one will be a successful hit?

I really wonder, at times! The Internet is a wonderful communication tool, but people seem to use it for the oddest things...

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You know, I didn't think of that. oO;

I've seen these sort of ICQs before, months and months ago.
I've gotten the same guy from Brazil trying to get me to authorize him sooooo many times. I finally blocked him. I don't know what it is. I used to hardly ever get spam through ICQ, but since I reinstalled it... it's all the time!

We won't discuss how long it took me to find the option to block those random contact requests or whatever they are that don't require authorization.