English Global Citizenship

Edit My Junk Mail

I mentioned this in Meta the other day…

It might be a fun exercise to copy edit or rewrite for clarity a classic piece of phishing junk mail. I copied a few particularly egregious phishing-style mail messages out of my SPAM folder and shared them below. This activity would probably be a good fit for a Copy Editing badge or Editing or Word Choice and Grammar. I imagine it could also be the inspiration for a creative writing piece (Creative Non Fiction, Poetry, Dialogue/Skit, Satire, Short Story). You could use it to explore the Economics of phishing emails, the politics of Nigerian royal families,  Online Crime and Identity Theft.