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The Spam Project

Every Nigerian Prince, Chinese textile manufacturer, daughter of a dictator or rogue FBI agent with a staggering amount of cash just waiting to be transferred into your account has a story to tell. The aim of The Spam Project is to tell them back. For a 12 month period, I aim to create a series of characters who are going to engage with the spammers and spin a tale or two..

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Story 6: Archibald Snaggletooth-Jones and Martin Lyons

Everyone’s favourite serial emailer with a ‘Snaggletooth’ in their surname is back, with an interesting exchangewith the FBI, Interpol and CitiBank. In that order. It was an ordinary morning in November, rain falling from the slate-grey Peterborough sky, and Archibald Snaggletooth-Jones was idly browsing the Internet after another lesson from his Grandson, when he received […]

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Story 4.1 (in English) – Claudette Dujardin and VÉRONIQUE PATRICIA BEAUJEAN

Not all spam is in English. Not all spam is spam. Although this one probably is. Forwarded by Sinéad, and exclusively in English for the first time, this is the story of Claudette and Véronique, and featuring many hedgehogs. (Slight disclaimer: While I have put Claudette’s mails in a fairly standard form of English, I […]

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The Ones That Got Away (3) Terence Claypole-Ptarmigan and Dr. Douglas Richard

Not every email gets a response. For every Candice Shrapnel saga there’s a Mabel Lightning-Rod, an Archie Claypole and a Terence Claypole-Ptarmigan sitting at home staring at their inboxes, waiting for that elusive ping. But that’s no reason not to get to know them. They will be back, their stories will be read, and they […]

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