Steve H. of the infamous "Soapbox" blogs:
"Beware - Comedy Scam
Beware the following email:
Hi greetings to you, hope all is well, will like to engage your service as a stand up comedian . hope you will be chance on the 21st of june 2008, just for the birthday party of my daughter, will like to know your cost and your terms of payment. kindly get back to me asap.. my email ads is ********@gmail.com
It was sent to hundreds of us - they will then ask for your info a la the Nigerian scam. Don't let your ego get in the way of this - there is no gig."
Soapbox members have begun to reply:
A.S.: "Unbelievable. Preying on comedians is even lower than preying on the elderly, as we are far more pathetic and helpless. On the other hand, I'm pissed that I didn't get the email."
I am pissed they did not think I sent it! They accused me of everything else. Well, the grammar and spelling is a giveaway, I suppose. I almost detached a retina reading it in it's original form.