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Japan: Spam mail from a chimpanzee

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Ideas

id:crystaline reports [1] [ja] that she discovered a spam mail with the title: “It might seem unbelievable, but I am a chimpanzee”. The ‘chimp’ explains: “At first, I thought I was a human. Like the other humans around me. However, I acquired knowledge, and realized that I was different. And I now know that I am a chimpanzee.” The email continues: “You and I are very similar: among chimpanzees, I myself am close to humans, and you are human but resemble a chimpanzee. This is a big part of the reason I was attracted to you.” The message ends with a link to a website where you can apparently chat with the chimpanzee on live video.