Reader: Nigerian scammers can't bust out of Facebook's "Other" archive

Yesterday, we shared the weird discoveries found lurking in Facebook's "Other" archive, a message repository whose existence came as a surprise to plenty of us. We heard from lots of folks stumbling upon oddities that have been lingering for years, but few with as much variety as this reader.

Aviva Rothschild writes:

Early on I had one or two old friends trying to contact me; I was pretty pissed that I didn't see their messages for months. Lately, I've had two Nigerian scammers and one guy who wanted to friend me; I checked his page and he was clearly trying to friend me because he was an Evangelical and wanted to spread the (bad) news. Oh, and one hysterical letter from some nutty woman who thought I had made a death threat against her (no, I didn't) in a public forum and was going to report me to the police. Yeah, that'll work.

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