More weird text spam + reading, music, and TV recommendations
Read Max roundup 7/5/2022
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Thank you to readers who contributed their strange texts for this week’s column on the “pig-butchering” fraud networks behind the strange wrong-number texts that have been seeping into inboxes across the world:
Since publishing, I’ve seen a bunch of other fascinatingly weird wrong-number touts on Twitter — some with intriguing suggestions of wealth and success…
…some with some immediate and engaging narrative tension…
…and some that I can’t explain at all.
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