Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A relatively enough innocent looking email:
New Version Release : Adobe Acrobat Reader 2011, Upgrade Available Now !
From: Adobe 
To: [my email address]


This is to remind that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader 2011 with enhanced features for viewing, creating, editing, printing and internet-sharing PDF documents has been released.
To check and download the latest version , go to :

Start downloading the update right now and let us know what you think about it.

We're working on making Adobe Acrobat Reader better all the time !

Thanks and best regards,

Adobe Support

© 2011 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.
Adobe Systems Incorporated | 343 Preston Street | Ottawa | ON | K1S 1N4 | Canada
But wait - since when does Adobe email customers?
Especially since I don't bother to mess my system with Adobe Acrobat? 
Something fishy here...

Whois for returns

Domain name:             ADOBE-PDF-UPGRADES.COM Name Server: Name Server: Creation Date:           2011.02.17  Status:                  DELEGATED  Registrant ID:           CRABZUX-RU Registrant Name:         Shawn Sijnstra Registrant Organization: Shawn Sijnstra Registrant Street1:      2938 Avenue Street Registrant City:         New York Registrant Postal Code:  20394 Registrant Country:      US  Administrative, Technical Contact Contact ID:              CRABZUX-RU Contact Name:            Shawn Sijnstra Contact Organization:    Shawn Sijnstra Contact Street1:         2938 Avenue Street Contact City:            New York Contact Postal Code:     20394 Contact Country:         US Contact Phone:           +1 877 8663849 Contact E-mail:  Registrar:               Regional Network Information Center, JSC dba RU-CENTER  Last updated on 2011.02.17 05:51:59 MSK/MSD

Hopefully no one downloads anything from a domain like that - claiming to be Adobe, yet being very fishy, on a newly registered domain.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


From Mrs. Farida Waziri Thu Jun 18 09:13:29 2009
To: undisclosed-recipients


EFCC Head Office.
Plot 1017 & 1018 Coree Bay Crescent,
Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent,
Lagos Nigeria.
Motto: No Body is Above the LAW.

FROM THE DESK OF: Mrs. Farida Waziri, AIG (Rtd),

Following the recent broadcast of the president and the commander in chief of armed forces of the federal republic of Nigeria during the visit to the America President Mr. George W. Bush, his speech to the united nation, couple with recommendation and resolution of his last visit to
It has therefore become imperative for us to explore our options for reducing our debt servicing policy to affordable and sustainable levels. On the order of the president as a mark of his reconciliation and image laundering exercise toward sanitizing the battered image of the federal republic of Nigeria abroad.

I am Mrs. Farida Waziri, AIG (Rtd), Chairman Economic and Financial Crime Commission, a committee set up by the military dictatorship of Late General Sani Abacha, many abnormalities had happened in the Central Bank of Nigeria and Union Bank of Nigeria where some top official of the apex Bank collaborate with imposters and abandon our contractor half way with levies and taxes.

Consequently, we received a directive from the office of the president, ordering the above office to settle all genuine contractors whose debts has been outstanding for a long time now. These are those who have shown sufficient proof regarding the release of their fund, and we wish to inform you that in our record here, you have fulfilled such conditions.

But the reasons why your own Transfer has to be delayed is because, there is presently a counter claims on your funds by one Mr. Peter Woo, who is presently trying to make us believe that you entered into an agreement with him, to help you in receiving your fund, in his bank account in China . So here comes the big question. Did you sign any Deed of Assignment in favor of Mr. Peter Woo, thereby making him the current beneficiary with the following account details: Account Name: Indo-China Group Ltd, A/C #: USD114-102-5567-8, Bank Name: Standard Chattered bank, 138-141 1st Floor, Edinburgh Tower, the Landmark, 15 Queens Road, Central Hong Kong, Swift Code: SCBL 11k111.

If you did not sign, nor authorize Mr. Peter Woo to receive your payment on your behalf, kindly reconfirm to us, your genuine bank account details, to avoid making payment to a wrong person, attempt to divert your payment to a new account without your knowledge may have been done by your local representative with the assistance of some (Union Bank of Nigeria) Officials, of whom most of them are presently under our custody and will face prosecution under section 35A sub section 1-2-4 of the criminal code of Nigeria, pending on when we finish with our investigation.

This office is glad to inform you that your payment shall be made as soon as international instant wired transfer submits this information needed from you, either by Telegraphic Transfer or. We are sorry to inform you that the Federal Government of Nigeria had made it clear to all foreign contractors whose payment is overdue, to be paid immediately hence all the modality relating to the release of your contract fund had been completed. You are advised to stop any further communication with your local representative(s) any officials (s) department of the CBN or Union Bank or any Government parasitical. This is to forestall new effort towards a diversion of your payment.

This office supersedes every other department in the CBN, every other bank in Nigeria and correspondence bank abroad and is thus responsible for the final payment. The consequences of not heeding to this warning would be yours.

Although we have been able to come up with some good result about the people that have been trying to extorted this fund from you illegally and i wish to list them so that you will personally indicate them by writing back because we want to make your payment to you without any delay but we must surely deal and bring this names to book if only you will indicate correctly any of them.

The names of the Touts that have been arrested are as follows:

1) Dr. Ken in U S A
8) Mr. Ernest Chukwudi Ebi
9) Mr. Eric William
Deputy Governor - Policy / Board Member
10) Mr. Tunde Lemo Deputy Governor - Financial Sector Surveillance /
Board Member
12) Mrs. W. D. A. Mshelia
Deputy Governor - Corporate Services / Board Member

The above listed names are been traced/investigated by our team and some of them have elope the country and note that if any of them is caught and find guilty he/she will go to jail for 25 years (twenty five years) as it is under the Degree 47 of the constitution of Nigeria under section of criminal law..

So we are waiting for you to write us and inform us if any of the above names have once contacted you in respect to your fund if yes don’t waste time to indicate it immediately.

We apologize on behalf of the President and the good citizens of Nigeria for any delay and lost this most have coursed you and promise that such thing will not happen again. And if you are dealing with any one of them regarding this payment we urge you to STOP because you are taking a big risk and you never find your money because your funds in the total sum $2.5M (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) is now with us the {ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION} to fulfill all foreign payments.

Considering the circumstances at hand, you are advice not to accept any fax or telephone calls that does not come from this office.

As soon as we hear from you, the remittance of your payment will commence.


Mrs. Farida Waziri

Always so convincing when it's sent from hotmail or something similar, and sent to undisclosed recipients, and when their punctuation is what it is.

Even if there was such a claims department - no, sorry, it just makes no sense. Rotten individuals scam, so now you set up a claims department for it? Um - sure, so similarly if medical insurance companies scam users in US (or sign them off when they would need payments for their ailments), would US government make a medical scams department? Dream on (and maybe wait for all these scammers to start to think about it). No, just not going to happen.

And if there was such department - you would not be asking the undisclosed-recipients about whether they sent something to this particular account.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Craigslist room ad scam replies

I've still got to get up to speed with the new spams - but unfortunately I've both been busy and most of the spams I've received recently are rather boring and unimaginative.

But there are two that merit being here.

Craigslist scam attempts. I mean reasonable and perfectly ideal housemates, just the ones we were looking for, rrright?

1. "helen smith"

Urgent reply needed
From: "helen smith"

I will like to know if your apartment is still available for rent,
kindly get back to me as soon as you read my mail,
Looking forward to read from you.


Rright. Fine. Yes if the ad was put on less than 24 hours before, you got your urgent reply that you kindly requested. But we got back nothing for 3 days.

Meanwhile we got a second interested one. One who sent 3 x the same email (the "helen smith" above only sent her email twice)

2. "frank smith"

I wonder if they are related?

room wanted
"frank smith"

My Name is frank smith,im 25yrs old i am a zoologist by
profession and also a professional miner,i will like to know
if the room is still for rent i am currently working in Rip of
benin in for a private mining offshore Firm on
contract,about my parent. Dad is from south Dakota and
my mum is from Elizabeth city NJ.She now lives in
london.I would have really love to call you about the
place but calls can't be made out or received down
here due to the off shore location were the site is
located. There some few things i would love to know
about theplace...things like what is the rent for
amonth?and the security of the place?and i hope paying
month to month will be ok for you?i love cleaning very
much and maybe sometime i also like to cook if i have
a chance.i don't stay out late and i don;t have late
night guest as well.i love pet but i don't have
looking for a 1 bedroom to rent for 3,6 to a year,i
respect other people privacy a lot.what do you think i
will need to bring when coming?I will be starting my
masters along with a professional exams coming

Oh, very good mister frank smith. I'm impressed at anyone being a zoologist, professional miner, AND getting their MSc started at the age of 25 - and with those articulated grammar skills.

While I was silently wondering if I should reply him explaining I need someone for the room as my millionaire wife (or husband? which one will sell better..) just died and I really need him to help me get the HUNDRED MILLION US dollars abroad, Ii'll just need his bank details...
Well, then we hear again from this "helen smith" again.

"helen smith" again

Re: Urgent reply needed
"helen smith"

Thanks for the quick responds, and am very sorry for the late reply is due to my occupation, I will like you to know much about me.
I'm female, and i am from United State ,I speak English,and i am 28years of age.I am
I currentely working with the Federal Agency of Works and Environmental in United State.
am on a research programmed,and i am desperately looking for a place to
stay, Am the neat type,honest,responsible,trustworthy and hardworking person
I love music and pets so much, am quiet, easy going person and fun to live
with. I'm 5"7' tall . I always love to go on date but seldom party. I swim
for fun and sometimes play tennis ,i also like watching football,basketball,
i don't keep late nights neither will i have overnight guest around and i
know that you will like the kind of person i am.I read about the room on
your add and i would really want to secure the room before my arrival, more
so to know if it would be possible for me to pay for the room before my
arrival,So i will like to know the total amount of the room per month and
the utility included. All these information are very important so that i can
submit my proposal to my Organization. My Organization will be responsible
for all the fees so,i will like to know the mode of payment,to know the nest thing to do before my arrival. I dont mind seeing more pics of the room and surrounding and I will need the following information to get the payment to you.
1 Full name as it will appear on the payment.
2 Address.
3 phone number.
I would be glad to see your quick response.


Now, just to have fun what should I do? Hi helen, sorry the room is gone but my friend frank has a room..
Hi helen, please send me FIVE THOUSAND UK POUNDS and call me to this number in Nigeria and I will help you make MILLIONS of dollars...

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Free advice: set up an online store (so you don't have to offer these cheque casher 'jobs' anymore)

Let me give one free piece of information mister McIeen: most Americans don't offer these forms of payment for goods. It is only the folks like yourself who even think about such. Why don't you just give them your bank details such as IBAN and SWIFT, or if you are selling via the internet, set up a working online store?
And make up your mind how you want to be called, a mcieen or leem...

Company Representatives Is Needed (Job Offer )
From: ""
To: [my email]

Dear Sir/Madam.
I hope this email meets you in good health. I feel quite safe dealing with you in this mutual beneficial transaction. Though, this medium Internet has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest way to get in touch with people.
I am Mr. kine Mcleen and am an artist, I am 40 years old and paint for a living, and have been painting for the past 18 years. I am married with a wife and 2 lovely kids. I have a vacancy opening available in my studio. I am just setting up in the USA and will need a Representative to work on a part time basis for me.
I sell Arts all over the world and have sold to both galleries and private collectors. I am always facing serious difficulties selling my art works to my American clients; most times they offer to pay with either Money orders or certified checks which are difficult for me to cash here in United Kingdom.
I need someone in the states to work as my representative and assist me in processing these payments and I will be willing to pay 10% for every transaction made.
First step in this job is for you to wait at home for checks sent by my clients via regular mail or FedEx to get to you. For this to be possible I need your basic personal info such as:
1. Full Name,
2. Contact Address,
3. City,
4. State,
5. Zip Code,
6. Occupation,
7. Phone Number,
If you are interested in working for me, please kindly send the needed information to my email:
I await your reply
Kine Mcleen
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X-Virus-Scanned: ClamAV using ClamSMTP

Not too original Nigerian one - style points: 2

Somewhat original. Maybe I should do some scale to score them, 0 = fail to 10 = a masterpiece.
So let's try... this one

1. Style with having a from address as something .org. That looks impressive and takes at least 5 $ to register a domain usually, but doing a whois doesn't return an
2. Going with a more modest amount of money - should this score more? Maybe more people's alarms go off seeing the usual hundreds of millions of $.
3. The usual BS - a free email address to reply to, all utterly confidential while you send it to undisclosed-recipients...
Meh. Score: 2 - not very impressive or original.

From: "Anthony"
To: undisclosed-recipients


Pardon me for not having the pleasure of knowing your mindset before making you this offer and it is utterly confidential and genuine by virtue of its nature.I write to solicit your assistance in a funds transfer deal involving US$3.5M.

This fund has been stashed out of the excess profit made last year by my branch office the International Commercial Bank which I am the manager.

I have already submitted an approved end of the year report for the year 2005 to my head office here in Accra-Ghana and they will never know of this excess. I have since then, placed this amount on a Non-Investment Account without a

Upon your response, I will configure your name on our database as holder of the Non-Investment Account. I will then guide you on how to apply to my head office for the Account Closure/ bank-to-bank remittance of the funds to your designated bank account.

If you concur with this proposal, I intend for you to retain 30% of the funds while 70% shall be for me.

Kindly forward your response to:

Mobile: +233-24-468-5072

With Regards,

Anthony Aka

A bank scam that goes to ponyfarm...

If my bank has a problem with my account, they call me. They even call me when they want to offer a bad deal of a visa for the 11th time a year, just to check if I'd be interested in it now. But no real bank would ever email me (and never to undisclosed recipients for sure) - and I've never even been in a Alliance & Leicester bank - so good, they can glady keep the acount I don't have, blocked.

Internet Banking Access Blocked
From: "Alliance & Leicester Internet Banking Service"
To: undisclosed-recipients

Dear Valued Customer,
We use the very latest industry-standard technology, plus multiple levels of security to safeguard your personal and transaction details, so that you can bank online with confidence.
We are committed to continually developing our security systems to ensure that Internet Banking remains safe and secure. We hope that you will also take the necessary precautions to protect your computer and your personal security details.
Internet Banking access blocked. For your protection Internet Banking access to your accounts has been blocked. Your security details have been incorrectly entered 3 times. Please follow the reference below and you will be guided to where you can instantly To re-establish access.
Log in to Internet Banking
it will only take about five minutes.

Thank you.
Online Banking Security Team

"Service" means the Alliance & Leicester Internet Banking Service We provide which enables You to give Instructions to Us relating to Your Account by logging on at or alternatively
"We" / "Our" / "Us" means Alliance & Leicester plc

The domain they direct you,, for sure isn't owned by a UK bank, but the German whois queries returned only MS server errors.

Computer jobs...

The global economy sucks so they must have a lot of jobless, brainless and greedy people working and interested in working with software right? Now if you would get a job offer from a computer company, wouldn't you think that they possibly might have a domain and not have to go as low as free email services and milking you out of money to "work" for them? And wouldn't you possibly do some google fu before you even think of applying?

From: "Xenex Navigation Inc"
To: undisclosed-recipients

Hello Sir/Madam

My name is Tom Gabriel, I represent Xenex Navigation Inc, We are one of the fastest growing software company based in Florida (UNITED STATE). We design computer components and other related software products.

At Xenex we specialize in exporting quality products at relatively low prices. But due to our ever-increasing customer base in Scotland and United Kingdom, we at Xenex are searching for representatives to assist us in establishing a medium to connect to our costumers more efficiently in Scotland and United Kingdom Region.

If you choose to join Xenex as a representative, your basic task will consist of checking emails, processing orders and receiving payments from our customers on behalf of Xenex though basically payments are often made out on Money Orders, Certified Cashiers Check or a Personal Check.

*18 years or older,
*legally capable,
*Ready to work 3-4 hours per week.,
*With computer knowledge,
*E-mail and internet experience (minimal),
*We are not requesting for your Bank information's, SSN or any other personal information from you, as what we need is a proof of seriousness.

Note that for every transaction processed, you will receive 10% of the total amount. Xenex product price range starts at 4,000pounds. At 10% you are guaranteed a minimum of 500 pounds per order. We guarantee that you can start making money as early as in 2 weeks once your job has been approved, and you don't need to invest your money, just your spare time to process orders via email

Please fill or email the following information inside the employment application form in order for us to facilitate the conclusion of this proposal if accepted.

First Name ________Middle Name___________Last
City _______State ______ ________Zip ______
Home /Work Telephone Number________
Personal cell phone Number__________
Gender _____Marital Status_______
Age ____ Nationality_________
Present Work_______

Please note: Only interested applicants should respond to this offer. We understand that this job position is very challenging and you should understand it. We are looking only for persons who satisfy our requirements and will be an honest assistant.

If you feel that you are a serious, trust-worthy and honest person and you want to work for XENEX NAVIGATION INC., Please respond immediately with the requested information above.
Send Replies to:

Yours Truly.
Mr.Tom Gabriel
Marketing Executive

Another not too personalized Nigerian scam

Isn't it a bit odd that a Ms Marina with such an odd sounding first name that if I didn't see her use it as her first name, would have guessed that the lvovska part of her email address would only refer to some L Vovska but even that way it sounds too Polish, Russian or East European to be a kosher thing from Africa. And why the address? It maybe helps it pass your spamfilters better but why a lovely lady with such a first name as Lvovska who is studying at Marshall University, Huntington, WV would be involved with such amounts of money?

Isn't it a bit odd that this Lvovska is also sending this to undisclosed recipients? That never means only you.
Isn't it a bit odd that the people you should be contacting in Nigeria have a free email service in UK and ... well, at least that phone number is for a Nigerian number.

Anyone up to calling this Fedex courier with a free UK email address (but not a fedex one) and give them what this Ms Maryna asks for?

From: "Lvovska, Maryna"
To: undisclosed-recipients


I am Lvovska Maryna. I have been waiting for you since to contact me for your
Confirmable Bank Draft of $950.000.00 United States Dollars, but I did not hear from you since that time.
Then I went and deposited the Draft with FEDEX COURIER SERVICE, West Africa, I traveled out of the
country for an asignment and I will not come back till end of Febuary 2009.
What you have to do now is to contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE as soon
as possible to know when they will deliver your package to you because of the expiring

For your information, I have paid for the delivering Charge, Insurance
premium and Clearance Certificate Fee of the cheque showing that it is
not a Drug Money or meant to sponsor Terrorist attack in your Country.
The only money you will send to the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE to deliver
your Draft direct to your postal Address in your country is ($390.00 USD) Dollars only
being Security Keeping Fee of the Courier Company so far. Again, don't be
deceived by anybody to pay any other money except $390.00 US Dollars. I would have
paid that but they said no because they don't know when you will contact them and
in case of Demurrage.

You have to contact the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE now for the delivery of
your Draft with this information below;

Contact Person: Mr.Gary Albert
FedEx West Africa.
Telephone: +234-702-518-8585

Finally, make sure that you reconfirm the following:
(1) Full names
(2) Your Postal address
(3) and Direct telephone number
To avoid any mistake on the Delivery and ask them to give you the tracking number immediately you make the payment to them
to enable you track your package over there and know when it will get to your address.

Let me repeat again, try to contact them as soon as you receive this
mail to avoid any further delay and remember to pay them their Security
Keeping fee of $390 US Dollars for their immediate action.

You should not bother to contact me as I will not be around to check my emails since I am on an asignment till the
end of Febuary 2009.

Yours Faithfully,
Lvovska Maryna.

European lotteries... never anything new

When did we ever see anything interesting with the lottery scams?
Not even once even the email coming from the domain they claim to represent. Why would a Mrs Gloriakok from an Italian free email address (and with its free default ads for alice messenger) contact you to tell you that you wont and should contact a Dr. Krugar which also isn't using his correct email address?
+31 countrycode resolves to Netherlands, and if anyone WAS contacting you from the Netherlands lottery office, their email address would end (Never mind that they wouldn't know you bought a ticket... or did you?)

Subject: REF
Date: January 29, 2009 8:45:32 PM GMT


To claim your email prize of 1,000,000 Euros.
Contact Dr.Hans J. Krugar
TEL:+31-647269378 FAX:+31-847598766.
Reply To:

Copyright 1994-2009 The Netherlands National Lottery Inc.

Alice Messenger ;-) chatti anche con gli amici di Windows Live Messenger e tutti i telefonini TIM!


A spam that can't even contain itself from the headers or doctype info = FAIL


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Mensaje de Animo

Ah, sure - of course I will install all sorts of software on my 'puter just because some company I've never heard of tells me they have a message for me...

Subject: Mensaje de Animo
Date: August 30, 2008 8:48:46 PM IST
To: [my address]

Tenemos un mensaje de animo para ti en


Oh, this is a new one for me. And as always, all these bank and UN representatives use only free email addresses such as yahoo, for conducting their business. Even if Sarah Palin repeatedly does it, the emails coming from a non-corporate address shouldn't be dealt for business.

I have a new email address!
You can now email me at:

- ATTN: Beneficiary ,SCAMMED VICTIM COMPENSATION OF $1,500,000.00 USD ,This is to bring to your notice that I the representative of Nigeria to the United Nations has been appointed by United Nation/International Financial & Economic Crime Unit to Nigeria in association with ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC to pay 150 scammed victims the sum of $1,500,000.00 USD each. You have been listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount in the second phase of the Economy Reform Project; I would like you to Provide/confirm your detail, so that your compensation would be paid out to you. On this faithful recommendations, I want you to know that during the last U.N./Economic Reform meetings held at Abuja, Nigeria, it was alarmed so much by the rest of the world in the meeting on the lose of funds by various foreigners to the scam artists operating in syndicates all over the world today. In other to retain the good image of the country, the President of the country is now paying 150 victims of this operators $1,500,000.00 USD each in accordance with the U.N. recommendations. Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in Nigeria, the payment are to be paid by ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC.According to the number of applicants at hand, 114 Beneficiaries has been paid, Most of the victims are from the United States while the rest are Europeans, Asians and Australians. We still have more 36 left to be paid the compensations of $1,500,000.00 USD each. Your particulars was mentioned by one of the Syndicates who was arrested in Lagos, Nigeria as one of their victims of the operations, you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to him/anyone for any reason what so ever as the Interpol is already on trace of the criminals. So keep it secret till they are all apprehended. Other victims who have not been contacted can submit their applications as well for scrutiny and possible consideration. You are advised to contact Mr. Jim Lott OF ECOBANK NIGERIA PLC, E-mail: as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your International wire transfer of $1,500,000.00 USD. Therefore, you should send him your full Name,telephone number, fax number,mailing address,your complete banking details and a copy of your identification , I shall feed you with further modalities as soon as I hear from you. Yours faithfully, Sir. Alfred Watson U.N REPRESNTATIVE( WEST AFRICA). United Nations (UN).

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Aids spam

This is a new category of spam to me.

Subject: Please help ! -[some random letters and numbers here]
Date: July 20, 2008 7:55:40 AM IST
To: [some email alias of mine]

Honoured ladies and gentlemen,

it is not to be turned my kind me on this way to you however the circumstances leave me no other possibility.
I want to tell no long stories however I search people to me perhaps help and something support.
My name is Jim Knopf are 45 years and are for 23 years of HIV Positive (Aids)!

Now my problem!
I need approx. 2500.-Euros of every month for drugs.
I have lost my health insurance and is not to be raised in the position this sum every month.
I can allow to prescribe drugs of the doctor however I must pay this itself.
At the moment I live on 210.- Euros in the month this is only for food and for the everyday need.
I do not need ointments - oil baths with the low amount are payable
My savings are used up I can raise the money no more.
This is why I search people to me, perhaps with small sums can support.
Every amount is a welcome.
I would like to thank for her support!

Here the Online payment systems !!
Paypal :
Acc :
Reference : Thank You !


Acc :
Reference: Thank You !


Acc : 8100588105
Reference : Thank You !

Bank :
Bankname : Raiffeisenkasse Guntramsdorf
Bankaccount : Frank Laugwitz
IBAN Nummer : AT163225000005000641
Reference : Thank You !!


Greeting Jim Knopf

Well well. Dear Jim Knopf, why does your bank account say Frank Laugwitz?

Since the bank account you are trying to scam money to is in an Austrian bank, I guess we can assume that you are trying to tell people that you are based in Austria. How about having a look how their healthcare works?

"Top spot in Europe for Austria's health care system: nowhere else in Europe are patients treated more quickly and their medical needs better attended to. This has been revealed by a current study in the EU.

According to this expert study, Austria not only has the most consumer-friendly health care system in Europe, but also performs better than countries like Switzerland or Luxembourg which spend considerably more money on medical care. Austria spends 2,186 euros per head per year, Luxembourg spends 3,526 euros, Switzerland and Norway roughly 2,820 euros.

Even if all health care would not be free in Austria, spamming unknown people for scamming money out of them is never ok.
Oh, and if you are Austrian as you claim, why doesn't your bank account name match your name?
Why are you using an Israelian email?
And why do you spam unknown people with this fake story, Frank (which I don't believe is your name either)? Shame on you.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008, flooding the inboxes

Tourismania is the only spam of a new type I've received recently. New, as in sense that after I have not been spammed by travel sites. Now is flooding my inbox daily, and the fact there is no blacklist on my server side deeply annoys me. I have also never been on their website, which makes this even more annoying.

Typical spam of them:

Date: July 16, 2008 11:54:10 PM IST

8 JOURS / 7 NUITS Vols + Hotel 3 * + 2 Excursions
10.990,00 DHS
Dйpart tous les jours de la semaine
Murs blanc, ciel bleu azur, vestiges antiques, champs d'oliviers, et partout, la mer: la Grиce est un hymne aux vacances.
En Crиte, plages idylliques et villages pittoresques composent le tableau enchanteur des vacances.
Tourismania vous invite а dйcouvrir cette destination et rend la Grиce plus accessible que jamais.
Chaque semaine, au dйpart de Casablanca, nous vous donnons rendez-vous pour une dйcouverte de ce merveilleux pays
grвce а un programme complet de circuits et de sйjours , minutieusement sйlectionnйs.
N’hйsitez pas а contacter notre йquipe pour plus d’informations.


Of which we can get

Domain ID:D10838720-LRMS

Registrant Name:Cemil Fidanligul
Registrant Organization:Performans Iletisim ve Teknoloji Hizmetleri Ltd. St

Admin ID:BB15D8B8008DE68E
Admin Name:Cemil Fidanligul
Admin Organization:Performans Iletisim ve Teknoloji Hizmetleri Ltd. Sti
Admin Street1:Halaskargazi Cad. No:48 Daire
Admin Street2:6 Kat:3
Admin Street3:
Admin City:Istanbul
Admin State/Province:-
Admin Postal Code:34373
Admin Country:TR
Admin Phone:+90.2122919816

Whatever excuse they use for spamming daily without any "opt-in" even, this deserves to get his/her/its mailbox flooded with proper porn spam.

Monday, December 17, 2007 - another creepy social network

Subject: [a friend's name] has requested your trust on Spock
Date: December 17, 2007 4:18:21 AM GMT+00:00
To: [my email]

Hi Future Spocker,

[a friend's name] has added you as a trusted contact on Spock. By accepting trust, you will be able to search each others’ network, share contact information, and get news.

Click here to get started. [had some URL incorporated to that]


Another of the series of failures of the social networking attempts, just like Pulse Plaxo. Is it so hard, really?

1. Do not send me spam. One is enough.

2. Do not spam the internet and digg about how you will become the google of the people searches. Know what? I'm happy to be found using google when I want to. I sign up for my profiles. There is a huge difference in spock or any other creepy failure social network creating automatically a profile for you or me, or we creating them ourselves. I have no control over who they claim I am. And I have zero desire to join spock, or any other spooky network. No, seriously, no, no, no. LinkedIn, and limited Facebook, that's it. No spock, pulse plaxo, hi5, tweety, orkut, schoolfriends, or anything else. No.

3. What is it with the unsubscribe? Anything that I never subscribed to that is offering me the option to unsubscribe is nothing but spam, irregardless of who sends or appears to have sent it. The spock invites are from people I know, but these basic not understanding how the invites or social networking sites work really creep me out. Don't create a profile by any spambot for me, thank you very much. And don't send me any unsubscribe option either.

Surpise, I am not the only one out there annoyed by invites.
People are considering action against through CAN-SPAM act