📧 The Official Spam Emails Thread™


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

    @boomzilla said in 📧 The Official Spam Emails Thread™:

    This one got through somehow.

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    That was surprisingly readable.



  • @izzion said in 📧 The Official Spam Emails Thread™:

    @boomzilla
    Exploring a talent pool sounds like something @Perverted_Vixen would be an expert at.

    Particularly when they are experienced, talented and well-equipped.


  • BINNED

    I put a personal website live two days ago. Since then I've been inundated with emails offering to build a website for me, presumably from scraping my email address from the website.

    Dude, I'm perfectly capable of building my own website. The evidence is the website you got my email address from



  • @izzion said in 📧 The Official Spam Emails Thread™:

    @boomzilla
    Exploring a talent pool sounds like something @Perverted_Vixen would be an expert at.

    Sure, but i'd only be willing to do it if they were up to date on their medical checkups and had enough condoms for everyone.

    exploring a talent pool is a hell of a lot of fun, but it's still not worth the risk to do it bareback.


  • :belt_onion:

    FROM THE DESK OF

    NATIONAL SECURITY/DIPLOMATIC WAREHOUSE BANJUL THE GAMBIA

    DIPLOMATIC DELIVERY OF YOUR CONSIGNMENT

    Attention,

    This is to inform you that the arrangements have been concluded in
    respect to direct shipment of your consignment to your country. I
    choose to conclude shipment to ensure it is lifted before contacting
    you. This process is the Airlifting of funds/consignment from one
    country to another via a diplomatic means of delivery. I found out
    that this consignment has been lying in our correspondent office in
    overseas because you could not settle cost of fees for the release of
    your consignment fund to you.

    This is why I decided to use my position as the Shipment officer in
    charge of this Organization to convey this consignment to your
    Country. To enable you confirm when your consignment will arrive.

    I believe you will compensate me well with a good remuneration when
    you receive the consignment.

    Note: I know the content of the trunk Box because I could see the
    amount you are supposed to receive. This is the major reason I decided
    to get involved. You must also know that this arrangement does not
    involve any of the people you were dealing with in the past because
    this consignment has been surrendered to the Government. Hence my
    involvement, furthermore you will find the attached files of your
    consignment box here to enable you know that I have idea of your
    transaction.

    Thank you for your understanding and I await your urgent respond or
    phone call 00220[REDACTED]. You can ask me any question relating to this
    regards.

    Sincerely,
    George Smith Wilson.
    Chief Shipment Office.

    IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: The information contained in this
    communication is confidential, may be client privileged, may
    constitute inside information, and is intended only for the use of the
    addressee. It is the property of DELIVERY MAN, LIMITED and the sender.
    Unauthorized use, disclosure or copying of this communication or any
    part thereof is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have
    received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by
    return e-mail or by e-mail to , and destroy this communication and all
    copies thereof, including all attachments.

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  • @greybeard said in 📧 The Official Spam Emails Thread™:

    I choose to conclude shipment to ensure it is lifted before contacting
    you. [...] I believe you will compensate me well with a good remuneration when
    you receive the consignment.

    So, rather than asking you to send them $$$ so they can send you your ridiculously big amount of money in return, they make you believe they already sent you your ridiculously big amount of money and hope you'll be too impatient to wait and eager to send them $$$ in gratitude?

    That doesn't sound like a very effective scam...


  • :belt_onion:

    @anonymous234 I'm just glad it's no longer stuck in their correspondent office in overseas.


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

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    You are to discard any request asking you to send money to any agency such as courier company,Bank and security Agency as there are no such and any money committed their will be regret, so be wise.

    their will be regret

    their

    Yes. Their will be regret indeed.


  • SockDev

    They're not even trying anymore:
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  • BINNED

    @raceprouk said in 📧 The Official Spam Emails Thread™:

    They're not even trying anymore:

    I've posted this before (probably in this very thread), but that's literally what they're going for

    Essentially, sending out lots of emails is dirt cheap so they can reach more than enough potential marks cheaply and easily. The expensive part is responding to the people who bite. The worst case is someone responding, taking a decent amount of the scammer's time, and then realising it's not above board and quitting, losing the time investment the scammer put in.

    So, anyone gullible enough to fall for the initial email but clever enough to work out they're being scammed before giving away their money is a really bad investment for the scammer. What they want is for anyone likely to work it out to do so from the email and not even start the process. All they want are the least likely to twig: i.e. the kind of people who don't notice red flags like bad spelling, bad formatting and shitty English, so include all that shit in the emails and only harvest the dumbest of the dumb



  • @anonymous234 said in 📧 The Official Spam Emails Thread™:

    So, rather than asking you to send them $$$ so they can send you your ridiculously big amount of money in return, they make you believe they already sent you your ridiculously big amount of money and hope you'll be too impatient to wait and eager to send them $$$ in gratitude?

    That doesn't sound like a very effective scam...

    Probably if you contact them they will say that you need some transaction number or other piece of information to get to the money, and somehow ask you for some payment before sending it (or maybe just copies of various IDs that they can use for further scams).

    Which vaguely reminds me of another scam that someone attempted with my brother, when he sold his old car: supposedly the buyer was abroad so he paid with Western Union (or a similar service), sent the transaction receipt to my brother as proof of paiement and told him that a friend would come up and pick up the car. The trick is that apparently with WU you can cancel a transaction in the few hours after it has been made: so they would have done that immediately after picking up the car, thus getting it for free (and since the only contact would have been a WU reference, good luck tracking them down!).


  • BINNED

    @remi That's a pretty common scam. When I posted my car up for sale I got loads of messages in the same format. One red flag is that they don't ask for any details and just accept your asking price without wanting to see the car or know anything about it, and they always say they can't come themselves for some reason so they'll send a friend to pick it up



  • @jaloopa I think that this is what made my brother suspicious, yes. A quick search revealed many forums with people complaining about that, with many examples of the exact same initial message, word for word (which isn't too surprising).

    So to have a bit of fun, he told that to the buyer ("oh, that's funny, I saw a lot of forums with the exact same message...") but without accusing him of being a scammer, just saying that it was weird, half-hoping he would either get a fun rant, or some contrived explanation of why this wasn't what it looked like. But it seems the scammer was smart enough to know when to cut his losses and didn't even bother to answer.


  • BINNED

    @remi I responded to a few with stupid details about damage and asking for 10 times what I'd advertised for. Still got "yes, that sounds good when would you like the money" answers



  • @boner said in 📧 The Official Spam Emails Thread™:

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    No thanks.

    They're doing it on purpose now

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    Must be a new Google service.



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    It's not exactly the first time I see this scam, but I had never seen it disguised as a Yahoo Answers page.

    I guess it makes sense, considered it's directed at very, very stupid people.



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    Does "Revolutionary Sex" involve me dressing up as a minuteman?


  • BINNED

    @heterodox why does your size come into it?

    (inB4 QOOC)



  • @jaloopa said in 📧 The Official Spam Emails Thread™:

    @heterodox why does your size come into it?

    (inB4 QOOC)

    If it doesn't, then you're :doing_it_wrong:.



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    "I don't understand why this woman named Ben Lubar isn't responding to the pictures of my dick I've been sending her!"



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    I'm not sure what they intended to do with this email, but it's not working.



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    Wow, Google sure changed its branding a lot without telling anyone.



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    The best part of this one is that the blue part is a single mailto: link with just a list of email addresses.



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    Thanks, Fake Google!

    For the record, all the links in this one are mailto: links.



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    OH NO NOT WALRAMT





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    IMPORTANT SECURITY ALERT: You have too many spam emails! Here's another one!



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    The four signs that you might have a heart attack soon:

    1. Will You DIE Of A Heart Attack TODAY?
    2. LINK
    3. UNSUB_ADV
    4. OPTDOWN


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    It is Imprtnt that I don't know about my pending payment!



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    I mean, maybe? Here at Amazon, we're not too good with computers. Who knows whether you got an Amazon reward? Not us!



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    * IT'S ACTUALLY JUST A BLANK EMAIL WITH A BUNCH OF LINE BREAKS HA HA FOOLED YOU



  • 0_1504648361108_google-spam-funtimes-re.jpg

    According to this totally official and confidential e-mail (yes, it was sent as a jpg) I've won not only money, but also a Google Nexus 10 tablet! Wow!



  • I'm not going to screenshot it, but I have a spam email that includes an HTML table with background colors set on each cell so the table looks like a photo of a naked woman. Because apparently it's 1995.





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    2 Rectangles you cant avoid



  • @anonymous234 they could''t even decide whether he earns 10k per day or month.



  • @ben_lubar said in 📧 The Official Spam Emails Thread™:

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    The best part of this one is that the blue part is a single mailto: link with just a list of email addresses.

    Maybe they were trying to create a sort of spam loop with tons of people asking each other to unsubscribe.


  • :belt_onion:

    @ben_lubar said in 📧 The Official Spam Emails Thread™:

    Wow, Google sure changed its branding a lot without telling anyone.

    The YouTube logo thread is :arrows:



  • @ben_lubar said in 📧 The Official Spam Emails Thread™:

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    I'm not sure what they intended to do with this email, but it's not working.

    Well, they're obviously trying to hide the Bayesian poisoning, but other than that, I'm not sure where the actual content is. :x



  • @ben_lubar There's a red boob at the bottom of the message, that's pretty much like a nude pic right?



  • On a YouTube video:
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    ...okay.


  • I survived the hour long Uno hand

    @anonymous234
    YouTube as a botnet C&C point actually makes a fair amount of sense. It's widely used enough that it's even allowed through some business firewalls that are otherwise fairly restrictive, and the nature of the website and how it "obscures" video links makes it extremely difficult for IDS systems to filter individual video pages for badness.



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  • BINNED

    Are you alive or dead??

    From: Dr Greg Harry T <www.@giga.ocn.ne.jp>
    Date: 13/09/2017 18:44

    Well, my sensory input would indicate that, indeed, I'm still tethered to this mortal coil. I'm worried about your email address though, while it's technically valid, it doesn't look very healthy...

    Anyway, yup, still here, what up?

    Are you alive or dead? We received several emails from one
    Mr. Edward
    Harold who narrated to us about the auto car accident you
    had 2 weeks
    ago. Mr. Edward made us to understand that you are in
    hospital for
    treatment but there is no hope of your recovery. He stated
    that he is
    your business associates and your next of kin whom you have
    chosen and
    permitted to inherit all your properties. He is contacting
    this office
    base on your contract /Inheritance payment fund valid
    USD$10,500,000.00 (Ten million, Five hundred thousand
    dollars only)
    which is about to be pay to you. He requested that the
    payment should
    now be transfer into his own personal account as he stated
    below.

    Account Name Mr. Edward Harold
    Citibank Banamex USA
    2029 Century Park East Los Angeles, CA 90067
    Phone: 1-800-222-7534
    Routing Number: 122233645
    Account Number: 5944130210

    We request your confirmation before we can process this
    transfer to
    Mr. Edward Bank Account. This is to avoid releasing your
    money to wrong
    person because Mr. Edward is too eager and ready to follow
    every
    instruction to have this money into his account. If you did
    not have
    auto accident and you did not permit Mr. Edward to claim
    your money,
    kindly reply this message with your full contact information
    so we can
    process the release of the $10.5 million dollars to you.

    Waiting to hear from you
    Dr Greg Harry T
    Director Payment Department

    Ooooh, a specimen of a mutated 419, betting on people's greed making them exploit this "mistake". I like it. Wonder if it survives in the wild...


    Filed under: Formatting preserved from the original


  • Impossible Mission Players - A

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    I'm not sure if I'm really really with my senses either. But I definitely want to stop wasting my hard earn money at once!


  • Grade A Premium Asshole

    FBI is now outsourcing to Argentina and monitoring non-US citizens' lottery winnings in non-US lotteries. Thanks, Obama.

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  • @jaloopa said in 📧 The Official Spam Emails Thread™:

    @remi That's a pretty common scam. When I posted my car up for sale I got loads of messages in the same format. One red flag is that they don't ask for any details and just accept your asking price without wanting to see the car or know anything about it, and they always say they can't come themselves for some reason so they'll send a friend to pick it up

    The most common version of that scam is that they send you a a fake check, for more than your asking price, and ask you to wire the excess portion of the money to some third party, for "transport" of the item you're selling.

    The third party's just them, of course. If you wire them the money, there's no way to get it back. Their fake check will seem to deposit, but bounce a couple of weeks later.


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