Especially pointless spam



  • I'm not sure what this spam email is supposed to achieve.

    Good day,

    I hope you will ship to Malaysia and do you have credit card processing facility to charge my VISA card for the goods's payment ? If yes,then treat this email with good concern and include your website/current price list in your reply.

    Regards,

    Ben Harold



  • Just a guess: might it be to elicit a response, so they can make 'higher quality' lists of known active addresses? Which they then charge a premium for sending spam to...



  • @boba_fett said:

    Just a guess: might it be to elicit a response, so they can make 'higher quality' lists of known active addresses? Which they then charge a premium for sending spam to...
    It might also be a reply from a lame user to an actual spam message with a spoofed "from" field. 



  • I do wonder sometimes if scammers ever accidentally stumble upon one another and what happens when they do. Does it become a contest of one-upmanship?



  • @nexekho said:

    I do wonder sometimes if scammers ever accidentally stumble upon one another and what happens when they do. Does it become a contest of one-upmanship?

    Let's compile a list of known spam/scam email addresses and sell that list to spammers and scammers! We make money, waste their time, and have a good laugh while we're at it.



  • Pretty standard stolen credit card, ship expensive, easily fenced goods to another country scam. Just too stupid to put in what expensive, easily fenced goods he was looking for. Expensive hardbood flooring is popular these days. A couple of years ago, it was expensive door locks.



  • @mott555 said:

    Let's compile a list of known spam/scam email addresses and sell that list to spammers and scammers! We make money, waste their time, and have a good laugh while we're at it.


    WIN! +2 Internets



  • @Scarlet Manuka said:

    I'm not sure what this spam email is supposed to achieve.

    I shall tell you if you post your credit card number.

    Filed under: blatant phishing, do not listen to me



  • @fatbull said:

    I shall tell you if you post your credit card number.

    Filed under: blatant phishing, do not listen to me

     

    Why the pseudo-tags?



  • @fatbull said:

    @Scarlet Manuka said:

    I'm not sure what this spam email is supposed to achieve.

    I shall tell you if you post your credit card number.

    Filed under: blatant phishing, do not listen to me

    It's 12345. Same as the combination on my luggage.


  • @PSWorx said:

    Why the pseudo-tags?

    Because they will survive.



  • Heh, reminds me of when I got a cryptic "how much do you want for your website" email, yeeeeeears ago.

    That was all there was to the message: no qualifiers, no name, no signature, no contact information other than the email itself, no signature, not even a specific url. All I had back then was a couple of personal geocities-esque websites without even a registered domain name.

    Cautiously, I replied  and asked which "website" he/she/it was talking about, as I had "several" (without any further qualifiers on my side, either).

    To this, the reply was simply "i want to buy ur website how much do you want", without any further qualifiers or specifications. I gave up at that point as there was no way this could have been serious, or the guy was incredibly slow.

    Now I realize it probably was some kind of sucker list validation, as it was suggested here.

     

     



  • @C4I_Officer said:

    Heh, reminds me of when I got a cryptic "how much do you want for your website" email, yeeeeeears ago.

    That was all there was to the message: no qualifiers, no name, no signature, no contact information other than the email itself, no signature, not even a specific url. All I had back then was a couple of personal geocities-esque websites without even a registered domain name.

    Cautiously, I replied  and asked which "website" he/she/it was talking about, as I had "several" (without any further qualifiers on my side, either).

    To this, the reply was simply "i want to buy ur website how much do you want", without any further qualifiers or specifications. I gave up at that point as there was no way this could have been serious, or the guy was incredibly slow.

    Now I realize it probably was some kind of sucker list validation, as it was suggested here.

     

    Maybe he was trying to buy up all the websites on the Internet and thus corner the market on digital porn, personal opinion, funny pictures of cats and (to a lesser degree) useful information.


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