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Continental Broadcasting Network: um, who’s Kristi?

I haven’t posted any goofy spam word-for-word in a while, so when I got this, I thought it would be a good one to share:

From: admin@biographicalezecutive.com
To: Kristi Lee <my email address>
Subject: Kristi biographical confirmation

CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING NETWORK INC.
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Kristi,

It is my honor to notify you of your candidacy as decided upon by the CWW Editorial Division on January 21st 2011. The Editorial Division eagerly awaits your biographical finalization and submission.

Through our CWW forum, outstanding professionals and executives are showcased for their many talents, accomplishments, and knowledge.

On behalf of our staff we wish you much continued success.

http://www.Kristi.Lee.biographicalezecutive.com

Samuel Whitfield
Member Services Director

Twenty Three Briaroot Drive Smithtown, New York 11787
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I have so many things to say about this. So many questions.

For example, from the custom URL what is an “ezecutive?” Is it some new kind of executive that has attained such a level of awesomeness that they spell it with a Z? Or is it a way to slip past spam filters that might flag any URL with “executive” in it?

Why does Christopher Malone own “about 120 other domains” (according to the whois information for this site)? Why are there eight other domain names pointing to this site’s IP address?

Is that his real name?

Why do people report their spyware filters going ape when they try to visit one of these sites?

Does this guy really live at 23 Briaroot Ct. in Smithtown, New York? Why doesn’t his information show up on a Whitepages search?

Why didn’t my version of this email contain the hilarious misspelling “worldclass” like other people who have received it?

What’s the real racket, here? Is it just another “Who’s Who” style directory rip-off, or is it a malware-laced phishing website with far more sinister purposes?

I have so many things I’d like to know, but I’ll gladly forget about those if someone can tell me just one thing:

Who the heck is Kristi?