Bride of Ridiculous Spam Friday

Hey, why not make “Ridiculous Spam Friday” a running gag? Here’s the best junk email from the past couple weeks. There are URLs displayed within the text of some of these—do not, under any circumstances, attempt to visit these websites.

Bachelor #1:

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I believe we can file this one under “B” for “Blatant Scam.” Yeah, I’ll bet it’s a “secret economy.” Secret as in “a criminal organization is behind this.” This is a great example of “unsubscribe” links to not click on. You do not want to tell these people they’ve hit a valid email address. Bachelor #2:

Date: Friday, March 05, 2010 8:28 AM
To: [email address]
Subject: – Your Cancellation (476-381899-389120)

Dear Customer,

Your order has been successfully canceled. For your reference, here`s a summary of your order:

You just canceled order #303-094123-63755



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Because you only pay for items when we ship them to you, you won`t be charged for any items that you cancel.

Thank you for visiting!

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What was interesting here is that the second link to Amazon was a valid link. However, the words “ORDER INFORMATION” linked to a website hosted in the Philippines. I guess the idea here is to trick you into thinking a real Amazon order has been cancelled. Are they assuming that everyone always has an Amazon order pending at all times? It’s hard to tell.

This last one may be an all-time classic. Bachelor #3:

From: Dr rachel joel <>
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010 3:09 AM
To: [email address]
Subject: I am presently at JFK International Airport




I am a Diplomat named Dr Rachel Joel sent to deliver your contract/inheritance fund of$8.3M to you. I’m presently in JFK international airport. You have to reconfirm your details, name,address,phone,occupation,identification. Call me on 718-690-9783

Dr Rachel Joel.

– Dr rachel joel

Wow. Dude is just sitting in an airport, hoping this email gets to the right person? What’s doubly weird is that, if you Google a few phrases from this message, there appears to be a whole hoard of these guys wandering around JFK, waiting to give millions of dollars away to strangers. And why would Dr. Rachel Joel’s email address be “Michael Steven?” Actually, just look at all the numbers in that address; must take Dude forever to log in (which can’t be all that easy when you’ve been living in an airport for months).

Today’s examples are all pretty obvious scams. In order, I’m guessing they are:

  1. Fake money-making “system” that just charges you $70 per month for nothing (think “Google Works,” etc.)
  2. Malware site that installs keyloggers or gains control of your PC
  3. Nigerian 419 scam that will end with the victim wiring thousands of dollars overseas.

If you’ve received one of these messages or something similar (and you don’t run a blog about scams and fraud), the only way to respond to them is to delete them.