Sunday, March 21, 2010

Really dumb clever spam

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Korean news stream to bring you the following spam I found in my gmail inbox, reprinted as is. There are two things I'd like to point out about this particular email.

The first is that I fear that people like my 컴맹 auntie in Las Vegas would in fact fall for such a ruse, and that really pisses me off (I spend a lot of time telling my septuagenarian auntie — from the planet Septuagenaria — that some things she saw on the Interwebs aren't real).

The second is the very last line of the email. Apparently some spammers aren't sticklers for detail.

From: account credibility (
Subject: Account Request
Date: March 20, 2010 8:37:27 PM HST

Remember that Gmail is built on the idea that email can be intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even fun.

Gmail wants to enhance fast and very efficient networking. We therefore want to permanently close some gmail accounts that are not used regularly. For your account not to be closed, provide the required details below for proper verification.

Birth date:

Warning!!!! Account details not received within 72hours will be automatically shut down and closed permanently.

- The Gmail Team

Hotmail: Trusted email with powerful SPAM protection. Sign up now.

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1 comment:

  1. LOL.

    yahoo had the same spam. but those were the naivete days i had, because i like my account. so i provided them with something like this:

    account: reijene
    password: ********* (heehee)

    effing spammers.

    oh... i forgot... thanks for stopping by, Kushi. i had been very VERY busy.


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