Here’s a random selection of strange and/or lame spams I’ve received recently.
1: I got several of these. Unfortunately, no umbrellas were included.
Sender: LinkedIn Connections [email@example.com]
Subject: RE: CELSA – Copies of Policies.
Unfortunately, I cannot obtain electronic copies of the Ocean, Warehouse or EPLI policy.
Here is the Package and Umbrella,
and a copy of the most recent schedule.
(links lead to michael.haggerty.tripod [dot] com/page2.htm)
2: What are they offering?
Sender: this is FREE with NO RISK [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: Steps into Ordained Ministry
This page from General Board of Higher Education and Ministry has been forwarded to you by this is FREE with NO RISK:
instantcashpros [dot] com/?code=504d47cb5ce3e
If the text above does not appear as a full, clickable link, please copy the whole web address and paste it into the address box of your browser.
3: Welding helmet? This one may not be spam, but I’m not going to click and find out.
Sender: Sunshine [email@example.com]
Subject: Welding Helmet from Sunshine
We will attend CeMAT ASIA 2012
Production: Warehouse racking and Gondola shelving
Date : Attending Oct. 25th to 28th 2012
Hall : W2
Booth / Stand : K2-3
Contact Person : Mr.Han Liang – Mobile phone : 0086-(0)13063813025
Are you interested in Welding Helmet ? Suzhou Sunshine is possibly one of the largest supplier of kinds of Welder helmet from China.
Our products can be found in the U.S.A., all European countries, as well as other countries around the world. The quality for automatically filter welding helmet, welding protection products are manufactured strictly according to EN379, EN175, CE, ANSI Z87.1, CSA International certification.
Our main products as below :
Auto-darkening welding helmet
Solar powered welding helmet
Argon arc welding helmet
Welding accessories ( safety glasses, gloves, safety vest and so on )
4: Who would be expecting a changelog and click on this?
Sender: Krysta Maloney via LinkedIn [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: Re: Changelog as promised(updated)
as promised,(Internet Explorer File)
5: I got several of these. I guess they could catch someone who’d just ordered Adobe Creative Suite or is greedy.
Sender: JONA STEPHENSON [email@example.com]
Subject: Order N18207
You can download your Adobe CS4 License here –
We encourage you to explore its new and enhanced capabilities with these helpful tips, tutorials, and eSeminars.
Thank you for buying Adobe InDesign CS4 software.
Adobe Systems Incorporated
(link leads to schalketrommler [dot] de/report.htm)
6: What did I order? At least this one appears to come from the actual sender instead of a hacked account.
Sender: admin [admin@yourprivateorder [dot] com]
Subject: Re: Order Delivery ref. #PZXfirstname.lastname@example.org
We need you to complete this order
so you can start receiving payments…
==>> Click Here to Complete Order
Go now before this link expires!
*The sender of this email receives compensation
when products and services featured herein are
purchased. Results are unique. Your results will
vary widely. This is an advertisement.
If you no longer wish to receive updates,
please use the unsubscribe link at the
very bottom of this email.
Unsubscribe me from this list
(link leads to yourprivateorder [dot] com/newsletter/link.php?M=473598&N=59&L=25&F=H)
7: I always click on unexpected files from unknown senders with gibberish addresses. Don’t you?
Subject: You have been sent a file (Filename: Robert-356.pdf)
Sendspace File Delivery Notification:
You’ve got a file called Robert-407112.pdf, (175.86 KB) waiting to be downloaded at sendspace.(It was sent by LASHONDA BLALOCK).
You can use the following link to retrieve your file:
The file may be available for a limited time only.
sendspace – The best free file sharing service.
Please do not reply to this email. This auto-mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response.
(links lead to few-money.ru/wlc.htm)
8: Solidarity Forever. The images didn’t come through, so there’s not much to this one — a little text and several graphics anchors. I like the link address, though — signingbabies.in. I also got two emails with the same text and subjects “Leave Blank”. Those must have been practice runs — no images came through and there wasn’t even a hyperlink.
Sender: 7fruits [email@example.com]
Subject: Show your solidarity with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
there Thank you for subscribing. You can alter your subscription options below.
Show your solidarity with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
(link leads to ibacdafeiagif.signingbabies [dot] in/akha/1022594958/)
9. She’s crazy in love with me — or just crazy.
Sender: Renee Fior [ReneeFioryb63@yahoo.com]
I slipped and probably hit my head. That’s the only explanation I can think of with how crazy in love I am with you. This eCard speaks of my passion and devotion to you. Do you want to know how I feel? Click Here
and for some years past, ever since I had the idea of going to London,
their own speculations, to have regard to what passed here It is not signed. Well! So it cannot matter to us.”And
Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android
(link leads to t.co/w4SeDbWo)
10. Finally, some random verbiage.
Sender: crazychix4530 [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: ange of goods for services, of services for goods as you have envisioned. You
kudratihussein.blogspot [dot] com “Huh” and “I don’t know” were safe answers that I would give instead of saying that something was wrong or saying that it didn’t quite feel right because that only brought me ph
(Yes, the hyperlink was the first line of the spam, and points where it says it does. That’s refreshing.)