Today's addlepated spam

This day, I have received a bunch of spams that are all from a dictionary-chosen firstname and lastname with a e-mail address, with the subject "Firstname Lastname wrote:", and the body

hi Firstname i hope this is your e-mail.
I was glad to see you the other day. I expect you was excited about   New York.
So much so much happening all the time, lots of great opportunities.
And speaking of opportunities, the deal I was speaking you about yesterday included a company
known as Tex-Homa (TXHE).
It's already growing up, but the big announcement isn't even
out yet, so there's still time. I have got this shares already and made
2000. I recommend you to do the same today.

Hope this helps you out. I'll see you this weekend.
Yours Firstname Lastname

Note that the spams are all, according to them, sent from someone to themselves. Which would appear to somewhat sabotage their value as "accidental" mails that someone meant to send to someone else. And then there's the fact that I've received six of them, all "from" different people, but otherwise identical.

This sounds like a job for... the Stock Spam Effectiveness Monitor!

(Oh, and it's good to see that other people have been getting the same steady flow of thesaurusised "Very important note. You have to read." spams for GDKI.PK that I have.)

Posted in Spam. 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “Today's addlepated spam”

  1. Jaymis Says:

    I've just noticed that one too. One got through Opera M2's spam squasher, but the rest didn't make it.

    Not the most convincing wording. It would be interesting to see if the stock's performance could be used as a measure of how effective the spam's wording is.

  2. Nick1911 Says:

    That site is pretty interesting. I always wondered what the fate of these stocks was.

  3. com2kid Says:

    I just deleted that same email. Somehow it passed gmails filters, rare.

  4. Lord Booga Says:

    Apparently the spammers aren't concerned with my sexual prowess, but they're always concerened about my financial state, with all these helpful stock tips! Isn't that nice of them?

  5. Stark Says:

    I'm up to 26 of these today. It might make the new record if it keeps up. 34 of the same message in one day is the record so far... go TXHE! You can do it! ;)

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