Scam magnetism

Apropos previous mentions of lazy spam-scammers, here's one who's working harder.

I got three copies of his "order", sent to my domain-registration e-mail address, my private iiNet address, and The man's thorough!

From: "Bill Jackson" <>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 16:11:41 -0700
Subject: order

Hello good day my name is Rev.Bill Jackson i will like to order some Fuel
Savers from you and will like to nop the cost for each plus tax and dont
include shipping cost

Thorough, but dumb.

Perhaps there's a little symbiont circle out there, of scam artists making worthless fuel-savers and other scam artists buying said fuel-savers with fake bank cheques.

(See also.)

Oh, and the New South Wales Office of Fair Trading has announced an investigation into fuel-saving devices. They somehow managed to not mention the word "firepower" anywhere in the press release.

Posted in Scams, Spam. 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Scam magnetism”

  1. MichaelWright Says:

    "Nop" the cost? Is that "know"? I was first trying to work out some exotic word used in haggling.

  2. Daniel Rutter Says:

    And, just today:

    From: ÖZCAN GÜR <>
    Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:23:34 +0300
    To: <>

    Dear Dan,

    There is demand of producing LCD Secreens in Turkey.Would you offer for the

    LCD secreen production is for LCD TV use.

    Have a nice weekend.



    I'm not even sure what this guy's trying to say.

  3. Jonadab Says:

    > I’m not even sure what this guy’s trying to say.

    I'm pretty sure he's trying to leave the hapless reader with the impression that he is a wholesale buyer and also that said wholesale buyer may be under the mistaken impression that the reader may represent a manufacturer. If you're sufficiently gullible to swallow that one, he's probably hoping you'll envision yourself defrauding said wholesale buyer and walk away with a bundle of money without actually supplying any product. At that point visions of dollar signs are supposed to cloud your judgment, which will make you easy to defraud out of a smaller amount of money, probably in some kind of advance-fee ("419") scam. As Kerbouchard would say, "Lie to a liar, for lies are his traid; steal from a thief, for that is easy."

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