Stupid Spam Message of the Week

Here’s one I just got that’s quite entertaining on a lot of levels:

We have just charged your credit card for money laundry service in amount of $234.65 (because you are either child pornography webmaster or deal with dirty money, which require us to layndry them and then send to your checking account).
If you feel this transaction was made by our mistake, please press “No”.
If you confirm this transaction, please press “Yes” and fill in the form below.

First off, couldn’t these silly spammers run their messages through a basic spellcheck program? In fact, why don’t the spam distribution tools (this twit used The Bat! to send this) include a spell checker anyway? But more curious is the logic that they equate running a child porn Web site with the need to launder money: what’s that about? Finally, I just love the whole idea that there are (theoretically at least) companies that can automatically launder financial transactions and send you notification via the tremendously insecure mechanism of email. I don’t think La Cosa Nostra has anything to worry about in the money laundering area, somehow.

2 comments on “Stupid Spam Message of the Week

  1. Hello Neighbor:
    Spotted your blog page while surfing the Colorado Blogs ring. 🙂
    I plan to post a detailed blog on SPAM in tomorrow’s blog (had planned to do so on Saturday, but things just didn’t go my way). I’ve also got a few pics as to how spammers have basically rendered some of my boxes practically USELESS!!!
    And, get this, they’re on an ISP which *claims* to be FIGHTING spam server-side. that ISP is NONE OTHER than MSN.
    So much for their rambo-like “butterfly”, huh…
    Cheers for now 🙂
    Patrick Cook
    Denver, Colorado

  2. Thanks for visiting my weblog, Patrick. Yes, spam is really just an amazingly stupid and annoying problem. Some days it’s just amusing and tedious, but other days… I could really hurt some of these folk with the resources and time they force me to waste!!

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