Friday, July 16, 2010
Dumbest Spam Email of the Week
A good con artist is smooth, slick and presents him/herself well to the target. Many scam artists work from outside of the United States via email, but they don't seem to understand a basic reality: If you're trying to convince us that you're trustworthy, don't mangle the English language and don't use names that sound absurd. This spam email, reproduced below, was received today. "Dear ericpinkfloyd" is the first clue that this is (a) from another country, (b) from an idiot, (c) from someone who has no idea how use American/English salutations. --Dear ericpinkfloyd Friday, July 16, 2010 9:57 AM From: "supachai jaichapor" To: firstname.lastname@example.org Hi,Dear: we are wholesalers in china.We can sent our product to USA,Germany,Europe and so on.x we have established a good business relationship with the manufactoies.So we can get the best price there. And we mainly do our business in bulk with our agents, so we should provide them our best price as well.Therefore, our prce is lower than the market price.We provide the kinds of shoes,T-shirts,MP3/MP4,Watches and guitar. For example Nike, Puma,Adidas,ED hardy,Apple and so on. Prices depend on the quantity of your order. the more is the lower. pleasse contact us. Sure, I'll be in touch if ever I'm interested in your crappy Chinese counterfeit merchandise. This partcular email reminds me of one the running gags in the classic film "Buckaroo Banzai." In that film, invaders from the 8th dimension infiltrated industry and the government by using crazy names such as "John Bigbooty." I like "Eric Pinkfloyd" for it's comical effect, but wonder how "supachai jaichapor" came to think that "Pinkfloyd" is anybody's surname.