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2017-02-21 01:02 pm


Just got a spam email at work with a URL that included "Potato Transformation Symposium." Not going to click it because (a) malware and (b) whatever's there will be a disappointment compared to what my mind conjures up from that phrase.
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2014-08-06 09:07 am

How bathetic...

Text of a Nigerian-type scam letter I received at my library email address today.

Read more... )A 17-year-old librarian to boot!
telophase: (Faustus and Mephistopheles fireworks)
2013-04-10 08:01 am

Bizarre spam

Got a spam mail at my work address this morning, with just the subject "COL". The interior consisted of simply:Read more... )
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2013-02-26 09:31 am

(no subject)

Got a spam comment over on LJ, and before I report and ban it, I'm testing to see if it's one of those bots that parse your reply content and then post a snippet scraped from somewhere else that corresponds roughly to what you say. (I got into an argument with one of those bots once before realizing what it was and deleting the entire exchange in shame, which I now regret because I want to go back and reread it! And it may thereby have passed the Turing test.)

It's reasonably clever--it's got a recipe it scraped from somewhere on its LJ page, and sounds human, except that the second half of comment would have been more suited to a regular reader of my LJ and not a random drop-by, which is what they were pretending to be. Well, and the first half was fairly stupid, because I don't think many of us have been overly frustrated by choosing an exciting salad dressing. Okay, so it doesn't sound that human after all.

(The sales pitch is in the LJ profile, for a bankruptcy attorney.)
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2013-01-24 11:07 am

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A spam comment I got on the Artist Alley Survival Guide:
Fuck you all Forex bustards
This is a bustard (a kori bustard, to be precise). As far as I can tell Forex is some sort of international financial trading thing, and Googling for forexpeacearmy (dot) com, the URL they left with the comment, leads to all sorts of confusing things with accusations of scams being thrown from all sides, in an impressive display of posturing usually relegated to the males of a species.

So here's a male great bustard posturing. cut for pic )

(Wow that was all random.)
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2012-09-26 03:45 pm


...the IRS is outsourcing a little much, hmm? I got a message* purporting to be from the IRS, with a return address going to and the Errors-To header pointing to an address at

* That Gmail put in my spam folder right away, admittedly
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2012-08-02 02:00 pm


I just got email from Terry Gilliam!

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2012-01-18 09:43 am

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Well, hellooooo amusing spam comment!
Therefore not likely for a passing fancy matter when a person's write-up, yet I uncovered this particular nowadays along with I recently cant fight sharing. Mrs. Agathe's dishwasher give up functioning thus your woman named a new repairman. Because the lady received to go to work the very next day, the girl advised them, “I'll get away from the important thing within the cushion. Deal with your dishwasher, get away from a costs on the reverse, plus We'll email you the actual look at. Oh yea, and also by the waydon't bother about my own Doberman. They is not going to bother a person. Nevertheless, what you perform, do not less than VIRTUALLY ANY conditions discuss with this bird! ” When the repairman attained Mrs. Agathe's apartment in the morning, your dog found the biggest along with meanest hunting Doberman he had at any time witnessed. But just as the woman obtained claimed, your dog easily set generally there to the floor covering, watching the actual repairman start his / her business. On the other hand, the whole occasion this bird went them loco in reference to his incessant cursing, yelling plus name-calling. Last but not least your repairman weren't able to have herself any longer as well as yelled, “Shut way up, you actually ridiculous unattractive chicken! ” To be able to that your bird sent a reply, “Get them, Increase! ”
You, yourself, are a ridiculously unattractive chicken.
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2011-12-01 02:06 pm

Spam spam spam spam

Got a Russian spam just now over on LJ. Curious, I took the time to run it through Babelfish, which resulted in:
Subject: What such is New Year? How do you do! We invite you as entire family to participate in the holiday competition of " What such is New Year? " :) You will compose story, make photo, devise video with you or with your relatives on the theme of " What is new [God]" and win useful prizes from the company for the production of feed water filters of " [Barer]". Page of competition -[URL deleted]

Gosh, I want to win a useful prize from a company that makes water filters. Or something.

Original Cyrillic text )
telophase: (Koumyou - hee)
2011-09-22 05:29 pm

Awesome email

And it seems that the FBI isn't proofreading their emails too carefully before sending them out these days...

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telophase: (Koumyou - hee)
2011-03-10 11:21 am

More spam!

Naturally, I see a lot of spam comments on L@L. Today's winner:
I daydream A A HEAP!
And I stand in want to daydream less. Because every time I daydream about something it ends up totally the inconsistent of how I wanted it to end.
When I daydream nearby something I take home all fervent around what yet it is that I'm daydreaming close to and then in genuineness I arrange downhearted after!

I think the little sadface emoticon makes it.
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2011-03-02 11:56 am

Spam comment from L@L

I offer no commentary, merely leave this here for your enlightenment:
I’m a 19 year old student wealthy to Uconn (as a commuter). I obtain a share time pursuit and make about 400 every two weeks. I give birth to been there for 7 months now and I am in anxious for sine qua non of a car. (my responsibility, my council, my educate are on touching 25 min away from each other either progress) I want to get a heap allow but from no established credit. I do entertain 1000 dollars to catapult down though. Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Give you.
telophase: (Bleach - dork squad)
2011-03-02 10:21 am

Hey, spammers!

It's a bit obvious that you're a spambot when your programming screws up and puts your algorithm into the Author field!

Author : The {sheer|utter|large} available {information|info|data|information and facts} online {makes|can make|tends to make|creates} {finding a|getting a|locating a|choosing a|selecting a} {good information|reliable information|straight answers} directory {reall
The utter available data online makes locating a straight answers directory really challenging .
telophase: (Faustus and Mephistopheles fireworks)
2010-07-19 02:11 pm


...that I just received notification from the lawyer Barr perkins George that the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen made me a beneficiary of his WILL and left the sum of Seven Million Great British Pounds (GBP £7,000.000.00)to me in his WILL.

The reason why, and I quote, is:
Being a widely travelled man, he must have been in contact with you in the past or simply you were recommended to him by one of his numerous friends abroad who wished you good and his friend was a gay as well due to the fact that McQueen was a gay and claimed he realised his sexual orientation when he was six. He told his family when he was 18.
The lawyer also helpfully included a link to McQueen's Wikipedia page, just in case I failed to remember meeting him.
telophase: (Bleach - dork squad)
2010-04-15 12:01 pm
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The comment spammers almost got me!

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telophase: (Koumyou - hee)
2010-03-09 03:34 pm
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This Nigerian-scam email sounds like a manga in the making: Read more... )
telophase: (Yachiru - happy smiley)
2009-08-24 10:32 am
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New spam anime!

Hey! Remember the post in which I used subject lines from spam e-mail as episode titles and the rest of you gladly helped me come up with episode descriptions? Well, as I've had a perfect storm of interesting spam subject lines lately (many truncated quotes, I believe), here's another round!

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telophase: (mugen - nosepicking)
2009-05-13 09:56 am
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I just got a spam mail aimed at vampires. At least I assume so from the title, as I am not about to open it:

Your woman will be shocked by your fang's astonishing progress.
telophase: (Koumyou - hee)
2009-04-21 02:57 pm
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Spam email title of the day

"Get a real mammoth in your pants."

Oh, honey, I do not think you want a real, live mammoth in your pants! Entertaining as it may be for the rest of us.
telophase: (Yachiru - happy smiley)
2009-04-13 02:59 pm
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By the way...

...people have been generating some awesome episode descriptions for an anime based on the titles of spam messages I found in my spam folder. If you haven't seen them since I posted them, go look!

If there's interest, I'll post another set of titles, too. Perhaps a shoujo series this time...?