The Spam Report: Day #35: Deja vu all over again

Published On: Nov 18 2013 09:57:12 AM CST
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There may be no easier way to get me to giggle than reading me Yogi Berra quotes. The Hall of Fame and former New York Yankees catcher is known for his quips that may not be artful in their use of the English language, but always seem to convey what he's trying to say.

For example, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it."

Or, "Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical."

Or, the one that's inspired this blog post, "It's deja vu all over again."

Last week, I posted an email solicitation from Mr. Soon, who claimed to have an inheritance he would share with me. It had all the hallmarks of a scam. The reason, I'm including it again is because it's sent from a different address.

Same text of the email, same email you're supposed to respond to, but the sender's email is different and this is important. You see, many people block email addresses that they think are sending them spam, so what did the people trying to do the spamming do, they just send it from a different email.

That's what's so insidious about these pitches. They're so cheap to produce (i.e. it's free to create an email address) and all it takes is someone to go for it.  Point I was trying to make is that we can fight these scammers all the time, but sometimes their emails get through because they morph faster than we can block them.

Just hit delete.

And if you want to read more Yogi Berra quotes, go here: http://www.baseball-almanac.com/quotes/quoberra.shtml

Take care,

Adam

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From: Cham TAO Soon [mailto:janeweste68@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, November 16, 2013 11:58 PM
To: Recipients
Subject: Greetings from Singapore (Proposal)


Apologies for invading your privacy like this! I am Mr. Soon; I lost one of my most influential and wealthy clients who had a secret account worth €105,000,000.00 EUR with UOB Singapore while alive. I seek your consent to partner with me to recover and share the monies. All the documents will be legally applied for and procured by me. Please send me a confidential response if you think you can be trusted I await your quick response. chmtsoon@outlook.com