Tuesday, June 27, 2006

What is the scam?

There is a scam behind every spam. But what is the scam here?

They could simply be selling porn but it doesn't seem right for that. And it does not appear to be a pedophile ring. Most likely is that it is a chocholate and flowers recruitment to be a package reshipper or a money mover. Someone should be following these up to see what the scam is.

From: 'Brian'
User-Agent: Mozilla 4.75 [en] (Win98; U)
X-Accept-Language: en-us
MIME-Version: 1.0
To:(despam)
Subject: want to meet?
Content-Type: text/plain; charset='us-ascii'
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

Dear fraiend,
I found yobur picture obn one of the websites, can we talk to
each other? I might be coming to your place in few weeks.
This would be a great opportunity to meet each other.
Btw, I am a woman. I am 25. Drop me a line at jwnv@mailslam.net"


(Update) And another one...

Hire,
i am here sitting in the internet caffe. Found your email and
decided to awrite. I might be coming to your place in 14 days,
so I decided to email you. May be we can meet? I am 25 y.o.
girl. I have a picture if you want. No need to reply here! as
this is not my email. Write me at eor@mailslam.net


Ah.. got it, www.mailslam.com is an online pharmacy peddling Viagra. Reading carefully it turns out that it is 'generic Viagra' which is strange because the patents on Viagra are current everywhere. In any case sending the drugs to the US would infringe the patent holder's rights. The site has no SSL certificate which may be because it is a phishing site or it may be because the perpetrators don't want to be dealling with a lawsuit from the holders of the various patents they are infringing.

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