52 Weeks of Spam: Winners, Week of April 23
Posted by kristipetersenschoonover
Winners, Week of April 23:
You have made $30
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$30! Well, here in Connecticut, that’ll get me a little over six gallons of gas or three packs of cigarettes! Let’s go!
That this is so similar to last week’s indicates that these attachments contain a virus, and the spammer behind it is simply trying to come up with a few different ways to fool people in case one of his methods doesn’t work (??)
Everybody hates Spam—it fills up your Inbox (unless you’ve got G-mail, which does a great job of putting it in an appropriately-labeled folder), clogs your blog (WordPress does a great job filtering, too), and can threaten your computer’s security.
I have to say though, I love my Spam. It cracks me up—it’s poorly spelled, illiterate, and often leaves me wondering who would be dumb enough to click on the link for whatever product/service/lottery winning from mysterious relative in a country you’ve never heard of. So I decided in 2012 I’d go through my Spam each week and pick my favorites to share with the world. I remove the sender and any links that might be damaging (plus, who wants to give them press?).
See you next week! If you get any great Spam, you can post it here, just strip any links and the sender’s e-mail. And be sure to say something in the post to let me know you’re real. Otherwise I might think you’re…well, Spam.
- Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)
- Click to print (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)
About kristipetersenschoonoverA ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of both the New England Horror Writers and the Horror Writers Association. Follow her adventures at kristipetersenschoonover.com.
Posted on April 28, 2012, in 52 Weeks of Spam and tagged computer viruses, dangerous email attachments, spam, spam filters. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Oh come on, this one is hardly spam – it’s mostly spelled, punctuated, and capitalized correctly and is actually somewhat logical. I’m definately starting to get a sense of the social strata of spammers – penis enhancement pushers = batshit crazy; money laundering scheme pushers = sane but poor English skills; get quick rich schemers = unimaginative virus spreaders. So at least this is educational. See? And you just thought it was fun 🙂
Terri, I’m totally convinced there are real people behind these things and they all have varying personalities. I’m thinkin’ there’s a short story that’s going to come out of this!