If you're like Cozmo, next-generation spammers have figured out a way to get more spam on your computer. And if you are like Cozmo, you are psyched that these new spammers have a great sense of humor.
My favorite spam development of the past year is the ridiculous names that the spammers give their accounts to sneak them through filters. They almost always follow the same format - [Noun] [Middle Initial] [Adjective or Adverb]. Here is a sample of some of the funnier ones:
- Tabernacle Q. Candidate
- Glove O. Worthwhile
- Library S. Surmises
- Chronic G. Anyway
- Flotsam N. Alarming
- Lawbreakers O. Toddled
- Jackie P. Chiles (just kidding, but he does email alot)
- Finally, my personal favorite & the University of New Mexico's new starting point guard - Upperclassman G. Alamogordo
So, what about you, AofGers? Any great spam names to report?
AofG Extra: More spam hilarity - If you wanted to know why your spam is horribly spelled, it's probably because it is most likely coming from places like South & North Korea and Sao Paolo. Jose Spam, what is it with the Portugese language and internet spamming?
Finally, I recieved the following spam three times over the past day to my [email protected] account over the past day. Apparently, I am related to Senator Paul Wellstone. Who knew?
Greetings to you my dear friend,It is obvious
that this proposal will come to you as a
suprise. This is because we have not met before but
I am inspired to send you this email by the huge
fund transfer opportunity that will be of mutual
benefit to the two of us.
However, I am Barrister Phillip Andrews,the personal
attorney to the late Senator Paul lane Wellstone,
a Citizen of the United states and he was into politics.
Senator Wellstone, "he was into politics."
On the 25th of October 2002, my client,his wife and
their three children were involved in a fatal Plane Crash
near Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport.
Unfortunately they all lost their lives including
other people in the Plane.Since then I have made
several enquiries to several Embassies to locate any
of my clients extended relatives, this has also
After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided
to trace his relatives over the Internet to locate any
member of his family but of no avail, hence I
I contacted you to assist in repartrating the money
and property left behind by my client since I have no
place to locate any of his relatives. I can easily
convince his bank in the with my legal practice that you
are the only surviving relation of my client.Otherwise
the Estate he left behind will be confiscated or declared
unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits
Particularly, My late client had an account with one
of the banks Europe. valued at about US$9.3Million
(Nine Million Three Hundred Thousand United States
Dollars) which I witness the documentations before
he left for the states on 24 october 2002.
Conseqently,The bank issued me a notice to provide the
next of kin to my client since I have been unsuccesfull
in locating the relatives.
I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the
deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at
US$9.3Million (Nine Million Three Hundred Thousand United
States Dollars) will be paid into your account and
then you and I can share the money. 55% to me and 40%
to you,while 5% should be for expenses,tax as your
government may require. [Ed Note: Jackie, is this what most bloodsucking lawyers are charging these days. I thought Jacoby & Meyers type took a third}
I have all necessary legal documents that can be used
to back up any claim we may make. All I require is
your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal
through. I guarantee that this will be executed under
a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from
any breach of the law.
Reply immediately, mail me on my altanative mail box
Barrister Phillip Andrews
N.B. Please indicate your telephone and fax numbers
for easy communication in this mutual transaction.
Ah, good times. If any of you want to contact Phillip and claim you are Paul Wellstone's blood relative, by all means, knock yourself out.