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Email Spam Used As Comment Spam!


A little while ago I posted an email I got (spam) called BMW UK LOTTERY Esteemed Winner!!. Usually, I expect to receive such notices solely by email. But then I found a new "comment" here at Misinterpreted.org that wasn't filtered as spam. Wouldn't you know it, the subject was regarding a win in the BMW Lottery! But the weird part? It wasn't posted as a comment to my BMW Lottery post. It was a comment on a completely different post, Speedlinking – December 20, 2007!

Here's the full text:

[Begin Comment]

THE BMW AUTOMOBILE COMPANY, UK
2007 INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION,
CLAIMS DEPARTMENT.
22 Garden Close, Stamford,
Lincs, PE9 2YP, London
United Kingdom. Jenuary,2008.
REF NO:BMW:2551256003/23

Dear Winner,

This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of ã500,000.00 (Five hundred Thousand Great British pounds) and brand new BMW 3 Series Car in this year BMW LOTTERY PROGRAMME.
To claim your prize Contact the claim office with the under listed informations as soon as possible:
Name :
Address :
Country :
Age :
Sex :
Occupation :
Phone :
Fax :
==========================================
Fiduciary Claims Department (FCD),
Fred Verra
Email:bmwlottery88@yahoo.co.uk
=======================================
Please you are to provide him with the above listed details as soon as possible so he can begin with the processing of your prize winnings.

Regards,

Engr. Holland Burridge
Online Co-ordinator.

[End Comment]

It doesn't make any sense, does it? I mean, apart from happening in Jenuary! But seriously, why would the Online Co-ordinator inform the winner of a lottery in plain view of the public? "Everybody wins!" Maybe Engr. Holland Burridge figured I wouldn't approve the comment, and instead keep it to myself. If that were the case, Burridge would probably have been hoping that I took the message seriously, and that I would promptly provide my personal profile. Poor perfomance, Burridge!

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2 Responses to “Email Spam Used As Comment Spam!”

  1. iDope Says:

    Hehe.. that was a nice one. It amazes me (honest) how people still fall for that kind of shit.

  2. admin Says:

    Thanks. I wonder what kind of a person would give over their information so readily? New to the web, maybe? Or new to the idea of identity theft? Maybe just desperate. Whatever the reason, their actions as a sucker are what keep these "opportunities" around.