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Dec. 24th, 2007 | 02:00 am

Urinalysis, Mr. Spock?

OMG.

He gave the address of a sewage treatment plant:

http://www.water.org.uk/home/resources-and-links/links/water-operators/sewerage-operators#Anchor-Northumbrian-47857

Abbey Road
Pity Me
Durham DH1 5FJ
http://www.nwl.co.uk
(that's Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland)

He's also running a work-from home scam at that same phone number:
http://www.getjob.us/usa-jobs-view/job-posting-11277.html

There, he gives his name as "John Mark".
john = client of a prostitute
mark = the victim of a confidence game or magic trick

Trip



On Saturday, 2007-12-22 22:07:22, patrick wrote:
> --------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Marvin Wolfthal
>
> Goodday over there, As i was browsing through internet i saw your
> apartment advertised on http://austin.craigslist.org and am
> interested in renting it.I will be signing a one year lease for it and
> want to know the modalities for renting it.
>
> I will be doing a one year research on pharmacy work while in the states
> and will be staying with my daughter LINDA
>
> I will be very GLAD if i can hear from you in time as i will want to
> conclude the rental process before we arrive in the State by January 25th
> . Abbey Road Pity Me Durham DH1 5FJ, United Kingdom.
>
> Regards,
>
> Dr Marvin Wolfthal
> Mobile No: +447011148722 or by mail mrvwolf@yahoo.com
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> this message was remailed to you via: hous-517353234@craigslist.org
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Dec. 24th, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
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we get a lot of these spams, in reply to our perpetual Craigslist ad for the co-op.

I haven't chatted with you in too long. Are you on any Instant Messaging modalities?

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Bean

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from: fulguritus
date: Dec. 24th, 2007 09:51 am (UTC)
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WOW. Why?
Can you somehow get him in trouble?

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Dec. 24th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
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Nah, I prefer being quietly amused. They can use bogus addresses, see, because if they eventually persuade you to wire them money, they'll have fake documents with that bogus address when they go to collect it.

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from: marconiplein
date: Dec. 24th, 2007 02:38 pm (UTC)
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The thing that gave it away for me was when he used the word "modalities" in a craigslist email. Who does that? Very fishy indeed.

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Dec. 24th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
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The answer, of course, being "British-English-speaking expatriate Nigerians who are trying to sound like wealthy people, in order to be given more credence".

Yeah, my initial reaction to this email on our house mailing list was this:

'Modalities: "The ceremonial forms, protocols, or conditions that
surround formal agreements or negotiations."

It almost makes me want to write a sociology paper, or to send
him a list of obeisances he must make to the Dear Leader of our
little cult.....'

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The Honorary Mayor of Sexytown

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from: shaftogigsville
date: Dec. 24th, 2007 04:38 pm (UTC)
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Interesting that he capitalized GLAD and LINDA as though they were acronyms.

I wonder if there's a clue in that.


Um... A clue to what, I don't know. I'm really just bullsh*tting here.

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Dec. 24th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Well naturally, I immediately thought of Small Wonder.

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