The spam folder can be real gold mine when looking for something to write about. I hadn’t checked my email spam folder for several days into a little while ago. The following is the first item in the listing:
ConfirmNow firstname.lastname@example.org via rapid.leadingguides.net
02:18 (9 hours ago)
10-13-2012,Ticket #M8965 to your [100-1000]Usd cash advance.
Our records indicate you may Have cash on hold
Please look over your loan application.
First, I’ve removed all the links from the original message because as I found out with my original site, Catsworld1, WordPress considers anything with more than one link to be spam and shuts you down. There was a “click here” link after every single line in this email, so I’m not taking chances.
“Our records indicate you may Have cash on hold”. Fine. You’ve got my email address, so email it to me thank you very much.
“Please look over your loan application”. Well, that might be difficult because the only forms/applications I’ve filled out in the past week were some forms for the Ontario government and I haven’t submitted them yet. They’re still sitting on my writing desk because government forms have fees attached, so I’ll have to wait for my next pension cheque.
Notice the amount is rather vague “100 – 1000 Usd”. A hundred dollars US is about 102 Canadian right now. Rather have the grand. It might come in handy for some of the other messages in spam, such as the following:
Lonely Cheating Wives. email@example.com
16:26 (19 hours ago)
Why Wait have an affair with a cheating wife today
Or this one:
12 Oct (1 day ago)
Looking to Date a Married But Lonely Wife?
Neglected and Lonely Housewives..searching for love Search for Discreet Housewives looking to Date.
Once again I’ve removed all the links. I think the thousand dollars on hold for me might help with these two messages.
Somehow I think all three of the messages I’ve mentioned in this posting are nothing but phishing expeditions and anyone responding would find there is nothing there for them except a lot of grief.
The other two messages were first, an offer for a $100 certificate from McDonalds. I’ve read articles that state nobody ever actually gets a hundred dollar certificate from the clown, but they’ve given lots of personal information based on the hopes of doing so. Personally I don’t think I’ve spent $100 at McDonalds in the past year. The second was an offer from Blockbuster for movies and games delivered right to my mailbox for free. Right. Blockbuster in Canada has gone bankrupt and doesn’t exist any longer, so where are these coming from?
So, I’m not going to claim money I didn’t apply for. I’m not going to concern myself about all these lonely housewives, one reason being “Cat” is short for “Catharine”, and McDonald’s doesn’t appeal to me (except their fries – love their fries) and I can’t figure out how a bankrupt company can send me anything. Gonna be a quiet weekend obviously.
Enjoy your weekend and remember to hug an artist – we need love too. And if you find messages such as those I’ve just written about – delete them.