EppsNet Archive: Spam

Grow Taller 4 Idiots

2 Jul 2017 /

Here’s an email I got today. Eccentricities in spelling and punctuation are reproduced from the original.

Mutt and Jeff

Let’s face it, being short is no fun.

There are SO MANY CHALLENGES you have to overcome.

Such as:

People teasing and poking fun at you all the time. Missing out on the girl/guy of your dreams. Being average at sport due to lack of height. And getting a j* b can also be a problem too.

Plus, it’s demoralizing having to look up to people all the time.
Yes, it’s enough to drive to you crazy.

But what can you do about it? Do you just have to accept it, or is there is a solution that works?

Well, there is actually…

And it’s guaranteed to help you grow a minimum of 2-4 inches in just weeks.

It’s called “Grow Taller 4 Idiots” and it’s so ef fective it’s been used successfully by over 194,000 people in 174 countries!

Yes, this system actually works.

Being short will be a thing of the past… changing your life forever.

Go check it out nowz.

Steve C. Kinard

I’m not including the link here lest a reader newly armed with these height increase facts click on it, because, I don’t know, but it sounds like a scam to me . . .

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3 Questions That Get All Women Excited

12 Aug 2013 /

I get a lot of spam lately with that topic: 3 Questions That Get All Women Excited.

Does anyone know what the questions are? Asking for a friend . . .


4 Apr 2013 /

I’ve noticed a new trend in spam is to put the word “Manager” in front of the sender’s name, e.g., Manager Joe Schmuck instead of just plain Joe Schmuck.

Are people really this stupid? Does anyone think to themselves, “I don’t know any Joe Schmuck, but if he’s come up through the ranks to the level of Manager, then I think I owe it to myself to see what he has to say”?

This Scam Still Needs a Little Work

13 Apr 2012 /
Dress form

I got this in my email today:

From: paypal@service.com
Subject: account information needs to be updated

Dear PayPal Costumer …

Spanning the Globe

13 Jul 2008 /

Because EppsNet is sweeping the globe like nuclear fallout, I sometimes get comments like this one, where it’s hard to tell what’s spam and what isn’t.

Often it comes down to this — if the person is a native English speaker, I think they must be putting me on. One clue is to check the IP address.

For example, the above comment was posted from Mauritius, an small island nation off the coast of Madagascar. While English is the official language and French predominates in media and business, the most widely spoken language is Mauritian Creole, considered the lingua franca, or native tongue, of the country.

Verdict: Valid comment.