EppsNet Archive: Spam

Spam of the Day

 

“New drink will make you drop 10 by the end of the month” 10 what? 10 dollars? 10 teeth? 10 friends? 10 IQ points? Read more →

Grow Taller 4 Idiots

 

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

3 Questions That Get All Women Excited

 

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 . . . Read more →

Manager

 

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”? Read more →

This Scam Still Needs a Little Work

 

I got this in my email today: From: paypal@service.com Subject: account information needs to be updated Dear PayPal Costumer … Read more →

Spanning the Globe

 

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. Read more →