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Fresh Spam

In today’s inbox. Title line cheered me considerably:


Curious new spam

Most of my inbox spam these days has been garden variety stuff from Nigerian princesses who need assistance with their enormous inheritances. So I was delighted to find this spam from Elvis today. My favorite bit: “If Yes give out come”. Good Heavens-What sort of phrase book are they using?

Greetings to you 


My name is Elvis Solomon, I

am an artist. I own Elvis ART in London (United Kingdom)We Have a job

offer available for you in response to your initial requesting the job

search directory for USA, CANADA, UK AND EUROPE. We are based in Asia. We

have been receiving orders from North America which we have not been able

to process completely since we do not have a payment receiving personnel

in this area. So we have decided to recruit Payment Officer online hence

we will be needing a representative to process out payment in this area

and get 10% on each payment being processed and you will making at least

close to $1,800 weekly. 


All you will be doing is receive

payments from my customers in the States in form of MONEY ORDER'S or

TRAVELER'S CHEQUE,Then take to you bank and cash then deduct 10% and have

the remaining 90% sent back to me via western union money transfer. 


If interested Kindly get back with this information below and i

will furnish back with further and more details on this, Please have it in

mind this is 100% legit and would not affect you present job nor cost you

dime of your personal money. 


If you are interested, N: B,

Please send to me the listed

information below directly to me at



Full Name, Address in full (

No Po Box ) City, State, Zip code,

Phone Number.

Have receive

or done an offer like this? Yes or No?

If Yes give out come 


Name:Elvis Solomon

Time 24Hrs Daily


Fresh Spam

Served up tonight as there will be no post tomorrow. This one is awfully obvious, but it will have to do.
Title Line in email: “xmas order”

Hello sales,

I Am Mr Ruben Dave From usa,
I will like to order for some important and urgent items from your
store but
before i proceed i will like you to advise me if you do ship
and get me the cost for the Air flight to africa nigeria with the order
i am
going to order from your store. Kindly get back to me with your website
you do serve to my needs so that i can send you the list of the items i
to order for and you can send me the price with shipping cost so that i
forward you my credit card details i.e( VISA /MASTERCARD card) to
charge for
the fast means of payment. Kindly get back to me with your website so
that i
can send you the list of the product in which i am interested in. so we
proceed on time,

looking forward to hear from you ,

best regards

Mr. Ruben Dave- why are things always so urgent with you? Slow down, man, stop and smell the roses why don’t ya.

My weekly ScamSpam

Dear Katie,

I’m Mary. Landry, I came across your work at , I am interested in the purchase of your arts to beautify our new home, we are moving from our canadian home to Ukraine in a couple of weeks.

What is the price of the art below excluding the shipping cost?

(1) The Wind in my Sails
oil painting on canvas
18 x 18 inches

(2) Abracadabra
oil painting on canvas
40 x 40 inches

On the payment, I would be glad to pay you with a Personal Cheque, because this method of payment is instant cashable.

Please do not hesitate to contact me on how we can proceed.

Best regards,
Mary Landry.

How exciting. Will you pay about eight hundred over on the shipping, then ask me to reimburse you?

Last time you had different last name and needed to beautify your new home in London.

My question- why don’t you try to vary and personalize these emails a little more? My suspicions are aroused when the wording is so similar from one email to the next. But this detail was a new twist, and most interesting to me- through sleight of punctuation, you seem to have turned your last name into an adverb at the beginning of your letter.

My favorite related story here, on 419 Eater.