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Lame spams of the day: Your AT&T bill

Robert Weiner

But eventually they figured out how to use their spamming software: Your online bill is ready to be viewed. I see the occasional fake AT&T message all the time, but got 15 variations on this theme today. Looks like a baby spammer playing with a new toy. Senders included: Kristi Leal (support@irs.gov). Pay your AT&T bill online.

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Spam of the Day: So and so wants to connect on LinkedIn

Robert Weiner

Phishing Scam Spam scamIt was only a matter of time. I've started receiving phishing messages that look like LinkedIn connection requests.

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Lame spam of the day: USPS Delivery Confirmation

Robert Weiner

Like the American Airlines spam , this one didn't bother to include any graphics to make it look official. Scam Spam scamFurther, it shows plainly that the link goes to www.usps.com.ww062.com (note that the domain is ww062.com). Some scammers are just lazy. Sender: auto-notify@usps.com. Subject: Delivery Confirmation. Weight: 1.1

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Lame spams of the day: LinkedIn phishing

Robert Weiner

The recent theft of passwords from LinkedIn prompted me to post these spams masquerading as messages from that firm. Phishing Scam SpamThe first one made no attempt beyond the Sender name to look like it came from LinkedIn. Sender: messages-noreply@bounce.linkedin.com on behalf of LinkedIn (welcome@linkedin.com). Text: LinkedIn.

Lame spams of the day: everyone wants to send me money

Robert Weiner

Here are some of the "loan offers" that have landed in my spam folder. None have attachments, links, or graphics. One used a blue font, the others were plain old black Courier. The subject lines were blank in every case. The senders included: kelly loan offer (web.office20026045@att.net). Alreford Ltd (web.0123345667785@att.net). apply.

Lame spam of the day: Intuit GoPayment

Robert Weiner

These spams aren't 100% lame -- at least they included a logo and some design elements. Here's a screenshot: Malware SpamPayment.

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Lame spam of the day: do you get a lot of spam?

Robert Weiner

This came as a comment on my blog. I had to smile at a spammer complaining about spam. one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam responses? It included a link to a page that seems to be selling dental implants, but I didn''t explore it. Author: Reno Nevada. Comment: Hi, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar.

Lame Spam of the Day: Lehman Brothers Centre for Women 2008 Newsletter

Robert Weiner

Image: Spam But the real clincher is that the subject line says it''s a newsletter from March, 2008. To: Subscriber. World impact.

Lame spams of the day: FedEx invoices

Robert Weiner

Here's a screenshot: SpamI got a dozen of these yesterday. The subject lines included: Please pay your outstanding Fedex invoice. 3611-87718.

Lame spam of the day: Amazon cancelation

Robert Weiner

Previous incarnations of this spam have led to a Canadian online pharmacy, and the hyperlinks in this one lead to a site in Canada. Amazon.com.

Lame spams of the day: ADP Notifications

Robert Weiner

Since I don't use ADP it's obvious that they're spam, but others may fall for them. Here's what this one looked like: Spam Uncategorized

Lame spams of the day: Fake Amazon and PayPal receipts

Robert Weiner

These aren't as lame-looking as most of the spam I write about: they use the right logos, fonts, and typefaces. Is this built into the tool?

Lame spams of the day: Your score apparently changed!

Robert Weiner

Here's a screen shot showing one of the many graphics they included: Malware SpamI got a bunch of these this week. Browse your score fast!

Lame spam of the day: IRS notices

Robert Weiner

I got two spams this week claiming to come from the IRS. Here's what it looked like: Scam SpamSubject: Rejection of your tax appeal.

Lame spam of the day: Raw spam merge text

Robert Weiner

Some newbie spammer posted a message on my site that shows the contents of their spam merge database. Howdy|Hi there|Hi|Hello}, i read your blog {occasionally|from time to time} and i own a similar one and i was just {wondering|curious} if you get a lot of spam {comments|responses|feedback|remarks}? found it fascinating. Way cool!

Lame spam roundup

Robert Weiner

Here's a random selection of strange and/or lame spams I've received recently. 1: I got several of these. This one may not be spam, but I'm not going to click and find out. Yes, the hyperlink was the first line of the spam, and points where it says it does. Unfortunately, no umbrellas were included. code=504d47cb5ce3e.

Lame spam of the day: FDIC Transactions stopped

Robert Weiner

I got a dozen spams today claiming to come from the FDIC. Here's an example: Malware Spam VirusesHere are details on the exploit. Urgent!

Lame spams of the day: so many ebills

Robert Weiner

Here's a sample: Malware SpamI got two dozen of these this morning, which may be some kind of record. alets-no-reply@serviceemail6.citibank.com.

Lame spams of the day: Amazon HDTV shipments

Robert Weiner

Here's a screenshot: SpamI got 3 versions of this today. don't see any posts about what the links do and don't intend to find out. Order.

Lame spam of the day: messages from YouTube

Robert Weiner

I've seen several flavors of this spam lately. Here's what they look like: SpamThe formatting is pretty good -- not the usual lameness.

Lame spam of the day: May be try it?

Robert Weiner

Here's what it looks like: SpamThis one purports to come from LinkedIn. It has the familiar blue line and uses their font (but not their logo).

Lame spam of the day: Harvard Medical School

Robert Weiner

Here's what it looks like: SpamWell, I haven't been treated at Harvard. live thousands of miles away. Subject: We have a special offer for you.

Lame spam of the day: CitiBank Account Alert

Robert Weiner

Using the spam/junk mail function may not block servicing messages from being sent to your email account. Then there are some typos. link].

Lame spam of the day: disappointed spammer

Robert Weiner

Most of the spam that reaches me comes as emails, but my blog also attracts a fair share of spammy comments. Some are particularly lame (and some are pretty amusing). Here''s one of the former, from a spammer I presume is trying to increase the search engine ranking for a site selling shoes.

Lame spam of the day: Google Doc

Robert Weiner

Please tell me no one would ever click on something like this (I only wish it were true). Plain text, bad English, the document isn''t actually attached, and the CLICK HERE link doesn''t point to google.com. Sender: Laila Brenner [brenner.laila@gmail.com]. Subject: Fwd: Attached Document. Laila Brenner.

Lame spam of the day: self-identified spam

Robert Weiner

This message didn't come from my anti-spam software and my ISP says it didn't come from theirs. Subject: **SPAM ** Re: µ¹.§A¤£°µ§@ª½±µ-»ù¨C¤ù¥u­n26¤¸. Text: Spam detection software, running on the system "nas", has. identified this incoming email as possible spam. This one is peculiar. To: ruhit_ray@hotmail.com.

Lame spam of the day: US Airways reservation

Robert Weiner

I got 8 of these at 2 different email addresses, always a sign of spam. Malware Scam SpamThe U.S. Confirmation code: 768404. Flight 5232.

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Lame spam of the day: Termination of my CPA license

Robert Weiner

Unlike most lame spam, at least they bothered to make it look real. Phishing Scam SpamI'm crushed. Links lead to: [link]. link]. link].

Lame spams of the day: Fake UPS and FedEx delivery notices

Robert Weiner

Here are three examples of the format: Malware SpamMy inbox has been polluted by a rash of these this week. UPS Mail [NOreply-RC@tulsa.com].

Lame spam of the day: Smoking device

Robert Weiner

This is as lame as it gets. Plain text, no graphics, the sender name looks suspicious, the recipient name isn't me, there's no subject, and the text is lame. I ran the link in the "click here" line through some online virus scanners and it seems clean, so maybe they're just trying to sell something. Sender: lost.gender@yahoo.com. Click here to see.

Lame spam of the day: CareerBuilder position notices

Robert Weiner

Here's what they look like: Malware SpamI'm being deluged by these today. This site says they're malware delivery vehicles. Vielka. Brianna.

Lame spam of the day: HELLO

Robert Weiner

So much lame spam, so little time to blog about it. Here's today's example. No graphics, all caps, the From address doesn't match the "write me at" address. Does it get any lamer? Sender: Tesfaye, Fanuel (f.tesfaye@unesco.org). Subject: HELLO. Text: BUSINESS FOR YOU, CONTACT ME THROUGH MY PRIVATE EMAIL: sydneywalter58@yahoo.com.

Lame spams of the day: fortunemart

Robert Weiner

I've been getting hit with lots of spam from fortunemart@yahoo.com. Each spam has been one line of gibberish, plain text, no graphics, no formatting. These guys aren't even trying. can't find any analysis of what happens if you click the links, and I'm not going to experiment. The subjects have included: new site. your friends. link].

Lame spam of the day: Tis the season for warranty sales

Robert Weiner

It's January, so "tis the season" is out. And the lame spammer couldn't even format the message, so there are no links or images.

Lame spam of the day: Prize Winning.

Robert Weiner

Is someone testing their new spam toy? This one should win a prize for lameness. No graphics, no links, no attachment, no signature, nothing. Sender: WorldWide Lottery (bevile@bevilehotel.com.br). Subject: Prize Winning. Text: Did you receive our email ??

Lame spam of the day: You pig!

Robert Weiner

Malware Spam MalwI got a kick out of this one. It's short and sweet -- and, I hope, ineffective. Sophos says it's a malware delivery device. Sender: LAU18eRogelio@aol.com. Subject: You pig! Text: You should be stoping ignoring me or i will send this photos to your spouse!!! Attachment: DCIM.zip.

Lame spams of the day: Proposal Attached

Robert Weiner

A bunch of these have accumulated in my spam folder. No logo, no formatting, no attempt to look like they come from a business I'd be familiar with. They look like they actually came from gmx.com so maybe they're merely annoying rather than malicious. Senders: Thomas Mainer (Noreply.TM2012@gmx.com). Steve Gainer (Noreply.SG2012@g2gm.com).

Lame spams of the day: another roundup

Robert Weiner

An almost identical spam with Invoice_P350.htm claimed to come from Safeco: Good day. Malware Scam Spam VirusesHere's a selection of messages from spammers who don't even seem to be trying -- no graphics, no attempt to make the links look legit, plain text. Are these spammers just lazy or do these things actually work? Thanks. Regards.

Lame spams of the day: LinkedIn messages

Robert Weiner

Malware SpamI've been getting lots of these lately. They look reasonably line LinkedIn messages, though I don't recall ever getting something quite like this from LinkedIn. The subject has been "LinkedIn new messages" but the senders aren't LinkedIn addresses. This site says the links deliver malware. REMINDERS. PENDING MESSAGES. track.php?c005.

Lame spam of the day: Magnificent things of your mouth

Robert Weiner

Today''s spam is lame and charming, though it''s probably less charming in the original language. Most of the comments that spammers have been trying to post on my blog these days have been beyond lame: a single word or lines of gibberish. It''s sad that this junk gets through on so many sites. That just encourages the spammers.