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From: jimmy.kuijpers at swift.com (KUIJPERS Jimmy)
Subject: have you seen such a spam?

There is this really funny website which also shows how certain spammers, or rather scammers, are foiled in their own game. Check out
www.419eater.com for some good laughs on this topic and go ahead and play the "game" aswell.


Regards,
Jimmy



> On Thu, 2004-04-08 at 11:30, Nico Golde wrote:
> > hi,
> > today the debian-mentors list received such a spam message:
> >    Hello:
> >
> >    I'd like to request for someone to sponsor the following unofficial
> >    packages I have: snes9express (1.39-beta) - a GUI frontend for SNES9x
> >    (as far as I know this is still an orphaned package); and visualboy
> >    advance (a gameboy/gameboy color/gameboy advance emulator for Linux).
> >
> >    The said packages can be obtained in this apt source location:
> >    anything
> >    that u want to send,send it by this below.
> >
> >    P.O box 1103 agodi
> >    Ibadan,
> >    Oyo state,
> >    Nigeria.
> >
> > At the time i read it first i haven't noticed that this was a spam.
> > It is a spam bot which greps trhough mailing list archives, greps some
> > pieces of the text in a mailing list message and inserts his spam text.
> > Here's the original posting:
> >
> > http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2003/debian-mentors-200302/msg00287.html
> >
> > have you ever seen such a spam?
> > what i don't understand is, how somebody can make money with such a spam
> > mail?
> > regards nico
> > p.s. for all german people here on the list.
> > there is a very good funny story about baiting the nigeria connection in
> > the actual c't magzine.
>
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