View Full Version : A fresh twist on spam

Billy T
12-11-2012, 06:36 PM
Extracted Via Mailwasher:


I wish to inform you of the demise of your possible relation.

Please confirm if your E-mail is still valid for further details.

Best regards,

Lawrence Roberts

There was no payload attached, so I guess it is yet another 'send me
money to release your inheritance,' scam, which will supposedly be
megabucks from some remote relative who will fortuitously have the
same name as you, or not, as the case may be.

Sucker territory, but bound to catch a few....


Billy 8-{)

Actually, this should have been in Monday Laughs........:p

12-11-2012, 06:47 PM
Be careful, Billy, your relatives got some of these as well:)

Billy T
14-11-2012, 10:13 PM
Another new one! Are we popular or what?

From: <mms@telstra.com.au>
To: <daughter's namel@xtra.co.nz>
Subject: You have received a new message
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:57:21 +0700

You have received a picture message from mobile number [xxx]061406819920[xxx]

To save this picture, please save attached file.

You can reply once to this message via MMS for free!To send a reply containing pictures, audio or video, click here to visit our on-line composer.Alternatively, you can send a text-only reply (limited to 500 characters), simply by clicking your usual reply button. By replying to this message you agree to our terms and conditions. Please see our Website Terms and Conditions at http:\\w w w.telstra.com.au/terms-of-use/ for full details.Only one reply is possible until 20/11/2011.

This was followed by several pages of garbage, then the possible payload:

Content-Type: application/zip; name="Telstra-MMS.zip"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-ID: <008201cdc246$0e7a5590$ee03010a@K1KBIR>

I'm pretty sure it is bad news because that email address has not been used for years but remains an alias on my Xtra account.


Billy 8-{)

15-11-2012, 05:46 PM
I get these kind of rubbish emails often. They're so boring now... sometimes there's a funny one (usually the Nigerian ones) but most are just pathetic. Some are not even a sentence, just things like "DO YOU NEED LOAN?"