View Full Version : What's the best way to attract email spam?
11-27-2007, 06:40 AM
I'm fishing for 419 scams and I'm also curious to see how spammed an inbox can get. So I've created a hotmail account for this purpose:
Now all I need is LOTS of spam...
What are the most effective ways to attract spam? Posting the address on a forum is a start, but what other methods are there?
Thank you, in advance, for your help. :)
11-29-2007, 11:32 AM
Just about anywhere on the web where you can make a purchase, fill out a survey, or ask for information, will result in some kind of spam coming your way. Click on any side advertisements in places like YouTube, Amazon, Google, etc, even the ones here. The idea is to get lots of cookies dropped into computer recording when and where you go on the web which will, in turn, be read by other sites that have cookie retrieval scripts. A great place to start, unfortunately, are porn sites which are rife with all kinds of offers for other products or "services", all of which generate leads to other sites and so on, and so on.
Then as you get spam, reply to it, which will get you more spam! Pretty soon, you will be refused email by your your host cause your mailbox is too full.
12-01-2007, 05:10 AM
Funny project:) What do you need it for? Curiosity, doing research?
If you want some REAL spam, just publish the email address on any popular web page.
It does take a little time.
Mind telling us WHY you want spam ????
I can send you an archive with thousands of spams if you like -- I get roughly 300 to 400 every 8 hours.
I'll save any 419s for you. :eek:
You wanted 419s ... here'ya go
Can you believe people expect you to fall for this????
Can you believe that people DO fall for it???
Subject: READ VERY CAREFULLY AND REPLY
Date: September 4, 2008 1:35:02 PM EDT
Qin Li Wang
Lloyds TSB Pacific Limited
Hong Kong Branch
Two Exchange Square
Central, Hong Kong.
Thank you for giving me your time, it is of great importance for you to take care and understand every word which I have written down below; please be patient and read the explanation in my email.
I am a staff of Lloyds TSB Group Plc. here in Hong Kong attached in Private Banking Services, I am contacting you concerning a customer and an investment placed under our banks management; as a matter of fact it was 3 years ago. I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail private and also to kindly respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this email. I contacted you independently of our investigation and no one is informed of this communication; I would like to intimate you with certain facts that I believe would be of interest to you.
In 2000, the subject matter; Ref: FI/TSB/958/042/0500 came to our bank to engage in business discussions with our Private Banking Services Department. He informed us that he had a financial portfolio of 14.37 million United States Dollars, which he wished to have us turn over (invest) on his behalf. I was the officer assigned to his case; I made numerous suggestions in line with my duties as the de-facto chief operations officer of the Private Banking Services Department, especially given the volume of funds he wished to put into our bank. We met on numerous occasions prior to any investments being placed, and however I encouraged him to consider various growth funds with prime ratings. The favored route in my advice to customers is to start by assessing data on 600 traditional stocks and bond managers and 200 managers of alternative investments. Based on my advice, we spun the money around various opportunities and made attractive margins for our first months of operation, the accrued profit with interest i
I made futile efforts to locate him I immediately passed the task of locating him to the internal investigations department of our bank. Four days later, information started to trickle in, that he was apparently dead, a person who suited his description was declared dead of a heart attack in Cannes, South of France; we were soon enough able to gather more information and the cause of death was confirmed. The bank immediately launched an investigation into possible surviving next of kin to alert about the situation and also to come forward to claim his estate. If you are familiar with private banking affairs, those who patronize our services usually prefer anonymity, but also some levels of detachment from conventional processes. In his bio-data form, he listed no next of kin. In the field of private banking, opening an account with us means no one will know of its existence, accounts are rarely held under a name; depositors use numbers and codes to make the accounts anonymous
. This bank also gives the choice
In line with our internal processes for account holders who have passed away, we instituted our own investigations in good faith to determine who should have right to claim the estate, this investigation for several months were futile. We have scanned every continent and used our private investigation affiliate companies to get to the root of the problem. It is this investigation that resulted in my decision to obtain your contact details and contact you, being as a foreigner or rather non-Asian, as a potential benefactor of the estate even if you are in no way affiliated with this individual (the deceased).My official capacity dictates that I am the only party to supervise the investigation and the only party to receive the results of the investigation. What this means, with you being a foreigner, I have considered the fact that our dear late fellow died with no known or identifiable family member. This leaves me as the only person with the full picture of what the prevailing situation is in relation to the
What I wish to relate to you might be a smack of unethical practice but I want you to understand something; it is only an outsider to the banking world who finds the internal politics of the banking world aberrational. The world of private banking especially is fraught with huge rewards for those who occupy certain offices and oversee certain portfolios; you should have begun by now to put together the general direction of what I propose. There is USD$ 13,991,674(Thirteen million, nine hundred and ninety one thousand, six hundred and seventy four united states dollars) deposited, I alone have the deposit details and they will release the deposit to no one unless I instruct them to do so. I alone know of the existence of this deposit for as far as the finance firm is concerned, the transaction with our deceased customer concluded when I sent the funds to the firm, all outstanding interactions in relation to the file are just customer services and due process. The finance firm has no single idea of what's the
My proposal; I am prepared to place you in a position whereby an instruction is given to the finance firm to officially release the deposit to you as the closest surviving relation/associate, and all etiquette shall be done in accordance with the rule of law, I certainly can guarantee you that. By the common law, the power of bequeathing is coeval with the first rudiments of the law, and this power has been extended to all a man's Personal and Real estate (Personalty & Realty). There is no ruling which prevents an inheritance from being so exhausted by legacies as to render it unworthy of the heir's acceptance; basically all persons of sound mind are competent to bequeath and devise real and personal estate, excepting infants, with all this I would say we have the clear advantage to carry out a smooth and perfect operation whereby the paper work shall be coordinated in such a way that your status as a sole beneficiary is confirmed. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to share the money with you in hal
I would have gone ahead to ask the funds be released to me, but that would have drawn a straight line to me and my involvement in claiming the deposit, but on the other hand, you as a indifferent foreigner would easily pass as the beneficiary with the rights to claim, I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you in a few days. I will simply inform our bank of the final closing of the file relating to the customer, I will then officially communicate with the finance company and instruct them to release the deposit to you; with these two things: all is done. The alternative would be for us to have the firm direct the funds to another bank with you as account holder, this way there will be no need for you to think of receiving the money from the firm. We can fine-tune this based on our interactions, I am aware of the consequences of this proposal and I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should discard this mail. I ask also, that you do not be vindictive or destructive, if my
If you find yourself interested to work with me, please contact me specifically, through this email account wangqinli2008@inMail24.com if you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a quick conclusion. It is necessary to inform you that under no condition should you contact me via official channels; I will simply deny knowing you and about this project. I repeat, I do not want you contacting me through our official lines neither do I want you contacting me through my official email account. Contact me only through this email address above; I do not want any direct link between you and me. My official lines are not secure lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care in line with our Total Quality Management policy, please observe this instruction religiously. Please, again, note I am a family man; I happily married with kids, I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences might be, but I know within me that nothing venture
I await your response.
Qin Li Wang
Re: Seeking Executor of Last Will and Testament
On behalf of the Trustees and Executor of the estate of Late Engr. Alfonso Gonzalez I once again try to notify you as my earlier letter was returned undelivered. I hereby attempt to reach you again by this same email address on the WILL. I wish to notify you that Late Engr. Alfonso Gonzalez made you a beneficiary in his WILL. He left the sum of Thirty Million, One Hundred Thousand Dollars (USD$30,100.000.00) to you in the Codicil and
last testament to his WILL.
This may sound strange and unbelievable to you, but it is real and true. Being a widely travelled man, he said he met you sometime in the past or simply you were nominated to him by one of his numerous friends abroad who wished you good, I am not too sure again Late Engr. Alfonso Gonzalez until his death was a member of the Helicopter Society and the Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers and a Spanish property magnate. He was a very dedicated christian who loved to give out alms to the poor,hungry and needy. His great philanthropy earned him numerous awards during his life time. Late Engr. Alfonso Gonzalez died on the 13th day of December,2004 at the age of 80 years, and his WILL is now ready for execution after 3 years and thorough investigations.
According to him, this money is to support your humanitarian/medical activities and to help the poor and the needy in our society. Please if I reach you as I am hopeful, endeavor to get back to me as soon as possible to enable me conclude my job. I hope to hear from you in no distant time. Note: You are advised to contact me with my personal email address below:
F .RODRIGUEZ M & ASOCIADOS.
I await your prompt response and please keep this very discrete and to yourself until the transfer of the funds to you is finalised.
Mr.Ferrando De M.J.Luis.
Attorney At Law
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 04:37:41 +0100 [09/03/2008 23:37 EDT]
From: CCH & Securities <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Payment Notification
Headers: Show All Headers
CCH & Securities
(Advancing Payment Solution WorldWide)
London EC2N 2HA, United Kingdom
Foreign Operations Unit
Processing & Payment Department
Tel: +44 7031 969844
PAYING BANK: HSBC BANK (UK) LTD
FILE RE: CCHS/97531/HSBC-OX1/08
TRANS CODE: QV99/43IV-HSBC/08
AMOUNT: US$3,600,000.00 DOLLARS ONLY.
Reference to the letter of nomination forwarded to us by the Debt Recovery Committee regarding your part payment sum of US$2,500,000.00 dollars deposited into our vault account with the HSBC Bank in London UK, our foreign payment operations have reviewed the allocation for further credit to your new changed account as stated below. please clarify your awareness to the below changed account.
Bank Name: Bank of Australia and New Zealand
Address: Antarctic Branch, Floor 3/287 Collins St,
Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia
Account No: 224837-ANTC
Account Name: Brian Constructions
However, our transfer instructions based on the above new account have been posted to our operational paying bank, the HSBC Bank in London for transfer of your fund. Please call the customer service of the HSBC Bank on Tel: +44 870 9749495 Ext. 1 or Fax +44 870 9749582, quoting the above file reference number and within 48hrs for any change, as no change of information will be effected after transfer of funds.
Finally, your urgent response is highly needed, as time is running against our official payment schedule.
Mrs. Iyvonne Brunno
Head of Foreign Operations
09-09-2008, 09:02 PM
Yeah, I get at least one of these a week. I do sometimes respond, but the reply is always less than cordial.
10-12-2008, 09:58 PM
Why would anyone want spam lol? That is a very funny request!:)
02-01-2011, 01:48 AM
When you receive spam, reply to prove you're active - are turning to web site owners promoted by whois and complain to them, you get spam. Even better to spend money with them to show that you are buying against spam. You get plenty fast enough.
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