Fleecing the Gullible: November 2004 Archives

November 20, 2004

Spam Gets Religion

United States: If you've noticed a hike in the amount of religious spam in your inbox lately, there's a reason, the scum are exploiting a US loophole that exempts religious groups from bulk e-mail laws.

The growth area in unsolicited e-mail is now messages that contain religious themes. And the bad news is that unlike commercial spam, it's not illegal.

E-mail recipients are increasingly being offered religious salvation through the power of spam, according to security company MessageLabs.

The antispam company has intercepted a large number of spiritual e-mails in the last month. The company says the e-mails are legal because they don't plug products, just religious ideals.

That would be religious ideals like a Christian loan company or offers to get laid via a Chrstian dating service.

Spam gets religion - c|net, 19th November 2004.

November 2, 2004

Today's special is spam

A most amusing Nigerian spam arrived in my mailbox just now, apparently sent to an address at antipope.org from one in South Africa:

Subject: ACCEPT YOUR BLESSINGS
From: barrgeorgehallmark@tsamail.co.za

DEAR IN CHRIST,

CALVARY GREETINGS, IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

I AM BARRISTER GEORGE HALLMARK, A MEMBER OF VICTORIOUS ARMY MINISTRY INC.DURING A PRAYER AND FASTING SESSION IN MY MINISTRY I ASKED FROM OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST TO GIVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO REDEEM MY LIFE AND PURIFY WHAT REMAINS OF MY WEALTH.

GOD DIVINELY REVEALED TO ME TO INVEST IN HIS KINGDOM THROUGH YOU AND YOUR MINISTRY /CHARITY ORGANIZATION. YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT ME WITH MY E-MAIL-ADDRESS (barrg_hallmark@yahoo.co.uk)

THE WAY OUR LORD JESUS MINISTERED TO ME, THESE FUNDS WILL BE EXPANDED.

REMAIN BLESSED.
BARRISTER GEORGE HALLMARK.

I am tempted to mail back with his e-mail address, as requested.

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