New Wave Spam

I heart spamI love spam, don’t you? It’s always entertaining, great fodder for a blog post, and provides insights into the workings of the human mind. Take the new wave spam that’s entering mailboxes by the million around the world right now. Who wouldn’t be tempted to open an email with the subject line?

The Beatles – back together again

Aside from the fact that two of them are dead, it’s the most bizarre headline you could imagine. Of course, the spam mail itself opens up to some text that reads: “John Mccain Denies Allegations That He Is A Politician” and then has a link to some totally unrelated gambling site. You’ve got to doff your hat to the spam writers though, there’s nothing (aside from the link) that would get trapped by a conventional spam filter. Another one to be manually blacklisted.

The next subject line was just as amusing:

New strain of AIDS discovered

Again, if you’ve an interest in medicine, health, or global affairs, you’re bound to want to learn more only to be disappointed with the actual text of the email: “Live life to the fullest without woes” and a link to a pr0n site.

Next up is:

Powerful quake kills thousands in Japan

Text was the unrelated, “Markets worldwide crash over US declaration of war on Iran” with a link to a credit card company.

The list goes on and on, with headlines about Clinton, Obama, McDonalds, Scarlett, Britney, iTunes, etc etc. Scan them and spam them. Don’t whatever you do click the actual links in such a spam message, at best it will be NSFW at worst you could end up somewhere very seedy indeed, all for the sake of finding out that the Earth moves for Batman star in curry night frenzy, or Both Obama and McClain Claim that they will deport Elton John. Although they won’t need to bother as the very next spam claimed Elton John shot dead in London.

Oh, and here’s a bonus for all the health freaks out there:

Saturated fat found to be good for you Text: “Esquire to close after latest edition”. Bizarre.

Author: David Bradley

Freelance science journalist, author of Deceived Wisdom. Photographer and musician.