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I'm trying to figure out if I've been spammed or not.


A day or two ago, I recieved a message on my Friendster page from a woman who certainly looked attractive, basically saying she was new in town and wanted to meet new friends, and providing her e-mail address.

What the hell.

I wrote back a short message, decent, explaining some things to do in Minneapolis.

I just got a response. And I'll be diddle-darned if it doesn't look like an actual person writing it; it doesn't have your normal spamese, and my name is attached (not magicmarmot or my friendster name).

It does however steer me to a website which (she says in the e-mail) contains topless photos.

It's waaaay to suspicious for me to believe anything but a click-through marketing ploy, but it sure seems like an awful lot of work to go to.

So I check around a bit...

http://taotran.blogspot.com/2005/06/for-good-time-call-who.html

Sure enough.

Well, hell.

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eldogo
Jul. 26th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)
Fuck...

It was well done, I'll give them that.
magicmarmot
Jul. 26th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
It's like I should know that when an attractive woman contacts me out of the blue, there's something wrong. Either she's a spambot, a hooker, or some dude.

I want to believe.
purplesquirrel
Jul. 26th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
My thoughts exactly. About myself, that is.
purplesquirrel
Jul. 26th, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)
Spam spam spam spam
I got hit with that one too. I figured it out right away when she sent a follow-up email saying that she doesn't check her friendster account often and that her phone number can be obtained from another site.
lexinatrix
Jul. 26th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
Yet another instance where my natural suspicion and hostility prove to be useful traits.

I admit, it was well-crafted. Perhaps they have the models right the responses. Then again, it is more likely (and depressing to think of it) that there's someone employed purely to write scripted human-like targeted responses.
magicmarmot
Jul. 26th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
The site is hosted in China. The pictures are stolen. It's all just a huge ass-ass.
burnunit
Jul. 26th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC)
was it from Carrie? cuz I got two friendster messages from Carrie with different pictures. yup, very clever fakes. heh heh.
magicmarmot
Jul. 26th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
Carrie Watson. Gotta love her.
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