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Today's Amusing SPAM Message August 7, 2009

Posted by truthspew in Uncategorized.

Actually more a phishing message but it would be helpful if English was their first language.

Attn: Account Ownner,
This message is from Cox Web mail messaging center,we are upgrading our data base and massage center.We now implement a very large IP address block against ripe net address due to massive spamming. If you had access and are located in the Canada and United States, to upgrade your email account to prevent your account from closing you will have to update it below so that we will know that it’s a present account.

Re-confirm the following for verification of usage:

Email Username….

Date of Birth……
Country or Territory…..

Note: Account Ownner that refuses to update his or her account within seven days will have his/her account close permanently.

Admin COX.NEt.

I am intrigued that they’re upgrading their massage center. Do they offer happy endings now? For what Cox is charging me a month for a net connection I say that would be a welcome benefit. Just stop by their customer service desk and ask for the massage.

Nice try phishers. ripe.net is the European Internet Numbers Registrar. Here in the U.S and Canada it’s ARIN.

Looking at the headers I see they spoofed the originating mail IP address to an IANA unassigned block. Nice try. And the reply-to address is somewhere in China with a .cn TLD.

A message to the spammers and phishers – context matters, so too does correct spelling and syntax.



1. Onanite - August 7, 2009

I almost always read that kind of spam because it is so funny. The spelling is always a riot, and the grammar is a hoot.


2. Mark in DE - August 11, 2009

I get similar emails from someone posing as my bank. My real bank was able to confirm the phishing email was indeed a phishing email and suggested I forward similar ones to these two email address: spam@uce.gov and reportphishing@antiphishing.org.

3. Frymaster - August 12, 2009

I’ve said it before, man: nobody cares about the craft anymore. It’s like they’re not even trying. 😦

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