Following on from my comments yesterday  about spammers claiming to be female whilst using male names, I have finally picked out one of these strange people to try and work out what the point of this spam is.
As far as I can tell there doesn’t seem to be any logic to this spam as I can’t see any way that it would be of any benefit to the spammer. Surely a Nigerian money scam would be much more profitable?
Anyway, I’m going to find out, and attempt to keep you up to date on the progress of this project. Here is the email I have chosen to reply to.
From: Simon Schafer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Jul 25, 2007 12:35 AM
Subject: Re: Pics
Hello! I am tired tonight. I am nice girl that would like to chat with you. Email me at email@example.com only, because I am writing not from my personal email. I want to show you some pictures.
And my reply:
From: Samuel Gordon-Stewart
Date: Jul 26, 2007 3:57 AM
Subject: Hello Simon
I am sorry to hear that you are bored and I hope that I will be able to make you feel better.
I look forward to chatting with you…and it is rather interesting that you mention that you would like to show me some pictures, because I have some pictures that I would like to show to you. Isn’t that amazing? I think that coincidence proves that we are going to have a great conversation.
I eagerly look forward to your reply!
Does anyone else think that Simon will be surprised when he finds out that the pictures I have for him are of construction sites in Civic?