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Watch out for brussels

9 May 2015

PG has been ignoring the gleanings from his spam folder. It’s time to remedy that oversight.

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Hi there, simply turned into aeare of your blog thru Google,
and located that it is truly informative.
I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future.
Many people shall be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

Thanks to Paul for reminding PG about the spam bucket.


16 Comments to “Watch out for brussels”

  1. I once bought bread from a man in Brussels He was six-foot-four and full of muscles.

  2. Oh, thanks for the audio! I love that song. But not Vegamite, and not sprouts. No sprouts. Never.

  3. At first, I thought this was something about the EU making another ridiculous change in the VAT.

  4. I recently got another spam email, but I think there was a major typo. It suggested I should contact them to arrange to pay a security fee to get the preloaded ATM card they have waiting for me with a value of….$2.5. I think they maybe meant to say $2.5 million, or do they think I would pay something in order to collect my two and a half bucks? They also suggested I ask Him how much. Did they mean Him…as in God? Here it is pasted just as it came:

    We have registered your ATM CARD of (US $2.5) with UPS Express Courier Company with registration code of (9665776).please Contact with your delivery information: We have paid for the Insurance & Delivery fee.The only fee you have to pay is their Security fee only.Please indicate the registration Number of (22-82797457 ) and ask Him how much is their Security fee so that you can pay it.

    • EVERYONE, particularly the elderly and computer illiterate, should be aware of Advance Fee Fraud. Nigerian 411 emails are the most well known, but the principle applies to a wide variety of scams. Something of worth is offered, but only if some sort of fee or good faith payment is handed over first, thus “advance fee”.

  5. This might be my favourite piece of spam:

    Dear Sir,

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    We would like to have long terms business relations with your great company,

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  6. While I live in Texas, I have an Auzzie friend that visits once a year or so. I don’t know if it was his email that got hacked or not, but I’m getting offers for help recovering my tax refund from AU. (as well as the old ‘I need help moving lots of money and you can help yourself to a share of it!’ 😉 )

    • That’s funny. I live in New Zealand, and am getting a lot of offers to help with my US insurance and electricity bill (as well as the old favourites, help with that part of the male anatomy we ladies don’t posess).

  7. The best spam e-mail I’d received by far was from someone who was stupid enough to send it from his Google+ account. Was able to read/see everything that he posted about himself.

  8. RealityObserver

    Brussels, meh.

    His kids, though – brrr…

  9. Brussels is the home of the International Standards Organization. Perhaps the spammer is a radical libertarian? Or perhaps he/she/they use the term ‘brussels’ as a shorthand for deep, impenetrable bureaucracies. Like the way the word byzantine has evolved.

    Fear Brussels! Build your own toaster!

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