Friday, July 17, 2015

Um, what?

Well, at least it's not a request for funds by a Nigerian millionaire. The following spam post just came through, which I thought contained hilariously unreadable text:

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Anyone else want to subscribe to my augment?


  1. No, but it is always nice to have your subscription augmented!

  2. It is unreadable. But the typical scam emails dotend tocome from people whose native language is not English and it is a useful tool to recognize a phishing email. Remindsme of those old war movies where the American GI in Europe would get suspicious of someone posing as a GI and ask them questions about baseball or other things native to the U.S. It was good enough to catch a spy in the 40's and good enough to catch phishing in the 2000's

  3. Reminds me of customer service at TracFone.

  4. Maybe he learned a new word today.

  5. Well Seattle is a socialist heaven and now they appearantly have invented a new language.

    Carl in the UP

  6. "Anyway I will be subscribing to your augment and even I success you get admission to constantly quickly. "


    Patrice and Don I've always yearned to tell you this, but just couldn't find the words. At last you know how I feel.


    A. McSp

  7. Obviously a graduate of the government fool system. Bless his little heart.
    Montana Guy

    1. m.g.
      don't know about that . several words of more than one syllable and correctly spelled.

  8. I totally misread that. First thought to cross my mind was, "I subscribe to her argument too!!"

    Seems to bear very little arguing in my mind...

  9. Don't worry too much.
    Just send me all your bank numbers and passwords and I'll take care of it.
    You're welcome... :)

  10. What he said ++++

  11. This made me crack up! Love the post, love the comments!

    I think spam like this is done in merge fashion, in which you have a basic outline, and a dictionary for it to pull from. " of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and in to that I your blog posts..."

    That's my theory, anyway. LOL I got so much of this spam... and some of the words would change, but not the structure. That's what made me think of the old merge features in word processors and such.

    Where do I subscribe to your augment, again?

  12. I've worked in all kinds of corporate writing jobs-copywriting, tech writing, research writing-and I can tell you this is exactly how management wants you to write your copy. Most of the powers that be are a bunch of douchebros who have their finance, marketing or MBAs, but have no practical writing experience. That's how they want us to write-using a bunch of pretension "business speak" so they can look intelligent, but they just look dumb.