Thursday, August 23, 2018

Garbled spam

As many of you know, I love to poke fun at the spam comments I get on this blog. I've mocked the use of the term "fastidious" (WHY is that term so popular among spammers?), so-called Apple support, offers for "magics," tearful pleas from international vacationers, and other garbled messages.

I generally get a good chuckle out of these. Here are some recent samples (in which "rattling" seems to be an up-and-coming favorite term):

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And my personal favorite (received over and over and OVER again....). I think an English translator pulled a fast one on this spammer:

• i love to scam people, and i love to make some fraud so please buy you free Viagra

Can't argue with that! "Stay up the great work," guys.


  1. I love the calls from the "Microsoft" boiler rooms telling me there was a security breach with my account and I need to go to my computer. I simply say "Harry, I've got another one, start the call trace". Click. Or telling them I'm running Linux.
    Spam is tasty if you are hungry from a morning fishing and it is sliced thin and fried crispy. with spicy mustard.


  2. Most of the comments sound like English is not their first language. I have lots of empathy for those trying to be understood in English; it is a difficult and often confusing language to learn. I took Spanish in Junior High and College, but never got fluent. Now I'm learning Korean because our daughter introduced me to all things Korean. I'm sure others get a laugh when we try to speak or write their languages.

  3. Yes, I get a kick out of them too. There is a comedian on YouTube (James Vietch) who actually answers scam emails just to have some fun with the scammer. You would like him. Just go to YouTube and search for scamalot. Very funny.

  4. Those are always vague comments and in poor English. I detest the comments.

  5. Post Alley CrackpotAugust 24, 2018 at 5:15 PM

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    You'll find our vituperativeness is no ordinary SPAM
    Though we're a bunch of turkeys, not so into ham
    And you'll never find in our products one gram of possum


  6. Ah, spammers. Thanks for raising my view numbers and for your amusing efforts to convince me of your sincerity.

  7. Ah, spammers...We use Askimet on our blog, cuts down on most of it but not all, it's always amusing to get a gazilliion different comment email addies with the same message, LOL! A lot seem to come from .edu addresses, go figure.

  8. probably from english expression, as in 'he told us a rattling good yarn.'.
    old fashioned slang
    as to fastidious, reckon a teacher told the students to use it in a sentence and they got carried away.