Friday, March 23, 2018

Science spammers constantly reaching for new lows

I received the following two messages on the same day, in fact they were sitting right next to each other in the inbox.

Surely this is sad. Is there no such thing as taking pride in one's work, even among spammers? Recently some people tried to defraud me, and of course that is annoying, but at least they put a lot of effort into it. I was impressed by how much information they had to accumulate to seem half-convincing. These guys, on the other hand, use such a simplistic bot to produce their mass-emails that it they are immediately recognisable as such.

Really the only thing sadder than these messages is that my spam filter is apparently still unable to understand that the keyword "greetings!!!!" is a certain indicator of spaminess.

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