April 4th, 2005

userinfo senji
2005/04/04 09:43:00 - Dwelt a spammer, four-one-niner…
419 spam are getting (slightly) more plausible. I just got this one (poor HTML included) at work.
I am manager of site on sale of electronics. My chief has asked me to find the partner. I have found your email on Internet and decided to write to you. Chief has made the letter which you can read below:
     Hello, my name is Radek. I live in Romania. I want to offer you cooperation. I have the Internet site and I make good money on it. I sell laptops worldwide and monthly my site makes approximately 20000 $. My site have many clients, but unfortunately site do not have system " Online payment " and consequently my clients cannot pay for purchase of the goods immediately. With online payment will be more convenient to process payments and a site will involve more clients. On statistics, sites with Online Payment make in 2-3 times more profit. If connect site and Online Payment the site will make a minimum 40000 $ monthly.

     I contacted with company giving to sites system online payments and they told that their company work with all big countries, but at present time do not work with banks of my country and consequently I write to you. For me and my site necessary a partner.

    What do I suggest to you and what work you do?
1) You register my site in system which gives to sites online payment. (it can do everyone and takes only 2 minutes.)
2) Two times in month you will receive money which make my site and get yourself 30 % from the received sum.
3) Send other 70 % to me.
    It very simply also demands for you only 2 hours per month to receive money and send to me 70 % from the received sum.
Other work is made by me!
It is good for us together!
For me: the site will bring 2-3 times more money.
For you: monthly you will earn a minimum on 12000 $ more!
At present I have some fresh orders on the sum 9000 $. If my offer interested you, then after registration in system giving online payment, this money will be the first for us together and we shall see success already in the first days!

Current Mood: [mood icon] amused
Entry Tags: 419, spam

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userinfo emperor
2005/04/04 08:55:27
Presumably the switch is "we need your bank details for this to work, oh and a large sum of money to set things up"...
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userinfo senji
2005/04/04 08:57:27
That's how they usually work, and I don't see any reason why not in this case.
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userinfo bellinghman
2005/04/04 09:54:42
The other possibility is credit-card fraud.

In this case, your 'work' would be receiving goods ordered on phished credit cards. You would then be either sending them on to the fraudster in a different country, or possibly flogging them on eBay.

In either case, you're receiving stolen goods, and thus liable to a prison spell.

(Oh, OK, the equivalent of receiving stolen goods as relates to credit card fraud.)
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userinfo king_of_wrong
2005/04/04 11:58:44
Yeah, didn't look like a 419 to me... More like either a pyramid scam (though unclear as to where the money comes from) or fencing.

Apparently the Chinese Triad gangs in Tokyo are pulling the same scam, if it's accepting/fencing goods...
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userinfo sesquipedality
2005/04/04 09:29:48
Either that or it's a money laundering operation in which the spamee is the unwitting fall guy.
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userinfo megamole
2005/04/04 09:30:35
heap big contact with chief! me scalpum good!
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