Spam of the Day - "lovely girl seeks Skype contacts for welding machine hookup"

Filed Under: Featured, Spam

It's easy to have too much of a good thing, let alone a bad thing.

Nevertheless, despite seeing zillions of messages pouring into our spam collection every hour, we still find ourselves intrigued by the occasional message.

We probably shouldn't say anything that sounds even slightly positive about any of them, but sometimes it's hard to resist thinking, "That's got to be the Spam of the Day."

We've had the bloke from Ukraine (non-smoker, non-drinker, blood group O+) trying to sell part of his liver.

Beatles fan Graham was offered every single Beatles number (no pun intended) crammed onto a single DVD for his listening pleasure.

And one of the BBC's rugby experts once tweeted to see if we'd like to shed a few pounds (both weight and cash, no doubt). Acai berries are the go, apparently.

Here's one of today's, from a lovely girl seeking Skype contacts:

You have interest in the machine, please reply our email for more details.

Please add our skype: *********, I'm a lovely girl.

The attachment is exactly what you'd expect from a lovely girl called New Model who wants to sell welders via Skype:

A nuggety little MMA welding machine, half the price of an IGBT-based device, or so they say.

At half the price, why not buy two?

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3 Responses to Spam of the Day - "lovely girl seeks Skype contacts for welding machine hookup"

  1. Roger · 645 days ago

    I don't know about welding, but she's certainly brazen!

  2. DonSimon · 645 days ago

    I am quite interested. I want to weld my inbox closed.

  3. Nigel · 644 days ago

    That's the start of a great story arc...and who knows? If it goes all the way to matrimony, "With this ring, I thee weld."

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Paul Ducklin is a passionate security proselytiser. (That's like an evangelist, but more so!) He lives and breathes computer security, and would be happy for you to do so, too. Paul won the inaugural AusCERT Director's Award for Individual Excellence in Computer Security in 2009. Follow him on Twitter: @duckblog