“Lakeland, Florida but they will deliver it to your door step”

Ed Solomon keeps a text-message spammer-scammer going for an hour and a half.

10:41 A.M. “Richard Weeks”
i got $150,000 delivered to me when i applied for the grant and you dont have to pay it back.. you can also apply

10:41 A.M. Ed Solomon
shut up. no way—are you serious??

10:42 A.M. “Richard Weeks”
I’m very serious and am not pulling your legs. I’m so happy cuz when i received the Money from Ups, I quickly paid off my bills and saved the rest to the bank. Though, currently thinking on Investments

And so…

11:24 A.M. Ed Solomon
thanks. okay. and tell me honestly. and i promise i won’t tell her. Is SHE the one who gave you the rash? (cause i was wondering why you and i both have the same thing)

11:26 A.M. “Richard Weeks”
yes shes the one

Ah, the power of saying, “yes, and.”

Haze figuring

Hilarious but true: a category of rubbish research papers, run through a word-for-word thesaurus in an attempt to avoid detection of plagiarism and duplication, can in fact be easily detected. Holly Else reports on a preprint posted in July by Guillaume Cabanac and colleagues. Some juicy howlers, called “tortured phrases” by the paper’s authors: counterfeit consciousness for artificial intelligence, irregular esteem for random value, and flag to commotion for signal to noise.

Mess around

Tasty word salad spam. The cherry on top is “…try and dance on the rule and regulations given to you here.”

Apparently, I have been cautioned against dealing with scammers, and if I don’t pay the processing fee, the money I am expecting from the scammers… will be delivered?

Federal Bureau of Investigation Department
FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Federal Bureau Of Investigation
J.Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001

URGENT ATTENTION: ORDER FROM FBI WASHINGTON D.C

Urgent Attention:

We the entire federal bureau of investigation department Washington,
D.C. have instructed you to stop further contact and communication you
have with any Bank, Courier or Diplomat in Africa, because we realize
today that you are still dealing with those fraudsters after we have
warned you last year, even few months ago to stop complying with those
internet hackers/scammers but you insist, ignored our instruction.

Thus, mind you that your ignorance might lead you into serious problem
because we just receive a second report letter today from Bank of
America, World Bank Group, UBA Bank Benin Republic, Interpol Police,
Central Intelligent Agency (CIA) and United Nation Organization
stating that you haven’t secured your Authorization Release Permit
Certificate which we advised you few months ago to obtain before the
shipment of your consignments worth $15.8 million united state dollars
will be completed, but till now you still remain silent simply because
you think that you can do otherwise or mess around with Federal Bureau
of Investigation.

Moreover since your negative thought will not allow you to believe on
them, now you are hereby advised again with the power of this Custody
(FBI) to use this information listed below and send the required fee
of $1,750 usd to United State Consignment department Agency Florida
today, to enable them work faster on the paperwork before it will
become too late because delaying this shipment again might lead you to
jail simple because we have warned you severally to stop every
communication you have with any Bank, Courier, Diplomatic or
individual, but you refuse to accept our instruction. Furthermore,
sending the fee today will be your best option because we have
concluded to track you down if you fails to comply with the
instruction given to you here, so get back to us with the payment
information immediately you receive this email, again don’t forget to
reconfirm your personal information as soon as you send the fee of
$1,750 usd today to avoid wrong delivery, Use the information of the
United State Consignment department Agency Florida as listed below and
send the money via Western Union, Money Gram or Ria ONLY.

Receiver: Mrs. Sandra Jean Wright
Country: United State
City: Jacksonville Florida USA
Test Question :…… Very
Answer:…….. urgent
Amount:………… $1,750.00
Mtcn number and sender’s name ………

Therefore you have to try as much as you can and make this payment
today so that your consignment will be delivered to you today.
Remember that you are warn to stop every transaction you have with any
body or office in Africa, to avoid delay during the registration of
your Consignment. Again mind you that your ignorance or delay, may
force us by urgent arrest to your home address, so try and dance on
the rule and regulations given to you here.

Thank For Your Understanding while patiently waiting for your
immediate feedback together with the payment details.

Yours In Service
Dr. Christopher A. Wray
Secretary Of Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C

Keep trying

A new approach to phishing that I haven’t seen before from the benthic creepy-crawlies:

Failure Delivery Notice.
User: [REDACTED]

3 pending sent message couldn’t be delivered

Action Required.
How to Fix It.

Click here to view undelivered sent email.

Created Date: 4. 13. 2021

Off curse

The latest spamarista to tug on my heartstrings:

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This quintain sent me over the edge: “Feel Free Requesting Any Course/Even If Not Listed In Our Site/Just Tell Us What Course Name And/What Do You Like To Pay For It/Will Give You Unbeatable Prices” I’m trying to decide between five bucks’ worth of Feynman on physics or Wittgenstein on philosophy.

I won!

Oh, no, I only came in second.

Through the transom today (blocked, actually, by my ISP’s glitchy spam filters):

FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY
FROM: THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD.
BATCH NUMBER: FB-0281/544
SERIAL NUMBER: 99352748-2020
TICKET NUMBER: FB-172-60
CATEGORY: 2ND

The entire Facebook team are very happy to inform you that your name appeared on the FACEBOOK ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY and we are giving out the total sum of US$2,000,000.00 (Two Million UNITED STATE DOLLARS) which is what you have just won.

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Full Name:
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Private Mobile Number:
Date Of Birth
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As soon as he gets your email with all the information stated above he will tell you on what next to do as regards the claiming and receiving of your winnings of US$2,000,000.00

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FACEBOOK COMPANY
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Oops, sorry about not keeping “this notification strictly from public notice…”

I love how the winning ticket number in the header doesn’t match the one in the body.

Does this mean that I have to sign up for Facebook now?

Environmental fastid?

This week’s winner of the clumsy spam scam:

RE. YOUR FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES.

I AM MR. STEPHEN CROCKARD. HEAD INTERNATIONAL POLICE(INTERPOL) UK}.
THIS ORGANIZATION IS SET UP TO FIGHT AGAINST,CORRUPTION,CRIME AGAINST
CHILDREN,CYBERCRIME,DRUGS,ENVIRONMENTAL FASTID,FINANCIAL CRIME,
FUGITIVES,MARITIME PIRACY,ORGANIZED CRIME,PEOPLE
SMUGGLING,PHARMACEUTICAL CRIME, TERRORISM,TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN
BEINGS,TRAFFICKING IN ILLICIT GOODS,VEHICLE CRIME, WANTED PERSON,WAR
CRIME,WEAPON, WORKS OF ART ETC IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY.

That stray “}” just melts my heart. And who knew that Interpol was investigating works of art?

indignation and disappointment

Solicitations to improve the search engine performance of A Honey of an Anklet usually get one of two dispositions: skim and toss, or toss. But today’s entreaty from “Mary Smith” has something special about it.

Subject: Do You want to rank in any search engine? ahoneyofananklet.com

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Well, maybe “Mary” is more skillful at SEO than she is at English. I am not sure that I want to encounter her “immense master bunch.” It was “We could chop down that cost and not choose quality!” that won over my Grinchy cynical heart.

It was the engineering

The irritating canard about Metro service to Georgetown, exploded one more time: “How the urban legend of Georgetown residents halting a Metro stop came to be,” by Topher Mathews.

I researched the archives of the Washington Post and the Washington Star, looking for contemporaneous mentions of local opposition to a Metro stop in Georgetown. Throughout the period of the planning of Metro (i.e. the 1960s through to the system’s opening in 1976), I could not find one example.

Banality

Nikhil Sonnad, Everything bad about Facebook is bad for the same reason:

[Facebook] has its own grand project—to turn the human world into one big information system. This is, it goes without saying, nowhere near as terrible as the project of the thousand-year Reich. But the fundamental problem is the same: an inability to look at things from the other fellow’s point of view, a disconnect between the human reality and the grand project.

No thanks

Elizabeth G. Knight, writing in the Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, 11:11/12 (November-December 1884), p. 134:

Salisburia adiantifolia Smith. [a synonym for Ginkgo biloba] — Although it has been known for several years that the ginkgo fruits abundantly each year in Central Park, yet, as a recent copy of Henderson’s “Handbook of Plants” states, that “there has been no fruit borne in this country,” and as Josiah Hoopes in “The Book of Evergreens” does not note the fruiting of any of the trees he knows, I venture to say to all who are interested in seeing the fruit and desire to obtain specimens that they will be supplied upon application to me at the Normal College, N. Y. City.