Monday, June 23, 2008

What ~ no salesmen amongst billions of Chinese?


From: Edith Vega (
Sent:June 21, 2008 11:49:54 AM

Date: 21st June, 2008

Dear Sir/Madam,


Anping Wire Mesh Company is engaged in manufacture and sales of metal wiremesh and wire mesh products. The company enjoys latest wire mesh machines,strong technical development and research capability and complete qualitycontrol system. With choice materials, we mainly produce stainless steelwire mesh, chain link fence, stainless steel wire, galvanized wire, barbedwire, woven wire mesh and woven wire cloth, welded wire mesh, galvanizedwire mesh, wire products, wire mesh machines and other wire products.

We are searching for representatives who can help us establish a medium ofgetting to our customers in America Canada Europe as well as making paymentsthrough you to us. Please if you are interested in transacting business withus we will be very glad, Please contact us for more information.

Subject toyour satisfaction, you will be given the opportunity to negotiate your modeof which we will pay for your services as our representative inAmerica/Canada/Europe. Your reward for helping us to collect such an outstanding debt will be 10%of whatever money that is being paid to our Company through your Account.

You are also entitled to a monthly salary of $3,000 after three months oftransacting with us. There are other benefits as you grow with us.

Please forward to us your phone number and your full contact address to thiscompany:

Company Name:--
Full Name:------
Zip Code:-------

For more details, response should be sent to Thanks for your anticipated action and we hope to hearing from you soon.


Anping Wu

Development Zone,
South of Anping County,
Hengshui , Hebei ,
China Post: 053600
Tel: +86 0318 7518568
Fax: +86 0318 7518568

E-mail: http://www.wire-product/.

(There is an Anping Wire Mesh Co. and the address and phone numbers are right. That much is true ~ as well as the blurb about their products ~ however, their email contact is something else entirely. But, unlike the email, their website is correctly written and they seem to be proud of the markets they have already developed ~ I'm quite sure that picking complete strangers at random on the internet isn't how they've accomplished that.

And, folks, do you always give out so much personal information to complete strangers who apparently pick you at random from the internet and promise you oodles and boodles of money? Didn't yer mom ever tell you not to talk to strangers?

Does anyone else wonder why her first email address is based in Argentina and not China?)

Header Analysis

The following IP addresses were extracted from your headers:

IP Address Probable Country Argentina (Buenos Aires)* Argentina (Buenos Aires)*
* The last IP listed is usually the originating IP address

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