Friday, November 27, 2009

It's a dog's life...

I received this in the email account I use for my scam blogs.

Not that I don't think my blog is going to the dogs sometimes but the relevancy of a rental scam blog to an animal health care site? Am I missing the connection? Or is it, as I figure, just another attempt to have me (and other lucky recipients) click on a 'poisoned' link?

My line of thought towards that conclusion goes something like this -

1. My site has nothing to do with animal care.

2. If I type in, I get a list of sites that are similar but not the same.

3. Why does a .org use yahoo as an email?

4. shows that the domain name was registered October 13, 2009. Now it's not impossible that it's a brand new site but somehow I don't think it's what it represents itself to be. It begs the question as to how it can be 'the largest Dog Health Problems website featuring more than 30,000+ blogs. Our site averages 200,000+ uniques visitors per month.'

5. If I google the phone number (+45 36946676) used in the registration done with a Netherlands address it tends to lead me to links like this: or this: Feel free to rummage around yourself ~ there's always something new to learn about scams that way.

Where the link in my email will lead me, I do not want to know. My computer is older and cranky enough without having it infested with malware, trojans and other nasty things which is quit often what happens when people click willy-nilly on links they receive in emails.

Bottom line is that I think I do not want to know these people and it's even less likely that I would consider having anything to do with them.

Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2009 

Subject: Your Blog Featured at

From: substance abuse (Seriously,
folks, would you use
a nickname such as 'substance abuse'
if you want people to take you seriously
in a business


This is Shiela from

We stumbled on your blog while searching for Dog Health
Problems related
information. (That sounds more like a
serious trip and fall than a stumble to me.)

We operate the largest Dog Health Problems website featuring
more than 30,000+
blogs. Our site averages 200,000+ uniques
visitors per month
(I checked at they're not
even a blip on the radar.)
As a kind note We have featured
your blog at*******

We would be grateful if you could add the following details
to your blogs main page.

(Said addition appears to be a link to Dog Health Problems
and I'm not posting it here.)

Looking forward for your confirmation.



Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cry me a river....

Aside from the stranger than usual format ~ I've never been invited
to attend a scam before ~ I think this is a five hankie sobber ripping
off in a bald-faced and callous manner someone else's name
( to reach even lower
levels of scumdom.

From: mrs.jade Goody

mrs.jade Goody

Thursday 26 November 2009
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM (GMT +00:00)

My Dear One in Christ,I am Mrs. Jade goody from Maldrid, presently
staying in United Kingdom. I am married to Mr. Jack goody who
worked as the financial Director United nation Development on Africa
for more than Ten years before he died in the year 2007. We were
married for Eight years without a child. He died after a brief illness
that lasted for only one week. Before his death we were both born
again Christian. Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a
child outside my matrimonial home, which the Bible is against. When
my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of 16.8 Million
Pounds Sterling’s (Sixteen Million Eight hundred thousand Pounds
Sterling’s) with one Bank in my name. Presently, this money is still
with the Security Company Recently, my Doctor told me that
I would not last long due to cancer problem. The one that disturbs
me most is my stroke sickness. Having known my condition I decided
to keep this fund in the Security Company in Europe.I want an
organization or an individual that will use this fund for phanages,
widows, propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house
of God is maintained. The Bible made us to understand that blessed
is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I don't have any
child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not
Christians and I don't want my husbands efforts to be used by
unbelievers. I don't want a situation where this money will be used
in an ungodly way. This is why I am taking this decision. I am not
afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am
going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that the
lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I don't need any
telephone communication in this regard because of my health, hence
the presence of my husband's relatives around me always.I don't want
them to know about this development, or please if you must call me to
confirm things from me, it must be brief due to my illness. With God all
things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall inform the
security company in Europe that you are the beneficiary of the c
onsignment you will need to go and claim this fund in Europe. I will
also issue you an authority letter that will prove you the present
beneficiary of this fund. I want you and the organization to always
pray for me because the lord is my shepherd; my happiness is that I
lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that wants to serve the
Lord must serve him in spirit and truth. Please always be prayerful
all through your life. Any delay in your reply will give me room in
sourcing another person for this same purpose. Please assure me that
you will act accordingly as I stated herein.

Hoping to receive your reply and Remain blessed in the Lord.

Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Jade goody.
My direct Number---------- +44 70 359 33 797…

RSVP to this invitation

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Junque, junque, junque and more junque...

Received: 22 Nov 2009
Subject: Your CreditScore Is Enclosed
Content: Your CreditScore is available for no cost. CLICK

(Hmmmm... According to, is registered with no
website. Yah ~
sounds even more legit to me.


Received: Sat, 21 Nov 2009
Subject: Question about Item #330370543054 - Respond Now
Email: "eBay"
Content: Dear member, eBay member leahpfeiffer has left
you a message regarding item #330370543054. Click here to
view the message

(Let's consider the fact that I don't sell on EBay so poor
ol' leah is outta luck
there or even consider it
astonishing that EBay doesn't know how to spell its name.

When I look on Whois it tells me that the domain is
registered to The Eby
Group Inc. and when I google that
I find, '
The Eby Group Inc is headquartered in Olathe, KS.
The Eby Group Inc is operating in the Multimedia & Graphic
Design industry. The email address pattern for The Eby
Group Inc
is' And, according to EBay,
leahpfeiffer is not a registered user.)

Mon, 16 Nov 2009
Email: "Paypal Inc."
Reply to:

(So call me sceptical but somehow I don't think Paypal
routes its mail through AOL.
When I look up
on Whois I find the website title is 'Terra.
Noticias en
espanol, ocio y contenidos multimedia.' I do use Paypal
on occasion and I can
guarantee I have never dealt with AOL
or notices in Spanish. Yeah ~ like I'll click
on this

Received: Tue, 10 Nov 2009
Subject: Fwd: find
Email: Debra Johnson
To: David Patterson (And then there is a link ~ ta da! ~
which ends with
''. Whois search tells me
that it is registered to an Andrew Klimow
in Moscow, Russia,
who owns about 7,132 other domains and that there is no site


Fri, 6 Nov 2009
Subject: Fwd: check
Email: Jean Ward
To: Scott Butler
Header analysis: From Moscow, Russian Federation
it is pretty (And then there is a link which ends with Whois tells me it's registered to our pal,
Andrew Klimow, and that it was created Nov. 5, 2009. Also
no site profile.)

Reply to:
Header analysis:

Reply to:
Header analysis:

So How Come?

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I have two blogs at the moment - Here Be Dragons which is devoted to rental scams primarily sourced through Craigslist although the proliferation of free ad sites has widened the hunting grounds. Many additions come from other sources (ie: blogs/anti-scam sites/online community ad sites) or are provided by people who want to share their experiences. There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch is for copies of scammail that I find in my mailboxes ~ sometimes I can't resist the odd acerbic comment but for the most part I post 'em because the more that people do, the fewer fools they get to gull. Dunno what to say about me that would be very interesting ~ I'm a granny who reads, gardens and crafts as the mood strikes me. :) I don't particularly care for the social predators on this planet and this blog is part of my way of saying so.