Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ehh, It's An OKAY Greeting. I Wouldn't Call it "Best."

Looking through my spam folder I stumbled upon the following piece of junk mail that stood out because, while still generic and vague, it was much more personalized than most of what I see:

From:  Alena (Two different e-mail addresses; one for "From" and a totally different one for "Reply-To.")

Wed, May 25, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Subject:  Best Greeting

Hi! My name is Alena. I do not know whether you are interested in my message, but I'll be sorry if you do not write to you. I hope you understand my English (it's not very good, I know). Very difficult to start a conversation. I am a woman who still believes in true love. Yes, I am very lonely now, and I'm looking for a life partner. While I understand that I saw you on the wrong site, which is designed to find life partner, but still I want to start communicating with you. If you are only interested in sex and all that sort, I beg you, do not write me. When I am resting on the couch reading a book or watching TV, I feel that something is missing. Namely, I do not have  men, his warmth, his caresses.
For this reason I decided to write to you. I took a lot of profiles of men on a dating site, but my attention was stopped for you. If you feel the same as me, then you can write me and we will continue our acquaintance.
I would very much like to see your letter, with respect Alena.

It even came with this picture attached:

I wonder what Facebook profile or flickr gallery the spammer snagged this from?

It might have worked a little better if, you know, I actually had a profile up on any sort of dating site.
Or if I were stupid.


Merlin T Wizard said...

Aw, Alana looks so wistful.

Yeah, you know all they want is for you to validate your email address so even more spam can come rolling in.

Anonymous said...

Just got the exact same email about 4 days ago lol