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Mailbox: new twist

I suspect that many you have received phone calls from the “main Windows server” to warn you that your computer is downloading dangerous files. I’ve gotten about 10 variants of this scam since September. There was a new variant of the call this week, the caller asked for me by name.

In the same vein, I get lots of junk emails purporting to be from ladies wanting to start a relationship. There were 6 from “Olga” last week. None of them ever mention me by name, but today there was a new personalized variant directed to my personal email address:

Hello  my  dear,
My
name is mephia,i saw your contact today here in (www.orlytaitzesq.com)
and became interested in you,i will also like to know you the more,and i want you to send an email to my email address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am.I believe we can move from here!
(Remeber the distance or
colour does not matter but love matters alot in life)Thanks.
Yours,
mephia.
My email address is;

mephia[redacted]@hotmail.com

Orly does have my personal email address on her site, along with many other email addresses of her supporters and detractors alike. Mephia’s address scraper program wasn’t smart enough, however, to grab a name to go with the address.

The other thing that was a bit odd about this spam is that it actually does appear to come from Hotmail, and for that reason I took the extra step in reporting it to spamcop.net. When I reported it, the report form listed not only Microsoft (that runs Hotmail) but the “web site mentioned in the spam,” orlytaitzesq.com, and for the first time in thousands of spam reports, I unchecked a spamcop-suggested reporting box. What was a little curious is that the address spamcop proposed to use to file a complaint about orlytaitzesq.com was in Romania: office@inbarbcnet.ro.

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11 Responses to Mailbox: new twist

  1. avatar
    Bob April 16, 2015 at 10:21 am #

    I visited Orly’s site recently and suddenly the screen switched to some other site. The next thing I knew I had a “mime” virus that screwed up my email.

  2. avatar
    Notorial Dissent April 16, 2015 at 11:01 am #

    FWIW, Orly’s site is currently listed by SECURI as malware infested.

  3. avatar
    CarlOrcas April 16, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

    Olga??? I’m heartbroken. She said I was the one.

  4. avatar
    Curious George April 16, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

    Olga is a heartbreaker. 🙁

  5. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy April 16, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

    Here’s an Olga email:

    Hi there sweet!
    Would you mind to finding a young and nice girl of 24?
    My name.s Olga. I am from Russia.
    Have you ever heard that the loveliest girls in the world live in my country? Don.t even doubt!
    I want to invite you to a very nice international family life agency where hundreds of single people are looking for their future lovers.
    I long for finding a special person for serious relations or even family life.
    Aren.t you the one I am searching for? Please email me [redacted]@yandex.ru

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    Curious George April 16, 2015 at 4:57 pm #

    Dear Olga,
    I’ve seen Russian women in James Bond flicks and they are always trying to stab somebody in the back or putting poison in a glass of champagne. I often think the author must know something about Russian women that I’m unfamiliar. That being said, I’ve heard about really naive Americans who have answered solicitations like yours and literally have been taken for a financial ride. Thanks for your offer, but I think I’ll pass.

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    Thomas Brown April 16, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

    Nancy Ruth Owens is “Olga.” Just ask her.

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    Crustacean April 16, 2015 at 5:42 pm #

    Curious George: I think I’ll pass.

    C’mon, George!! Where’s your sense of adventure? Aren’t you, y’know… *curious* enough to give Olga a ring? Some of those Bond Russians were pretty hot!

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    RanTalbott April 16, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

    Thomas Brown: Nancy Ruth Owens is “Olga.”

    She can’t be: she killed her.

  10. avatar
    Thomas Brown April 16, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

    Maybe he was, but Nancy is the first woman to give birth to herself. Right before she killed Rasputin by willing his heart to explode. Allegedly.

  11. avatar
    Rickey April 17, 2015 at 12:51 am #

    Keith:
    I wonder if NRO realizes that the absolute proof that she is telling falsehoods is that she is still alive.

    And don’t forget her claim that many of her high school classmates were killed by the cartel. When I asked her to provide names of a few of the dearly departed, she clammed up, just as Linda Joy Adams refused to provide names of her co-workers who supposedly were killed by toxic fumes in a Social Security office in New Jersey in 1989.

    For all of that, Nancy is essentially harmless because nobody believes a word that she says.