From: Scott Chase (email@example.com)
Date: Sat 06 Aug 2005 - 06:52:16 GMT
--- Lawrence deBivort <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Greetings, all,
> I receive about 30 spam emails per day, most of
> which are caught by my
> filters and deposited into a 'junk mail' file. Every
> now and them I glance
> through the spam to see if some 'good' email has
> been snagged.
> In the last five days or so, a strong pattern has
> emerged. As you know,
> spammers assume invented names; the pattern lies in
> the choice of names they
> are making. Of eighteen emails in this morning's
> crop, thirteen sport
> 'Jewish' names, and are given as one-name
> identifiers, rather than the
> normal 'given name/surname' format. Thus the emails
> purport to be from:
> Grinberg, Halpern, Glucksman, Glickman, Gottlieb,
> Horowitz, Finkbein,
> Emmanuel, etc. Of this morning's eighteen, two
> names were ambiguous (Ellis
> and Timothy).
> The content of the spam has not changed as far as I
> can tell; drugs, sex
> drugs, software titles dominate.
> I have been wondering why this is happening. Is it
> designed to appeal to
> Jewish readers? Is it designed to embarrass Jews?
> Are you finding this true in the spam you receive,
> What do you make of this?
I was about to say that I hadn't noticed this pattern, but just checked my junk mail and noticed spam from people claiming to be "Gould" and "Feldman". Maybe you've picked up on a recent trend. Not sure if it means anything.
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