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What's the wackiest spam mail that you've ever gotten?

Asked by Nullo (21973points) April 29th, 2011

I just checked my Spam folder and found, in addition to petitions to join dating sites, ways to legally defraud my insurance, and one calling itself “Manager Payment”, I found “Compare these Forklift prices and save.”


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Brian1946's avatar

Lol- I’ve never gotten anything as off-base as commercial equipment spam. I’ve also never gotten any spam for particle accelerator parts or coffin repair shops, etc.

IIRC, one female member here got spam for Viagra. I realize that there are claims that it can provide similar results for women, but I’ve never seen an ad for it that included women in its target.

Joker94's avatar

I was offered the chance to become a Sex God. Response pending.

jaytkay's avatar

I received a Nigerian oil-money spam before email spam existed.

Working for a mail order retailer, I sorted the incoming faxes. One day we received, the kind of message which is so well known today.

‘Hello, I am related to some government official who has to move millions out of the country and was given your name as a reliable person who could aid in this endeavor blah, blah, blah…’

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@Brian1946 They don’t always know the recipient’s sex.

Berserker's avatar

All I ever get is people saying they’re in love with me, or saying that I won unbelievable amounts of money.

anartist's avatar

Nigerian scam is much older than the internet or even faxes. It goes back to the Spanish Prisoner letter of late 19th century. In its original form, the con-man tells his victim that he is in correspondence with a wealthy person of high estate who has been imprisoned in Spain under a false identity . . .

Weirdest spam I got was a Chinese threat to take over my domain names.
Subject heading: Registration Proclamation-No.20110329017—


see body excerpt below

Dear CEO/Principal,
We are a domain name and network brand registration and dispute organization in China, which mainly deal with the global company’ s domain name and network brand registration and internet Intellectual property right’ s protection in Asia. Currently, we have a pretty important issue need to confirm with your company.

On March 29, 2011, we received an application formally. One company named “DWNET Investment Se” wanted to applied for the Network Brand “anartist” and some domain names through our body.
Now we are handling this registration, and we found that the keyword of these domain names and network brandis identical with your company’s. So we have to confirm with you at two points:
1. If your company consign DWNET Investment Se to register these domain names and network brand, we will send application form to them and help them finish the registration at once.
2. If your company have nothing to do with DWNET Investment Se, they maybe have other purposes to register these domain names and network brand.

We haven’t finished the registration of DWNET Investment Se yet, and we have postponed this application of this company temporarily already. In order to deal with this issue better, please contact us by telephone or email within 7 workdays.
Waiting for your reply ASAP.
Best Regards,

Mars Jiang
Senior Consultant

TexasDude's avatar

I haven’t received a spam email in a long time, but I got this gem on Answerbag:

On Mar 2nd, 2011 at 7:01 AM, littlepamela wrote:


I am pamela by name,am friendly and good looking young girl , I want us to be friends, for friendship can not be seen or even touched because true friendship does not matter with anything but it must be felt within the heart.

Wow, friends are like clothes, without them we feel naked! I guess I’‘m right? Looking forward to a wonderful response from you.

Contact me [Email Redacted] so that i will send some of my pictures to you so that we shall continue from there to know eachother.

I will be waiting to hear from you soonest.

pamela CoolSmile.


I lol’d.

faye's avatar

@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard I got a similar one on here.

lillycoyote's avatar

Nothing too wacky. The spam I used to get regarding barnyard animal pornography was both amusing and disturbing and I used to enjoy getting spam for breast enlargement products and penis enlargement products on the same day; that used to happen a lot. That’s when I finally realized that spam was spam and not directed at me personally, which was a great relief after receiving a lot barnyard animal emails. And I like the Russian Mail Order Bride email but it just was not what I wanted. I kept wishing someone would send me email about getting a Russian Mail Order Husband, but, alas, it was not to be. : – (

mazingerz88's avatar

In the late 90’s got one that said buy their big cigars since it is guaranteed to seduce women into thinking you have a huge penis…

_zen_'s avatar

Forward it to me as I am currently shopping for a forklift. Thanks!

Nullo's avatar

@zen Here is the site. They only ship in the U.S., though; will that be a problem?

KateTheGreat's avatar

I always get spam mail that advertises cheap boob jobs in Mexico. I always thought that was a bit weird.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I really don’t get spam anymore, my email is so heavily filtered. The forklift thing cracked me up, though. I almost spit out my coffee.

BarnacleBill's avatar

Prince Olay and Princess Colleen need my help because the person that was supposed to deliver $15 million in gold, diamond and cash died unexpectedly, and now they want to give the money to me, if only I will pay the storage fees for where the box with the money is being stored.

Mamradpivo's avatar

Some guy named Obama is always asking me for money. I think it’s some sort of charity, but it’s been a while since I last opened one. No sale, just a straight-out plea for money.

Berserker's avatar

@KatetheGreat Somebody could probably make a cool horror movie about that. :D

LukeFonFabre's avatar

A picture of naked girl in email o_0

rock4ever's avatar

Dr. Jon… cat expert.

KateTheGreat's avatar

@Symbeline Let’s make one!

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