Today I Replied To Spam

By tonyhughes Hughes, in , posted: 23-Jun-2006 10:19

I recieved spam from the DanXeo Corp. today. It arrived in my Gmail inbox, which is unusual (for me).

Offering $100 per transaction to help them process applications from businesses and corporates in territories DanXeo Corp. is setting up business in.


Do I expect to make millions?


Do I expect to make any money at all?


Do I expect a boatload more spam to the address I used to reply with?

Most probably,

So why?

Curiosity really. And a desire to wind up this spammer/scammer and see how far he (come on, I bet women hardly ever perpetrate these attempted crimes) will go to try and secure a sucker.

I dont claim the concept as my own, I know it has been spectacularly done before, but I would like to see what I can reel in too....

Heres the original letter...

Dear Sir, We are an European based Foundation looking for collaborators from New Zealand.If You are firm of purpose, active and are willing to earn some money and help keep our evorment clean at the same time, then this offer is for You. DanXeo Corp is one of the largest cleansing facility dealers in the world. Every year we go out to the markets of different countries, keep and eye and study the demand and sales-market in every new country. As a result of our move to the market of New Zealand we are having temporary employee recruitment for the position of a financial manager. It is required for You to be: Honest and executive - Have A Bank Account - You must have several free time hours per day - You must have a phone number we can get through to You - You must have an email address The fact that You need no specialized knowledge or some sort of financial investment is sure an indisputable bonus of our partnership. The collaboration we are offering to You consists of receiving bank transfers from our clients and partners on to Your Kiwibank account. Once the money is on Your account, You must forward the funds to the customer�s representative office that has the wares purchased by the customer in stock.The funds will be forwarde either by instant funds transfer services or bank wire transfers, depending on the clients order. For Your service You will receive a cash amount of $100 for each transfer you complete. The DanXeo Corporation covers all other wire transfer forwarding fees and costs. Your service won�t be needed on a constant basis, but only for the time of our sales-market study in Your region and also for the time of registration of all necessary papers and the corporative accounts opening. You don�t just earn cash by working with us, but also help saving and cleaning our endangered environment. If You have any questions, please contact us via email: The DanXeo Corporation is very grateful and thankful for Your attention to our offer. A Job Search Engine supplied us with Your email at our desire because Your email address has been subscribed to the job-offer advertisements by You or someone else. Find out how and where to succeed by sending us an email and you will receive a reply from us the application form. You can increase your earnings NOW with over $500 weekly and go up to $2000 doing a perfectly legal and more then easy job. Email us today for more details and join our part time employees group to start. Thank You anticipated and we look forward to start working with you. Jason Shaw DanXeo Corp Company Administration

And my highly technical, well thought out reply to try and lure a reponse (surely the email address is monitored, as there were no attachments, and no URLs or any kind of phishing attempt).

Is this legit? How much money can I make? Im interested.

More as it unfolds....


Still no reply :(
Why bother spamming for suckers if you aint gonna reply when you hook one (unless you are looking for live addresses?)

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Comment by freitasm, on 23-Jun-2006 10:35

And of course you must have a bank account, but they already established that it must be on KiwiBank. I predict that in a week or two KiwiBank customers will be inundated with phishing scam e-mails and fake websites, where their logon credentials will be collected and used to transfer money to this new "Financial Manager", an innocent person who will no doubt think this is a legitimate business. Yeah right. The thing is, I read that some people actually fall for this "job offer".

Comment by Jama, on 23-Jun-2006 10:44

That is the first environmentally friendly scam I have seen. It would be worth while setting up a Kiwibank account with $10 in it to see what happens.

Comment by bradstewart, on 23-Jun-2006 14:13

I got one like that claiming to be from a rich american who saw my car on an auction site and wanted to pay $15,000 for it. Thing is at the time i had a 91 Corolla worth around $1000. Ended up with a couple of back and forth emails then they suddenly stopped

Comment by brenda, on 24-Jun-2006 14:18

so, you're a mule....

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