a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks
reedrover

goat purchase spam? this has gotta be a first...

I think I just got my first "goat spam" e-mail. It was sent to the e-mail address I have listed on the Colored Angora Goat Breeder's Association directory. It's quite odd, I must say.

The e-mail says exactly this (complete with the bold text content)

From: JULIAN FRISK <cattleranchinc@hotmail.com>
To: cattleranchinc@hotmail.com
Subject: URGENT GOAT PURCHASE!!
Date: Nov 18, 2004 9:03 AM
Dear Sir/Ma,

We are valuable procurement concern that specialises in the sourcing purchase and shipping of FARM ANIMALS to our numerous customers worldwide. Our company is situated in MAUI HAWAII.
We are interested in purchasing some GOATS and we are ready to pay immediately for it right away.Below are some of the breeds of GOATS that are needed for immediate purchase:
Alpines
Kiko Goat
Nubian
Boer
Cashmere P
Colored Angora
Nubian
Sable
Kinder
Mohair
Toggenburg
Nigerian Dwarf
Pygmy
Oberhasli
Pygora
And any other Breeds that you stock

We would like to know price and details(including age and health condition) of each breed of GOAT that you stock,we will also need EWE'S preferably.You do not have to worry about the shipping,we will arrange for a local pick up from your location once you have confirmed payment in your in your hands.Payment will be with confirmable bank cashiers checks issued from an AMERICAN BANK and will be issued out ans sent to you immediately we are satisfied with what we are buying from you.
Please acknowledge the offer with the details requested,so as to make selections amd make the quantities wanted so that payment can be issued out right away and pick up effected.I will also need you to emai me the following:

(1) YOUR FULL NAME THAT WILL BE WRITTEN ON THE CASHIER'S CHECK
(2) YOUR FULL MAILING ADDRESS(PLEASE NO P.O BOX)
(3) YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER BOTH LAND AND CELL NUMBERS.

I will be expecting your immediate reponse on this transaction as soon as possible.Please get back to me with the required
informations immediately on my personal email address: julianshomes@hotmail.com do not like recieving responses to this email,so take note.
Have a glorious week ahead.

Regards
JULIAN FRISK
julianshomes@hotmail.com
FAX: 866-314-6369

ALSO NOTE THAT I DO NOT RECIEVE RESPONSES TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS SO SEND ANY FURTHER CORRESPONDENCES TO: julianshomes@hotmail.com IN FURTHER CONTINUATION OF OUR TRANSACTION.

end of quoted e-mail

Ok, is it just me, or is that just the funniest spam/fraud pick-up you've seen in a while? Talk about a narrow audience! I guess s/he decided that this was an untapped well of human idiocy and decided to try it. But really, isn't the last part a little too much? Why not just change the "Reply-to" field?

Please note, by those in the business in the United States, that a female goat is called a "doe" not an "ewe." So if this business were trying to be legit... ok, not worth going further.

Yes, I'm easily amused by ponderables that are unworthy of actually pondering.
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