The Russian Lady Chronicles (in Off-topic)
Hey guys, I have a interesting problem. I am getting weird emails from a lady presumably in Russia. She sent me the first email a while ago, and I thought it was either sent to the wrong person, or someone playing with their very own Spam-generator.
Anyways, I've been continuing to receive email from this person, and I'm hesitant to send any more emails to this person since I've already sent two, the first being, "Who are you and why are you trying to seduce me with spam?"
(So, discounting a practical joke from someone I know, I was still puzzled)
The emails kept coming though, and unfortunately I deleted the first two emails I got thinking they were just spam.
I sent a second email asking this person "Where did you get my name and email address from?", admittedly from myself and other people I have talked to about this, the act of responding to this person is only validating my email address as a valid spammable email address. But this person wasn't asking me for any info, money, link-age, or anything at all from me, other then just to listen to the emails she sent.
Most all the email's are full of broken english and might be hard to follow, but I present to you the following chronology of the Russian Lady emails in hopes that someone can decode this much better then I can: (P.S. all these were received unsolicited from me, OBVIOUSLY)
Email Log with Full Headers
I noticed in a couple emails that the name "Brendan" had a space before the period, indicating some kind of email template flub for the "name" field, which blazingly says spam to me. Of course I picked up on this, but I still have no idea, why the hell would someone want to carry on like this through Spam?
BTW, Here are the ONLY emails I sent:
Who the hell are you and why are you trying to seduce me through spam?
Can you tell me where you got my name and email address from? Just curious.
I wanted to ask something, I have been getting emails from your domain, and I wanted to make sure it was a real person. Can you tell me? This email address: email@example.com Is this a real person at your company or is this a scam of some kind? Is there a real person at your company named Yuliya?
The weird part is this, the "eastlinecorp.org" website existed as a Russian website a couple days ago before I sent the email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and now the website doesn't exist. And the website appears to have been registered only on 03-Jul-2006 21:46:32 UT. If you notice in the email log, you'll see she mysteriously changed email providers in the middle of the conversation. So, is this just a really elaborate scheme to get me interested in her so she can get a greencard in the US or something even more nefarious?
July 21 2006 3:01 PM EDT
mail order russian brides advertising for them selves :)
Havent read any of it yet.
This sounds hilarious, sorry it is at your expense. lol, maybe you should try playing along and see where that gets you?
lol, at least you know if youre ever feeling lonely you've got a friend you could always email. ;)
/me begins to read.
July 21 2006 3:18 PM EDT
I'd agree - a scam, most definitely.
My advice to anybody who receives anything odd in their email is to imagine if the same thing happened to you while you were sitting in a bar or a coffee shop. If somebody walked up to you in a bar and said I have a million dollars for you from a Lottery, or a beautiful woman came up and started telling you their life story you would think either they were a con merchant or a nutter. Either way you would be walking away......
Good reading though!
July 21 2006 3:21 PM EDT
If you actually read them properly she says that you have been writing to her for two weeks and she feels that there is a spark between you.
You sure you didn't start this off Mr V?
Soon will request she to be with you the visit and for money to the trip send to her, it will be strongly the attitudes for you the lovely.
I have posted all the emails I sent out, I told you, this is ALL the emails I have sent regarding this, all the emails and pictures I've received are in that link.
Thats why this is spam.. I think whoever is doing this is playing off of male human nature to "respond" to things she says.. and she just non-sensically responds as though I've said something to her when I haven't.. its quite ingenious.. I wonder how many of you guys out there would've responded to her, and started to think she was coming on to you.. hmmm?
I'd respond, mostly to say something helpful about those roots. And to ask if she could send me one of those spanky white belts. :)
well i glanced through them. Sounds to me like a scam without a doubt. I mean, She says you wrote back etc. If you didnt then idk why she'd say those things unless its automated.
I also like how there were small settle hints about how you "live" in this country. Such as your favorite foods etc.
finest person in my life Brendan." Oh man, what a joke!
Also you're not the only one that has received this apparently. Small google search and found this.
Rofl! Best spam I've ever seen. Edy and I both have the same idea. Only read the last email, but the pics are a give away.
Spam her back I say! Be raunchy, set a date, and ask where to send the plane ticket and give the reader(if any) a hoot.
She wouldnt respond back. It is automated to expect a reply. It will make up something saying how it couldnt read it because of some reason.
It would act as though you answered whatever questions she asked. Also, it wouldn't mention anything specific and just keep her reply about it very general. So it would be able to act as though it knew what you said.
It's pretty smart really. I bet you many men have fallen for it. Whenever i searched this on google, I found a few blogs that actually thought there was a "connection". Pretty humorous.
Just search eastlinecorp.org email or something along that. It's almost like that entire email domain is for Russian Scammers.
Hence If Any. One could only hope someone maintains the accounts. They are silly enough to make a machine send, they are silly enough to use those accounts if for whatever personal reasons. Not like they are real programmers. ;)
Brendan has a girlfriend!
At least you aren't like Brandon and have a crazy ex constantly telling you she loves you.
July 22 2006 7:28 AM EDT
Just another russian bride thing i presume...
Still raises the question, How did they get his Email? Let alone His name?
Second to last picture. What is Yuliya's friend holding?
At first I thought it was a hair straightener, but the reflection in the mirror make me doubt that...
July 25 2006 10:02 AM EDT
Maybe it's some Russian grad student experimenting with the Turing Test.
"Let's see how many of those Americans will fall for the computer program with bad English!"
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