11 years ago
How many of you have gotten anything like this in e-mail?:
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Hello my name is Carl and with regards to your company, well I email to know
if you do have ( Bench Grinders ) in-stock for sell and if you do have the (
Bench Grinders ) email me back with the types, sizes and the prices on them
and also do you accept credit card as a method of payment ? Waiting for your
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Now one interesting factor is the "Bcc: " header. In a *real*
mail system, the contents of the "Bcc:" (Blind Carbon Copy) should not
show, and there should be (but was not) a "To: " header.
I've gotten quite a few of these -- always asking about some
machine tool or bench tool like a shear or brake.
The description of the item wanted is always in parens. (I'm
sure that these are being churned out by a program.) I suspect that the
program is harvesting from RCM, because there are none of them asking
about other tools -- and all have been tools which I have discussed in
So -- I suspect that I am not the only one in the newsgroup to
get these, but would like confirmation.
Yes -- there was a HTML copy in the e-mail as well as the plain
I have nothing to sell to them -- but if I did, I certainly
would not accept a credit card. I might ask twice the new price, and
demand payment is silver dollars, not paper money. :-)