The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

23 October 2004

Hazy on the concept

Today's spam offers to sell me the following software:

Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional
Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0
Adobe Premiere Pro 7.0
Macromedia Director MX 2004
Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004

All programs are full working versions and include serial numbers to install and run. All copy protection has been removed so you don't need to register them. This is the best software deal on the web!

How much? "400 percent discount," they say. Assuming that these packages sell in aggregate for, say, $1500, does this mean they're going to cut the total price by six thousand dollars?

If nothing else, this demonstrates that spammers and people who buy from spammers occupy the same rung on the intelligence ladder, and it's not very damned far off the ground.

Posted at 8:20 PM to Scams and Spams


And when they're neither spamming nor buying from spammers, they're throwing pies at opinion columnists.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:43 PM on 23 October 2004

If that's the case, I'll take four. I could use an extra $18K.

Posted by: unimpressed at 11:48 PM on 23 October 2004

I don't know why, but recently I've been bombarded with offers of fake Rolexes--dozens of'em. I don't need a fake Rolex. I could forward a few if you were in the market...... Tom

Posted by: Tom B at 10:31 PM on 24 October 2004