For the last several days I have been deluged in bogus come-on messages, ostensibly from women with remarkably uncommon first names and no last names, all claiming addresses at Rocketmail, and all demanding highest priority. A sample subject line, from “Barbara”:
Fwd: Fwd:This place is overrun by bots. Let’s move to reddit.
As though these things would actually be forwarded twice. (And Reddit? Um, no.)
In the body of the message:
I’m still here waiting for you to verify so we can meet up.
Please dont take it personal I have to be careful these days.
click here to verify yourself now
This will work out if your not a creep like that other guy I met. I really hope your legit and I am sorry to be so paranoid but I’m being careful this time.
Prove to me your safe I’m waiting here. I attached a recent pic of myself as well. :)
The “click here” goes to something called ulust.com, which, if it’s anything like uhaul.com, implies that I don’t even need a companion in these matters. (See also “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “One More Minute”: “I’m stranded all alone in the gas station of love, and I have to use the self service pump.”)
The “recent pic” is named “mis_fotos_666.jpg”. Oh, yeah, I’m gonna click on that.