Clumsiest Scam Attempt. Ever.

By Deane Barker on December 4, 2003

The sad thing is, many people will fall for this:

Your credit card will be billed at $22.95 weekly and free 3 pack of child porn CD is shipping to your billing address. To cancel your membership and CD pack please email full credit card details to [deleted].



  1. I got one of those this morning. I look at it this way: the people who will be ripped off by it are ones who think they’re ordering child porn. If anyone deserves to get ripped off, I can’t think of a better group.

  2. I think the issue is not that pedophiles will give out their credit card number (the message implies they already have it).

    The problem is that normal people — outraged — will reply to the address given in this bogus mail, which I understand to be the address of the good folks at Spamhaus.

  3. Nate: FWIW, the addresses are being spoofed. I received one with a return address pointing to a completely different domain – a legitimate company, no less.

    But you are correct – more than a few people will be tempted to reply, unfortunately.

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