Sunday, October 16, 2016

Wrong number mail

Some recent email I've received that isn't meant for me:
from: PayPal Statements
reply-to: PayPal Statements
to: [me]
subject: Susan W[...], your January account statement is here
mailed-by: [...]
Signed by: [...]

Hello Susan W[...],

Your account statement lets you view and quickly keep track of your account activity for the previous month.
You can access your statement when logged in to your account simply by clicking Statements under My Account.
Log in to view now
This was followed quickly by an email about a purchase on eBay. I hope Susan got her stuff....

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from: nc[...]
reply-to: jia[...]
to: fartanear lannypants [...]
subject: 001

What happen?No reply from you again, fartanear lannypants ,reply now
This is classic spam/phishing, but I had to save it for the fartanear lannypants business. lol

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from: [...] St.George [...]
to: [a LONG list of people's personal email addresses that I could spam the hell out of forever...if I were evil, including Louise [...], who has been given my email address here]
subject: FW: my GOOD news!
: Important mainly because of the words in the message.

Message from Jan [...]

Submitted by [...] St. George
Dear Ladies,
I am praising the Lord as I just found out this morning that I passed the comprehensive exam!!! The head of the program called to tell me that my advisor read my answers and said they were ALL strong... I am praising God for His help, for His faithfulness, for His grace, and for His mercy. God gave me Joshua 1:9 for this task, and I claimed that verse every time I was feeling overwhelmed, and discouraged. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and be courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for I am with you where ever you go." That is so very true, our Father, our Abba, is with us where ever we go, and yet He tells us to go to Him for strength and courage so that we will not be frightened by whatever task comes our way. I know that this test had me dismayed (the old English understanding of the word is "to be shaken..."), but God told me to keep working, and He certainly helped me along the way!
To Him alone be the glory. THANK YOU for your prayers on behalf of this challenge, you are a blessing to me!
My love,
Hmm, well, lovely. I hope someone told Louise.This was followed a couple of days later by this:
from: [...]
to: [that same LONG list of people's personal email addresses]
subject: RE: Encouraging Update!
Signed by:
: Important mainly because of your interaction with messages in the conversation.

Praise the Lord!

Looking forward to the study of Hebrews.
From: [...] St.George [mailto: [...]]
To: [a LONG list of people's personal email addresses
Subject: FW: Encouraging Update!
Letter from Jan [...]
Submitted by [...] St. George
Dear Ladies,
I submitted my prospectus on Tuesday and thought I would have changes to make, but my advisor sent it back with his support and will submit it to the committee that needs to approve the plan. When the advisor has accepted the prospectus, it's pretty much a clear road to then begin the necessary research for the dissertation!! I just heard back today from my advisor and am singing the Hallelujah Chorus. I am very thankful for God's help and His wisdom with the plan and what is ahead! THANK YOU for praying for me with the work I needed to do for this. There were many times when my "thinking" was not my own, it was very obvious that the Lord God Almighty was helping me all along the way.
I have "completed" (mostly) the lessons for Hebrews chapters 1 to 9, and now have time to make progress on this!!! Pray for me as I spend time in Hebrews every day, what a blessing it has been to put this study together. Our Lord is so good.
My love,
The reason Gmail decided this was important is that I did reply to these to say, "hey, this is great, but I'm not Louise!" And then I stopped getting them.

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from: The MENTOR Network [...]
to: Cynthia [...] [...]
subject: Job Posting Notification
Signed by: 

Dear Cynthia:
A job opening matching your profile for a position of Mental Health Worker/Family Support Specialist - Bethlehem, PA-[job #] has just been posted in our Career Section.
If you would like to apply online, click here or click Jobs to consult the list of other positions currently available.
If you do not wish to receive further job posting notifications, unsubscribe now. You can subscribe again later, while applying for a position or reviewing your profile.
We thank you for your interest in The MENTOR Network.
If you would like, you can review your candidate file and set your account preferences by accessing the My Account page.
Best regards,
Human Resources
The MENTOR Network
This communication is informational only, replies to this message are undeliverable and will not reach Human Resources. Please do not reply.
I hope Cynthia found a job. I unsubscribed my email address from this notification thing. And I don't live anywhere near Bethlehem, PA, nor do I wish to consider a job in Mental Health and/or Family Support.

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from: IKEA USA
reply-to: IKEA USA
to: [...]
subject: Thank you for your purchase
encryption: None

Hey DANIEL, thank you for your visit!

All products Special offers! Living room Bedroom Kitchen Children's Textiles IKEA
Thank you for shopping at IKEA Elizabeth
Congratulations on your 1st purchase as an IKEA FAMILY member
My account: Log in
Email: [...]@GMAIL.COM
My preferred store:
IKEA Elizabeth, NJ
My communications:
Email SMS Catalog
Complete profile
FAMILY card MEMBER since 10/13/2013
Card#: [...]290751
Don't forget! Your purchase with the IKEA FAMILY card has 90 day price protection. If you see a lower advertised price within 90 days of your purchase, just bring your receipt to the returns desk at your IKEA store to claim your adjustment.
Questions about IKEA FAMILY? Comments? Call our dedicated IKEA FAMILY Customer Service line: 1-877-666-4532.
Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you soon.
IKEA Elizabeth
Oh, Daniel of Elizabeth, NJ, far far away from me, please tell me that Ikea has tracked you down!!

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from: craigslist - automated message, do not reply
to: [...]
subject: POST/EDIT/DELETE: small room for rent bills paid (rooms & shares)
Signed by:
encryption: Standard (TLS)


If not clickable, please copy and paste the address to your browser:
THIS LINK IS A PASSWORD. DO NOT SHARE IT - anyone who has a copy of this link can edit or delete your posting.[...]cKhA/9d83c
PLEASE KEEP THIS EMAIL - you may need it to manage your posting!
Your posting will expire off the site 45 days after it was created.
Thanks for using craigslist!
Great. Thanks for that link so I can edit an ad about which I know nothing. However, if you're looking for a place in San Antonio, TX (also not where I live):
small room for rent. $350.00 +deposit. a/c, furn, must have prove of income and valid ID. smoking outside only. no pets due to my allergies. no illegal drugs or alcoholic beverages allowed.

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from: A[...] and C[...] [...]
to: [...]
subject: Eggs
Signed by:
encryption: Standard (TLS)
: Important mainly because of the people in the conversation.


May I have 4 packs of eggs tomorrow?
Ah, this is just totally sweet. I hope A & C got their eggs another way.

I have over 90 other emails in my "wrong number" folder. Not a week goes by when I don't get the most random stuff....

7 thing(s) to say:

Shelly S said...

These are awesome! I've blogged about my spam, but never thought to do it with wrong emails. I might have to start. I get so many! Anyway, reading about "fartanear lannypants" pretty much made my year so far.

Cat. said...

Yeah, that was a particularly excellent one.

What stuns me is where-all I live: NJ, PA, CA, MD...none of them even close!

Shelly S said...

I get a lot of emails for the wrong Shelly, though some are for completely different names, so why would an email for Shelly make sense to the sender? I get real estate info for Arizona and other western states, emails from car dealerships (a Shelly was looking for a car a couple of years ago), emails from job search firms (I hope that Shelly found a job), and others. My favorite was the confirmation for plane reservations to and from Miami and Puerto Rico. I was able to actually click the link and get into the account. I could've made changes, but not canceled. Lately, I've been getting Uber emails from the west coast, too, and I'm in NY.

Cat. said...

I do, truly, love those I can log into. I have the Ikea guy's complete account number, for instance. :)

OK, normally on those I actually try to contact someone or at least unsubscribe. I send a LOT of "hey, this isn't Louise" emails. I've even had extensive emails with a couple of these people. The world is weird.

Shelly S said...

I have tried unsubscribe and I have replied to people that they have the wrong email, but a lot are DoNotReply, so emailing won't work. One of the realtors said he'd remove my addy from his list, but of course he didn't, so after another few emails back and forth, I gave up and marked his emails as spam. Some companies are smart enough to require clicking a link to activate a new account, which of course I won't do with the wrong emails, so that's the end of it. But too many others don't require verifying email addies and I get to see financial info, personal info, all sorts of things I shouldn't be seeing.

Cat. said...

Indeed. I'm constantly telling people at work to please, for heaven's sake, check what email address you type in! Not that it works for the most part....

Kwizgiver said...

Those are great! I don't get fun email like that. Fartanear Lannypants is awesome!

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