Another Dimensional Warp Generator email?

Well, I got another one. I’m not going to bother showing up because it looks like our time traveler friend is getting extremely sloppy. The coordinates are a typo because Longitude 071.17355 (Tajikistan/Kyrgyzstan) should be Longitude -71.17355 (Woburn). Now I’m really not sure if I want to give my spare Dimensional Warp Generator to such a careless time traveler!

From: “”
Date: Wed Aug 6, 2003 11:39:46 AM US/Eastern
To:
Subject: DWG Needed qjkovcicvlyitkryb

Hello,

I’m a time traveler stuck here in 2003. Upon arriving here my dimensional warp generator stopped working. I trusted a company here by the name of LLC Lasers to repair my Generation 3 52 4350A watch unit, and they fled on me. I am going to need a new DWG unit, prefereably the rechargeable AMD wrist watch model with the GRC79 induction motor, four I80200 warp stabilizers, 512GB of SRAM and the menu driven GUI with front panel XID display.

I will take whatever model you have in stock, as long as its received certification for being safe on carbon based life forms.

In terms of payment:
I dont have any Galactic Credits left. Payment can be made in platinum gold or 2003 currency upon safe delivery of unit.

INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED EXACTLY:
Please transport unit in either a brown paper bag or box to below coordinates on Wednesday August 6th at (exactly 5:00pm) Eastern Standard Time on the dot. A few minutes prior will be ok, but it cannot be after. If you miss this timeframe please email me. I will not be there prior to 4:45pm EST, so do not transport before then.

Item is to be delivered at (out of service tennis court) located at: Latitude N 42.47935 & Longitude W 071.17355 and the Elevation is 119.
WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRANSPORT ITEM BY REGULAR MEANS OF TELEPORTATION. THEY ARE MONITORING AND WILL REDIRECT THE SIGNAL!!
I DO NOT CARE HOW YOU HAVE TO GET IT HERE, JUST DO IT IN A WAY THAT NO SPYING EYES WILL POSSIBLY BE ABLE TO REDIRECT THE TRANSFERENCE. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU BE ABLE TO MONITOR THE TRANSFER.
HOW ARE YOU GOING TO SEND IT SO THAT THEY CANNOT REDIRECT IT??? If in doubt do not transport actual unit until your method of transfer can be confirmed as a success. You just might need to send a intergalactic courier to deliver item safely to me. If so be VERY careful at how they approach me IN MY WHITE CAR.

After unit has been delivered please email me at: [email protected]
with payment instructions. Do not reply directly back to this email.

Thank You

temper
a wng zy

0 thoughts on “Another Dimensional Warp Generator email?”

  1. So, that’s what dimensional warp generator looks like? I have three of them I’ve been using as paperweights. But, now that I know, I’m outta here. 🙂

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  3. Yes, I got the spam too.

    You seem to have missed the “W” (west) in front of the 71 degrees longitude, though. Perhaps he’s not so careless after all, except maybe that he keeps revealing more and more specific information – like the fact that he is going to be in a WHITE CAR this time around.

    If you’re not going this time, I hope at least someone else will be around to snap some pictures of the scene and post them somewhere. 🙂

  4. Somehow this time traveler has figured out who lives in and around the Boston area, since I got the same email and live in Framingham.

    Then again, maybe he really did mean Tajikistan.

  5. Well, it’s quite simple to purchase targeted email lists. Most spammers go off of global quantity lists, but you can purchase lists targeted to region, demographic, hobbies, etc. This last email was the first one I got on a “consumer” email address. All of the previous DWG spams I’ve received have been on my technical email addresses I reserve for security and systems administration mailing lists.

  6. But why would this person buy addresses to do this? Any idea? I mean what’s he get out of it? I understand it as a sort meme-spreading/weird-for-the-sake-of-weird spam; but I can’t understand why he’d pay however much money it costs to get targeted mail addresses (cuz I assume that’s not cheap.)

  7. No idea…I can only assume that the original guy is some eccentric who is doing this for fun. Once you get a list, just keep reusing it. And, regarding pricing, there are so many spamlists in circulation right now that even targeted lists are getting cheap. $30 or $50 for a few million addresses.

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