Friday, December 17, 2010

Phishers Move to Avvo for email Mining

I was getting a bit worried. Things were starting to slow down here. I had discontinued my listing with lawyers dot com and martindale dot com. That was where a bulk of my phishy emails were coming from. Lucky me! The phishermen (phisherpersons?) have moved past this old-school advertising model and onto the new kid on the block. And, of course, Avvo is a much better resource, given they have every lawyer listed, rather than only those that can afford the service.

I am still disappointed to see that the phishers have not taken the time to use some of Avvo tools to narrow searches and seek lawyers that are specific to the particular spam they wish to cast out for. For what they lack in talent, they make up for in tenacity. Here is the latest:

Attention; Counselor

We, the management of Youren Ceramic Co.Ltd,China require your legal representation for our American Customers. We are of the opinion that the ability to consolidate payments from North America will eradicate delays due to inter-continental monetary transaction between Asia and America. We understand that a proper Attorney Client Retainer will provide the necessary authorization and we are most inclined to commence talks as soon as possible. Your consideration of our request is highly anticipated and we look forward to your prompt response / request. Kindly reach me via mail


Youren Ceramic Co.Ltd
3rd floor, B block, YingKe
YiJia Mall of Ceramics & Sanitary wares JiHua No.4 Road.
Foshan,Guangdong china

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hammer Time

From: Mike Hammer
Subject: That is 10% of funds received out of court and 30% of funds received after trial
Date: December 13, 2010 9:53:40 PM PST

I am an interpreter with a Chinese Manufacturing Company and I am from Channel
Island in British Island Territory. The Company supplies goods to some companies
in your country.Unfortunately these companies are debtors and have failed to
pay. The Company management have mandated me to solicit for an Attorney that
will represent it in contingency basis. That is 10% of funds received out of
court and 30% of funds received after trial.