I don't get this one at all, but it sure is funny.

From: "" <request_81@chiche.com>
To: <jeremy@zawodny.com>
Subject: Dimensional Warp Generator Needed ojljhbjgorq
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 03 11:01:21 GMT


We need a vendor who can offer immediate supply.

I'm offering $5,000 US dollars just for referring a vender which is (Actually RELIABLE in providing the below equipment) Contact details of vendor required, including name and phone #. If they turn out to be reliable in supplying the below equipment I'll immediately pay you $5,000. We prefer to work with vendor in the Boston/New York area.

1. The mind warper generation 4 Dimensional Warp Generator # 52 4350a series wrist watch with z80 or better memory adapter. If in stock the AMD Dimensional Warp Generator module containing the GRC79 induction motor, two I80200 warp stabilizers, 256GB of SRAM, and two Analog Devices isolinear modules, This unit also has a menu driven GUI accessible on the front panel XID display. All in 1 units would be great if reliable models are available

2. The special 23200 or Acme 5X24 series time transducing capacitor with built in temporal displacement. Needed with complete jumper/auxiliary system

3. A reliable crystal Ionizor with unlimited memory backup.

4. I will also pay for Schematics, layouts, and designs directly from the manufature which can be used to build this equipment from readily available parts.

If your vendor turns out to be reliable, I owe you $5,000.

Email his details to me at: info@federalfundingprogram.com

Please do not reply directly back to this email as it will only be bounced back to you.

Too bad I can't reply. I have a great lead for them.

Posted by jzawodn at July 09, 2003 11:39 AM

Reader Comments
# Madhu said:

Your email address unobfuscated? Asking for more spam are we?

And yeah, when you get around to the temporal displacement widget, I'd like one too. :D

on July 9, 2003 12:02 PM
# Jeff Boulter said:

Could this be - spam sent to us from the future? :-)

on July 9, 2003 12:06 PM
# Arcterex said:

I've gotten this one too. Not sure what the point is other than amusement. Of course, now it's going into the spam bucket thanks to procmail. *flush*

on July 9, 2003 12:07 PM
# Arve Bersvendsen said:

Apologies for chastising you in public: I believe you are doing exactly what the spammerbastard wants.

If you check out the domain that lives at the end of that e-mail address, you end up on a site that offers an .exe-file of highly dubious character (I presume it's either a trojan or dialup hijacker).

The whois for the domain shows this:

pk marketing
bob white (tomnwrr@aol.com)
FAX: +1.7819328769
4 oak street
woburn, MA 01801

A search in Google Groups for the whois e-mail address offer insights into pk marketing - there are 69 hits, all in groups related to spam and net abuse: http://groups.google.com/groups?q=tomnwrr@aol.comnum=100&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

(Having said that, the spam _is_ funny, I'd just hoped that you deleted or munged the e-mail address)

on July 9, 2003 01:04 PM
# Gregg said:

I got the same one (http://www.neurobashing.com/blog/archives/000369.html) several times, with slight variation. My theory is, the psuedoscience phrases will somehow slip by various filters.

on July 9, 2003 03:28 PM
# Leslie said:

I guess that you have never been the recipient of any of the so-called Nigerian e-mail scam letters. The magnitude of their implications are just so ludicrous you can have a laugh a minute. I have at least one a week in one form or another - with several having originated from Zimbabwe recently!

on July 13, 2003 11:17 PM
# said:

For those interested, someone struck up a conversation with "bob" at federalfundingprogram, not only playing along with the gag but running full steam ahead with it, going so far as to create fake blueprints to send the guy and even creating a fake online webstore for the guy to purchase at. The logged email conversations are hilarious!


on July 22, 2003 12:39 PM
# Sean said:


A few people were actually at the Warp Generator pickup point today! ;)

on July 28, 2003 12:59 PM
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