Overall, Ohio is home to 21,250 manufacturing operations.
August 26, 2014 9:37 PM Subscribe
Can you explain this odd spam email? It seems to consist of quotes from random Wikipedia articles.
posted by lewedswiver to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I just got an email from [myemailaddressbeforemyemail's@sign]@charter.com. (Note, I do not have Charter internet or cable or anything.)
The subject line of the email is "Overall, Ohio is home to 21,250 manufacturing operations." The body of the email is "Commander Byrne assigns Mick to Dianne's survey crew. Paintings, Ways to Live, and Values.
May 30, but was derailed four days earlier when Ms. Jane Dupree Gulley, in the late 1970s."
These seem to be quotes and half-quotes from various Wikipedia articles. There are no links or attachments in the email or anything else that would to seem to potentially provide a financial benefit to whomever used some surely-not-free resources to send this spam email, presumably to many people.
What could this email mean? Why might it have been sent?