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Spammers' stupid names.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Globalti, 3 Jan 2008.

  1. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I can't believe some of the ridiculous names some of these trailer park spammers make up for themselves. Maybe it's just a handful of very prolific spammers; whatever. Has anybody ever MET anybody called:

    Gregor Leander
    Kimmo Arbenz
    Crawford Bertram
    Sasha F Koenig
    Rebekah M Fair
    Xavier C Bruce
    Kendall Reader
    Kerk Julius
    Alvin Craddock
    or
    Harlin Amos?

    They remind me of the stupid names writers of cheap fiction use for their heroes. What's the idea? I can only assume they are trying to sound "woody" and genuine. Maybe there's a name generator available on the web, like that US Defense writers' buzz phrase generator.
     
  2. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    Oh, I guess you didnt want to buy that Viagra off me than at "cheapest on the net" prices?

    Oh well, your loss.

    Yours,

    Ramiro Wong
     
  3. longers

    longers Veteran

    I got one in my bulk folder from me!
    It gave my address as the sender and had me worried but I've been reassured that it's ok.
     
  4. I'm still trying to decide whether these are made-up generated names, or are the real names of people whose PC's have become spambots.

    After all, they are Americans, the nation who call their children names such as 'Dick Hyman'...
     
  5. Pete

    Pete Guest

    I asked more or less the same question a few weeks ago. Still not got a credible answer though.
     
  6. The Velvet Curtain

    The Velvet Curtain Living La Mala Vida

    You could try googling the names, there was one back on the old C+ forum that started asking inane questions about Argos/Woolworths £60 jobs. A quick google showed he'd named himself after the bloke in charge of stunts for 'The Matrix', you could profile his entire life just from that one decision.
     
  7. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I still think the spammer who tempted me with stupendous breast enlargements had my favourite name - Elmer Bonobo - I mean, what is that all about!!??! It sounds like something off Chris Morris!
     
  8. Harlin Amos

    Harlin Amos Guest

    I'm not sure all those names are that ridiculous.
     
  9. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Bear in mind, that most spam names are taken from real email addresses.

    If you receive spam, there's a real possibility that your name is being used as a spammer as well, and someone else out there is thinking the same thing
     
  10. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I'm Kerk Julius.
     
  11. FazTheWookie

    FazTheWookie Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cumbria
    I'm Kerk Julius, and so's my wife;)