puzzling junk mail
I'm baffled by the increasing amounts of e-mails I'm receiving which
are requests for a quotation on computer equipment, sent to my 'real'
address, not this one which I use for mailing lists. I've never traded
in computer hardware, and my address is even a .org domain, as you can
Can anybody explain to me what the junk mail is trying to achieve? Is
it just some sort of check to see whether my address bounces? WHY?
The latest example is appended to this message.
> ATTN: Sales Dept,
> We urgently need a price quotation for the below items:
> Seagate Backup Plus Portable External Hard Drive 4TB USB 3.0, Black + 2mo Adobe CC Photography (STDR4000100). QTY: 300
> HP ProBook 450 G5 15.6" LCD Notebook - Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) i7-8550U Quad-core (4 Core) 1.80 GHz - 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM - 256 GB SSD - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. VPN: 2ST03UT#ABA. QTY: 70
> Crucial 16GB Single DDR4 2400 MT/s (PC4-19200) DR x8 SODIMM 260-Pin Memory - CT16G4SFD824A. QTY: 600
> Samsung 970 EVO NVMe Series 1TB M.2 PCI-Express 3.0 x 4 Solid State Drive
> (V-NAND) Model number # MZ-V7E1T0E. QTY: 600
> Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I78700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630. QTY: 100
> Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8650U 14" FHD (1920 x 1080) Memory 16GB. 512GB SSD. Model 20KG0022US. QTY: 30
> All quoted items must be original OEM products and kindly state availability of the products specified.
> Feel free to contact me should you require any further information.
<Contact details removed, just in case the point of the message is to
fill somebody's inbox - but if it is, there are a LOT of people out
there with a grudge!>
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