TOTD 2018-07-20 – Death to spammers!

Ever since I first got on the Internet I began to develop a searing hatred of spam emails and the subhuman scum that send them.  All it takes is one idiot out of thousands of recipients to make the scam worthwhile, and people can keep making more accounts.

Personally, I support making an example of them.  I would be more than happy to flay them alive and roll them in rock salt, after getting them exempted from the 8th amendment.  Better yet, use spammers instead of lab animals in experiments – why kill some poor mouse when you can use a spammer for the same purpose?

Lately Ratburger had one of these scamming spammers show up here.   While I am not yet ready to make Togo our new nuclear weapons testing site, I am curious how we can fight back against them.  I’d love to have the Navy use one of those offshore pharmacies for target practice.

In particular, I ran across a scammer who claimed he had film of me looking at naughty films using my webcam.  (Amusingly, I do not possess a webcam, and I do not recall the last time I looked at a X-rated film)  He wanted to blackmail me to the tune of $3000, sent to him via bitcoin.  Anything I can do with this scumbag’s bitcoin address?

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9 thoughts on “TOTD 2018-07-20 – Death to spammers!”

  1. You mean you are not going to send me $3000, Omega. You leave me no choice but to out you.

    “Omega Paladin has been going to the worst kind of websites. National Review, Weekly Standard, and there is another one too disreputable for me to name. (I do have some sense of conscience. ) AND Omega isn’t even his real name.”

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  2. One of the most delightful parts of Daniel Suarez’s magnificent novel Daemon is how the artificial intelligence, as one of its first acts after becoming aware and able to manipulate the real world, deals with spammers.  Here, I’ll bet most people on the receiving end of spam will be cheering for the AI.

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  3. OmegaPaladin:
    Anything I can do with this scumbag’s bitcoin address? 1LbD3sNDYRnHm8VXRhLi43Ho278HnQhua6

    There are no transactions with this address on the blockchain.  Consequently, it has never been used to send or receive Bitcoin.  If there had been transactions, one could then begin to trace the web of connections to peers and their peers, but it appears this address was generated but, so far, nobody has been scammed into sending anything to it.

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  4. John Walker:

    OmegaPaladin:
    Anything I can do with this scumbag’s bitcoin address? 1LbD3sNDYRnHm8VXRhLi43Ho278HnQhua6

    There are no transactions with this address on the blockchain.  Consequently, it has never been used to send or receive Bitcoin.  If there had been transactions, one could then begin to trace the web of connections to peers and their peers, but it appears this address was generated but, so far, nobody has been scammed into sending anything to it.

    (emphasis mine)

    I guess even gullibility has limits. What is a grifter to do if his scam is so obvious no suckers fall for it, even in the whole wide Internet?

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  5. I have said many times before that the only thing President Trump can do to guarranty his reelection is to go on TV with weekly broadcasts of footage from UCAVs and SWAT team body cameras of spammers, robocallers, etc. being terminated.

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  6. ctlaw:
    I have said many times before that the only thing President Trump can do to guarranty his reelection is to go on TV with weekly broadcasts of footage from UCAVs and SWAT team body cameras of spammers, robocallers, etc. being terminated.

    Is it really that bad? I don’t get enough to swing a vote.

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  7. 10 Cents:

    ctlaw:
    I have said many times before that the only thing President Trump can do to guarranty his reelection is to go on TV with weekly broadcasts of footage from UCAVs and SWAT team body cameras of spammers, robocallers, etc. being terminated.

    Is it really that bad? I don’t get enough to swing a vote.

    If he did that, La Raza might endorse him.

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  8. Seawriter:

    John Walker:

    OmegaPaladin:
    Anything I can do with this scumbag’s bitcoin address? 1LbD3sNDYRnHm8VXRhLi43Ho278HnQhua6

    There are no transactions with this address on the blockchain.  Consequently, it has never been used to send or receive Bitcoin.  If there had been transactions, one could then begin to trace the web of connections to peers and their peers, but it appears this address was generated but, so far, nobody has been scammed into sending anything to it.

    (emphasis mine)

    I guess even gullibility has limits. What is a grifter to do if his scam is so obvious no suckers fall for it, even in the whole wide Internet?

    This scam was reported on the ISC Stormcast podcast (highly recommended) where the host noted that most examples turned into anti-malware vendors had different bitcoin addresses.  Smart scammer.  Still scum, but smart.

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