The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Sunday, July 30, 2006

New passport phish; what does it mean?

Here's a new one on me, sent by my brother:

Received: from (
by (8.13.6/8.13.4) with SMTP id k6THena8011788
for <>; Sat, 29 Jul 2006 10:40:58 -0700
Received: (qmail 72126 invoked by uid 60001); 29 Jul 2006 17:40:49 -0000
DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; q=dns; c=nofws;

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Message-ID: <>
Received: from [] by via HTTP; Sat, 29
Jul 2006 10:40:49 PDT
Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2006 10:40:49 -0700 (PDT)
From: alberto finandis <>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="0-117646250-
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
X-UIDL: AJ`"!f:T"!(QA"!7)l!!

Dear Sir,

I am Mr. Alberto Finandis, i write to you concerning your consignment with
us which is now due for delivery. We have tried everything to reach out to
you with the contact information you gave to us but i means to get to you
was not with any luck.

Few days back, we received a mail from a man (i will not disclose his name)
how says he is you business pathner in the United States of America. He said
that you have given him the go ahead to provide us his address where the
consignment will be delivered, which he has.

A day later, we received another mail from a lady concerning the delivery of
the consignment and she wants it delivered to her home. We told her about
your friend and then she said he is my husband.

I will need you to act as fast as possible, thus furnish me with your
current contact information, so that i can start swiftly the process. Ensure
to send me a scanned copy of your international passport to this address;

Pls send your reply to the address above. Have a nice day.

Mr. Alberto Finandis

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Why someone wants to steal photocopies of passports is anyone's guess, but whatever it is, this spammer is up to no good.


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