This email made it through the first line of Spam Defense at work, Postini, but got caught in the second line, Outlook’s Spam Filter.
From: Marianne Gardner [mailto:Marianne.Gardner@lateforbreakfast.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2011 3:24 PM
To: A Cast Of Thousands (including me)
Subject: Re: Re: Job
I am glad to inform you about available vacancy C16882 in advertising business.
Position name: Supply manager.
Positioning: All States USA
Reports to: Senior Supply manager
Duties : Coordinate supply projects.
Manages the creation and maintenance of Equipment Bill of Materials. Reviews purchase orders to ensure adherence to quality and procedures. Control activities for all phases of supply projects
– Citizenship: US
– Bachelors degree
– Credit rating more then 700
– 3 years of work experience
– Strong computer skills
– High level of communication skills
– organizational skills
If you are ready to move forward please send your response with resume.
At first I instantly classified it as spam because it contained a random and unconnected group of ASCO & Emerson employees and the different email addresses of the sender and the one they wanted a reply to. But then the sender’s email address URL caught my eye, lateforbreakfast.com, it intrigued me. So I opened a browser and entered the URL into the address line and hit enter. What could happen?
Turns out Late for Breakfast is the name of an Australian Pop/Jazz group and their web page is quirky enough to make me read the whole thing and even listen to a couple of their tunes. The music is not bad actually, kind of reminded me of Steely Dan.
So, what do you think?
Spam — just something to get me to reply to the gmail address to verify that mine was a valid address or some sort of monetary scam.
Marketing ploy — knowing the type of person who would be curious about the URL would aslo be the type that would enjoy that style of music.