1. Cancel culture at work? They need you to shut up, and perhaps they’re willing to forgive all you said for some money? I have no idea if this threat is credible. DO NOT STOP sending out defensible truth columns.

    PLEASE keep us updated if you hear anymore about this.

  2. We’re supposed to believe that someone who makes this many errors of spelling, syntax and grammar is smart enough to pull this scheme off?

    What’s next? Threats on social media that the Easter Bunny, armed with a MP-5 in each of his furry little paws, is going to show up at your door with a bunch of bikini-clad girls from the Mossad in tow to execute a honey trap and get you in trouble with the Mrs?

    At some point, these clowns have to know that some of us just are too goddamn cynical to do anything but snort and guffaw at this nonsense.

    BTW, FWIW, the IP address ends up in a net mask that is registered in Denmark, and it looks like the next hop is in Norway.

    • I have read that the spelling and grammar errors are actually an important part of qualifying leads for these 419-type scammers. It’s not that hard to find someone in Nigeria or whatever to proofread your email.

      But if you are the kind of person who looks at bad punctuation and grammar and says, “this must be a scam,” then you’re probably the type of person who would nope out somewhere before sending a Western Union to Nigeria. Better to filter you out at the first email than to have you lead them on for two weeks and then nope out later.

      It’s kinda hard to believe that anyone falls for this stuff, but PT Barnum said one was born every minute.

  3. A bit more information, since I view nonsense like this sort of bullshit being pulled in my presence as being akin to deliberately annoying an old dog who was previously napping on the front porch…

    The IP address shows as being geographically located in Copenhagen, Denmark. They have open http/https ports. It appears that there is no DNS record associated with the IP address.

    Here’s a dump of WhoIS info for the subnet:

    % This is the RIPE Database query service.
    % The objects are in RPSL format.
    % The RIPE Database is subject to Terms and Conditions.
    % See

    % Note: this output has been filtered.
    % To receive output for a database update, use the “-B” flag.

    % Information related to ‘ –’

    % Abuse contact for ‘ –′ is ’’

    inetnum: –
    netname: SE-PORTLANE-v4-DK02
    descr: Portlane AB
    country: DK
    admin-c: PN1967-RIPE
    tech-c: PN1967-RIPE
    status: ASSIGNED PA
    mnt-by: MNT-PORTLANE
    created: 2019-01-09T12:56:18Z
    last-modified: 2019-01-09T12:56:18Z
    source: RIPE

    role: Portlane NOC
    address: BOX 134
    address: 31122 Falkenberg
    address: Sweden
    nic-hdl: PN1967-RIPE
    mnt-by: MNT-PORTLANE
    created: 2007-04-04T23:57:17Z
    last-modified: 2015-09-04T08:06:03Z
    source: RIPE # Filtered

    % Information related to ‘’

    descr: Portlane Network
    origin: AS42708
    mnt-by: MNT-PORTLANE
    created: 2009-07-22T14:01:33Z
    last-modified: 2010-11-02T20:03:01Z
    source: RIPE

    I would start with the abuse contact address in Sweden in the WhoIS information above.


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