I found this message from a friend among the spam in my Hotmail account today:
Subject: Someone Loves you!I was slightly suspicious at this point, for two reasons:
I came across this great page which predicts your future Love and Sex life with the help of a set of advanced mathematical calculations based on the concept of human psychology. It is extremely accurate as long as you have answered the set of 15 questions honestly and seriously. This award winning website was developed by a group of renowned psychologists. Even if you’re still skeptical, just go ahead and try it for yourself, after all, you have nothing to lose!
Hint: You won’t regret this!
Click on the link below, and remember, be honest!
- The sender’s name was slightly different to normal.
- The writing was a bit different to the sender’s usual style.
Anyway, I clicked on the link to the site to find this:
Love And Sex Life PredictionNow, I’m a suspicious fellow, especially when asked to divulge personal information online. This was a little more intrusive than the average questionnaire, however! My next stop was the home page of the site itself, http://www.crush007.com/, on which I found the following:
Hi. Welcome to Crush007.com. Over the years, thousands of people has taken our Love and Sex Life Prediction and our predictions came true every single time. We will let you do the Love and Sex Life Prediction for FREE, in return, we hope you will tell your friends about Crush007. (thats how you got here, right?)
Crush007.com predicts your future Love and Sex life based on your answers on a few questions (We will analyze your answers using our patented Crush-O-Matic program). Crush007 will tell you the nature of your boyfriend or girlfriend, first and last crush. And Oh, did we tell you that Crush007 is able to predict exactly how long (YES! down to the minute) you can get along well with each of them?
Remember, this is a game of honesty. To get the best predictions, you have to answer the following questions honestly otherwise our Crush-O-Matic will analyze the wrong sets of data!
Your Real Name:
Name of your biggest crush:
Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend ?
If Yes, Write down his/her name:
Name of your first crush:
Ever had sex in your life ?
Do you watch porn sites/movies ?
How many times do you masturbate in a week ?
Are you attracted to an individual of the same sex ?
Which skin color would you prefer in your partner ?
If you have a boyfriend or girlfriend, what is the current
status of your relationship ?
What turns you ON the most ? (Hair, eyes, etc)
Ever wanted to know who your friend’s crushes are? We have developed this website just to help you find out who your friend’s crushes are, and also not to mention, their biggest, most well kept secrets.(Same questions deleted)
How do we do it?
A fake email will be sent to your friend, claiming the prediction of their future love and sex life just by answering a few questions. Your friend will be asked to fill in the following questionnaire:
Now, the exciting part! As soon as your friends fill in their secret details in the questionnaire, the data will be mailed to you!! 99% of the time, your friend will fill in all their secrets. Imagine knowing all your friend’s secret just like that. =)A quick look at the mail headers showed that it had indeed not come from Hotmail’s servers:
Start by entering your name and email address into the form
below (Your friends secret data will be sent to your email).
Then click on the ’Generate Email Message’ button to generate
a personalized email message to invite your friend to answer
From [email protected] Tue, 07 May 2002 04:51:46 -0700And a quick WHOIS on crush007.com revealed that it is hosted by cyberwebhosting.net, as expected.
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Date: Mon, 6 May 2002 19:13:34 -0400
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To: [email protected]
From: [email protected] (XXXXXXXX)
Subject: Someone Loves you!
Needless to say, I decided not to fill in the questionnaire! Game of honesty? Give me a break! I think that anyone who did respond might come to regret it...