Spamnesty at https://spa.mnesty.com/ is a website for creating automated responses to scam and spam messages.
Below is a summary of one such thread of messages generated by spamnesty and the scammer’s replies.
The original scam message is a typical 419 scam – the sender offers the contents of a bank account belonging to someone known to the recipient and there is an odd story about why the recipient is the only who can get the money before the bank shuts down the account. That message is in German.
Spamnesty replies with a computer generated random response
I talked to my colleagues about this but they seemed to have some apprehensions; namely, they’re worried that the offer isn’t fleshed out enough. Would you be able to go into more detail about exactly how this would be structured?’
As that reply is in English, the scammer switches to English as well.
what is your age?
Where do U now?
I need to consummate talks
I am alone chief 31 y.o. Lady born in Russia’
A strange response by the scammer who seems to have moved onto a romance scam instead of the 419 scam.
We need more details from you. My colleagues are worried that the offer isn’t fleshed out enough. Could you explain more about exactly how this would be structured?’
Next the scammer switches back to pages of details about the supposed fortune left in a bank account and offers to split the fortune 50:50.
Scamnesty sends a reply
‘Hi, Great, thanks. Could we have a short call to discuss the specifics? What are your contact details? Also, what is your pricing model like?’
The scammer seems to be confused again and sends another strange romance message with excerpts in French this time
‘Bonzur My:-) Let’s smooth small talk!
could we speak?
Where do You stay now?’
Another reply from Scamnesty and the scammer changes to German, then Russian and then Ukrainian and changes tack to offering website design services.
All very confusing, but it was Scamnesty that wasted the scammers time and the scammer got nothing from the exchanges.
Well done Spamnesty
If you have any experiences with these scams do let me know, by email.