Every once in a while I putz around my Spam folder in Gmail to see what the Google Gods have determined is bullshit.  Now clearly I know none of this is true, what I’m wondering is what IS the truth behind it?  Is there really a Venera from Russia?  If I responded to her personal email address, what would happen?  Could she, in fact, visit me?  Do people fall for this shit?  How does Google know immediately that it’s Spam?  If there is some legit Venera who wants to pimp herself out to an American man who has not the wife or children, how did she end up writing to a twenty-five year old female with little-to-no bisexual leanings?  Technology just makes everything more blurry in the end, doesn’t it?

Subject: Life is Life           (How great is that, btw?)

Hello My Friend!
I write to you the letter, and I hope to receive the answer from you.
My name is Venera.
I the young woman, me of 29 years, I the blonde live in Russia, city Vologda.
My city is in 479 km from Moscow.
And if you wish to get acquainted with me, I shall be very happy to answer your letter.
And I would like to tell why I write to you.
The matter is that in 2 weeks I shall visit the USA.
But I have no friends or relatives in the USA.
And while I at all do not know what state better to visit.
In WHAT STATE OR COUNTRY YOU NOW LIVE? We could have our meeting?
Tell to me more about your country or state? What interesting?
I shall have the tourist visa, and I can visit your country.
But main my purpose, it to find the good friend for me.
The man for serious attitudes and if you are now alone?
You have not the wife or children I ask you to write to me the letter.
And we could learn better each other.
I have not boyfriend, and I have not children.
To write to you the letter, I have addressed in agency of acquaintances, and to me give yours e-mail.
It not a spam or other bad things. So, please, answer me!!!
My letter, this offer to acquaintance and to learn better each other.
In my letter I send you my photo!!! I hope my photo well?
And I would like to receive your photo too.

Please, answer only my personal e-mail:

The best regards,


THE BEST regards!   It’s unfortunate for her that her name will most likely remind English speakers of one thing…

7 Responses to “SPAM”

  1. Fred Says:

    I have contacted Venera. She is real and we are in love. (NOT, Really!!) She did say that she is coming to see me on Thursday; see for yourself!!?

    “How are you?

    I hope that you have good day and you have good morning today.

    I hasten to write to you the letter to inform information about my ticket.

    But I can fly to you only to Thursday!!! On May, 6th!!!

    Today I already have the information on my ticket, and I can send it to you.


    Russia, Moscow (MOW) Flight to Philadelphia, PA (PHL)

    Departing: Thu, May 6, 2010

    Returning: Sun, Jun 6, 2010 | 1 Adult

    Airline: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

    Flight 3105 operated by Aeroflot / Flight 6035 operated by Delta Air Lines / 5682 operated by Delta Air Lines

    Departure Time: 10:25am

    Moscow, Russian Federation (SVO)

    Arrival Time: 7:31pm

    Philadelphia, PA (PHL)

    Total Travel Time: 17hrs 6min – 2 Stops

    Change planes in Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS)

    Change planes in Detroit, MI (DTW)

    I very much hope that this date and time will be convenient for you and we can have our meeting.

    Other details of my ticket I can receive all on Thursday morning, when I shall pay my ticket in the airport.

    You understand me?”

    I am just waiting for the hook; i.e. I need money to buy my ticket, hotel, or whatever. I can’t believe that any woman would travel hundreds of mile to meet a stranger, with the expectations of stay with them a day, let alone a month. Venera must be crazy, desperate, or the best con-artist in history.

    Anyway, I’ll let you know if she in facts does exist and shows up.

    • itinerantdaughter Says:

      So WordPress sends me an email asking if I’d like to approve this comment and I’m kind of pissed that I can’t respond: DUH!

      You have GOT to keep me informed about Venera! If possible, take pictures. The g-rated kind. I guess.

  2. Fred Says:

    I have photo now. She is a very attractive woman; that is, if these are her true likeness.

  3. Fred Says:

    I honestly believe that they are from a modeling social network advertisement site. They are quite professionally done. Do you have an address where I can send the photos ?
    Nevertheless, I haven’t heard from Venera for a day and a half. The true shall be revealed on Thursday; that is if she shows up?

    • itinerantdaughter Says:

      We are at Yes, I have a brother.

      TOMORROW IS THE DAY OF RECKONING! Try to do some fun things like show her the sights in your city and then fashion a photo montage out of it, you know, like, “V and I in front of the Liberty Bell,” “Eating cheesesteaks! Yum!” Etc. You’re in Philly, yes?

  4. Venera Will Appear Today! « Itinerantdaughter's Blog Says:

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