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Heroin, Cocaine & Rockets – But please don’t panic…

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By on Mar 02, 2011

This little gem of a spam run was widely broadcast last night and caused some alarm. Take a look, I’m sure you’ll see why.

Sale!
1. Heroin, in liquid and crystal form.
2. Rocket fuel and Tomohawk rockets (serious enquiries only).
4. New shipment of cocaine has arrived, buy 9 grams and get 10th for free.
Everyone is welcome, but not US citizens.
ATTENTION. Clearance offer. Buy 30 grams of heroin, get 5 free.
Prices upon reqeust:
Our email: <redacted>@<redacted>.COM
PHONE 0093 (0) 20 <redacted>
FAX 0093 (0) 70 <redacted>
Afghanistan

This is actually a really old prank, originally targeted at the Dark Profits website in 2003. This is simply a prank twist of a traditional email Joe Job., designed to flood a mailbox/phone/fax with responses.

We saw a couple of different flavors of this campaign targeting different entities however all were appropriately caught.

Snopes have a great article in their archive if you’d like a refresher.

Don’t panic. Nothing to see here!

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