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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Blogger Specific Spam?

I'm used to getting oddly written spam messages from foreigners - I'm sure we all are . . . it's part of life online . . . But today was a first - a message offering me not stocks and bonds hidden in a swiss bank nor the wealth of Nigerian prince.
No - this was an offer to be interviewed for a pakastani web-site . . . that even seems to exist (I take no responsibility for vlicking through to their site - though it did seem normal when I viewed on my phone)

Hello Dear and Respected,

I hope you are fine and carrying on the great work you have been doing for the Internet surfers. I am Ghazala Khan from The Pakistani Spectator (TPS), We at TPS throw a candid look on everything happening in and for Pakistan in the world. We are trying to contribute our humble share in the webosphere. Our aim is to foster peace, progress and harmony with passion.

We at TPS are carrying out a new series of interviews with the notable passionate bloggers, writers, and webmasters. In that regard, we would like to interview you, if you don't mind. Please send us your approval for your interview at my email address "ghazala.khi at", so that I could send you the Interview questions. We would be extremely grateful.


Ghazala Khan
The Pakistani Spectator


The Real Shliach said...

Who says that this isn't legitimate? Are you not a notable passionate bloggers, writers, and webmasters?

Anonymous said...


Tell him that if his cousin in New York is ready to give you a free ride in his cab, then you will gladly consent to an interview.

Each word = 1/10th of a mile.

Chaviva said...

I got that, too. It looked legit ... but ... not so much. Yikes!

Altie said...

howd he find u?

e said...

indeed, it seems legitimate.

Yossi said...

hmmmm. sounds fishy to me.

Ghazala Khan said...

Its sad that you guys are taking us as spammers. You may check our interview series at

Isn't it better to first confirm and not to hastily jump to the false conclusions?