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July 14, 2005

"Just When You've Seen It All" Department

Virtually anyone with an email address has seen his or her share of slimey things ooze into their inboxes, but an item trapped in my server's Suspects bin was a new one to me:

Subject: Bring out the new you with gastric bypass surgery...

That's really raising the bar way past the weight loss patches. Can you buy a do-it-yourself kit? And if you used that kit to bring out the new you, would you be able to get it all back in?

The best I can tell—without actually visiting the highly coded link URLs that would drop some coin into the spammer's pocket—is that this spam would take visitors to some kind of search engine, but probably not one I'd want to come near.

Yeah, that's how I want to find my next doctor: via spam.

Posted on July 14, 2005 at 08:28 AM