Völlig ohne Anlass – lässt man mal außer Acht, dass ich beinahe täglich welchen bekomme – schreibe ich heute ein wenig über Spam. Spam über Spam, sozusagen. Für diejenigen, die zu faul sind, den Wikipedia-Eintrag zu lesen oder die letzten 30 Jahre unter einem Stein gelebt haben: Spam sind „in der Regel auf elektronischem Weg übertragene Nachrichten […], die dem Empfänger unverlangt zugestellt werden und häufig werbenden Inhalt haben“.
Der Begriff selbst stammt dabei von amerikanischem Frühstücksfleisch, dessen Markenname „SPAM“ sich aus den Worten „SPiced hAM“ – gewürzter Schinken – zusammensetzte und das offenbar eines der wenigen Nahrungsmittel war, das selbst während des 2. Weltkriegs in rauen Mengen zur Verfügung stand. Ich kann mir auch schon sehr gut vorstellen, wie der aufwendige Herstellungsprozess von Spam aussah…
Seine prominenteste Verwendung, bevor es eine Bezeichnung für massenhaft versendete Müll-Mails wurde, fand der Spam in einem Sketch von Monty Python, wo er allerdings auch schon als „Synonym für eine unnötig häufige Verwendung und Wiederholung“ stand.
I am Mrs. Rosa Provecher,
a medical nurse by profession and I am presently contacting you from uk where I am presently residing with my children under political asylum since the death of my late husband. Please read and know more details about the death of my late husband on this BBC news links:
Anyway in respect to the matter I wanted to share with you and if you understood the above BBC news article , I wish to inform you that my late husband was a sergeant and member of the US 3rd infantry division who discovered a huge sum of US bank notes in a container hidden behind a false wall in one of the houses of fleeing regime leaders during the US invasion in Iraq and he was also among the Five US soldiers who were being questioned by military officials after some of that money was allegedly stolen following its discovery but as faith would have it, my late husband was shot during an ambush attack by Saddam Hussein's loyalist though he did not die instantly and fortunate enough for me before he gave up to the ghost, I was with him at the hospital by his bedside and he confidentially told me how he and his comrades did not officially declare the actual amount discovered to their superior officers and instructed me to seek for a reliable investment partner who will assist me retrieve and invest the money he diverted and deposited in a bank here in Europe with the assistance of a financial consultant for his personal security reasons and to avoid being court marshal by the US army and he strictly warned me that I should never reveal this secret to anybody unless I am very sure of the person thus after several days of meditation I have decided to seek for your collaboration to invest this fund in your line of activity, real estate and other lucrative ventures under your surveillance because I am really impressed with the economic stability in your country and also late husband's spirit will be appeased in sense that I have 2 children for him and their future depends on the success of this project and he was even planning to execute a real estate project overseas in the name of our children because he knew that one day he will die in the war front.
So can you help me? Are you trustworthy? Can you handle this money? Are you capable of handling this money and make sure that my children finish their education even though anything happens to me in future? If you can, then you will be required to contact the Fnacial institution were the funds is deposited. All necessary particulars which can facilitate and enable you claim the money on my behalf will be forwarded to you as soon as your consent to proceed is received. For! Your assistance, you will be entitled to 15% of the total sum. You are also obliged to help/advise on the proper and most convenient way of investing this money in your country, thanking you in advance for your kind and urgent response. I plead with you on one issue, whether you are interested or not, kindly do not expose this information to any one else. I confirm that the transaction is legitimate and without any risks either to me or you as long it is kept highly confidential.