Don't Reply to Weird Spam: They Want Your Email Address

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In a previous column we talked about annoying spam ads for graphics and photo services coming from China. Since then, our experiment to try to get a response from the sender came to nothing. However, we did hear from some of you who received similar strange messages.

They don't seem like the run-of-the-mill spam: They're not selling anything, they don't prompt you to click on some piece of malware or a fake web site that steals your personal information. And they're not asking anyone to transfer large sums of money to a U.S. bank on behalf of some prince in Togo.