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Former Enron Advisor Paul Krugman

Monday, December 30th, 2013

former enron advisor Paul Krugman

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Here’s an interesting piece of spam. For only $75 to $499 this company will submit my website to search engines.

~~~ begin spam message ~~~

Attention: Important Notice


Complete and return by fax to:

ATT: sucker

PO BOX 842 - - MESA - ARIZONA - 85211

Please ensure that your contact information is correct or make the necessary changes above

Domain Name: sucker.COM
Search Engine Submission

Requested Reply
MAY 06,2013


Attn: sucker
As a courtesy to domain name holders, we are sending you this notification for your business Domain name search engine registration. This letter is to inform you that it’s time to send in your registration and save.

Failure to complete your Domain name search engine registration by the expiration date may result in cancellation of this offer making it difficult for your customers to locate you on the web.

Privatization allows the consumer a choice when registering. Search engine subscription includes domain name search engine submission. You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated below unless you accept this offer. Do not discard, this notice is not an invoice it is a courtesy reminder to register your domain name search engine listing so your customers can locate you on the web.

This Notice for: WWW.sucker.COM will expire on MAY 06,2013 Act today!



Detail of Service:

Reply by Date:

For Domain Name:

Select Term
[ ] 1 year $75.00
[ ] 2 year $119.00
[ ] 5 year $199.00
[ ] 10 year -Most Recommended- $295.00
[ ] Lifetime (NEW!) Limited time offer - Best value! $499.00

(I removed the name and address information from this area.)

Payment by Credit Card
Select the term and complete the form above, then return by fax: 1-212-913-9846 (do not include your credit card details on this form, just fill the information above and fax it to us, once we receive your fax we will send you instructions on how to make a payment by credit card, also make sure you provide us with your contact phone number above)


Enlarged from tiny seven point type so it’s easier to read.

By accepting this offer, you agree not to hold DS liable for any part. Note that THIS IS NOT A BILL. This is a solicitation. You are under no obligation to pay the amounts stated unless you accept this offer. The information in this letter contains confidential and/or legally privileged information from the notification processing department of the DS 3501 Jack Northrop Ave. Suite #F9238 Hawthorne, CA 90250 USA, This information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) named above. There is no pre-existing relationship between DS and the domain mentioned above. This notice is not in any part associated with a continuation of services for domain registration. Search engine submission is an optional service that you can use as a part of your website optimization and alone may not increase the traffic to your site. If you do not wish to receive further updates from DS Go to to unsubscribe. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents for this letter is strictly prohibited. * 100% satisfaction guaranteed, you may request a refund within 30 days.

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I reformatted this so it would fit on the blog area.
The last part is interesting. If I’m not the correct sucker I’m supposed to ignore the message. In addition to ignoring the message if I’m not the intended victim, I’m prohibited from sharing the message with others.
Now, I’m not a lawyer, but I’m pretty sure this scamming company has no recourse in the advent that a misdirected spam email is shared with others.
In fact, I’m so sure they have no recourse, I’ve posted this piece of spam here for all to see.

Also interesting is this says to fax the form after it’s filled out to a 212 area code which is in New York, but says the company is in Hawthorne, CA 90250 USA.

Be an antique dealer?

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

I wrote a five part series for my antiques site a while back about becoming an antique dealer. It’s been quite popular with my students.

Part one covers how to start dealing. You can read it at the above link.

A quick book review

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Jim Cockrum has released a newly updated 2011 version of his Silent Sales Machine ebook. Here’s my Silent Sales Machine 7th edition review. I’ve been telling my readers to get his book for years. It’s that good.

Read my Silent Sales Machine Review and get a Free interview I did with Jim.

Links to sites to research antiques and collectibles

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Please share links to sites where you research antiques and collectibles here. Use this format: is a site with lists of used books without ISBN numbers. is a site where you can look up newer books with ISBN numbers, and recently made toys and board games.

Share your links below.