You would think that by this stage in the evolution in the online poker industry people like this would be unable to find jobs. Sadly, they’re still out there. And they’re still spamming poker websites with crap like this.

Subject: business proposal

Message Body:
HI PARTNER,
DO YOU KNOW XXXXXXX NETWORK?

XXXXXX IS ONE OF MORE IMPORTANT POKER NETWORK IN THE WORLD, WE HAVE MORE THAN 100 SKIN AFFILIATE ALL OVER EUROPE AND THOUSANDS OF PLAYERS ON LINE, BUT OUR REAL STRENGTH ARE VERY HIGH COMMISSIONS TO OUR AFFILIATES AND MANY TOURNAMENTS DAILY….

IF YOU WANT TO WORK WITH U.S. WITH A YOUR PERSONAL WEBSITE (SKIN) OR AS A SIMPLE AGENT, CONTACT U.S. WITH MAIL OR WITH SKYPE (XXXXXXXXX).

WE WILL FIND THE RIGHT SOLUTION FOR YOU!

Marketing Office
XXXXXXXXXX
Malta

I was going to do my usual deconstruction of this Epic FAIL but, dammit, the FAIL speaks for itself. Who writes “us” as “U.S.”?

6 thoughts to “Weeding Out The Weak

  • Nick - Outplay Poker

    Welcome the the wonderful world of internet marketing :)

    If I had a nickel for every time I got a link request that started out “WOW I love your website, let’s trade links!” Well then I guess I wouldn’t even need my website at all.

    This might have worked back in 1999, but in 2012 the delete button has become more than a tiny red X.

  • Bill Rini

    @Adam: Exactly. I don’t like to get too full of myself but I hope that just by the sheer magnitude of previous posts they would be able to figure out that they’re not the first affiliate to ever approach me.

    That’s especially when they attempt to explain how an affiliate deal works. “We pay you just for putting a link on your site” Wow!!! Really!?!?!

  • Adam Small

    I pretty much just auto-delete anything that looks like it’s been sent to a bunch of different people. I know I shouldn’t be, but I’m extra offended when people act like they can patronize us by saying stuff like “I found your website and it’s very good! I would like to exchange links with you” or “Great website! Will you be my affiliate?” Hint to these people: A prerequisite to working with us is that you actually know who we are :)

  • James

    Ah. Hmm.

  • Bill Rini

    Yeah, but the subject line is all lowercase. Odd.

  • James

    Almost feels like the guy wrote it on his phone, so he couldn’t be bothered with all that uppercase/lowercase nonsense. Maybe auto-correct switched the “us” to “U.S.” as well?

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