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Why Do So Many Email Spam Messages Incorporate the Word Garland?

The world is full of people. Some of them are good people. Some are bad people. Some are just not-so-good people.

Whichever is the case, email accounts usually take in copious amounts of worthless trash, spam emails, that are intended to aggravate, harass, or even worse, ensnare the recipient in some scheme of the perpetrator. At times it relates not to money, but to sexual matters.

Most is recognizable. It might be easily anticipated, in fact. I usually offers the reader some monetary return for establishing some contact with the sender. Or, it may suggest the writer is some innocent sufferer in need of assistance, perhaps a female - even royalty - in distress. If it is from a man, he may refer to himself as a barrister...

Some is addressed as coming from important organizations - perhaps a large bank or a famous computer firm. Obviously, the spam is not sent by "Joe's Fish Emporium". Who would respond to that? Who's even heard of that?

Some spam is laughably ridiculous. Your email address, the one receiving the spam, is JDoe@urmail.com. It reads: Is this JDoe? Now I ask: How stupid is that?

But there's one variety of spam I just don't get... The subject line might read something like: Is this money yours - Garland."

What's with the Garland? Oh, there is a place called Garland - Garland, TX. But does that place have anything to do with anything?

If you came to this article expecting an answer, I apologize. But I would like the answer. If you know the answer, please comment below.

Thanks!


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Comments

MegL wrote on September 8, 2018, 4:39 PM

I have never seen that word in any of the spam emails I have received. I wonder if there have been a lot of emails about Judy Garland. Maybe they would get through spam filters?

VinceSummers wrote on September 8, 2018, 5:20 PM

My best guess is, since they call Garland a place, they are referring to Texas. It looks like it is one of those tourist areas. But I don't know.