Google calendar as a spam platform

Apparently Google’s calendar has been elected to become a new spam platform.

I started receiving these a few days ago, at first I thought it to be a fluke but not it has become a flood.

Someone in Google should probably start looking at this and getting it fixed, as this isn’t a “fake” Google calendar invitation but rather a legit Google generated one.

In essence the invitation contains the subject of what can be considered good by most :) good news:

When I read “Cheque” I am happy :)

But that is just me, maybe someone else will become sad, maybe the guy who is giving the cheque :)

And then this is followed by:

My Dear friend

How are you today together with your family,i thank God almighty for his infinity mercy upon my life for latter making this business to work out sucessfull.
I’m happy to inform you about my success in getting the fund transferred under the cooperation of the new partner from LUXMBURG . Presently i’m in LUXMBURG for investment projects with my own share of the total sum. meanwhile,i didn’t forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us some how.

Out of my sincere heart i have deceided to show gratuted to you and i have signed a Cheque on your behalf for your compasation,now contact my secretary in Cotonou, Republic of Benin,his name is Mr. Santex Romack  and his email address ; in and ask him to send you the total amount of $1.5,M Cheque which i kept for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter.and instruct him where to send the amount to you.I appreciated your efforts to assist that time despite that you later disappointed me.

so feel free and get in touch to my secretary Mr Santex Romack Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy together after all the sufferness at that time. in the moment, i am very busy here because of the investment projects which i and the new partner are having at hand, finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to my secretary on your behalf to receive that money, so feel free to get in touch with Mr.Santex Romack  and he will send the Cheque to you without any delay.

Sincerely Yours
Mr,John Max

And finally of course the meeting details in both iCal and vCal, which asks me to meet with them or just reply so that they can tell me exactly where we should meet :)

The headers of the email show that it was sent by Google’s internal SMTP server and was auto-generated by Google’s calendar service

  • mripguru

    It seems like Google-hacking is on the rise now, not only in Gmail/Google Apps — but in Google itself. I’ve been seeing quite a few interesting mod_security blocks in the logs lately.

    I wonder when Google will wake up and actually start putting filters for some of this stuff?