Is spammer David Athey stupid?
Who is David Athey?
That’s a good question. I’ve had no dealings with David Athey until today. David Athey is the MLM / network marketer who spammed my inbox today with his flopportunity.
David Athey Spam Email
Here’s the text of the spam email received today from David Athey. I’ve redacted only contact info from it.
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Michael Young?
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 04:13:18 -0500
From: David Athey <email@example.com>
To: [the Internet lawyer I was dumb enough to spam]
My name is David Athey, I am contacting you from my home in Pagosa Springs Colorado. For about nine-years I have run my own home business, and I have a question to ask you.
If there was a business that actually made sense, you could earn $20-$50K in the next 6-12 months working part-time from home; you didn’t have to stock, sell, collect money or deliver products, there is no large investment, no strings, and absolutely no one can get hurt, would you be open to learning more about it?
The company is an established online catalog shopping company with competitively priced, environmentally friendly household and personal care products. They handle
all the details and pay us on every order, every month, for the life of the client.
Personally, we have about 200 clients who have been with us since that first year.
In addition to that, our group has a specially developed leads system to keep our business partners supplied with quality leads, up to 400 qualified network marketer leads per-month at no cost to you – we give them to you to help you grow.
My first year, I worked hard and made about $70K from home with a computer and a telephone – no hotel meetings. We did not have the leads program then, and I paid for leads. For the past few years, my wife and I have been traveling in a luxury RV, we love the life style and love working with like-minded people all over the US and Canada.
Please understand, this is not a get-rich-quick scheme, initially it will take hard work and consistent effort, but if you are willing to learn, and work hard it pays very well
on a residual level.
Do you have 15-minutes so I can give you the details, and you can do your due diligence? Naturally, there is no obligation, and you would never send me a dime in any event.
Michael, is (***) ***-**** still a good number to reach you at in TX?
So you know, your info came to us from a website you may have had, or a company directory, somewhere in the public domain.
Please reply to this message, I hope to hear from you soon.
Thank you for your time, and have a great day!
This email was sent as Business-to-Business correspondence from David Athey POB-3862, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147, in compliance with the CAN SPAM act. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence from me, please reply with No Thank You in the subject line. Thank you again for your time.
Deceptive David Athey
David Athey apparently scraped my email address and phone number from some site and then pretended this was a Business-to-Business (B2B) communication instead of unsolicited commercial email (UCE), a.k.a. spam for his network marketing flopportunity. Note to David Athey — replying to your spam is an invitation for further spam from you and other jerks like you who swap and sell email lists.
David Athey also plays cute with income claims. Note the weasel words used to imply that one “could earn $20-$50K in the next 6-12 months working part-time from home; you didn’t have to stock, sell, collect money or deliver products, there is no large investment, no strings, and absolutely no one can get hurt, would you be open to learning more about it?” Name one MLM / network marketing company where these claims are typical for the average person who joins?
Prizes Won by David Athey today
- Inquiry to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about David Athey’s violations of federal law.
- Inquiry to the Colorado and Texas Attorneys General about David Athey’s violations of state law.
- Inquiry to the Texas Comptroller and Texas Secretary of State about whether David Athey has qualified to do business in the state.
Congratulations to spammer David Athey. He’s hit the jackpot by making the decision to spam an Internet lawyer.