What is Bark?

“Bark is a lead generation service. ”

By that, I think they mean business based on unsolicited email.

“Customers tell us what they’re looking for and we put them in touch with local service providers to help get the job done.”

So they send a ton of emails for the same lead to a harvested email list.

“We usually charge a small fee for introductions and operate on a pay as you go basis but this one is completely free as we’ve approached you. It is essentially our way of introduction and your way of trying us out. We’re just hoping you give it a go and decide you would like to use us again in the future (of course that is completely up to you). There are no sign up fees, subscriptions or commissions”

Sadly they keep signing me up. Even though I’ve contacted them previously.

Today I sent them a GDPR access request in light of their email. They immediately sent me an email saying they had removed me from their database.

I replied and said I’d made an access request and I still expected a response in 30 days.

Let’s hope this makes them think twice about spamming people.

Although by the sounds of it spamming people is their business model.


It’s been a while since I posted a spam message. This was great though sadly lacking in the contact number so how am I supposed to claim my money????!

Attn: Beneficiary,

I am Mr. Raymond Mureto from the Office of Inspection Unit/United Nations Agency in George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, Texas USA. During my recent routine check at the Airport Storage/vault on withheld packages, I discovered an abandoned shipment that belongs to you from a Diplomat from London and Africa, when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in two Metal Trunk Boxes weighing approximately 25kg each and some people are coming after this consignment to clam it in your name.

The consignment was abandoned because the Contents was not properly declared by the consignee as “MONEY” rather it was declared as personal effect to avoid interrogation and also the inability of the diplomat to pay for the INTERNATIONAL CONSIGNMENT MONEY MOVEMENT Charges Before bringing in the consignment into US and we refused to return back the consignment where it came from since, we have already received it here in USA. On my assumption, each of the box contain not less than $5.250 Million to $10.7Million and the consignment is still left in our Storage House here at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, Texas USA till date.

The details of the consignment including your name, your email address and the official document from the United Nations office in Geneva are tagged on the Metal Trunk boxes in your favor. But to enable me confirm if you are the actual recipient of this consignment, I will advise you to provide your current Phone Number and Full Address to enable me cross check if it corresponds with the address on the official documents including the Name of the nearest Airport around your city.

Please note that this consignment is supposed to have been returned to the United States Treasury Department as unclaimed delivery due to the delay in concluding the clearance processes. Therefore you are advice to respond to this message and call me immediately as you read. Once I receive your above requested information I can get everything concluded within 3 to 6 hours upon your acceptance and proceed to your address for delivery.

Below is my direct telephone number, I am always out of office for inspection, so if I am unable to pick your call you should know that I have gone for inspection just email me and make sure you include your mobile number so that I can give you a call, but for now I am expecting your call today as you read this message.

Best Regards,

Raymond Mureto
Head Officer-in-Charge
George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston, Texas USA

Read my massage very clear!

Hello I know that you will be surprised to receive this letter from me since you don’t know me in person, Please Read my massage very clear to understand that I want you to be my mutual partner for a very good business proposal but before we continue to the business in question I will like you to know me more, I’m Rebbecca Hush, female, single and I’m presently in the USA, My parents are Cocoa merchants and exporters residing in Republic of Cote D’Ivoire but they where suddenly attacked and killed by some rebel groups during the war in CoteD’Ivoire, My Late Father made a fix deposit with one of the commercial banks in Republic of Cote D’Ivoire before his sudden death, I need your assistance to transfer this fund to your Country for investment, I will give you more details about me and the amount involve in my next email, I’m looking forward to your reply Regards Rebbecca

This was in comic sans. Comic sans!

Customers service,

Dear Sir.

( Investment inquiry on behalf of my first party client )


In view of the urgent and private nature of our intentions to go into a joint investment programme with your establishment, We wish and request that you forward to us the direct contact to the CEO of your Establishment.


I am soliciting your humble attentions to this matter as we will like to discuss the terms and conditions of his investment policies before we can commence with the perfection of documentations that will assume this venture the beneficiary of the investment funds.


My clients (Savimbi family) has in their the disposal the sum of twenty five million united states dollars that they wish for your venture`s co operation in securing and investing these funds into the financial system of your state without any complication, We have confidence in your investment opportunities to withstand the value of those funds for the required period of time we agree on.


I will also like you to treat this my humble request with integrity and confidentiality as the political system in my nation demands that we secure and invest those funds now without delay.

Please be fast to forward his e-mail addressee, mobile phone number, and direct fax line so that we can communicate with him without further delay.

We also expect you to inform and alert him of our mail.


Thanks and always remain blessed.

Johnson Douglas (Esq)

lugard solicitors & notary public

(On behalf of the Savimbi family)


Not as Top Important as the last spam

Greetings from the gulf region.


I’m Abdulkader AL Bakri,  Founder of A.K. AL BAKRI & SONS HOLDING COMPANY based in Saudi Arabia.  I’m currently seeking means of expanding and relocating our business interest abroad in lucrative business projects, sectors in your region most especially in your acclaimed area of specialization.


I am very interested in funding a business partnership in which you’ll be installed as the manager and sole controller of the injected capital while I remain a silent/angel investor on a long term JV partnership. However I wish to know if you can be trusted without running me/my business into liquidation? Moreso, If you have a solid background, perhaps you can write me for possible business co-operation. I am willing to consider and facilitate hard loan funding, thus let me know if you prefer loan funding.




Abdulkader Al Bakri




I’ve been getting a fair amount of spam recently

This one is pretty standard but I’ve had it about 60 times this week.


Top Important


I am Mr Seyba Jean, a staff of BANK BICIA-B here in Burkina Faso. I am

very sorry about this sudden mail as I know it might come as a

surprise banging into your private life especially when we have not

met before. It was an urgent need for a foreign partner, which has

pushed me to send you this proposal. I know we have not met before,

but I am very optimistic that we might be able to establish the

necessary trust needed to execute this project.


I just need your services in a confidential matter regarding (fund) in

my bank.This requires a private arrangement.


You will receive these funds under legitimate arrangement that will

protect both of us. All legal documents will be carefully worked out

to ensure a risk free transfer. 50% of the total sum would be your own

portion at the end of this deal.


The said sum is the profit / interest my branch realized during a

period of 10 banking years. Further details will be sent to you as

soon as possible.


So if you are willing to assist, please get back to me soonest.


Thanks as I expect to hear from you soon.


My dearest regards.


Seyba Jean

Uprising spam

I’m always amazed how spammers use the misery of others in their scams


Hi there,


My name is Aisha daughter of Shukri Ghanem. We fled from Libya last year following the uprising against Col Muammar Gaddafi.


My father’s death is no longer news but my mother’s deteriorating health made me want to do this despite the fact that I barely know you. I believe in my late father’s philosophy: “risk many things in life; but not life itself”. I believe in taking business risk with strangers mainly to escape the spotlight and I hope you can do this for my family.


I have a rather unusual proposition having found you on the internet in desperation and I am here to surprise you with this extreme offer you can easily afford. It’s something that I believe could provide a great deal of profit to you if you give me a moment of your time. I would like to propose a joint venture with you because we are looking at investment opportunities in your area and we need a local presence to carry out our plans. Everything depends on you and ultimately how self-motivated you are.


Of course, you may simply have reservations about teaming with us when you don’t know my family. Please be assured that I want nothing more than what could be a very profitable joint venture and a lasting business relationship.


Please write back and I’ll explain everything in full detail.


Thank you.


Best Regard,

Aisha Ghanem.

I don’t get a lot of spam since I switched to gmail but…

Reese, Ian ? [email protected]
13:30 (21 hours ago)

to undisclosed recipients

Ms. Rubiah Bashir, wishes to entrust her entire estate to you to set up a Charitable Foundation in honor of her late Husand (Late Dr. Abu Saud Bashir). Please contact her through her personal email address: [email protected]

Dear Laurette

I received a lovely (spam) email from ‘Laurette’ this morning. Although I’m tempted by the tequila I’m consigning this to the bin.

Laurette Khan ? [email protected]
01:57 (8 hours ago)

How’s it going pretty! 🙂
It’s Laurette.
If you are interested in spending great time in a company of funny, sex appeal woman then I am right before u!
I felt in love with ur pics and that’s why decided to send this mail! Think that u wouldn’t stay calm after checking up mine too.
So, I’m waiting for you to answer this mail and who knows we will go somewhere, drink some tequila, discuss different things and maybe I’ll invite u to visit my home! 😉

OMG I Just Won 1,750,000.00 GBP

2009 Honda Promo ([email protected]) 
Your email have been awarded a grant prize of 1,750,000.00 GBP in the on
going HONDA PROMOTION PROGRAM 2009, to claim your prize Contact claims
agent Mr. Richard Olsen: Contact Via E-mail: [email protected] OR
[email protected]  Tel: +44 702 409 6742

You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information

Name..... Country.........
Age....... Occupation.........
Phone/fax..... Male/female......

Yours Sincerely,
(MR.) Benjamin Natelson (Program Co-ordinator.)

Two problems with this – well okay way more but two to start with. None of the car manufacturers have enough money to be giving a prize of £1750000 and two that first sentence is just badly constructed (I didn’t read any further and I’m sure the rest is as bad). Let me write you a new one, my day rate is affordable in the grand scheme of things!