I have also gotten such spam on 2-3 different accounts but I have never gotten a picture. However, I have spoken occassionally to the contact person (always female) and they do exist and are helpful - to a point. I have never actually ordered anything.
I'm not sure how I dodged this bullet, but I get nearly none. I'm always the last to know about the $30 special.
Inaxsys Security Systems
One of my colleagues went to the Secutech show a few years ago in Taiwan and he brought and gave out my business cards at the booths...
About 3+ per day for me. I just insta-delete them.
I'm somewhere between Never and 1-3. But I've lost count of the number of Chinese I'm never met that have invited me to LinkedIn. I wish there was a button to ignore any invitations from PRC!
IPVMU Certified | 03/03/14 01:17pm
I was going to answer the poll until I realized this was probably an attempt to get my email address.
I get a least a couple per day (7 days a week) to my personal/corporate email account but we also get them to our general/corporate account. Sometimes I get three to the same account within seconds of each other. This must be from them getting my email from three consecutive years at a trade show. Someday I'm hoping to find that nugget of a product that is revolutionary, but not so far.
It's starts as early as midnight for me and get the usuals trickling in after that. What I hate is when they send them to me and they get my name wrong...but I mean totally wrong to where they call me one of my peers names. Wtf! you got to be carefull at the trade shows for them cute little short Asian girls running around scanning badges without a brand or company associated to them.
Btw, I don't know if it's just me but in the last week my volume of Chinese spam has spiked. I've got almost 10 this morning alone. And it's from new companies, not the usual Longsee/Wodsee suspects. Ugh.
IPVMU Certified | 06/27/14 12:05pm
It's cute how the subject lines now always begin with "Re:", as if you had already communicated with them.
This new message is one of the weirdest I have ever received:
I have been getting a hammered with CVI emails from China lately. Either the company that I bought from, to test a couple out, sold my name and interest or they are skimming these forums then buying contact addresses from a database.
IPVMU Certified | 07/30/14 12:28pm
Years ago I personally met a spammer once who said he bought his lists from an employee inside AOL. So they can get them from almost anywhere. I'd trust a small company like IPVM, but your larger ones are a lot harder to control information.
Longse just spammed me in Spanish:
I've gotten an email or two from "Pedro"! I guess they think the name will help their cause... not!
Here is an aggressive approach from Wodsee:
"Hello Friend ,
Here is Vivi from wodsee . I will take all of you business from now on ."
Ivy from Cantonk just sent me an email in Russian, quite the operation.
Longse spam now in Danish:
Cher is watching you and not happy:
I honestly never see them. They get caught in my spam filter, which I rarely check. I have yet to find anything important caught there.