The following (somewhat disturbing) spam email message appeared in my inbox this morning:
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:48 AM
Subject: access control face recognition
Here share you one of the fever detection product kFace-M882 face recognition, which is widely used inoffice lobby/building,shopping center,supermarket…
It can be installed on a barrier for access control and temperature measuring ,if people get fever , Audible alarm will alarm and light turns red.
What’s more, The barrier won’t open..
The software can connect to a big data collecting screen , which you can easily check the records , who is in high temperature , whose is normal .
More details please contact us.
Additional lines of white-on-white text (to help foil spam-detection software) were interleaved with the readable text, but I’ve omitted those — they were just random excerpts from literary sources.
The image was in-line MIME, rather than linked externally, otherwise it would have been blocked by my email client, and I wouldn’t have seen it.
First of all: I seriously doubt the sender of this message is named Joanna. Something like Yumei seems far more likely.
Secondly: This is, in effect, Chinese government spam. The research and development for facial recognition and fever detection equipment was funded by the Chinese government. So some CCP tech firm is trying to amortize the ChiCom regime’s development costs by sending out masses of spam.
How many customers do you think they’ll acquire via this strategy?