You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

The following (somewhat disturbing) spam email message appeared in my inbox this morning:

From: joanna
To: nedmay
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:48 AM
Subject: access control face recognition

Hi,

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.
Joanna

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?

3 thoughts on “You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

  1. Looks to me like the Chinese should do a bit more work on machine translation.

    But not to worry. I’m sure their social credit and social shunning software is working fine.

  2. Similar thing happened to me. It was from a creepy email from Tik Tok implying that I was interested in joining their creepy social media when I have no intention and did not register to join their oppressive, creepy social media from China.

  3. Am surprised it is not in ‘man trap’ / airlock configuration with entry and exit gate to contain any over-temp or otherwise irregular individuals.

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