Using Google Street View To Foil Spammers

I get a piece of spam in my mailbox. Here is what it says:

From: Diana Financial Loan (nolp@farmpatcontrols.net)
Sent: Mon 5/07/12 6:55 AM
To:


FROM THE DESK OF SIR. ALOT SCOT

17-18 Berners Street
London W1P 3dd
E-mail:dianaagent@consultant.com
Phone +447024022502
Fax: +44 8719744018

Dear Customer,

Diana Financial Loan specializes in arranging loan of any amounts, longer repayment terms. We offer Business loan, Home loan, Personal loan, Car loan, Student loan, Dept Consolidation, Loan for

Business start. Do you have a small or big project to finance? up and Business Expansion, Real Estate and Mortgages all at 2% interest rate for applicants of all credit types. The service we offer is quick and stress free. Our Priority is your total Satisfaction! Our goal is that you enjoy the service we provide from start to conclusion. Interest applicant can contact the E-mail Below



Yours Faithfully,


Peter Bob
17-18 Berners Street
London W1P 3dd
E-mail: dianaagent@consultant.com
Phone +447024022502
Fax: +44 8719744018


Notice that it is from the desk of Sir Alot Scot. Hilarious. Then there are two conflicting email addresses.

Just for a laugh, I put the address 17-18 Berners Street London in the Google search bar, and the results showed a map. I zoomed in and got street view. The address is an art gallery. Not the place one would go to for loans.


I would imagine that Google Street View can go a long way to prevent anyone being taken in by these scammers and spammers. If you get an address that you don't recognize, the Google Street View should be the first thing in your anti-fraud toolbox. Protect yourself.

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