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Spammers have upped the ante in their bid to tap into interest created by the US presidential election this week to punt penis pills other assorted pharmaceutical tat. Junk mail messages doing the rounds claim either Barack Obama or John McCain are dead in order to trick the credulous into visiting Canadian pharmacy websites. …

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Avi

A bit worrying that this works...

What're they expecting people to think?

"McCain's dead? Better get some Viagra!"

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Paris Hilton

@Avi

I think it might be more a case of which bit of McCain is dead.

Paris, Ahh, hell, if you need the little blue pills you just don`t deserve her...

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Im not sure whats more disturbing

That people are stupid enough to fall for these emails (they spelt his name wrong for god sake!) or the fact that there's obviously a market out that would want to see a sex vid involving McCain's wife? Come on he's like 80 - his wife would have to be around that age too! Thats not even a mental image id wish on my worst enemy!

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Hmmm ...

McCain's dead so you better get some pep-pills 'cos you're f**ked any-hoos

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Why is this news

Spammers use current news events/made up topical events/porn offers/random snippets of sentences (delete as appropriate) and have done for years. This is hardly a new trend. Slow news day at El Reg?

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Anonymous Coward

Sillie Spanners

Maybe it's just me, but the spam email along the above lines misspelled his name:

McCane

Which really backs up how stupid spammers are...

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@lglethal

Actually his wife is in her 50's. And McCain is only in his 70's. It's called Google.

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RE: Sillie Spanners

It's better than that ... "McCane", "Barak", "Heart stroke" ... they didn't manage to get any of them correct.

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More Honesty

Send links to Sarah Palin's "Private photo collection".

They'll sell loads of little blue pills then

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