Today I received this piece of email — looks legit, but the timing seems very odd… (And no, I’ve never contacted them!)
From: Customer Service
Subject: Holiday Auto-reply
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 06:54:33 -0700
X-Mailer: Internet Mail Service (5.5.2653.19)
Thank you for contacting Frederick’s of Hollywood, Customer Service.
Our Customer Service department is closed May 27th, 2002 to observe the
Memorial Day Holiday. Please allow 2 to 3 business days for a response
to your concerns.
Our regular business hours are Monday through Fri, 6:30am – 5:00pm PST.
Please be advised that our Customer Service Department is unable to
accept E-mail with attachments. Any E-mail received with attachments
will be deleted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
To obtain additional information and answers to frequently asked
please visit our website @
Frederick’s of Hollywood
Could simply be a way of spaming people without having it look like spam. I’ve gotten a few like that one. Esp. from merging companies where the one I dealt with never has sent me anything I didn’t ask for, but the (merged) company keeps sending stuff.
Sobig side-effects. Someone somewhere has the virus, and it sent a message to spread itself that had you in the From: and FoH in the To:.
How rare! ;)
But why would it tell me that they’re closed on May 27th, 2002? Is their auto-reply that old? :)
Wouldn’t surprise me — they may have even forgotten that the (promotional, maybe?) email address that sobig found existed.
maybe someone has been doing anonymous e-mail under your name? … >_<! just musing..
Did you click on it? (Silly question, I hope…) I could see it being a good spam letter – if it looks legit, and involves nearly naked ladies in their underwear, I bet they’re guaranteed to get at least a few clicks. The wrong date makes it less threatening – you’re so busy laughing at their stupidity, you might forget about yours.
How wonderful. That’s a quote from somewhere, but I can’t remember where. Something about a quivering sigh.
Yes, but this is a real company with storefront mortar & brick stores around the US…
Sounds like Tolkein, perhaps?
No, I didn’t click on it, but I know the store (they’re a chain like Victoria’s Secret in the US, but with lower quality, trashier items. Sort of like a vanilla person’s “outlandish” underwear store.)
It’s still fun :)
I don’t think so. I think it’s at the end of a book. It’s been bugging me all week.