I see two possibilities: 1. you entered car and delorean information in your AIM profile; the spam-bot uses that information in its social engineering phase to get you interested 2. spam-bots harvested your name and the word delorean from the same site, and ditto above. I know I entered information like that in my profile once... and then eventually just turned AIM and MSNM to not accept unknown IM's. It's a shame, but that's what we are forced to do. Spam harvesting off our site seems quite high. I don't sign up for anything and I now get a ton of spam and I believe the spammers get my info from the dmcnews archives. -----Original Message----- From: f14dflyer [mailto:f14dflyer@xxxx] Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 10:11 PM To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [DML] Very strange spam IM [MODERATOR NOTE: This message approved in the hope that someone can explain how this happened and how to prevent it in the future. Please don't consider it an open invitation to discuss the subject at length. - Mike Substelny DML moderator of the week] I got an IM from "beachbabe02001" a few minutes ago. Of course, just from the screenname, I pegged it for a pornospam (I don't usually get them, but whatever), and got ready to warn and block. Except that when I accepted the IM, it said "I heard you like DeLoreans. Wanna chat?" Huh? Very strange. But it quickly became clear that whoever it was, they didn't want to talk. I checked the profile, and yep, it was a pornospam. Warn, block, done. But I'd love to know how it was that the message was "I heard you like DeLoreans. Wanna chat?" Very very strange. They must have pulled my screenname off either the DML, the entermyworld.com board, or the bttf.com board. I suspect they got it from entermyworld.com, but who knows? It was just so surprisingly strange.