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Did you hear?…Spam alert: emails requesting bulk purchase of exercise equipment

We have received an alert from a specialty fitness retail SNEWS® reader about several emails received that are requesting a purchase of a large quantity of exercise equipment.


We have received an alert from a specialty fitness retail SNEWS® reader about several emails received that are requesting a purchase of a large quantity of exercise equipment.

In these cases, both were from an alleged “Ray Martin,” with one asking to buy a large number of Diamondback climbers and another asking about pricing on treadmills. The email read (and we are printing it exactly as it was received, errors and all):

Considering the broken English, we assume it is spam — albeit not from Nigeria…. Guess Nigerian spammers don’t think there is a future in exercise equipment.

SNEWS has over the years received requests for pricing on equipment and accessories, which we quickly delete. If anybody else has had any interaction with these emailers, let us know. And don’t forget where your delete button is.

–Therese Iknoian