Want to buy a can opener?

This has to be among the weirdest pieces of unsolicited mail I’ve ever received. Nigerian prince? That is so yesterday. Virtual pharmacy? Too much effort. No, what we want to sell you is a can opener!

Hi Sir/Madam,

Glad to hear that you’re on the market for can opener.

We specialize in this field for 5 years, with good quality and pretty competitive price. Also we have our own professional designers to meet any of your requirements.

Should you have any questions, call me, let’s talk details.

Yours Sincerely,

Jenny

EAST VIGOR TRADE CO., LTD
ADDRESS: NO.30, FUAN STREET, JIANGNAN NEW TOWN, YANGJIANG, GUANGDONG, CHINA
TEL: 86-662-3670199 / 3666679
FAX: 86-662-3666679

This came through the general information account at my employer, Index Data. Needless to say, as a boutique software development firm specializing in creating applications for libraries we are not in the market for a can opener.

Curious, I tried to find the company — it is in the center of this map on Fu’an St:


That is a highly packed area! I don’t think what Google thinks are roads are actually there. Looking at the map makes me wonder what life is like in that area.

I searched their website for can openers, but I couldn’t find one. They do have knives and cookie cutters and silicone kitchen utensils, so I wonder if can openers is something they are looking to expand into.