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Anyone had THIS spam yet?

By Phantasm66
Oct 1, 2003
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  1. I was wondering why this person bothered with this (so obvious) scam, but then I remembered how truly stupid some people I work with are, and then I realised that whoever sends this e-mail is probably a millionaire my now.
     
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +6

    But... I mean... COME ON!

    Anyone who has THAT amount of money ( US$ 11,000,000.00 )doesn't need to get you to help them - they can probably BUY whatever and whoever they want. They are ALL POWERFUL.

    The problem is that a lot of people out there are just too stupid and too gullible to see this kind of thing for what it is. Believe me, the kinds of questions I get asked at work, I am sure that there are many people out there who fall for this sort of thing.
     
  3. filthy_mcnasty

    filthy_mcnasty TS Rookie Posts: 78

    i get these things quite frequently. apparently these sort of things target university addresses for the most part. it's a pretty common piece of junk at my school at least, so much so that our school has a filter specifically for this and now we dont get the crap anymore =).
     
  4. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,343   +6

    I think you should go for it Phant, sounds like a deal to me. HeHe.
     
  5. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    I get many variations of similar ones. Matter of fact I was just discussing this type of spam with Didou earlier today in the IRC channel.
     
  6. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    I have gotten a lot of emails like that. Most said I would be able to keep around $1 million dollars for holding about $30 million in my account for so many days.

    Tempting, but not that tempting.
     
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,688   +394

    I've gotten a similar one once, but it seems I now exclusively get about 15 porn spams a day.
     
  8. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    How about this one ...

     
  9. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 5,734   +6

    LOL!
     
  10. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

    Here's the email address header for that junk ...

    My name isn't mentioned anywhere, and they are obviously generating random addresses in the hope that some are valid. :confused:

    Might be a good idea to mix strange characters and numbers into your email address if you want to avoid people guessing yours. :D

    Good Tip: Set up junk (temporary) email aliases in case you need to use them on untrustworthy websites. If you get spammed on that address, then simply delete the offending email alias. :cool:
     
  11. lalaji

    lalaji TS Rookie Posts: 136

    Yeah. I agree nic. I have 2 hotmail accounts. One for important stuff and the other for all the sites im not so sure about. Definitely a good tip.
     
  12. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

     
  13. jshields13

    jshields13 TS Rookie Posts: 109

    I definitely agree about having a junk e-mail address. I always give out my hotmail address, and use the one my ISP gave me only with trusted friends. I can always change the hotmail if I need to. As to the spam, I think some people see the $$$ only and don't bother to think any further.
     
  14. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 380

    Gullible

    I have to agree with Phantasm66...there are some people out there who actually fall for this stuff. It's not their fault really, they are just clueless and to be honest - you can't learn common sense - you either have it or not, and no college will be able to teach it to you. I actually read the scambaiting thread in this forum, and went to 419eater.com and read up on it...and I decided to try it...I have been stringing "Mr. Komolo" around for 3 days now, and am trying to get him to send me a picture of him holding a sign advertising my prank call website (which will be up soon - real mature stuff for a 33 year old to be doing - huh?)

    Anyway...that's my 2 cents...




    :hotbounce :hotbounce :hotbounce
     
  15. OS samurai

    OS samurai TS Rookie Posts: 159

    My buddy got this messege last night I knew it was a hoax when I read it
     
  16. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Came across several similar ones over the past few years. I never ever bother to read these junks. Just delete them.
     
  17. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Hey, I fell for some of those 419'ers.














































    Back when I was twelve. ;) :D

    Haven't fallen for anyone since that though :)
    Sorry, just couldn't resist
     
  18. Tarkus

    Tarkus TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 621

    Yeah, I quit my job on Friday, and am sitting around waiting for the millions to roll into my bank account. I was assured they would be depositing the money real soon after I gave them my bank account number. I'll be rolling dough on Monday. :D
     
  19. SubKamran

    SubKamran TS Rookie Posts: 166

    Common spam for me, except it's mostly Nigerian royalty begging for my uber 1337 banking skillz. ;)

    [edit] Tarkus, nice sig :grinthumb
     
  20. jshields13

    jshields13 TS Rookie Posts: 109

  21. OS samurai

    OS samurai TS Rookie Posts: 159

    Thanks for the link, that is really sad:(
     
  22. El Duce

    El Duce TS Rookie

    I've gotten variations of that email a dozen or so times. It always gives me a huge laugh. I guess if there is someone dumb enough to write it and expect a response, there is someone else dumb enough to believe it.
    Personally, I operate several websites with which I get a number of configurable POP email boxes. I can add or delete them in a couple of clicks. I regularly rotate them for use on questionable websites. My version of the hotmail spam address defense.
     

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