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Thread: Scammers Getting "Fancy"

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    Scammers Getting "Fancy"

    Boy, the Scammers are really getting fancy with their "Scam" Lottery Winner Notifications these days. I usually get at least two of these things per day, but the latest one is really fancy with two rotating world globes and all the Microsoft Corporation Name and logos, etc, even a note at the bottom thanking Bill Gates and his Associates for sponsoring the Lottery to Alleviate Poverty around the world.

    It even has a picture of the Coordinator and his Secretary, (all this from London, of course).

    (My Shop Budget sure wishes this thing was for real)

    I used to send these things to the Govt. Reporting office for these Scams, but I think they must be selling my email address to the Scammers, because right after I started Reporting them, the Scam mail increased considerably and just keeps increasing. Are any of you getting a monstrous amount of these things too?

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    We have 7 e-mail accounts, work and family related, we get several hundred pieces of spam a day.
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    Haven't seen this particular scam in quite a while, but like Stu, I get several hundred spam messages a day between home, work, and play.
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    I get about 70-80 pieces of rubbish in my inbox every day. Thats after its been spam filtered and anything containing the words "Nigeria","Millions","Viagra" and a whole bunch of other words not acceptable under the TOS have been automatically deleted.

    I really hate spammers. When I rule the world they will suffer a slow and unpleasant fate which I have not yet been able to bring myself to think about because it is so horrible. There are a few things in life which contribute to what I think of as low level unpleasant and deleting rubbish generated by low life scum who think that deceiving people out of their money is acceptable is about the top of my list.

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    C'mon Ian, don't hold back. Tell us how you REALLY feel about spammers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Barley View Post
    I really hate spammers. When I rule the world they will suffer a slow and unpleasant fate which I have not yet been able to bring myself to think about because it is so horrible. There are a few things in life which contribute to what I think of as low level unpleasant and deleting rubbish generated by low life scum who think that deceiving people out of their money is acceptable is about the top of my list.
    Wow, are we in complete agreement!

    The big thing for my junk box lately has been "You've been sent a greeting card.....". I shudder to think what happens to the poor fool that actually clicks on that link!
    Last edited by Rennie Heuer; 07-26-2007 at 11:52 AM.
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    Wow, I think Ian just got my vote for king.

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    Yahoo's spam guard does a reasonable job of minimizing these. I'm down to about a half dozen a day. Since it's free on my Yahoo account and our big dollar system at work for work email does just about as well, it makes me wonder about that "enterprise" product.

    P.s. I almost forgot . . . .Ian gets my vote for world ruler if he adds to his platform a law that would euthanize all persons involved in sending me anything I didn't ask for be it junk snail mail, flyers in my screen door, slips of paper under my windshield wiper or electronic invasion.
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 07-26-2007 at 03:04 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    P.s. I almost forgot . . . .Ian gets my vote for world ruler if he adds to his platform a law that would euthanize all persons involved in sending me anything I didn't ask for be it junk snail mail, flyers in my screen door, slips of paper under my windshield wiper or electronic invasion.
    A bit harsh, perhaps, but moving in the right direction.
    I would not buy from anyone using the above mentioned tactics based on principal alone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    ...a law that would euthanize...
    Euthanize?? Trust me - what I have in mind is not in any way merciful or painless.

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