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Saintonge
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Icon 13 posted June 30, 2000 23:42      Profile for Saintonge     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's stupid enough getting the endless "Hi, I'm Tiffany, I'm studying web design at the local college [Which of the 8, T?], I've been working on my web site, click on the link below, I'm real excited about it!" crap, but now I get e-mails from France offering dirty pictures, and if you click on them, they'll take the next three hours to load, at a rate of about 3 bytes per second ...

Can't people at least be professional in their spamming?


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Sri Lumpa
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Icon 6 posted July 01, 2000 09:08      Profile for Sri Lumpa     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Originally posted by Saintonge:
now I get e-mails from France offering dirty pictures,

I can see that you are puttig in action your plan to study our sexual behaviour in order to outdo them I suppose .


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Saintonge
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Icon 1 posted July 02, 2000 23:19      Profile for Saintonge     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:

Originally posted by Saintonge:
now I get e-mails from France offering dirty pictures,

Originally posted by Sri Lumpa:
I can see that you are puttig in action your plan to study our sexual behaviour in order to outdo them I suppose .


Actually, it's curiousity to see whether I've seen the particular ad before. Inquiring minds want to know how many time someone will send me the same come-on.


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Petethelate
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Icon 10 posted July 03, 2000 00:38      Profile for Petethelate   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hmm, the local porn spam has dropped a little, for some reason or another. OTOH, I got two copies if the 'African Dictator's Illgotten goods' comeon. Mildly surprised they didn't have a phone number for the greediest marks--preferably a 1-900 US$20/minute variety.

I suppose it's the same as the old Spanish Prisoner's trick, though I'm not familiar with the details on that one.

Still, I think I'd have better odds at a piece of $30Megabux if I bought a lottery ticket.


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Astrid Leuer
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Icon 1 posted July 06, 2000 04:00      Profile for Astrid Leuer     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Petethelate:

I suppose it's the same as the old Spanish Prisoner's trick, though I'm not familiar with the details on that one.

Still, I think I'd have better odds at a piece of $30Megabux if I bought a lottery ticket.


Let me guess -- it came through with a .za address, right? The scam with these things is usually one of two things:

1) they need your help to launder the money. Just send us your bank account details, and a piece of paper with your signature, and we'll pay you for doing nothing ... right. Actually they just empty your bank account for you.

2) they need you to pay an "advance fee" to help them to ship the gold out of the country. Which you never see again.

It gets on my tits that there are enough stupid people out there to keep these idiots in business. I'd far rather be sent a good honest porn link! :-)

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Icon 1 posted July 06, 2000 08:12      Profile for supaboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Petethelate:
Still, I think I'd have better odds at a piece of $30Megabux if I bought a lottery ticket.

People in the office where I work were getting pretty excited when the Georgia lottery reached $N*10^6 for some N which I can't remember. I declined to participate in the ticket purchasing pool, for which I was ribbed heavily. First, I showed them they had a better chance of being struck by lightning (found the statistics on the web somewhere). Then, I figured out the number of possible unique tickets, and proved once again that old adage that it takes money to win money. Or something like that.

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Originally posted by Astrid Leuer:
It gets on my tits that there are enough stupid people out there to keep these idiots in business.

Seen on Slashdot: Jafac's Law: The number of suckers born every minute doubles every eighteen months.

Some of them even pay me to support Windows.


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Petethelate
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Icon 10 posted July 06, 2000 10:11      Profile for Petethelate   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Actually, it was curious. The outgoing was on beta.listserv.com, with a return address of [email protected], which is owned by something called Mail.com,inc, and is run by another entity at the same address called iName,inc. Nothing terribly obvious about listserv.com, though I'd guess they're a spamhaus.

If the feds are interested, there's enough fodder for them, I suppose.

/me wonders about presidency.com. Home for wayward dictators? Bill Clinton's next job?


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Icon 2 posted June 25, 2003 15:52      Profile for TouchStone     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Funny how some things don't change. The other day I was checking my .Mac account from a school machine and I saw a message with the subject: "Your .mac account is about to expire!" Like a moron [shake head] I open it worried that my account actually is about to expire. Of course, it's porn spam.

I just realized, I'm going through these threads like they're history books. It was only three years ago!! Funny how time moves so much quicker for geeks. For example, a family member called last night asking about his computer. I said something about old computers. His computer is only two years old!!
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skylar
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Icon 1 posted June 25, 2003 16:03      Profile for skylar     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Heh, I started reading this thread without bothering to glance at the date of the first post, and thought, 'wow, old-timer reunion... how strange they all came back for this particular topic!'... and then I took a second glance, and thought, 'skylie, you're a dumbass.' Yep, yep.

With regards to porn spam, I have to very careful to delete it as soon as it arrives... my mother, acutely aware of the web as an invention created to allow sexual harassment of minors from the comfort of a pervert's own home [Roll Eyes] ... doesn't grasp the unsolicited nature of spam, and is under the impression that the vast majority of mail I get is mail I asked to receive [Eek!]

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Icon 1 posted June 25, 2003 17:50      Profile for csk     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hehe, see what you mean Skylar.

The whole "Astrid Leuer" thing was interesting, but I was a mere lurker back then.

I'm guessing a whole bunch of current GCers have no clue what I'm talking about

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Icon 6 posted June 25, 2003 20:22      Profile for Mr Bill     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
D'oh!

I did the same thing Skyler, I was reading through the posts thinking "this looks familiar"...

I let my hotmail account go too long once, and of course it was deactivated. When i reativated it, all the messages were gone. Between the time I clicked on the "reactivate" button and the page loaded, I had three new spam emails.

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Icon 1 posted June 25, 2003 21:23      Profile for MistecMcetsiM     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Astrid Leuer:
1) they need your help to launder the money. Just send us your bank account details, and a piece of paper with your signature, and we'll pay you for doing nothing ... right. Actually they just empty your bank account for you.

I think I would feel no pity for people who fell for something like this. It's that old proverb stated by hustlers: "It's a crime to let a sucker keep his money."

I've been getting a CRAP-load of these things in the mail to this effect: "Pay us $39.99 and we'll set you up stapling and mailing out letters, and you'll earn $1000-5000 a week." I'd like to know how this would ever work profitably, unless you are the one who has to drum up all the addresses, or it's just a pyramid scheme. I get way too much job-offer smut in my mailbox.

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