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Spamboys [message #117964] Thu, 30 June 2005 16:42 Go to next message
zentom is currently offline  zentom
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Guys, since joining this (and some other google groups) I've noticed a
marked increase in my popularity with people who claim to need a
(random) foreign individual to send vast sums of money to.

If I add up all my offers, I'd be a billionaire by now - who would have
thought there is so much money sitting in bank accounts that no-one can
claim?

Does anyone else have this problem, or is there anything we can do to
sheild our email addresses from further spamboys and their naive scams?
Re: Spamboys [message #117967 is a reply to message #117964] Thu, 30 June 2005 17:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stealth is currently offline  Stealth
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Thus spoke zentom:
> Guys, since joining this (and some other google groups) I've noticed a
> marked increase in my popularity with people who claim to need a
> (random) foreign individual to send vast sums of money to.
> If I add up all my offers, I'd be a billionaire by now - who would
> have thought there is so much money sitting in bank accounts that
> no-one can claim?
> Does anyone else have this problem, or is there anything we can do to
> sheild our email addresses from further spamboys and their naive
> scams?

I've had a couple of mail encounters with them. Fact is, none of that
money is real - none but what they're trying to rip you for.

Your best bet? Ignore their emails, go to http://www.419eater.com/ and
have a good laugh at what people did to the scammers. Pay close
attention to the "hall of shame" and what people were tricked into
spelling out for the wide world to see.
Re: Spamboys [message #117968 is a reply to message #117964] Thu, 30 June 2005 18:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jim Brain is currently offline  Jim Brain
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zentom wrote:
> Guys, since joining this (and some other google groups) I've noticed a
> marked increase in my popularity with people who claim to need a
> (random) foreign individual to send vast sums of money to.
>
> If I add up all my offers, I'd be a billionaire by now - who would have
> thought there is so much money sitting in bank accounts that no-one can
> claim?
>
> Does anyone else have this problem, or is there anything we can do to
> sheild our email addresses from further spamboys and their naive scams?
>

I see lots of people put a bogus email as their email address for news
postings.

Or, if you are like me, and your email address is all over USENET from
way back, a good spam filter is a must. I get hundreds of spams eac
day, some using email addresses in jbrain.com that have not been used on
USENET for 6 years or so.

Besides, you're just a measly potential millionaire. Quit whining. I'm
a potential trillionaire, AND I'm just a mouse click away from
increasing my size immensely (If they mean my girth, it seems cheaper to
just let nature and greasy foods take its course.). Oh, and some harem
of unhappy housewives appears to be gunning for my affections. I'm not
sure my wife would take too kindly to that, so let me know if there's
any interest, the emails sounded urgent.

Did I mention I hate spam? I remember getting email in 1990 and
thinking it was so cool to get a missive from someone across the country
or ocean. Sigh.

Jim
--
Jim Brain, Brain Innovations
brain@jbrain.com http://www.jbrain.com
Dabbling in WWW, Embedded Systems, Old CBM computers, and Good Times!
Re: Spamboys [message #118395 is a reply to message #117964] Thu, 30 June 2005 21:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anton Treuenfels is currently offline  Anton Treuenfels
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For a while I collected them into categories:

- the Over-Inflated Contract: having abused their positions of trust to
steal the excess, they now need an honest person to help them move it out of
the country
- the Deceased Account Holder: never, ever put millions of dollars in an
African bank and fail to name a beneficiary if you should die. 'Cause you
will, and soon. Now the overseer wants your help to claim the money
- the Ousted Leader: son/daughter/aide-de-camp was told about millions
stashed with a security company that has no idea of the contents, and
further advised to seek a foreign national to help them move it out of the
country
- the Dying Repentant: having spent life in the pursuit of money, is now
dying with only greedy relatives to leave it to. Needs your help to
distribute the money to charity

Once I got an out-of-sequence letter from the "lawyer" who was supposed to
fill out the paperwork that would name me next of kin (the Deceased Account
Holder). Seems his erstwhile partners, the ones who contacted me in the
first place, failed to pay him. No matter - now he was determined to collect
his share from me. In advance, so as to avoid being cheated again.

Anyway, now I just forward them (along with the notices of my frequent
lottery winnings and my urgent need to update my account information at
places I don't have accounts) to scams@fraudwatchinternational.com and then
delete them.
Dunno if anything is actually done with/about them, but it feels like I'm
taking action.

- Anton Treuenfels

"zentom" <zentom@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1120164145.565401.66500@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Guys, since joining this (and some other google groups) I've noticed a
> marked increase in my popularity with people who claim to need a
> (random) foreign individual to send vast sums of money to.
>
> If I add up all my offers, I'd be a billionaire by now - who would have
> thought there is so much money sitting in bank accounts that no-one can
> claim?
>
> Does anyone else have this problem, or is there anything we can do to
> sheild our email addresses from further spamboys and their naive scams?
>
Re: Spamboys [message #119046 is a reply to message #117964] Sat, 02 July 2005 11:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jerry Kurtz is currently offline  Jerry Kurtz
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I like to send them back a message stating that they should just print
me a check :)

zentom wrote:
> Guys, since joining this (and some other google groups) I've noticed a
> marked increase in my popularity with people who claim to need a
> (random) foreign individual to send vast sums of money to.
>
> If I add up all my offers, I'd be a billionaire by now - who would have
> thought there is so much money sitting in bank accounts that no-one can
> claim?
>
> Does anyone else have this problem, or is there anything we can do to
> sheild our email addresses from further spamboys and their naive scams?
Re: Spamboys [message #119049 is a reply to message #117968] Sat, 02 July 2005 12:00 Go to previous message
rusure is currently offline  rusure
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Jim Brain wrote:
> zentom wrote:
>> Guys, since joining this (and some other google groups) I've
>> noticed a marked increase in my popularity with people who claim to
>> need a (random) foreign individual to send vast sums of money to.
>
> Or, if you are like me, and your email address is all
> over USENET from way back, a good spam filter is a must.

My MCAFEE SPAM KULLER eats everything. When I try to retrieve
valid mail from the MSK stomach, the mail dissappears, the same as
deleting the blocked msil. I can't even disable MSK. The only thing
I can do is give MSK bogus server names and manually delete spam.
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