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    Every now and then I will get bored and start checking out my spam folder. No reason to but I find some of these things just funny and wonder how anyone can actually fall for them.


    open this message, is for you
    Dear partner
    Please open your attachment files and reply back after reading it for more details
    Thank
    Ibrahim Adama
    You got it. I will open that attachment right away. Poor guy, can't even afford a spell or grammar checker.


    YOUR COMPENSATION FUNDS IS ( $950,000:000 ).


    DEAR FRIEND,


    IT PLEASES ME A LOT TO EXPRESS TO YOU THAT I HAVE AT THE END SUCCEEDED ON THE TRANSFER OF THE FUNDS OUT FROM THIS COUNTRY......

    THANKS,
    YOUR FRIEND,
    DR.BISSOLA JUSTICE

    Cool. I am rich. Must call, must email, must give them my SS#, credit card info, bank info, soul. This has to be legit. After all it was a Doctor who emailed me. Obviously he has bad eyesight as well since it is all in caps. I am just wondering something. $950,000:000 is this suppose to read nine hundred and fifty thousand USD O'Clock?

    This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of One million Great
    Britain Pound Sterlings (1,000,000.00) Lottery promotion which is
    organized by YAHOO/MSN LOTTERY INC & WINDOWS LIVE.
    Things must be bad for Yahoo ind Microsoft if they are now hosting lottery drawings. Oh well, they are known names and I might win.... Oh wait, I did win!

    The next one has to be my favorite. I mean come on. It starts out with "Dear Beloved." It is soooo touching.

    Dear Beloved

    It is by the grace of God that I received Christ, having known the
    truth; I had no choice than to do what is lawful and just in the sight of
    God for eternal life and in the sight of man for witness of God & His
    Mercies and glory upon my life.

    I am Mrs. jennifer ericson,the wife of Mr.david ericson,both of us, are
    citizens of the united state of America. my husband worked with the
    Chevron/Texaco in Russia for twenty years before he died in the year
    2003.We were married for ten years without a child. My Husband died after
    a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we both
    got born-again as dedicated Christians. Since his death I decided not to
    re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is
    strongly against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of
    7.5 Million Pounds (Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand Pounds) with a
    Bank in Europe.

    Presently, this money is still with the Bank and the management just wrote
    me as the beneficiary that our account has been DORMANT and if I, as the
    beneficiary of the funds, do not re-activate the account; the funds will
    be CONFISCATED or I rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to
    receive it on my behalf (note that you need to activate this account) as I
    can not come over. Presently, I'm in a hospital in Russia where I have
    been undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer. I have since lost my
    ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I have only a few weeks
    to live. It is my last wish to see this money distributed to charity
    organizations and NGO anywhere in the World in helping human race.

    Because relatives and friends have plundered so much of my wealth since my
    illness, I cannot live with the agony of entrusting this huge
    responsibility to any of them. Please, I beg you in the name of God to
    help me Stand-in as the beneficiary and collect the Funds from the Bank.

    I want a person that is God-fearing who will use this money to fund
    churches,orphanages and widows propagating the word of God and to ensure
    that the house of God is maintained. The Bible made us to understand that
    blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I don't have
    any child that will inherit this money and my husband's relatives are not
    Christians and I don't want my husband's hard earned money to be misused
    by unbelievers. I don't want a situation where this money will be used in
    an ungodly manner. Hence the reason for taking this bold decision. I am
    not afraid of death since I know where I am going to.

    I know that I am going to be in the bossom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14:
    says that the Lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace. I don't
    need any telephone communication in this regard because of my soundless
    voice and presence of my husband's relatives around me always. I don't
    want them to know about this development.

    I await your quick response to this mail as this is my last wish to see
    this funds transferred before my Death.

    Please my beloved for further communication on how we are going to
    conclude this, reach me on my private mail: jennifer_ericson(at)live.com

    Remain Blessed
    Your Sister in Christ,
    Mrs. jennifer ericson
    Once you install a modem, the government can look into your computer and watch everything you do! That's why every night before I go to bed, I turn the monitor to the wall.

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    Spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spammetty spam! [/python]

    This was quite interesting, reported in the news a while back.

    A New Spam Research: Conversion Rate of 0.00001% May Give Spammers More Than 2 Million Dollars Per Year!

    And it's true what they say - if they had the sense to charge you 0.001p or something for an email, there'd be no spam any more.

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    In other words, even if only 1 email out of 12.5 million result in a sale, a "big spammer" would still turn over profits in MILLIONS of US DOLLARS every year. Keep that in mind and don't allow these cyber criminals to become millionaires.
    Wow. I never realized it took so little for them to make so much.
    Once you install a modem, the government can look into your computer and watch everything you do! That's why every night before I go to bed, I turn the monitor to the wall.

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    It's the Nigeria ones that still get me, and I agree with you, the marvel is that people do fall for them.

    I mean a person like you or me looks at them and says "How could anyone, possibly, ever...?"

    But people are. There has to be a certain, tiny fraction, or they wouldn't be sent any more. "Wow! I've won a lottery that I've never heard of let alone entered! The only possible course of action is to send off the handling fee without first checking out any credentials!"

    In a perverse way, it's actually almost quite touching; because it says something about the innate human capacity to trust, even if coloured by greed.

    I had a friend who would occasionally take it upon himself to give fake tours of a town he lived in; nothing malicious, no money exchanged, but he'd just start telling a random group of strangers on a street that he was a tour guide, and seeing how long he could persuade them to follow him around listening to the utter drivel he made up on the spot ("King Louis XXVII built this road by hand, as a memorial to his pet cat 'Sniffles'...")

    The vast majority would just laugh at him. Some would get angry. But occasionally, every so often, someone would actually bite - and if you get a few, the herd follow.

    It doesn't make sense - but they are out there. Driving cars. Agreeing to buy things. Crossing roads...

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    No matter how I look at it I still have a hard time understanding why people would fall for scams when they know. I understand part of the why's but it still doesn't make sense. When one knows the truth, they have the facts and proof they still fall for these things.

    Sometimes I have to wonder how humanity in general survived so long.
    Once you install a modem, the government can look into your computer and watch everything you do! That's why every night before I go to bed, I turn the monitor to the wall.

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    Ok everyone I will not be around for awhile. I will be out spending all this money I just won. All I have to do is contact them. See for yourself.

    DEAR LUCKY WINNER!!!
    We are pleased to quickly inform you that you are one of our lucky winners of a lump sum pay out of $800,000.00USDollars in the on going CHEVRON TEXACO PROMO 2009 for claims contact Mr Ahmed Onah E-mail:chevrondept1001@gmail.com Tel[+2348056616348] FOR IMMEDIATE
    PROCESSING OF YOUR CLAIMS.
    1.NAMES :
    2.COUNTRY :
    3.PHONE NUMBER:
    4.YOUR AGED:
    5.OCCUPATION:
    6.SEX:

    So here is the test I am taking and the answers.


    1 . Names: I only have one.
    2 . Country: No I live in the city
    3 . Phone Number: I can't Phone Number, I don't know which Number you want me to phone. Who is this Number? A friend of yours? Can I get more money from him to?
    4 .Your Aged: Well that is just rude. I may be mature but no need to rub my face in it by saying I am aged!
    5 . Occupation: Yep, got one of those.
    6 . Sex: Not as much now but when I was younger I was more active.

    So I send this to them and I get 800,000.00 USD. I am so happy. When I am rich I will remember all of you little people. Well these days that amount of money is not too rich. Ok I take that back. No little people here, unless I can win several millionUSD, lol
    Once you install a modem, the government can look into your computer and watch everything you do! That's why every night before I go to bed, I turn the monitor to the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suse_amd64x2 View Post
    Every now and then I will get bored and start checking out my spam folder. No reason to but I find some of these things just funny and wonder how anyone can actually fall for them.
    And here I was thinking this thread was about appreciation of the canned meat.

    Fun Fact: The original Monty Python skit about SPAM is the reason the word became associated with unsolicited junk mail, and eventually unwanted email.
    My personal philosophy:
    The only way you won't find something is if you stop looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srschifano View Post
    And here I was thinking this thread was about appreciation of the canned meat.

    Fun Fact: The original Monty Python skit about SPAM is the reason the word became associated with unsolicited junk mail, and eventually unwanted email.

    Spam, cookies, wine, java, etc. I get hungry every time I use my computer

    I haven't seen Monty Python in years. Nice Spam to see spam spam its spam spam spam still around spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam....
    Once you install a modem, the government can look into your computer and watch everything you do! That's why every night before I go to bed, I turn the monitor to the wall.

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    I wanted to let everyone know I am now officially rich. I am going to buy Microsoft and then pay off the United States national debt and still have a huge amount of money left.

    Today alone I have won,
    The UK lottery,
    The MSN/Yahoo Lottery,
    The Dutch Bingo,
    The UK Monthly Bonaza,
    The Nokia Lottery,
    The Nokia Promo,
    The Swiss Lottery,
    The Toyota Promo...


    Which is great because now I have enough money to help some people from Indonesia, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Hong Kong, and many more, transfer funds out of their country, for various reasons. And I get a lot more money for helping them then I already have, or will have, from winning all of the above today.

    So I will sit back and wait for everyone to congratulate me on being so lucky.
    Once you install a modem, the government can look into your computer and watch everything you do! That's why every night before I go to bed, I turn the monitor to the wall.

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