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Old 03-13-2007, 10:54 AM   #1
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I've had 2 scam e-mails in the past week, the typical bank employee from another country who has millions in an account for you. I reply with bogus information to waste their time.

I just got this one this morning. These scammers really have an imagination. I'd really like to kick these people in the face.

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MICROSOFT CORPORATION
BALEY HOUSE, HAR ROAD SUTTON,
GREATER LONDON SM1 4TE.
UNITED KINGDOM.

REF NO: YM35447XN
BATCH: YM 09102XN

MICROSOFT E-MAIL LOTTERY PROMOTION: UNITED KINGDOM

Finally, Today, we announce the results of the MICROSOFT E-MAIL
LOTTERY DRAWS held on March 7th, 2007. Your E-mail address attached to
winning number YM09788, With serial number 647489,
consequently won in the Tenth category. Since the draw was conducted through
zonal batching of the emails sampled, and the globe was divided, in this
instance, into two zones, You are hereby notified that your winning falls
under Europe Zone, and hence you are to be paid by our European Payment
Centre.

You have been approved for lump sums pay out of 500,000,000 British
Pounds Sterling in Certified Cheque Credited to File REF NO:
MSW/56B-672GH/L and winning number -- --- Selection process was carried out
through random sampling in our computerized E-mail selection machine (TOPAZ)
from a database of over 1,000,000 E-mail addresses drawn from all the
continents of the world.

The online draws was conducted by a random selection of E-mail
addresses from 29,031 lists of E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate
bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the
internet. No ticket were sold but all E-mail addresses were assigned to
different ticket numbers for representation. This is to encourage our
prominent Microsoft Internet Explorer users all over the world, and for
the Continuing use of E-mail facilities.

Your fund has been insured with your REF NO: MSW/56B-672GH/L and
winning number ---- -. To claim your winning prize, You are to contact the
Fudiciary agent below:

Mr.Alan Stubs
Email: [email protected]

In order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please remember
to quote your reference and winning numbers in all correspondences with
your claims officer. You are to keep all lotto information away from
the general public especially your winning serial, and file reference
numbers.
(This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained)

NOTE THAT YOU ARE TO INCLUDE ALL THE DATA BELOW WHEN CONTACTING THE
PAYMENT AGENT:

1.Full Name:............................................. ................

2.Address:........................................ ........................

3.Nationality:.................................... .......................

4.Sex:............................................ .......................

5.Age:.........................Date of
Birth:............................

6.Occupation:..................................... .......................

7.Home Tel:..........Mobile Tel:................Fax:.................


8.State of Origin:.....................Country:.............. .........

9Your File Ref No: ...............................................

10.Indicate the zone where your winning falls.....................

Dr.MONICA SHAGAYA
Online Co-ordinator


__________________________________________________ __________________________________

Note;
Do not reply this mail, You are to contact Affiliate Payment Agency in
charge of the delivery of your Cheque immediately by E-mail. Microsoft
Electronic Mail Lottery is approved and Licensed by the The
International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR)
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I just saw a program that one of the scam artists that was doing work for the Nigerians felt bad when exposed and went to the victims he was working on and confessed on camera and said he wasn't going to do it anymore.

I can't believe that people are supposed to be so smart yet fall for crap like this.
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I wouldn't respond. They will probably just send you more of them.
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Usually when scammers send these email blasts, they use parts of other email addresses.

Here at work, I used to recieve emails from others asking me to remove them from my emailing list when I never even heard of or sent anything to them which was indicative that someone was using part of my work addy.

These types of Inline predators are harder and harder to catch, and I think its a darn shame.
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I usually don't reply to these, but I read about one guy who gave the guy fake information and played along all the way up until the very end, and then told the guy off. It was hilarious.

I agree though that they'll send more, since the day after I replied to the first one with bogus information, I got another one.

I also get tons of junk e-mail everyday. And the e-mail links they give to UNSUBSCRIBE turn out to be non-working emails, so I can NEVER unsubscribe. Crap like that should be illegal.
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Unsubscribe links are really there to confirm you have a real e-mail address.

Spammers just send email to all of the name'* they can come up with through a program, if you hit unsubscribe, then you confirm it'* a real e-mail address.
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Exactly! Someone brought that to my attention last week. I don't even try to unsubscribe anymore. I really can't though since I get 100s of junk e-mails every couple days.

Fake unsubscribe links should be illegal though. I'm pretty sure it is breaking some law. But it'* probably impossible to enforce it.
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Anyone here listen to FreeBeer and Hotwings? They went after one of these guys once. They went along with it and ended up calling some guy in Nigeria. One of the guys was acting as the recipient, while the other was acting as his attorney. They were trying to get this guy to bark like a dog over the phone to consumate the deal. I think he finally hung up on them. It was great.
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That sounds hilarious!!
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I just saw a program that one of the scam artists that was doing work for the Nigerians felt bad when exposed and went to the victims he was working on and confessed on camera and said he wasn't going to do it anymore.

I can't believe that people are supposed to be so smart yet fall for crap like this.
I remember, it was 20/20 last friday (3/9)
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