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A great offer I just recieved, and my reply.

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by ffreeloader, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    I got the most amazing offer by email today. I thought I'd share it, and my reply, with you. I hope you all get as good an offer as I did. I'm gonna make money from this.

     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    yeah sounds good :tune

    My mum received a letter the other day saying she had won 450000000 euros in the spanish lottery and it was being held in a bank for her, but in order for her to get it she had to send them her bank details.

    Its funny because she hasn't been to spain since I was 9 and there is no such bank in spain called BANKO EL GORDO.

    Do these people think we are retards.
     
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  3. ffreeloader

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    Obviously they do. Otherwise they wouldn't be sending these out. And, once again it's obvious, they are finding retards who will bite.
     
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  4. Mitzs
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    I have a friend in pogo, who belived she had won the lottery over in the UK somehow. They just needed her home address and bank account information and she was ready to give it to them! I had a hell of a time making her belive this was a scam.
     
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  5. purplejade

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    I am telling you if I had succumbed to the request for transfer of funds...that I have recieved through emails,
    Bill gates would have been my chauffer and I would not be looking for a break to get my first IT job...youd be surprised to find out that most of these shady characters are nigerians ( I ve got nothing against them )and they operate from armsterdam.. where else ???.
    isnt there a way to stop this guys form spamming ??? I know they use web crawlers to get you email IDs, but there has to be a way out ? rather than your faithful antivirus dumping them in to spam folders..you still recieve them though..
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    Where is Pogo?
     
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  7. Mitzs
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    @.com :biggrin
     
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  8. greenbrucelee
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    ok :oops:
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    It's bad enough that you guys were scammed into registering on Pogo! :twisted:
     
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  10. zebulebu

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    c.US$100million last year alone apparently. Never underestimate the twin traits of human greed, and human stupidity.
     
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  11. Ozzie

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    I've had a number of these spoof emails in the past. I think I've won £7.5m, 800k, etc... I even received one from a guy claiming to be a WWII veteran who needed me to store a valuable artifact.

    I eventually had enough so started replying with explicit guesture's.:cussing Crude I know, but it's strange that I don't get these emails anymore!:nospam
     
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  12. reaper

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    Have to applaude your reply ffreeloader(Quality reply), unfortunately these people do actually get people replying to them beleiving what they are saying, just like many other scams ! People must question all unsolicited mail!!!
     
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  13. tripwire45
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    Ironically enough, my congregation's email account gets these scams all the time. Half the time, they are in a religious context but not always. Unfortunately, the fact that this kind of email scam is still around means that at least someone is falling for it.
     
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  14. ffreeloader

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    I have replied to these types of idiots before, and not received any return mail. In fact, the amount of scam mail I received went way down. I don't expect to get any from this either. I just get so sick of seeing this junk I get fed up and fire a whole lot of sarcasm their direction.

    Hopefully one of these days I'll get a very stupid scammer to respond, and I'll get to jerk him around a bunch.
     
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  15. Tinus1959

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    I never reply to mails like these. A reply is a confirmation that the email address is correct and working. In my opinion don't give tehm ANY clue.
     
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  16. noelg24

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    i hate these emails too...happy to say I havent received any lately (unless they go to my spam box on gmail which I promptly delete right away). and whats even worse is that these people are from my home country (Nigeria!). I mean seriously...making people like me to look bad...yes I have lived in the UK for 24 years but still it makes me angry they would do things like this...
     
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  17. wizard

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    I have a special gmail account to deal with these people :D
     
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  18. WMSheep

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    Personally, I dont bother replying if they are offering anything less than $16 000 000. On the other hand, a box full of gold bullion lodged with a security company in the Ivory Coast is just so irresistible.:D:biggrin:D


    of course I`m not serious.


    A fun site for winding these guys up is HERE (check out some of the "freight baits" in the forums)
     
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  19. newkoba

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    if you like seeing these guys get what they deserve check out this site.

    thescambaiter.com i might have the url slightly off, may need some googling, but good fun there.
     
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