I always get those e-mails saing I won the European lottery money. Like...twelve million pounds sterling
I've seen all you here before at the rise and the fall, lets go down and ring the bell at the Levity Ball.
Signature is a Gwenibe original.
Grumble Grumble Grumble
Now one of the 'Free' services that I've found useful for things like this, is a service called Spam Cop (SpamCop.net - Beware of cheap imitations) Once you register a free account with them, you forward as an attachment the suspect Email, and in a few short minutes, they will Email you a link to a report page that will give details and where the Email was actually sent from (A Canadian Pharmacy located in Brazil???) and where the links actually go to, and by pressing an 'OK' button, will send a standard complaint letter to the ISP to report the SPAM account, and to the Admins of the web host to report the Scam site...
Other useful addresses to forward Scam Email to...
[email protected] The US Government Federal Trade Commission Spam monitoring mail box (UCE stands for Unsolicited Commercial Email) The FTC have actually shut down major SPAM operations, and does monitor the reported SPAM it receives here...
[email protected] The report email box for the US Government Securities and Exchange Commission, for anything that mentions stocks, fund transfers and security fraud
Last edited by LenMiyata; Jul 08, 2009 at 12:08 AM.
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OMG! Tell me, what is the email address I can respond to for this! If you're not gonna take him up on it... I will!
Seriously though, I would have taken the time to respond with false information. I get SO SO bored sometimes. I have seen this and similar to it before. It kind of makes you wonder how many people have fallen for it... o.O
... Not Ever Again...
I can't believe that some people actually fall for this. You should'nt even open an email if you don't know who it is from?
Scourge (Jul 08, 2009)
Like beast, its just commen sense to not open or even respond to these things. I have gotten a few of these before and as soon as I see who it is from I just delete it from my box if I do not know who it is. I am sure I do not have family members living in China, Africa, or South America, and if you are a long lost relative how the hell did you know my specific E-mail was a relative of yours? So if any one receves a long lost family E-mail, junk it, if you get something that says your a winner for something you don't remember or know you didn't get involved in, junk it. Most scams are easy to spot.
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lol i love this messages XD becasue there is an funny stories X3 that i enjoy reading ...
one of the times i got one of those and it was about an rich family who they ALL die and the one who sent me the message say that i will have 60% money and he/she will take the rest of the 100% and no one will know about this at all lol *fall from my chair* *dieing from laughing * hahahahha .... =^_^=
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