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Nigerian 419 emails
Massive scam attack
Essex_boy

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Msg#: 3844676 posted 9:03 pm on Feb 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

After spending several years on the web and not receiving many im now getting around 6 - 10 a day, in the past I would send a rude reply, however im receiving so many now I just delete them.

Is anyone else on here getting an upsurge in this type of spam ?

 

lawman

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Msg#: 3844676 posted 9:21 pm on Feb 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Not that I know of.

g1smd

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Msg#: 3844676 posted 10:56 pm on Feb 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

In one particular account I get one almost every day from somewhere, and a fake Security email from a particular bank.

I guess that email address is only on one particular spammers list.

piatkow

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Msg#: 3844676 posted 9:26 am on Feb 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

They aren't getting through my filters at home.
At work spam has finally started picking up in the last week after being negigable since that big shutdown a while back but I haven't looked to see if these are 419 scams or just fake rolexes.

cornwall

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Msg#: 3844676 posted 5:50 pm on Feb 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have been getting a lot more.

They get caught quite effectively in spam filters, so I only notice them when I zip through spam filters once in a while to check for false positives

cornwall

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Msg#: 3844676 posted 5:54 pm on Feb 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

just fake Rolexes.

Now if you had said fake Rolexes, there are certainly on the up and up.

As they say, they only have to sell about one in a million emails to make a living :(

Rugles

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Msg#: 3844676 posted 6:17 pm on Feb 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

in the past I would send a rude reply

Don't do that, reply like you are interested. Waste their time.

If everybody on the planet who received one of those emails today, hit the reply button and acted like they were interested .... that scam would be out of business in an hour. They would not be able to tell which are the promising leads.

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