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BeeDeeDubbleU

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Msg#: 4524968 posted 2:51 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

Is it just me or has there been a significant increase in spam during the last few weeks?

 

Marshall

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Msg#: 4524968 posted 4:26 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

No, not just you. Having trouble keeping my spam filters up to date.

Marshall

BeeDeeDubbleU

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Msg#: 4524968 posted 4:41 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yes, I'm getting lots of stuff like this ...

This page from INSERTSPAMSITE.org has been forwarded to you by Peter Wilson:

[INSERTSPAMMEDDOMAIN...]

If the text above does not appear as a full, clickable link, please copy the whole web address and paste it into the address box of your browser.

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Msg#: 4524968 posted 5:29 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

Latest ...

This page from Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Org of America has been forwarded to you by Martin Hurley:

[insertspammeddomain...]

If the text above does not appear as a full, clickable link, please copy the whole web address and paste it into the address box of your browser.

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Msg#: 4524968 posted 5:31 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

Then this ...

Hello

You Have Received A New Message From:

888

Click Here To View It <http://spammeddomain

engine

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Msg#: 4524968 posted 7:30 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yes, the spammers have started back on an uptick. I've had to reset a few of my filters, and i've not had to touch them for some time.

The 419s are back, too.

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Msg#: 4524968 posted 7:37 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hello

You Have Received A New Message From:

888


He's actually a good guy. But if you start getting them from Mr. 666 de Grim Reaper, you might want to keep an eye open over your shoulder.

lucy24

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Msg#: 4524968 posted 9:01 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

If the message isn't in small caps, it's fake.

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Msg#: 4524968 posted 9:40 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

+777

SevenCubed

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Msg#: 4524968 posted 9:50 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

BeeDeeDubbleU if you have access to your mail server you can apply a filter such as Spamhaus Blocklists. I have that one in between my clients and the spammers and only very small amounts of spam ever gets through. Even then it must sometimes be a human doing it via one of the website forms submissions because they are bot-proof.

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Msg#: 4524968 posted 3:46 pm on Dec 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

"Dear Friend" is one of the easiest to catch, and there's been a lot more of those. Stats are indicating a 120% increase of those alone.

lawman

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Msg#: 4524968 posted 4:05 pm on Dec 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

Just got a message purportedly from PayPal. It read:

"You done a payment of $863.48 USD to [name omitted]"

You'd think that if they went to the effort to make it look like it might've come from PayPal, they would've at least tried not to sound like an ignoramus.

lucy24

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Msg#: 4524968 posted 10:56 pm on Dec 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

#1 Ignoramuses* don't know they're ignoramuses.

or

#2 They know that only their fellow ignoramuses will fall for it, so no point wasting time getting the text right. After all, they don't bother enclosing the standard images and boilerplate that would accompany a real e-mail from PayPal, LinkedIn and so on.


* The word is English.

BeeDeeDubbleU

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Msg#: 4524968 posted 3:50 pm on Dec 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Re Ignoramae ;)

I just received one with the title, "CLAIM YOUR WINNING PRICE"!

Hold me back!

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