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Increase in Spam
BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:4524970
 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




msg:4525008
 4:26 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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

Marshall

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:4525009
 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.

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:4525030
 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.

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:4525032
 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




msg:4525055
 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.

SevenCubed




msg:4525059
 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




msg:4525097
 9:01 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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

SevenCubed




msg:4525105
 9:40 pm on Dec 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

+777

SevenCubed




msg:4525109
 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.

engine




msg:4525363
 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




msg:4525365
 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




msg:4525491
 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




msg:4525564
 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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