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Email spammers getting wise

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5:55 pm on Mar 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Just got some more spam (nothing new here).

Something I haven't seen before is the closing line:

"If you block this email you will be restricting emails from 1000's of people".

I got 2 seperate emails (both the same) one from an AOL address and one from a Yahoo address.

(It was an "earn 5000 per week from home" email!)

I just it was an interesting technique to use - how many less tech savvy people are likely to stop blocking things because of these emails?

Scott

9:24 am on Mar 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The ones that are starting to get on my nerves are the ones where they raid email addresses from some site known to put out emails. Then they send the email with a title of the same type.
9:31 am on Mar 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Jeez marketers are the scum of the earth... ;)

<runs and hides>

Is there an official body or authority setup to stop this nonsense?

A few years ago it was bearable - it was pretty much the same as junk mail (snail mail) - ie, legitimate.

But now it's getting pretty out of hand.

Take away the issue of children recieving porn to their inbox and you are still left with a large amount of the web population faced with scam after scam.

If I were to send a letter to someone soliciting money, that made it appear I worked for a different company, then I would most likely be spending a long time in jail.

Surely with the right staff and equipment, the source of these emails couldn't be too hard to trace?

I'm thinking - start tracing them - compile a DB of serial offenders - arrest them. An over simplification, but fairly reasonable I think. :)

Scott