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jeanettemarie
02-01-2008, 4:40 PM
Hi Ive just received an email from someone called Timothy Jones in the US says I am the benificiary in a will and am entitled to inherit TEN MILLION dollars, and to reply to his personal email with my details right away......as if!!

MartinM
02-01-2008, 4:48 PM
In the last month I've won the jackpot on the uk lottery six or seven times, at least according to all the emails I've received. Thse guys must think we're all born yesterday!

Happy New Year to all!
Martin

v.wells
02-01-2008, 6:12 PM
And here I thought you are as rich as me! :D I have won several million pnds from these lottery scams. Some make it through my ISP and I hit the delete as soon as I've forwarded it as spam message to my ISP.

I was born yesterday a few years ago and didn''t pass the idiot test on the blue dot, but, I do have the brain cells to know about these scams. It's amazing that people fall for them still - what with all the alerts out there!

Peter_uk_can
02-01-2008, 8:36 PM
Always an easy way to find long lost relatives. Let the world know you have suddenly become very very rich.

elyam
03-01-2008, 3:21 PM
What you mean that nice Nigerian man who sent me a really long email about him being unmarried, and his family a bunch of money grabbers with him being terminally ill, and I seemed like a good Christian who would spend his money wisely helping others if I only sent him my bank details was trying to con me!!!!:D

jeanettemarie
03-01-2008, 4:04 PM
What you mean that nice Nigerian man who sent me a really long email about him being unmarried, and his family a bunch of money grabbers with him being terminally ill, and I seemed like a good Christian who would spend his money wisely helping others if I only sent him my bank details was trying to con me!!!!:D

I got that message too, do you think he is really desperate? can afford a computer though ,so someone must have fallen for it.
And today :)Ive now won the lottery also think I'll take a cruise, what with 10million dollars and the lottery. no begging letters please

NetteS
04-01-2008, 2:31 PM
I,ve recieved another one today.

Re: Immediate ATM DEBIT Cash Card Payment Notification.

Apparently I have Inherited $18.5 Million Dollars.

Dont know who from.

Names on the email are Grace Marks bank secretary and Dr James Okolo,
Oceanic Ban International, Director ATM Visa Card/International. They give an email address, but funny old thing my email provider shows their true email address.

I must be nearing a billionaire now with all these emails telling me I have won millions or inherited millions. LOL.

ET in the USA
04-01-2008, 3:23 PM
WOW ! I guess I'd better start reading them before I delete them.

Sounds like I've given the big red X to a life of financial ease. Just think, I could have ordered every certificate in the GRO index just in case it fit into the tree, then started my own free distribution program with the unwanted certificates |hug|

Raphael
26-03-2008, 1:20 AM
I,ve recieved another one today.

Re: Immediate ATM DEBIT Cash Card Payment Notification.

Apparently I have Inherited $18.5 Million Dollars.

Dont know who from.

Names on the email are Grace Marks bank secretary and Dr James Okolo,
Oceanic Ban International, Director ATM Visa Card/International. They give an email address, but funny old thing my email provider shows their true email address.

I must be nearing a billionaire now with all these emails telling me I have won millions or inherited millions. LOL.

Hi NetteS

Please Read these tips on Google,

www.
google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=ATM+Visa+Card%2FInternational+scam&btnG=Search&meta

Kind regards,
Take care
Raphael (UK) & (D)

David Annis
26-03-2008, 3:31 PM
Damit I've inherited nothing so far, so if all you billionaires could throw a few bob into the hat I would be grateful.
Mind you the Halifax seem to email me daily wanting me to up date my particulars. Its a pity I cannot help, I dont have an account with them.
Maybe they should contact the Nigerian branch for the info.
Cheers
Dave.

jeanettemarie
26-03-2008, 4:14 PM
I find now that every day I have won the Irish lottery at least three times,;) I dont open these emails I just click the spam button, so why do I keep getting them, they are very persistant if nothing else, maybe they think one day I will get fed up and claim it
Jeanette

MarkJ
26-03-2008, 5:26 PM
I find now that every day I have won the Irish lottery at least three times,;) I dont open these emails I just click the spam button, so why do I keep getting them, they are very persistant if nothing else, maybe they think one day I will get fed up and claim it
Jeanette

They are sent out automatically -either to previously harvested email addresses or purely at random. You are doing the right thing - simply delete. Never reply, never click any "unsubscribe" button, never be tempted to send them fake details.
I wrote a little bit about spam in another thread a while ago where I explained briefly how they get addresses and send the spams out.
Spam is the most irritating thing on the interwebby these days - and yet nearly all of it is being sent by half a dozen spammers. They manage to spew forth so much spam by controlling tens of thousands of peoples PCs via trojans. The infected machines respond to commands issued by the spammer and send out spam or other junk. In most cases, the real owner of the infected PC is unaware of the problem. Anyone who has a Windows PC and it seems to be running "much slower" than usual, it is worth just checking that you are not a victim!

Mark

susan-y
01-04-2008, 12:27 AM
How is it you are all getting rich and I just keep getting a better love life with a larger penis sent to me?.......... I guess Canadian woman are considered rich enough, just deprived!!!
S

MythicalMarian
01-04-2008, 11:30 PM
How is it you are all getting rich and I just keep getting a better love life with a larger penis sent to me?.......... I guess Canadian woman are considered rich enough, just deprived!!!
S

Well, I have daily offers to increase the size of my member, Susan, so you're not alone. I also get instructions on how to satisfy many demanding ladies. And if my prowess in this direction doesn't impress, I am sure I can present my conquests with the lovely Rolex watches that drop into my Bulk Mail box on an hourly basis.

I swear that sometimes I almost want to send perky answers back to these e-mails, but of course I would not dare to open them for fear of viruses.

BettyL
02-04-2008, 3:22 PM
Well, I have daily offers to increase the size of my member, Susan, so you're not alone. I also get instructions on how to satisfy many demanding ladies. And if my prowess in this direction doesn't impress, I am sure I can present my conquests with the lovely Rolex watches that drop into my Bulk Mail box on an hourly basis.

I swear that sometimes I almost want to send perky answers back to these e-mails, but of course I would not dare to open them for fear of viruses.
I know how you feel my finger itches to press that button to make a comment. Betty

David Annis
09-05-2008, 10:01 AM
I am happy to announce that I have also now joined the the millionaire club.
According to the emails sent I have won several lottery prizes that I had no idea I had entered for. As soon as this money is in my bank account, every one of you will be invited to the party.
I'm afraid I have cause to feel slightly superior to the rest of you, as I have just received an email from the, "Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Benin", (where ever that is). He/she, obviously needs my Internationaly acclaimed experience in money matters and running state treasuries. I will expect at at least a nod of the head or a small curtsy when meeting any of you down at Tesco's.

Cheers.
Dave.
Note. I would like to stress that I never open these spam emails or any email where I do not recognize the sender. Not only may they contain viruses or spyware but they also give confirmation that I exist and therefore generate more spam.
Dave.

Jan1954
09-05-2008, 5:22 PM
INote. I would like to stress that I never open these spam emails or any email where I do not recognize the sender. Not only may they contain viruses or spyware but they also give confirmation that I exist and therefore generate more spam.
Dave.

Very wise words, Dave, which should be heeded by everyone.

v.wells
09-05-2008, 7:20 PM
With all the warnings about these scams on the news and in papers and in forums such as this one, it simply ASTOUNDS me that anybody would open and send information back. A lot of these stupid folks lose their shirts! I sympathize, but don't at the same time, if that makes any sense?