getting random emails daily (nothing to do with IM)

by axax00 3 replies
ok this has nothing to do with internet marketing.

im i the only one (i dont think i am) that gets emails daily from random people that are from diffrent contries saying that they are lawyers or whatever they are, saying this person just passed away and dont have any family or relatives and have 20 million in their bank account for you.
come on!!!
seriously?

and they always have diffrent stories behind it, person is sick with cancer, seo of a company but no children , oil company from saudi arabia, middle east prince that just died and much more i cant think of them all.

im getting them daily for the past 10 months or so, how did they get my email.

i know im not the only one getting scammed by this.

its kind of odd i think, whats behind it, what do they gain. i dont understand,
but i dont reply to them, they ask for my info but yea right i wasnt born yesterday.

i dont get this thats all.

i know this is off topic but i know that internet marketers deal with scammers everyday unforunatlly just wanted to know your input.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by axax00 View Post

    ok this has nothing to do with internet marketing.

    im i the only one (i dont think i am) that gets emails daily from random people that are from diffrent contries saying that they are lawyers or whatever they are, saying this person just passed away and dont have any family or relatives and have 20 million in their bank account for you.
    come on!!!
    seriously?

    and they always have diffrent stories behind it, person is sick with cancer, seo of a company but no children , oil company from saudi arabia, middle east prince that just died and much more i cant think of them all.

    im getting them daily for the past 10 months or so, how did they get my email.

    i know im not the only one getting scammed by this.

    its kind of odd i think, whats behind it, what do they gain. i dont understand,
    but i dont reply to them, they ask for my info but yea right i wasnt born yesterday.

    i dont get this thats all.

    i know this is off topic but i know that internet marketers deal with scammers everyday unforunatlly just wanted to know your input.
    Con artists were working variations of this scam long before the Internet. Email has just made it easier to scale up.

    Many times, the emails are sent from computers infected with viruses that let the scammer send email from the infected computer. Spoofing, or inserting phony information into the email headers, is also very easy.

    As far as how you got on the list(s), it's hard to say. If you've ever had a web page with your email address on it, it's a better than even bet a harvester found it. If you've signed up for the wrong list, that list owner could have sold your information.

    Too bad the only way to tell you're on the wrong list is when the garbage starts piling up.

    There are other ways, including a virus infection of your own, but I want to answer your question - not give a seminar in how to spam and scam.

    Don't try to unsubscribe by clicking any links in the email. In fact, don't click any links. All you'll do is confirm that the spammer has a live address, which will make it ten times more valuable. They'll sell that list to anyone who wants it, and the gates will really open up...
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      The original name for the con is "The Spanish Prisoner." It has evolved into what is now called "advance fee fraud," or more commonly, 419 scams.

      419 is used because that's the section of the Nigerian criminal code which deals with fraud, and Nigeria is home to a very large percentage of the people in the world who work this game. (It is actually somewhere in the top ten sources of foreign revenue for the country.)

      It has evolved to cover everything from fake lottery winnings to the need to get a pet delivered from the hot African weather. (The victim is expected to pay the air fare for the poor, suffering beast.)

      Snopes has a more extensive explanation, at snopes.com: Nigerian or 419 Scam


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  • Profile picture of the author axax00
    thats very shady.
    scams come in all diffrent form, shade, color.it makes me want to cancel my email address.
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