I just billed a spammer $4000

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Today we received 4 emails from the same source. I tracked down their PayPal account
via their affiliate links, and I thought I'd send them an invoice of $1000 per email received.
They obviously won't pay, but I trust they will stop emailing us now.




How far have you gone in an attempt to stop spam,
when continuously receiving multiple emails from the same source?
#billed #invoice #spam #spammer #unsolicted emails
  • Profile picture of the author PROmotions LLC
    This is FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHA, I should start doing this. I have sent nasty emails demanding where they got my email from, I also have over 200 GMail filters to handle spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author AJMontoya
    That's a new way of doing it, never thought of that! Does this typically work for you? Or is this the first time you've tried scaring them off by billing them?
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
    Dude I got $430,000 in found money sitting in my spam folder and I didn't even know it. And untold millions I've deleted. Doh!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Willy
    I might probably do the same thing once I caught them, but can be tricky on my part of course.
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    • Profile picture of the author BamIPD
      I demand $2500 for reading this thread.

      I also want to spend $10,000 on a step by step WSO of how you bill spammers! :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author PROmotions LLC
    Hey Marc, can you do this wire transfer for me? My late uncle Mr. Foshakito has died and left a inheritance, all I need is your email, phone, SSN, Bank info and first born.
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    • Profile picture of the author AJMontoya
      I wonder how many more Nigerian princes are going to die and want me to have their millions of dollars? :rolleyes:

      Originally Posted by PROmotions LLC View Post

      Hey Marc, can you do this wire transfer for me? My late uncle Mr. Foshakito has died and left a inheritance, all I need is your email, phone, SSN, Bank info and first born.
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      • Profile picture of the author PROmotions LLC
        Originally Posted by xismfofx22 View Post

        I wonder how many more Nigerian princes are going to die and want me to have their millions of dollars? :rolleyes:
        I have no idea, but there has to be a shortage of Princes in Nigeria, maybe i'll take all my inherited Nigerian Prince money, and go be a Nigerian Prince, and when I die, I will spam one of you with my inheritance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
    I wouldn't risk my PayPal account to send extortion demands, amusing as they may be.

    Sign up for a Spamcop account. Reporting the mail to the hosts it was sent through is satisfying without the risk.
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  • Profile picture of the author Clyde Dennis
    Sounds like the same sort of thing I've received a few times over the last few days. Clever moves. Makes me think of sending invoices to all spammers I can get a Paypal address for. Who knows, some of them may just pay it without paying attention. Can't hurt and if there's ever a problem... THEY CONTACTED ME FIRST
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
      Originally Posted by Clyde Dennis View Post

      Sounds like the same sort of thing I've received a few times over the last few days. Clever moves. Makes me think of sending invoices to all spammers I can get a Paypal address for. Who knows, some of them may just pay it without paying attention. Can't hurt and if there's ever a problem... THEY CONTACTED ME FIRST
      All you end up doing is sending invoices to people who have no idea why they're receiving them. The "from" address is not the spammer's e-mail address, it's whatever they want it to be. That's fundamentally why spam exists -- the inability to verify sender identities; anyone can claim to be anyone else.
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      • Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post

        All you end up doing is sending invoices to people who have no idea why they're receiving them. The "from" address is not the spammer's e-mail address, it's whatever they want it to be. That's fundamentally why spam exists -- the inability to verify sender identities; anyone can claim to be anyone else.
        Which is why you want to track via their affiliate links as I did. They wouldn't link their affiliate link to someone else's PayPal.
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  • Profile picture of the author twister85
    How much Will I make with it?



    Looks Like another Income Stream If they Are going to pay.

    P:S= This is a screenshot of my Old email Id where I used to signup at multiple squeeaze pages when I was a newbie and didn't knew anything. Later I found it best to create another email Id rather than unsubscribing 1000's of them. BTW, The new people I've signed up with are safe with my new email.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
    Well he found their Paypal id in their affiliate links. He didn't just use the email it came from. So it definitely went to the right person. Which is pretty awesome.

    But you have a point about endangering your Paypal account. Paypal will put a hold on your account for making too much money, let alone this right?
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    • Originally Posted by Marc Rodill View Post

      Well he found their Paypal id in their affiliate links. He didn't just use the email it came from. So it definitely went to the right person. Which is pretty awesome. But you have a point about endangering your Paypal account. Paypal will put a hold on your account for making too much money, let alone this right?
      I'm not that worried Marc. Yes I've heard the horror stories too of PayPal putting a hold on accounts when all of a sudden there's an unusual influx of money.

      However for close to a decade our account has done bigger ticket items on a continues basis, etc, and Paypal's security dept is familiar with us. (In a good way of course) so I'm not concerned with Paypal and our account. If I was, I would not have done this. However, If after a decade of business they decided to shut me down for this little prank, then I really wouldn't want to sleep with them anymore anyways.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
        Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

        I'm not that worried Marc. Yes I've heard the horror stories too of PayPal putting a hold on accounts when all of a sudden there's an unusual influx of money.

        However for close to a decade our account has done bigger ticket items on a continues basis, etc, and Paypal's security dept is familiar with us. (In a good way of course) so I'm not concerned with Paypal and our account. If I was, I would not have done this. However, If after a decade of business they decided to shut me down for this little prank, then I really wouldn't want to sleep with them anymore anyways.
        OMG! What a WSO. "Flood Your PayPal Account While Sleeping With Pay Pal"

        I claim the 1st review copy.


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  • Profile picture of the author JasonBennet
    Haha I really like your creative way of replying back the spammer. There will always be spammers around and I will simply just delete their email away.
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  • Profile picture of the author KingArthur
    It may not work on the Nigerian scam emailers I betcha.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    It will be interesting to see if your spam starts increasing. They could add your email address to all kinds of lists as their way of saying "good one" back to you.

    Clever trick, but I wouldn't have done it.

    If they pay though, let me know.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    Originally Posted by stoltingmediagroup View Post

    Today we received 4 emails from the same source. I tracked down their PayPal account
    via their affiliate links, and I thought I'd send them an invoice of $1000 per email received.
    They obviously won't pay, but I trust they will stop emailing us now.




    How far have you gone in an attempt to stop spam,
    when continuously receiving multiple emails from the same source?

    So you're telling me I didn't have to pay that $4,000!!??!!?? Now, you tell me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carny
    That's a unique way of dealing with things. Funny stuff.

    Personally, I don't give spammers a second thought. Just delete, delete, delete. I guess the annoyance factor depends on how heavily they are hitting you though.
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  • Profile picture of the author devonm
    :pI just found this amusing! LULZ!
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    Cute. But after all these years, I find it's quicker to delete/hit the spam button and move on. If spammers were concerned about what they were doing this might have some effect - but they don't, so this was a waste of your time. Except as entertainment value...
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    • Originally Posted by MikeAmbrosio View Post

      Cute. But after all these years, I find it's quicker to delete/hit the spam button and move on. If spammers were concerned about what they were doing this might have some effect - but they don't, so this was a waste of your time. Except as entertainment value...
      Hey Mike, yes I was just Entertaining myself and hopefully a few warriors got a chuckle out of it. There's a little satisfaction in picturing this person receiving the Paypal invoice, briefly turning white and or pooping his pants, quickly removing our email address from his follow up que, and possibly rethinking his marketing strategy.
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      "I LOVE The Song! The Vibe Is Positive And Firm!" - Kymani Marley. (Son of Bob Marley)
      "Keep Up The Good Work!" Tony Lindsay - Lead Vocalist, Carlos Santana.

      "Very High Quality!" Jeremy Harding - Manager / Producer. Sean Paul.
      "They Are FANTASTIC!" - Willie Crawford.

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