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    SitePoint Addict SniperUK's Avatar
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    10 MILLION
    EMAIL ADDRESSES
    FOR ONLY $99


    You want to make some money?

    we can put you in touch with over 10 million people at virtually no cost.

    Can you make one cent from each of theses names?
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    That's right, we have 10 Million Fresh email
    addresses that we will sell for only $99. These are all
    fresh addresses with no duplications. They are
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    deal anywhere today! Imagine selling a product for
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    Don't believe it? People are making that kind of
    money right now by doing the same thing, that is
    why you get so much email from people selling you
    their product....it works! we will even include,
    a FREE demo copy of the worlds leading BULK MAILING
    SOFTARE!

    These 10 Million email addresses and software are
    yours to keep, so you can use them over and
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    ****************
    Is This Illegal Or What? Any One Else Got This, I think some is trying to collect Credit Card Numbers. As you have to give all the usual info!

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    @russellg RussellG's Avatar
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    I'm going out on a limb here, but I'd say its pretty suss.

    russell.cz.cc - coming soon (I promise!)

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    will code HTML for food Michel V's Avatar
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    Dear Consumer,

    Why not join the millions of other workers who are now working at
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    ACT NOW!!! Simply send $29.95 CHECK MONEY ORDER OR
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    ******************************************

    AHAH this is what i call Pay-for-opportunities-to-Work and it's illegal in my country.
    These want a check drawn ? I can make a drawing of a check, if they want

    [edited to remove the references in case someone sends them their credit card references]

    [Edited by Shin Ma on 10-21-2000 at 09:03 AM]
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    @russellg RussellG's Avatar
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    I have a good one:

    ___Start___

    Help Wanted!
    We will pay you $500.00 and up per web page designed.
    Professional Web Programmers Wanted, $100,000 per year
    NEEDED Web Page set up PROFESSIONALS--Sign on bonus $1500 and up
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    section.
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    Studio."

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    personal schedule.
    Ask yourself these questions:
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    How can I build E-Commerce sites in hours, instead of days?
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    Do I have the desire and ability to take advantage of my knowledge and talents?
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    ___End___

    Didnt read it all. Will the spam ever end?
    russell.cz.cc - coming soon (I promise!)

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    Spam is illegal in the US and is investigated by the FBI, I know this first hand.

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    LOL RussellG - I got that SAME exact spam e-mail and I have my share of spam, too:

    "Do you have thinning Hair or going Bald? Do you know someone with thinning Hair or is going Bald? Then consider yourself in the right place at the right time. I'm talking about a New Technologhy 20 years in the making and recommended by Cosmetologist. It's not a Pill, Hair System, Cream, Spray, or Cover-up. In fact, it's Totally Undetectable and is backed with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! To find out more simply click on the Reply and Send. This tell us that you are interested and would like more information on our product. We will respond within 24 hours from your reply. If you find this to be a Error. Please send a email to (censored)"


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    I get tons of these "make money fast" emails. "Work at home and make $4000 per week!" is one I just recently received. Anyway, I have a question. Have any of you ever seen the thing at the end of some of these emails saying "This email has been sent in accordance with such and such an act"? Does anyone know about this?

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    My accounts at NS Webmail, R67.net and the one of my ISP never contain spam. Only my Hotmail account is stuffed with it. I've the idea that 99.9% of the spam comes from Hotmail, though...

    Maybe in a few months, when I visit this account, I'll post such a message here... IF I ever come there
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    I swear that Microsoft sells Hotmail accounts-- I've had two accounts with them, one got at least 60 spam a day, and the other (which I never even released to the public) was getting spam as well.

    Some friends of mine have had this same problem-- that's why I use Hotbot and Yahoo Mail now, even though I get a fair amount of spam at Yahoo.
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    This is the funniest spam I've ever had. I wondered if it was a spoof from the way it was written. Take the time to read it - a device to train your breathing!

    Dear sir or madam !

    We represent and distribute famous all over the world invention of
    Russian
    scientist, physiologist and engineer V.F. Frolov. Frolov's respiration
    training device.

    Frolov's Respiration training device FRTD-01 is an original portable
    device
    used for breathing training aimed at prophylaxis and treatment of different
    illnesses and enhancing the immune and adaptive abilities of the human
    organism.
    The application area of the training device can be wide enough. The
    complex
    helps to get rid of such disease like: chronic bronchitis, asthmatic
    component bronchitis, bronchial asthma, bronchial pulmonary
    emphysema,
    focal pulmonary tuberculosis, stenocardia,
    osteochondrosis, hypertension,
    locomotor system
    diseases, diabetes, sleeplessness, constipation and many others.

    The sensational invention of Russian scientist, physiologist and engineer
    V.F. Frolov won the highest appraisal of the international judges on the
    exhibition of new technologies 1999. The complex for the physiological
    organism's rejuvenation won a golden medal.
    Thousands of people who use this complex experience beneficial and
    medicinal
    effect on their organisms. A man at the age of 40 - 60 -70 has normal
    physiology, just the same as a man at the age of 25.

    Simple, regular breathing through the respiratory trainer TDI - 01 for 20
    minutes a day restore normal physiology in 2 - 6 months.
    From 1997 millions of people have restored their health and normal
    physiology. Respiration training device influences the organism as a
    unique
    energy
    generator.
    Success is guaranteed to everybody who trains regularly and meets
    all the requirements and breathing regime.

    We are ready to provide you with the first scientifically proven breathing
    technique. We are ready to provide you with Frolov's respiration devices

    of
    any quantities for low wholesale price. The price for Frolov's
    respiration device with detailed instruction of using is 30$ each, the
    delivering price all over the world is included.

    For more detailed information about Frolov's respiration device please

    visit
    our web site:
    http://aurinko.karelia.ru/Projects/V...v/index_e.html

    Thank you in advance.
    Yours sincerely Aurinko.
    You can place your order and contact us at our email: aurinko@karelia.ru

    Brill! You should visit the site too - it's like Dr Droug's Marvous Magical Medicine - Cures All!!!
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    I got the same exact e-mail too! I wonder where this guy got our addresses? Any ideas? I get tons of this junk like many other people do, so it's not that big of a deal. It just went on an express trip to the Deleted Items Folder.


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    will code HTML for food Michel V's Avatar
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    I had two Hotmail accounts, the first i registered was assid@hotmail.com, it came from a surname back in high-school "a sun shines in darkness" (puahahah how cheesy), little did i know that "***" meaned what it means. I couldn't count the amount of spam, so those who still wanted to e-mail me, i told them to add a "NOTSPAM" header so i could redirect it to a NOTSPAM folder... It was just getting too hard, searching for the good e-mails in that sea of junk.

    Any of you had both a webring (@ webring.org) & a yahoo mail account ? I had the announcement of yahoo eating webring.org directly into the bulk-mail folder ! That was fun. (the merging wasn't, though)
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    I'm so tired of spam. If you reply and ask them to take you off their list (as they are required to by law), you have just confirmed for them that they had a good email address; and you get more spam.
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    I have an idea i think i will sign up at hotmail.com, mail.com. email.com and all those other stupid services.

    I will not tell anyone the address but i will check it every day for a month and keep a record of the number of messages, and who they are from.

    If anyone would like to help please say so, i reckon we could bust some of the big guns...heheheheh

    Cheers!!!
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    Originally posted by aspen
    Spam is illegal in the US and is investigated by the FBI, I know this first hand.
    it is only illegal if you specifically ask the vendor to put you on their "Do Not Call" list. Otherwise it falls under the same laws as Junk Mail and Telemarketing as far as the Federal Government is concerned. The only thing that is illegal in the U.S. is using a fax machine to broadcast unsolicited messages.
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    but if you think about it, its the perfect comercial, you can get to millions of users at a cost of just cents, simply because of the cost to exposure ration spam will never end, there are even progrma which go through sites and get all email addresses, i checked one out, its amazing.
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    Just about once a week I get spams for a "Free $1000 Satelite TV System" and some service to "Find Out ANYTHING About Anyone". About 99% of the junk I get comes to my email address I have through my ISP. I only used that address for about a month till I got my own domain. It still gets a small amount of use from people that didn't want to update their databases when I gave them my new address, however. I haven't gotten anything from my hotmail account, but I've only had that address for a couple of months.
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    When I saw the title of this thread, my first thought was that you should see your doctor. They've got great new medicines that can help.
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    and what is that suppose to mean?

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    Originally posted by Sahti
    Just about once a week I get spams for a "Free $1000 Satelite TV System" and some service to "Find Out ANYTHING About Anyone".
    Me, too! I get those EXACT spam e-mails about every week, too. *sigh*


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