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    Grrrrrr

    Just got this on icq from ICQ #135801459

    You have received a message!
    Dear ICQ User,
    Please reply your PASSWORD to us to confirm registraton.
    Otherwise, your ICQ will be closed within a month.
    Thank you for your cooperation.
    By ICQ Support Team.
    http://www.icq.com


    I hate people that try dubious stunts like this!
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    One website at a time mmj's Avatar
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    Wow - that's pretty bad.

    Wonder what kind of response rate they get...

    It's a pity that people can take advantage of net newbies so easily. I see it happen all the time. Not always is it so illegal like this, though.

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    will code HTML for food Michel V's Avatar
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    Less offensive, but still annoying, is the recurrent message "We are pruning our user-list, please send this message to everyone on your buddylist and tell them to forward it, so we know who is using their account." or something along those lines. I'm getting a bit of this these days, it links to a non-existing page on ICQ.com

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    For a couple of years now, when someone send me that rubbish, I respond with this URL

    http://diamond-back.com/icqlies.html

    Or do a search for the one they sent, and send the search results

    Just about got 'em all trained now

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    Xbox why have you forsaken me? moospot's Avatar
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    That's agreat link. I get tons of ICQ messages. It's funny because they've been threatening to close/charge for ICQ for about 5 years now.

    What I hate worse than those chain messages is the SPAM! I get messages from people I don't even know trying to sell me MLM or sex. They must be scouring the random chat emails.

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    Originally posted by Shin Ma
    Less offensive, but still annoying, is the recurrent message "We are pruning our user-list, please send this message to everyone on your buddylist and tell them to forward it, so we know who is using their account." or something along those lines. I'm getting a bit of this these days, it links to a non-existing page on ICQ.com
    Sounds pretty much like the Hotmail one that is going around, again.

    I really dislike the spam on ICQ. I got one today -- this hot girl had apparently found my personal profile and would love to chat with me. Needless to say there was a link to her personal *ahem* pics site...
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    godd how stupid!
    all about knives? what would i know about em? oh well.. whatever!
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    Ever since I went invisible I am getting a lot less.

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    Originally posted by weirdbeardmt

    I really dislike the spam on ICQ. I got one today -- this hot girl had apparently found my personal profile and would love to chat with me. Needless to say there was a link to her personal *ahem* pics site...
    You mean Trixy isn't really in love with me?

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    It's all sorted now.. the latest version of ICQ includes more advanced privacy settings, you can now prevent email express, web mail and messages from people not on your list, there are also many other privacy options...

    finally
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    It is annoying, I signed up again and downloaded the new version and within 30 secs of me being online "Linda" was asking me if I liked Eroticism and said she had a personal site which her freinds had seen and thought was really "cool". At least she asked me if I wanted the URL first though, naturally I declined!

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    Originally posted by Drinky
    It's all sorted now.. the latest version of ICQ includes more advanced privacy settings, you can now prevent email express, web mail and messages from people not on your list, there are also many other privacy options...

    finally
    yeh, but if you get "Rate Limited Exceeded" all the time it is NO use whatsoever!!

    Originally posted by glenplake
    At least she asked me if I wanted the URL first though, naturally I declined!
    If you believe that you'll bekieve anything!!
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    Of course I didnt believe it

    They all follow the same pattern now, the only IM client I dont get this in is MSM for some reason.

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    Originally posted by glenplake
    Of course I didnt believe it
    lol. I was actually referring to the bit I put in italics
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    Doesn't the ignore function work in the newest version??????

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    Originally posted by tdevil
    Doesn't the ignore function work in the newest version??????
    It does, but it is going to take a long while to ignore the several million people out there doing the spamming!!
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    SitePoint Evangelist tdevil's Avatar
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    *touch wood* I haven't had any spam in months!

    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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    Originally posted by weirdbeardmt


    lol. I was actually referring to the bit I put in italics
    Oh right, I understand now, do'h!


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