Online Impersonations: No Validation Required

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by ronjor, Apr 23, 2007.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    What happened to my email-address was innocent and funny.

    One day I received regular emails from a woman, I didn't know, but I could see she lived in Belgium.
    So I sent her an email back to ask her why I received emails from her.
    She replied "I sent this email to all my friends and this email-address "abc@xxxx.be" is on the list".
    I email back "I don't know you and my email is indeed "abc@xxxx.be".

    After a few emails it turned out that one of her friends had forgotten the second part of her email-address, so her friend picked another existing email-address and changed the first part.
    So her friend gave her this email-address "abc@xxxx.be" (= mine) instead of "abc@yyyy.be", because her friend thought that the second part wasn't important to send emails.

    WOMEN !!!
     
  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Erik, you devil ...
    But as long as you got clean, well ...
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  4. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    As I said, the emails were all safe without infection, these women used my email-address instead of the right email-address.
    It was pure accidently that the first part of both email-addresses were the SAME, while the second part was different. :)
     
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