Yippee I'm Rich

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Franklin, Jul 3, 2010.

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  1. Franklin

    Franklin Registered Member

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    Hmmmm, new pc, new car, holiday.....

    Damn, and the attachment wasn't even malware! :mad:
     
  2. CloneRanger

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    I've got the same ticket number so we'll have to share it :(

    Only £277,939.50 each, hardly worth claiming :p You can have my share :D
     
  3. Franklin

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    LOL, thanks for sharing Cloned one! :D

    Haven't seen one of these scams in quite a while.

    Do ya think some people will still get sucked in?
     
  4. elapsed

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    On another note, I've been using Windows Live Mail Beta for a while now for checking my email. Microsoft's anti-spam signatures are seriously good. I'd say 90% effective.
     
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    Don't forget your long lost American cousin - Hugger!
     
  6. CloneRanger

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    Your pleasure :D

    I see them nearly every week, and that's not counting the spam folder :eek:

    Yes, unfortunately for them :( And not just with lottery scams. It's a mixture of greed and/or naivety !
     
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    I'm very surprised with Yahoo's spam filter (web mail). In the past five or six months it has been almost 100% for me, just a couple FPs. Before that, it was pretty bad.
     
  8. MikeBCda

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    In my POP mail, my ISP's filters catch and quarantine 99-plus of incoming garbage, the vast majority of which, these days, relates to ED medications. Yahoo's filters seem to be fine, it's rare that I have to tag anything in my inbox as spam.

    Not there's much there -- I don't use my Yahoo addy anywhere except as an "emergency backup" for when my POP mail becomes unreliable or even unusable, such as if there's a major server problem that's taking the ISP unusually long to fix, or if they switch to an overly aggressive anti-spam service which is blocking (and at one time, even bouncing) legit mail.
     
  9. noone_particular

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    The fact that they're still using such ploys says that there's people still falling for them.
     
  10. John Bull

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    Absolutely correct. The world is full of suckers, but I would not have thought that the Wilders battalion have many in it.

    You would be surprised at the number of new cars, fantastic holidays and huge cash amounts that I have won over the years, but reluctantly declined wearing my Samaritan`s hat, to give others a chance.

    John B
     
  11. Franklin

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    Here I check what emails are at the server with Palmail which can show and delete anything at the servers end.

    I only bring through junk on my ISP account that has an attachment hoping it's a new malware sample and upload if not detected.
     
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