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    The most incongruous spam recieved to date.

    They start by saying that THEY Hate Junk E-Mail. Then go right on and send it to me. They further admit that it is spam and agree what a nuisance they are.

    Subject:
    Hate Junk E-mail? So do we..

    Body:
    What makes this e-mail message different from other spam a.k.a junk e-mail? *clip*

    Read on, and this may be the last unsolicited e-mail you ever receive! *clip*

    Junk e-mail is not just a nuisance. It's a very real threat to your privacy and security...*clip*

    Anyone else get spam this daft?

    [ 10-05-2001: Message edited by: Guffy ]

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    I got one once that had virtually the same as you just described, but I just block the senders address when I get more.

    Majority of them are sent to a yahoo address I have which is used (these days) for (recieving) SPAM.

    If anyone needs my main e-mail address (for legitimate purposes) all they need to do is ask.

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    OK, here is my story....

    Just yesterday I got an email starting out something like this....
    This guy wants to make the Guinness Book of World Records by receiving the most emails and letters in the world. :confused:

    Then he continues that in order to do this, everyone who receives this email should send him a short email or a letter (he asks politely) by December 15, 2001.

    This was fine until now, eventhough it sounds very stupid. Then he goes on something like this (maybe not the exact words)....

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>....along with your email or letter, please send me $1 or $2 cause I am a poor student and I should pay for my education and buy a car!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    ROTFLMAO!!! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
    Then he goes on something like this....
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I have set the goal of 1,000,000 people to send me an email or a letter (money too of course)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Now imagine if 1,000,000 people send him ONLY $1, or God forbid $2. :eek: :eek: :eek:

    This guy will be a millionaire. I hope that there isn't that many stupid people to send him money. This is not only spam, but it is also a SCAM.

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    Uhm... it works for me.. my response rate is around 40%. I get around 150-200 letters a day. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
    Quiet777

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    Please redirect some of those letters to me. The thicker ones if possible.

    I will tell everyone that you are my best friend. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    And please set the redirect period to "0" seconds so I don't wait long. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
    [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    No. Get a job.


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    I heard a story one time about a man in Minnesota that placed a classified ad in newspapers that said please send one dollar to PO BOX XXXXXX. He made over one million dollars.

    Was that Don Lapre?

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    I heard the same story when I used to live in Chicago, but that guy collected about $100,000.

    I just pitty the people that actually send them the money. They must be VERY stupid. :rolleyes:

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    Fantastic! We ought to do an experiment and try it. LOL
    Wouldn't cost much and might be fun. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    Whilst on the subject of scams I have heard it said that the following is also a true story.

    A person set up a company and placed advertisements in all the glossy magazines for a product that would enlarge ones manhood.

    He asked for an upfront (no pun intended) payment of £10 with a guarantee of full refund if not satisfied.

    After a couple of weeks he returned all monies paid to all customers who had placed an order stating that the product was no longer available.

    The sting was that the refunds were in the form of a cheque. Printed in large type on the cheque was the name of the company.

    Something like 'The manhood enlargement company'

    How many self respecting men will pay this cheque over the bank counter?
    Hence a nice little earner.


    And no.... I didn't learn about this through experience. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

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    That was featured in a movie also.

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (i think)

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