Re: Is it just me or have you been getting more spam since posting in this site?

On Wed, 06 Oct 2004 11:26:32 -0400, dan


You've got 2 options. 1) Trace & Report each & every spam message to the originating ISP. Somewhat successful though very very time consuming.
2) Never post any working email address to any internet forum or NG.
At this point you're email address is being sold 100x over to the worlds spammers. Sorry to be the one to tell you, get ready for the onslaught of breast pills, penis pills, mortgage offers, etc, etc etc.
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Full_Name wrote:

Hi Full_Name, I already have my inbox somewhat spam-proofed, you know the free mail box with MSN Hotmail has settings and I have them set to near perfect, this reply to the red light camera I made recently gave this F*&%ker the idea that I wanted a Radar Detector, mrgadget.com and completely written in French, the only English in it is the name mrga... What a moron these people subscribed to a firm who tracks email accounts displayed in NG replies and posts. The firm identified itself as snipped-for-privacy@scanpub.net - which may or may not be a legitimate email address The name seems English, yet the firm who they must have sold my address to is probably based in a country who's main language is French, like France I suppose. This is what makes me think it's not simply spam it's also a rip-off scam. Hell maybe it's those Frenchies up here in Canada from La Province de Quebec? Give your credit information and then fight later to have it returned when you realize the company isn't going to send the F^#@king Radar Detector. It's so obvious. Also, I recently received in another account of mine mail supposedly from Citibank and an urgent request to send them my banking card number and PIN password because there has been a breach in security and they need to verify that mine is safe (what of heap of fraudulent bullshit) I mean people must be getting trapped in this stuff or these can artists wouldn't bother doing this stuff. I decided today to make my posts show a non working email account, and organization is: "I report all suspected scams to FBI & RCMP" under send replies to: "I report all spamming to local authorities" BTW you won't see the aboves changes as I set this all up after composing this reply to you, let's see what happens from now on.
Dan
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Once you have posted your real email address on ANY Usenet group, the spam monsters will be all over your mail box.
Sad but true.
John
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