Is anyone else receiving these emails?

@patgalca (14262)
Orangeville, Ontario
September 1, 2007 6:26pm CST
I have seen a lot of posts from people receiving emails about having won this lottery or that - the usual scams that we all receive. But I haven't heard anyone speak of this kind of email before. Twice I have received emails asking me to confirm my airline ticket. The email is addressed to me by name and email address. Each email were allegedly from different Air Lines. As anyone else received this kind of email and/or know what is going on? Who could benefit from sending these and why?
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15 responses
• Portugal
1 Sep 07
that is really interesting i get the normal type of scam i won the lottery i good chosen to be the receiver of some millionaire money from africa!! but airline tickets?? wow this is a whole new level of spamming and if its really new it can make some good people fall for it!
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@patgalca (14262)
• Orangeville, Ontario
1 Sep 07
I know. My first reaction to the first email was to email back and say I didn't order any tickets, but then I thought better of it.
• Pakistan
1 Sep 07
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@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
2 Sep 07
yes, i received such emails like you, but i don't care about them, i think they are all scams. i received from yahoo, it says i won 500 dollars, then i open it, and i can't log in the link from which i can receive money. i receive the airlines too. but i have no credit card, so i have to give it up. most of them need a credit card.
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@patgalca (14262)
• Orangeville, Ontario
2 Sep 07
I have received the Yahoo ones too, which surprise me because Yahoo is a reputable site. But then again, I guess they are not actually from Yahoo - just like the paypal and ebay phishing emails.
@ckriswa (11)
• India
2 Sep 07
Yes I am receiving emails of such types every body. B ut what I do is to simply mark those mails as spam. But even after that I am receiving mails of such types. I am marking as spam and receiving even after that. This is a routine affair to me. Recently I have a read a news that a person has been cheated by huge amount. So it is better to not to open those email and mark those email as spam
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@patgalca (14262)
• Orangeville, Ontario
2 Sep 07
How does one mark it as spam? If I send it to "junk email" as opposed to deleting, does that mark it as spam and prevent it from coming into my inbox again? How does it work?
@TerryZ (22085)
• United States
2 Sep 07
Oh yes Im receiving those ridiculous emails everyday. I just deleate them as fast as I see them. How stupid do they think we are.LOL Well I guess they are just desperate.LOL
• Canada
2 Sep 07
I haven't recieved any emails like this but know there was a scam going around in our area with the use of the phones , calling people and telling them they won a trip . Not sure how they were able to scam people like this as I always hung up right away but would assume this is the same type of scam just using emails . I would just get rid of any emails that tell you that you won anything unless it was acutally something you signed up for . There would be no reason for someone to give out free airline tickets or would need you to confirm anything . As far as I can see there would be no benefit but there has to be a reason why you are recieving this and I would assume it was a sacm of some sort and would delete them right away . Take Care .
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@sephrenia (567)
2 Sep 07
I signed up with website called loquax which is a competition website about 5 years ago and once i started entering competitions I started getting tons of random spam asking for details. as of now I've had the following type of emails I won something but they need admin fee I won something but they need shipping fee They need my details to confirm identity to send me something they need my details to remove me from their database they want me to enter info to confirm bank details (from banks i dont even use lol) I;ve had everything from laptops to airline tickets to lottery wins lol, by now i should be rolling in it. I just delete them because they're not worth my time.
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• Philippines
2 Sep 07
yes Pat, i have been receiving those everyday..i am not receiving it from my spam mail but directly on my inbox..some site I've been to had sold my e-mail address probably..it says i have to confirm my airline ticket by name and e-mail address either..very tricky but if you know you didn't book for a flight and doesn't have plans of traveling then we should not bother..
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• United States
2 Sep 07
I haven't received any of these e-mails, but nine times out of ten, if you receive an e-mail saying you won something from a company that you have had no prior dealings with, its probably a scam. And the only way I can see someone benefit from this is if when you go to confirm it, they ask for information where they could get into your accounts, or steal your identity. You really have to be on the lookout these days, scammers are coming up with so many clever schemes, but if you are alert and use common sense, you can avoid many of the pitfalls.
• United States
1 Sep 07
I don't know but I often get emails about kings in africa who would like to share their money with me because they have no family. I don't know why people do this.
• Pakistan
1 Sep 07
They would want to give you 22.2 Million dollars right!!! These all are spam emails and if you reply then also he won't give you 22.2 Million dollars but he will surely give you 2200 SPAM EMAILS!!!! :P
@patgalca (14262)
• Orangeville, Ontario
1 Sep 07
Yes, I have gotten those too. This airline tickets email is a new one on me and wondered whether anyone else has received them. Hmmmm...
• Romania
2 Sep 07
lolz, I recive e-mails like this every week, sometimes almost daily... this really suck, relax, it's only a bad joke, a boring spam, or an e-mail from a curious kid probably, name it how you want. anyhow keep in mind this: it's fake, 100%... ;)
@patgalca (14262)
• Orangeville, Ontario
3 Sep 07
I know they are fake, I just never heard anyone else mention this particular type of email before. Thanks for responding.
@earnie (16)
2 Sep 07
I recieve at least 5-10 of these a day, if they were true I would be one of the richest people in the world, I would be on something like 150 million a day LOL, imagine the interest too. The reason these scam people send these is to get your personal details for fraudulant uses such as identity theft, terrorism and personal wealth.
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
2 Sep 07
I get these emails daily. I just delete them because I know if I reply it is going to generate more junk mail. It is probably someone who got a hold of your email address.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
2 Sep 07
Hi there. My mom recieved one of these emails, a month ago, who almost fell for it by nearly entering her personal information, luckily I was there visiting and told her to delete it... Maybe the hacker/the common internet theif can benefit from your account/credit card details... Be careful...
• Egypt
2 Sep 07
Of course I don't believe that. May brother won lottery of 1,000,000$ but they say you must pay 400$ to get them. If it is true they can take 400$ from million Dollars.
@Amit1975 (204)
• India
2 Sep 07
I have got many emails saying that I won a lottery. But I didn't get any emails asking to confirm my airline ticket. I think,it is a scam.