Well that's funny I thought you were GIVING me the laptop!

@SomeCowgirl (32270)
United States
August 23, 2008 8:16pm CST
I found this in my spam folder, a very long drawn out message whose subject and first paragraph made it seem as if this character named "mike" would be giving me a laptop. I did not read the whole thing but skimmed down to find a link that suggested I could enter a drawing. This "Mike" character was also giving me a c.d. that he had several links to that is also free. I do hope no one falls for this but some people will, and if they do, I hope they soon back out of it as it clearly smells like Spam, and no not the Food either! Well what do you think?
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
25 Aug 08
[i]Hi SomeCowgirl, I have received emails like that too and I just delete it right away! I learned my lesson once when I entertained one email about me getting a free gift card and when I was following all the instructions, it will end up me buying some of their products which makes me mad by their tricky introduction, I know this is far out but after that, anything about getting free, winning and all, I will delete it right away! I know this post will give a lesson for those who haven't experience receiving emails like this~![/i]
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I hope it does give those who are thinking about answering a spam email the knowledge not to go through with it. Those gift cards can be really tricky, especially when they seem so tempting. I appreciate the response.
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• United States
25 Aug 08
[i]Very tempting and inviting indeed and sad to say it was not all free! LOL! have a great time SomeCowgirl![/i]
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
25 Aug 08
Nope not all of them are free.
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
Hi! Yeah those are clearly possible scams that might give away your personal information to third party companies or something. Those kinds of mails usually go straight to the Spam folder just because they are that: Spam. They have the old method of trying to lure people in by putting "FREE" or something like that. At least most internet savvy people knows what they're up to but to those who have just recently been 'baptized' or introduced to the internet world, well, they really are still too naive to jump in a pool with humongous sharks and other creatures or whatnot. Anyway, thanks for sharing this and Congratulations on your 2000th post.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I just feel sorry for those who get roped into these things, but I agree they are very sneaky people who scam like this. I appreciate the response and I hope that you have a very wonderful and lovely day.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
Yeah, there are still some who believe in these things. Mightve fallen for one myself but as long as I see that I have to pay even one cent then im outta there even if its looks very promising.LOL You're welcome. Thanks and have a nice week.
@Elixiress (3893)
25 Aug 08
I think that if you found it in your spam folder then that should be a good indication that it is spam. What was he expecting in return for this laptop?
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
25 Aug 08
I am not sure as I didn't read the entire message. I don't think he was expecting anything, I think the c.d. I mentioned was his marketing c.d. so maybe he wanted to see if people would listen to and get involved with a marketing scheme and the laptop was just icing on the cake? Like I said he first offered it then said to enter a drawing for the laptop. I appreciate the response.
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