it is so annoying for people to come to you email address~~~~
March 13, 2009 8:55am CST
Begging for money, these people think we are so gullible, I usually delete right away, sometimes I will send them a nasty message and tell them to stop emailing me with this nonsense, I am not rich. Someone just email me, The email was from Bank of American. I reply back to them, and put in bold prints GO TO HELL!!!!!! DO YOU GET THESE MESSAGE FROM PEOPLE GIVING YOU A SAD STORY? It is always Bull!
13 Mar 09
yeah we all get them, one thing tho dont reply to them as they will then use your email address time and time again as they know its active. Its easy to set up new email addresses to send from if they know ya email is active even if u block them. Just mark it as spam and leave it as that.
13 Mar 09
you can get email bots that search web sites and the internet for email addresses, also networking sites etc etc They are then placed into a email auto-mailer and are automatically emailed to you. So if you do reply to one you might feel abit better but you are shouting at usually a machine. Just stick them in junk and forget about them, or set up 2 email addresses thats what I do, ones for when I buy anything or need to give a site an email address its basically my spam address, and I have one that only my friends and contacts have and in 4 years I havent received any spam on my friends only email addy, only on the spam address that I set-up.
• United States
14 Mar 09
if you have ever bought anything online or signed up for certain thing from some businesses they "capture" your email. From there they make "email lists" so that they can update you on new products or services that they are offering so they can generate repeat business. This in of itself is a legitimate way of generating business. Now the bad part of this comes into play when some of these legit businesses sell or rent out their email lists in chunks to other businesses. problem is they don't check who they are selling them too and sadly some of the people that buy them are these spammers that you refer to. Major companies, like Khols, best buy, Jos. A. Bank and other types of major businesses are safe because they have made it a point not to engage in this practice anymore since its bad for business. But its these lesser companies that are the culprit where your email getting to these illegitimate spammers are concerned.
14 Mar 09
I think that these persons knows that some people or vulnerable and so try to play on this. A lot of persons has been tricked by these emails and because of this persons who are genuinely in need will not be able to receive the help that he/she need. It is sad when this happen but marcia don't just assume that all of the emails are bull there are some persons/organization that go the email route to try and get help so that they can assist the less fortunate in the world.
14 Mar 09
Hi Maria, You are right. These people tell different stories which can elicit emotional response from others. These are all spam mails. People who send them have cunning intelligence and they try to play with emotions of others. If anyone sends money, then it is nothing but they are duped. Beware of such mails and gullible stuff. Nowadays this kind of crap has been growing in our mailboxes. The only way to solve this is to not to respond and by deleting the mail.
• Ipswich, England
14 Mar 09
Hello Marcia Scott. I do get this message, and i am not from the US, so i probably should send them to a local bank, or to a EU bank for that matter. Anyway i do get annoyed by these beggars and scam-ers but as you said it, i usually delete them right away. Once one individual person was harassing me with an email every day to join who knows what site, and on day he send me 5 emails in 6 hours so i send him a message to calm him down, and he replayed - oh OK, i will delete you from my list (my question would be where did he GET my address in the first place, but i decided not to answer him again).
13 Mar 09
I also get these type of mails now and then. What I do is just mark them spam, with the result these mails will not enter your mailbox, there will be new mail id from which they'll send. Keep on marking spam, that's the only solution.
18 Mar 09
they tell you on tv never to answer these emails, what happens is that the scammers generate emails addresses they don't even know if the exist, they just try different ones, the minute you respond for whatever reason, now they know you have an active email address and you get even more spam.
17 Mar 09
Yes, often and they're pfishing scams... don't believe a word of them. I've even tried blocking and bouncing the e-mails but they come back to me as not having a valid address, so I'm afraid you might be wasting your time responding to them. Just delete them my friend, and steer well clear of opening them! Brightest Blessings.