With Email Spam

@KrauseHome (33387)
United States
November 18, 2006 10:25pm CST
what is one of the Schemes that annoys you the most? **Mine would either be the Nigerian Scam, or the Email saying you can make like $20,000 on Paypal, and it is endorsed by Oprah as seen on her show. Which she does not endorse, and Paypal will CLOSE your account if you are caught.**
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10 responses
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
3 Dec 06
The ones from the banks are most annoying, but I can deal with them by just hitting the delete button which solves the problem. Most of them are from banks I have never even heard of or a bank I don't deal with. However at one time I did give my email address to my bank and then up would pop some email allegedly from my bank. I never responded to them but they were annoying all the same, so then I told the bank I could no longer be contacted by email. LOL The other ones that irritate me are those that say they can tell me how to make my fortune on the internet, promising thousands of dollars a week. Yes right, hit the delete button. :)
@Asylum (47332)
• Manchester, England
3 Dec 06
The fake bank emails are simply sent to masses of people in the hope that some of the recipients use the bank concerned. This can make it seem convincing to the unwary because the mail appears to be from the organisation that you bank with. I have had people ask me at work how the senders know that they use a particular bank, but of course they do not.
@KrauseHome (33387)
• United States
4 Dec 06
It is always hard to decipher when it says from Paypal.com, or your Bank, etc. if it is really genuine sometimes with so many people trying to spoof these. Even the ISPs around have had people spoof them also. If you are ever unsure of an Email you can always check with your Orginization first to make sure it is official before giving out any of your personal information.
@wyykidd (1460)
• Singapore
19 Nov 06
The Nigerian scam is one of the most common I've got. I've also gotten like something from some bank in England, or some kind of inheritance. All of them are just as annoying. And it's bad when people actually fall for them!
@KrauseHome (33387)
• United States
4 Dec 06
I just wonder how come people have to be so dumb, as to SCAM people like this? I see it in Yahoo Chat all the time, in Email, etc. I just wonder how people can really live with themselves? Wouldn't it be a lot easier to just do things legally when it comes to acquiring $$, instead of risk getting caught and spending some time in Prison. They really need to have every Country make this a major Felony if caught to deter people from wanting to try something like this.
• Indonesia
19 Nov 06
maybe i will do what you do
@KrauseHome (33387)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Well, to make sure you Avoid these types of Scams and protect your Earnings, is what it is all about for sure.
@caribe (2465)
• United States
6 Jan 07
I don't even see most of the spam I get. When it is put in my spam folder, if I don't recognize the sender, I don't open it. Opening it just encourages them to send more.
@edigital (2711)
• United States
6 Jan 07
I got many highest value was 9 million u.s. dollar from one Ms. Medina I replied her that I want you at night not your money and I have more than this amount which will give you. Now delete such mail after replying such rubbish language so scam mail is reducing. If you response one mail for curisity to know that they say they will inform your reply to their other scam group and huge mails will start to receive. If you send reply with such rubbish language they will not disturb you. Who want to give money freely without prior purchase are scam.
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
4 Dec 06
those endless Flashes and then you have won a computer ect. Then you have to go through al the adds for credit cards and so forht only to find ou are put in za drawing. That which do you prefer coke or pepsi, chocolate, white ot dark
@JoeyCa (1810)
• Belgium
4 Dec 06
You must be crazy to believe these kind of emails. People get warned for it the whole time...
@dave_lie (1476)
• Indonesia
3 Dec 06
yeah, spam emails is very annoying.i was notified that i won $1000000 and they need my credit card number confirmation right away.And they still emailing me since last month up to now.
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
3 Dec 06
There also the scams in the roommate websites for people looking for roommates and a lot of the people live in other countries and send fraudulent cashier checks. Then you also have scams on the websites if you are looking to possibly find your soulmate on those dating sites.
@disvachic (10125)
• United States
3 Dec 06
Yes, those scams that says I have won the lottery and there is a check waiting for me. I can not stand those schemes.