April 15, 2007 5:09am CST
for the last one week i have been receiving mails from a fake lotto company that I have won some 2million usd and claim the money.Next day I got another one stating that I have won 2 million euros and claim the money from a chinese representative.I dont know what these people get from such activities.Just spamming my mailbox.Do you have such kind of experience?
• United States
15 Apr 07
Yes, I get them all the time. I will tell you away to get the companies to delete their email address so they can spam no more. Select in your email program to "display all the header information". Look in the header information, who the reply to and sender is. Generally they are from yahoo or hotmail address. Also look in the body of the message to see if you see any other email address. If you see an email that is unfamiliar to you, then go to that website. For example: X@gmail.com, go to http://www.gmail.com to see who their email provider. Generally with all emails if you send a copy of the email and the heard to firstname.lastname@example.org they will delete the accounts. With yahoo.com it would be email@example.com, with Yahoo UK it would be firstname.lastname@example.org, with Hotmail it is email@example.com I only use this method for those lottery scams because most other junk mail uses fake email address to send the spam. With these lottery scams they actually need a real email address to get the replies from innocent people. I have seen so many people who lost money from these scams and that is why I report their emails. I hope they can shut all their email down one day :D Pablo
15 Apr 07
You must not response to them. There are few cases that happen in my country. There are china company that keep sending sms to our hp, even i also received it previously, says that we have won millions of dollars. There are people that responded, and were asked to bank in few thousand deposit before they can withdraw the money. And they got cheated.