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Old 9 Nov 2002, 06:05 AM   #16
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Tonight I've received:
  • Two Nigerian scams,
  • two messages claiming that I don't have to pay US tax (which, as I don't live in the US, I don't anyway), and
  • two spams from someone calling himself "Harry Potter", who seems to be using the name illegally to sell unauthorised and probably overpriced and poor-quality merchandise.&nbsp; I'm thinking of reporting that one directly to the legal franchise owner. <vbeg>
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Old 9 Nov 2002, 08:59 AM   #17
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Originally posted by robert@fm
Tonight I've received:
  • Two Nigerian scams,
  • two messages claiming that I don't have to pay US tax (which, as I don't live in the US, I don't anyway), and
  • two spams from someone calling himself "Harry Potter"
So you really had a good time tonight!
I only received very serious messages tonight , I am going to sleep now....
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Old 28 Jan 2003, 02:54 AM   #18
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I've just been spammed with an invitation to purchase a spam-elimination product?!?! Irony rides again...
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Old 6 Feb 2003, 06:10 AM   #19
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Lightbulb

Someone on eBay was selling a perpetual-motion machine (this info courtesy of Who Would Buy That?)...
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Old 14 May 2003, 06:27 AM   #20
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Some slimeball using the (probably bogus, or else shut down by now) address of beslim@hotmail.com has sent me (in a 24-hour period) 14!!! identical copies of the same crap, all with the subject "Be slim and attractive again instead of being a fat slob" and the usual garbage characters on the end.

Apart from being spam, this is idiotic for at least two non-spam reasons:
  1. Nobody who's so rude and tactless as to call someone a "fat slob" (however accurately) deserves any business.
  2. Neither does anyone who floods people with messages, as in this case.
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Old 16 May 2003, 11:36 PM   #21
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I don't think they ever care. My mail.com and Yahoo.com got bombarded by such mails. Surprisingly for Yahoo when I block the whole domain name they managed to get another identical domain!! Such as popgoz.com being blocked, they will have a popbuz.com..... Does spamming really gave them so much cash to buy up domains??
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Old 21 Sep 2022, 10:57 AM   #22
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No they dont... I like the ones they blindly send to people and it says

"I saw you on instagram"

I am not on instagram!!
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