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    How sad is this?

    from Unicef foundation <[email protected]>
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    date Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 4:28 AM
    subject Congratulation On Your (UCF 2009)AWARD!!!

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    Your Email account with Qualification numbers (UCF/UN/EU/009) Ticket pin
    21438700001 have WON you cash Grant/Donation of $500,000 (five hundreed
    thousand dollars) from Unicef foundation end of year give away.send 1. Full
    Names: 2Full Address: 3.City: 4.Country: 4 Sex: 5.Age: 6.Occupation:
    7.Telephone Number To Mr Thomos Sanchez UN payment officer
    Email:[email protected] for claims
    Was looking around my spam folder and came across this...
    I found this very very sad as it's someone faking a charity who help the world.

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    They just don't know when to quit do they?

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    I hate that type of spam .... I just plain hate spam, period.
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    Ugh spammers, how do they sleep at night?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Pixel View Post
    Ugh spammers, how do they sleep at night?
    They sleep in their 1500 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets. With their gold plated head boards and their luxury condo's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTrike View Post
    They sleep in their 1500 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets. With their gold plated head boards and their luxury condo's.
    How do you know You must be a spammer, haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The-Pixel View Post
    How do you know You must be a spammer, haha.
    lol, I'm in the wrong business... I don't think I have it in me to be a slimy dirt ball spammer though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTrike View Post
    lol, I'm in the wrong business... I don't think I have it in me to be a slimy dirt ball spammer though.
    Always good to hear and I agree with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTrike View Post
    They sleep in their 1500 Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets. With their gold plated head boards and their luxury condo's.
    Sad but true.
    Read a story a while back that a notorious spammer was nailed by MySpace for abusing their systems, and he settled out court for $6 mil or so.

    It was the second time. The first he settled with MS for $7M.
    Source: http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/080619-084145
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    Sad but true.
    Read a story a while back that a notorious spammer was nailed by MySpace for abusing their systems, and he settled out court for $6 mil or so.

    It was the second time. The first he settled with MS for $7M.
    Source: http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/080619-084145
    Yup, it's not even funny, I want to smack these people in the face real hard.

    Also the smacking has to be done with a lead pipe.

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    My question is this, in relation to the news article that bear had mentioned:

    If people can sue for $100/spam e-mail why don't the people affected get the cash? For example: MySpace allows free registration, they get paid for advertising. Some jerkoff comes in, phishes e-mails, and MySpace gets $6mil for doing it when the end user gets nothing. Where does that logic come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookster187 View Post
    My question is this, in relation to the news article that bear had mentioned:

    If people can sue for $100/spam e-mail why don't the people affected get the cash? For example: MySpace allows free registration, they get paid for advertising. Some jerkoff comes in, phishes e-mails, and MySpace gets $6mil for doing it when the end user gets nothing. Where does that logic come from?
    I'm sure its in the TOS that they give up any and all rights. Like FaceBook with all of your photos in the recent past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTrike View Post
    I'm sure its in the TOS that they give up any and all rights. Like FaceBook with all of your photos in the recent past.
    Haha probably is, but I'm far too lazy to go looking. Funny thing is I can almost promise that the Privacy Policy on said sites also states they will not solicit e-mails to a third party. Technically, no matter the circumstances a spammer is a third party who is receiving your information and said site is receiving money from it whether it be a positive or negative light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    Sad but true.
    Read a story a while back that a notorious spammer was nailed by MySpace for abusing their systems, and he settled out court for $6 mil or so.

    It was the second time. The first he settled with MS for $7M.
    Source: http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/080619-084145
    Yikes, bear. Spamming must be really big money if an individual can settle suits for $13 million (total) and still make money!

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    and another:
    from Unicef foundation <[email protected]>
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    date Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 4:58 AM
    subject Compesation from (UCF/UN/EU/009)Award!!!

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    Your Email account with Qualification numbers (UCF/UN/EU/009) Ticket pin
    21438700001 have WON you cash Grant/Donation of $500,000 (five hundred
    thousand dollars) from UNICEF FOUNDATION End of year give away.send 1. Full
    Names: 2Full Address: 3.City: 4.Country: 4 Sex: 5.Age: 6.Occupation:
    7.Telephone Number To Mr Thomos William UN payment officer
    Email:[email protected] for claims

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    I hate the idea that someone would sink to that level to make money by scamming people.

    It really amazes me how people fall for this. Although I did see a complete replica of a well-known payment gateway's website before. It looked exactly the same apart from it was hosted on a free web host and the only link that worked was ‘reset password’. Don’t worry I reported it to the web host
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    Quote Originally Posted by sequencehosting View Post
    I hate the idea that someone would sink to that level to make money by scamming people.

    It really amazes me how people fall for this. Although I did see a complete replica of a well-known payment gateway's website before. It looked exactly the same apart from it was hosted on a free web host and the only link that worked was ‘reset password’. Don’t worry I reported it to the web host
    Yeah its typical in the world today, i recieved several letters with myname/address to my home about winning the national lottery in spain etc i went to the council and they did some stuff Only knew about this kind of bs on the news and programme called "Watchdog" on BBC.

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