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Andromeda
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:24 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hello, I am a lurker of a few months and I really enjoy reading this forum! Thanks for some great entertainment!! I haven't gotten up the nerve to start baiting yet, but I would like to. I was wondering if any of you have come across this kind of email. I get these emails almost daily and I can't figure out what the point is. It almost sounds like a nonsense romance novel. Here is the one I received today:

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eyes; you'll soon see spots when it's off as well as when it's on, and, by and feature in his face, except his beautiful teeth, yet i liked him, for he had they are more emotional can't argue about it, i only know that it's the way of the world, and people
defy even that awe-inspiring institution "the family" for her friend's sake. cannot eat the hay himself, and yet refuses to allow those to eat who can." "that and the longing for goodness and happiness is the guide that leads us through the telephone system in the united states,
whole tribe collected in the drawing rooms, with the exception of aunt peace, were not a happier family. she was not wise enough to know where the trouble know, i never should have guessed that it was meant for winter weather and brisk like a tuneful bass viol:
sudden lowering expression had come into his face, and he leaned forward 'run, fly! she wants us, she wants after recording that last fact, it best one. i still remember the beauti-ful sight in the nearest beach ever in her earnestness.
they all drew to the fire, mother in the a mortal man, is hard to give up, especially when it comes in the no one to befriend her till you came, and, by years of patient well-doing, while this
enough in their way, and i rather like you to have a style of your good to make all duty sweet, with forfeits. are very hard to learn. sometimes i wish i were learning french or are that i respect, admire, and trust you more than ever, and feel he was bewildered by small commissions for the captive mamma, if he him if he asks me," answered rose decidedly.
i leave my purple box with a looking glass in the cover which will going, my pretty maid?" with the children. her first dislike was softened by pity when she forget it,' said jo, with her hand in his as sentimentally as if she many months the fire was out, jo's place was empty, and the room was very
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him a sinewy arm and a true eye; and, taking sanch into partnership as no matter whether or not we want to be famous. go for it, and good luck! like a ghost.
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The IP address is from Amsterdam. I'm just curious what the point of the email is. There is a picture attached that is an ad for viagra and a discount pharmacy. If the point is to sell pharmaceuticals, why do you think there is always this weird text attached? I'm just curious and wonder if these type of emails can possibly be used for baiting. Is the point to make me so curious that I write back to ask WTF?

Thank you for any insight you can give me! Please don't flame me - I'm a sensitive soul who thinks you people are really cool! Very Happy
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Lorissa_Andre
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

A method to evade spam filters. The message appears innocent so people get scammed.

EDIT: Someone else put it better than me: Spam that is also Scam.
The viagra explains it as the filters would normally filter that out.

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XPS1710
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It probably has an image somewhere trying to sell you Cialis and Viagra.

That lot of text is used to bypass spam filters.

Its effectively, junk mail.

Cheers and Welcome to the Eater.
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Andromeda
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you both so much for your quick response! That didn't occur to me. You are right - there is an ad for viagra attached to it. Sorry for the dumb question. Embarassed
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Lorissa_Andre
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It's all good. I only learnt about it 2 weeks ago. I've even received some where the spammers forget to link to or mention the cheap drugs/software etc and so it's just a bunch of goobledegook.

Ask away! Very Happy

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Andromeda
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

^^ Thank you for such a warm welcome! Very Happy

Since you don't mind the questions, I have another. Wink

My house was burglarized back in October and my laptop computer was stolen as were all of my electronics. The computer had all of my personal info such as my tax info, etc. It seems like since that happened I have been inundated with 419 scam emails. Do you think this is just a coincidence or am I to think that my personal info is out there somewhere easily accessible to scam artists? Of course I took all of the precautions that I could such as change my bank account number, passwords, put fraud alerts on my credit, etc. Somehow I think there is a connection but it could just be my over active imagination! What do you think?
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Josh
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Probably just a coincidence I think. A good reminder for all laptop users to have an access password on windows - even if they are the only person to use the computer. My laptop was stolen last year, and there was heaps of personal stuff I'm glad nobody could easily access because I had windows passworded.

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XPS1710
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:55 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Its all good Andromeda.

Afterall, the only stupid question is the one not asked.
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Andromeda
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:57 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks yrubraj! I did have a password to get into Windows, but I thought it was still possible to hack into it and get that info if you are computer savvy. Hopefully the crooks that stole my computer weren't very computer literate and just wiped it out so they could pawn it.

You are probably right about it being a coincidence about the 419 scam emails. It's probably more likely from registering my email on some site. Very Happy
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Andromeda
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks XPS1710! You all are so nice here! Hopefully my next topic that I post will be about a bait. Laughing
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Lorissa_Andre
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Seems like you've done all you can possibly do. If everything's changed then it should be ok. Most of the 419 emails would not originate within your vicinity and no scammer would be bothered making a long, expensive and arduous trek without knowing it will be extremely profitable (ie you have gold bullion buried under your backyard etc)

If you're worried, get their IP address from the emails (search the forums on how to do this) and do a reverse IP lookup at http://www.dnsstuff.com/ You can get the area from where they are coming from which more often than not is Nigeria or Ghana.

The creepy thing was when I first started baiting, within a week I got my first ever 419 email into my personal email account. Alot of it is conincidence!

Welcome again! Start baiting soon!

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Andromeda
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

^^ Thanks Lorissa_Andre! You make some great points. Thanks for the link on the reverse IP lookup. That is weird that you got a 419 email in your personal account for the first time once you started baiting!

Thanks everyone for responding! I'm going to bed now - it's 1:00 am here and I have to get up early so I can quit my job tomorrow. I've got a new job starting in 2 weeks but I hate it when I have to give my notice - very nerve wracking!! Laughing
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