I found what I didn’t know what I was looking for.


Different types of spam. The one below is just trying to sell a product the one below it is an example of one that is setting unsuspecting users for identity fraud. Here are some basic guidelines on how to protect yourself from spam.
1) Suspect all email as spam.
2) Do you know this person personally?
3) A lot of spam is generated from overseas. Look odd usage of the terms they use.
4) If you give your email out for information on a product/service generally you are now on a spam list and like just herpes you will not get rid of it.
5) Consider opening another email account to use solely for web services product information etc. I call it my secondary account use it for face book twitter and anywhere you give your email to the internets. When looking at this account assume it’s spam this is also where you get password and change of password information on accounts you have set up.
6) I get 0 spam in my primary account because of this just notes from friends, family or work related correspondence.
I hope this helps
 

Spammers should get prison sentences as far as I am concerned. One of the necessary evils of administering a web site is the unwanted spam it generates. It does confuse me of how my site fit’s into this spammers demographic.

Here is another scam spammer that targets the greedy or elderly they are being targeted for Identity Fraud.

Attention: ATM Card Beneficiary,
Hide Details

FROM:

Mrs.Kathy Owens

Message flagged
Thursday, August 30, 2012 9:06 AM
UNITED NATIONS (WORLD BANK ASSISTED PROGRAM)
DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONAL
PAYMENT AND TRANSFERS.> Our Ref: WB/NF/UN/XX02107
MRS.Kathy Owens
SUBJECT: IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR INHERITANCE FUND VIA ATM SWIFT CARD.
Attention: ATM Card Beneficiary,
I wish to use this medium to inform you that your CONTRACT/INHERITANCE
Payment of USD$10,500,000.00 (Ten Million Five Hundred United States
Dollars) from U.S.A GOVERNMENT, WORLD BANK AND UNITED NATIONS have been
RELEASED and APPROVED for onward transfer to you via an ATM CARD which you
will use to withdraw all the USD$10,500,000.00 in any ATM SERVICE MACHINE
in any part of the world, but the maximum you can withdraw in a day is
USD$10,000.00 Only.We have mandated OCEANIC BANK PLC, to send you the ATM
CARD and PIN NUMBER which you will use to withdraw all your USD$10.5
Million Dollars in any ATM SERVICE MACHINE in any part of the world, but
the maximum you can withdraw in a day is USD$10,000.00 Only.You are
therefore advice to contact the Head of ATM CARD Department of OCEANIC
BANK PLC.
CONTACT PERSON: Dr.Ahmed Ibrahim
TELEPHONE : +234 8027366051
EMAIL: ibrahimdrahmed@yahoo.cn

Tell Dr.Ahmed Ibrahim, that you received a message from the U.S.A
GOVERNMENT, WORLD BANK AND UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION. Instructing him to
send you the ATM CARD and PIN NUMBER which you will use to withdraw your
USD$10.5 Million Dollars in any ATM SERVICE MACHINE in any part of the
world.

Note: Your Personal Contact

1) YOUR FULL NAME:
2) ADDRESS, CITY, STATE AND COUNTRY:
3) PERSONAL CELL PHONE, FAX AND MOBILE:
4) COMPANY NAME (IF ANY) POSITION AND ADDRESS:
5) OCCUPATION, AGE AND MARITAL STATUS:
6) COPY OF YOUR INT’L PASSPORT/DRIVERS LICENCE:

Where you want the bank to send the ATM CARD and PIN NUMBER to you, we are
very sorry for the plight you have gone through in the past years. Thanks
for adhering to this instruction and once again accept our congratulations.

Best Regards.
DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONAL
PAYMENT AND TRANSFERS.
MRS.Kathy Owens

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2 Responses to I found what I didn’t know what I was looking for.

  1. fromthomas77b says:

    Good advice, I opened up a secondary account as you have suggested here, about a year ago, and, found that most helpful.

  2. Michelle Williams says:

    I found what I didn’t know what I was looking for
    Yes I got the exact same email. Please Send emails to ACCC.

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