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Eclectic Dan

Silly Spammers
« on: October 10, 2018, 04:52:37 AM »
Spam is annoying but sometimes it can be amusing.

Today, I had one with the subject line "Gourmet Hot Chocolate . . . Ships in 7 Days" and I'm thinking, won't it be cold by then?

I get lots of ones from scammers claiming I need to upgrade my mailbox and click the link and login to upgrade.  Silly spammers.  I run my own mail server so when you claim to be the admin, I know you're not because I'm the admin.  Plus, the links don't go to my server.

What's the silliest spam you've gotten?
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 08:34:06 AM »
I got a spam email telling me how much they enjoyed my book, and asked for permission to feature it on their book blog. I replied that they had my permission to use excerpts, etc, and that I looked forward to seeing their review. They replied asking for $77.
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 09:55:55 AM »
I got a spam email telling me how much they enjoyed my book, and asked for permission to feature it on their book blog. I replied that they had my permission to use excerpts, etc, and that I looked forward to seeing their review. They replied asking for $77.


You should have offered to pay them in spirit stones.   :dance:
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 09:58:26 AM »
I got a spam email telling me how much they enjoyed my book, and asked for permission to feature it on their book blog. I replied that they had my permission to use excerpts, etc, and that I looked forward to seeing their review. They replied asking for $77.


You should have offered to pay them in spirit stones.   :dance:

i just reported the spam.
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 10:03:57 AM »
Have you ever made haiku out of your website spam comments? It's fun and easy!

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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 10:13:07 AM »
Have you ever made haiku out of your website spam comments? It's fun and easy!

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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2018, 12:02:51 PM »
The "I made a video of you watching porn" extortion ploy seems very silly to me.

 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2018, 10:29:48 PM »
The "I made a video of you watching porn" extortion ploy seems very silly to me.
Right, since in most municipalities, it's not illegal, not to mention an increasingly accepted activity to engage in.
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2018, 09:23:38 AM »
The "I made a video of you watching porn" extortion ploy seems very silly to me.
Right, since in most municipalities, it's not illegal, not to mention an increasingly accepted activity to engage in.

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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2018, 09:28:56 AM »
The "I made a video of you watching porn" extortion ploy seems very silly to me.
Right, since in most municipalities, it's not illegal, not to mention an increasingly accepted activity to engage in.

Now you tell me!  :icon_redface:

He neglected to mention it causes hairy palms, odorous flatulence and early onset blindness.
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2018, 01:28:20 AM »
The "I made a video of you watching porn" extortion ploy seems very silly to me.
Right, since in most municipalities, it's not illegal, not to mention an increasingly accepted activity to engage in.
Now you tell me!  :icon_redface:

He neglected to mention it causes hairy palms, odorous flatulence and early onset blindness.

I've heard the twitching, drooling and uncontrollable fits of laughter eventually go away, too.
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2018, 10:32:56 AM »
Here's one that just came in. I've received it before, so they must be making money off it:

"Congratulations!

You have been recently selected as a potential candidate for inclusion in the new, 2018 Edition of the Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized (P.O.W.E.R)

P.O.W.E.R is an exclusive network of professional females who have achieved excellence in their careers. It affords members with an incredible opportunity to network and engage with other successful women who are serious about their careers and achieving the highest levels of success.

Each candidate is selected individually, giving you the opportunity to represent and stand out in your industry & profession.

Once listed you will be featured among thousands of other well accomplished professional females such as yourself.

Members enjoy the following potential benefits:

 Greater Name Recognition
 Enhanced Status Amongst Your Industry Peers & Colleagues
 Chances for Career Advancement
 Professional Networking

and much much more

The Publishing Committee selected you as a potential candidate based not only upon your current standing but focusing as well on criteria from executive and professional directories, associations, and trade journals.

Given your background, the selection committee believes your profile makes a fitting addition to our publication."

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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2018, 12:09:00 PM »
Here's one that just came in. I've received it before, so they must be making money off it:

I don't recall getting one from P.O.W.E.R. but I've gotten plenty of offers of recognition for all my wonderous achievements as a woman.  Also, offers for increasing my bust size.
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2018, 05:42:46 PM »
It's probably not funny if they allege you watched child porn.
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2018, 05:43:12 PM »
Silliest spam was for viagra.
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2018, 07:31:06 PM »
The "I made a video of you watching porn" extortion ploy seems very silly to me.
Right, since in most municipalities, it's not illegal, not to mention an increasingly accepted activity to engage in.

Now you tell me!  :icon_redface:

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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2018, 03:34:44 AM »
Today . . .

"How about to meet a hot girl?"

Um, huh?


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I'm sorry, but you're not a very good mom if you misplaced 45 of your children in 35 days.
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2018, 02:49:07 AM »
Oh, I guess I have been receiving P.O.W.E.R. eMails.  Got one today . . .

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Dear,

You were recently selected as a potential candidate for P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized).

Our organization provides a powerful network of women who will mentor, inspire and empower each other to be the best they can be. Women understand the need to connect with other like-minded professionals and the importance of added exposure. Our platform is dedicated to enhancing the roles of women in the workplace and in the community, both individually and collectively.

Oh, and there is "No Cost To Be Included!"
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2018, 07:09:32 AM »
Received a web development spam message today.

I do web development.  They should probably check for stuff like that.  :icon_rolleyes:

Anyway, eMail goes on to offer mobile-friendly website design because being readable on mobile devices is "one of the most important requirements for Google."

These spams tempt me to eMail back, "What's Google?"

Or, "What's Google?  Is that like Yahoo for people that can't spell?"

Googol is the proper spelling, you know.  :hehe

Or "Why is a mobile-friendly site important to 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00,000,000,000,000,000,000,000?  Why should I care?  How important is a mobile-friendly site to #1?  That's me, by the way.  Can't say that I care.  Do you also do photo retouching?  I hear there's much demand for that."
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2018, 01:11:31 PM »
I got a spam email telling me how much they enjoyed my book, and asked for permission to feature it on their book blog. I replied that they had my permission to use excerpts, etc, and that I looked forward to seeing their review. They replied asking for $77.


You should have offered to pay them in spirit stones.   :dance:

LOL. Will probably use that line.

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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2018, 07:17:13 AM »
You know, if you're going to spam a forum with multiple messages trying to meet someone to date (LOL, like we believe that), you might want to try to be consistent with your age in each message on that same forum:icon_rofl:
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2018, 10:26:40 AM »
Maybe she aged a year while posting all those spam messages.

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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2018, 11:36:56 AM »
Maybe she aged a year while posting all those spam messages.

She aged a couple years.  She was 21, 22 and 23.  I am not sure but I think there might also have been a 24.

Also silly was trying to claim the forum was buggy for the photo not "uploading" properly when it was hyperlinked from another site.
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2018, 11:55:19 AM »
You know, if you're going to spam a forum with multiple messages trying to meet someone to date (LOL, like we believe that), you might want to try to be consistent with your age in each message on that same forum:icon_rofl:


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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2019, 05:53:40 AM »
I know bots generate most SEO spam and they don't "analyze" your website at all, but they still generate some amusing results, like the one I just received a few minutes ago.

Here it is in part:
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We’d like to inform you a very important issue regarding your website which is the reason why you are losing lots of traffic.

Your website is great in terms of design and content. However, it doesn’t follow Search Engine Guidelines. So, it has a very low visibility in search results.

We’ve done a thorough SEO audit of your website, and found that it has a big potential to generate more revenue than what it might be earning at the present. And yes, we have generated a report for the same as well.

My website has "great" "design and content" but has "low visibility in search results."  It also has "big potential" for "more revenue" than it currently earns.

LOL.

This is a single page website.  It only has a logo and a page counter.  It doesn't try to sell anything or offer anything or even have ads.  There is no content, other than the logo and page counter.  That's it.  No pages besides the landing page.  Nothing.  I only use the domain name for an eMail address for a specific use.  I put up a webpage for it because, you know, why not?  Hasn't been updated in 12 years and other than a logo change (I think) it hasn't changed in 17 years.

It's just silly to believe they've actually put together a "report" on how this site could earn more revenue.  LOL.

Silly spammers.
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2019, 10:40:09 AM »
This made me curious so I looked up some stats. There are 14.5 billion spam emails sent a day. Only one in 12.5 million results in a reply. I now feel better about my mailing list stats.
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2019, 10:55:14 AM »
This made me curious so I looked up some stats. There are 14.5 billion spam emails sent a day. Only one in 12.5 million results in a reply. I now feel better about my mailing list stats.

You shouldn't.  Spams are unsolicited and non-targeted.  The response rate is naturally going to be low.  Your mailing list is, presumably, opt-in so your subscribers requested to receive offers from you, so you should be getting a far, far better response rate.
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2019, 07:48:57 AM »
This made me curious so I looked up some stats. There are 14.5 billion spam emails sent a day. Only one in 12.5 million results in a reply. I now feel better about my mailing list stats.

You shouldn't.  Spams are unsolicited and non-targeted.  The response rate is naturally going to be low.  Your mailing list is, presumably, opt-in so your subscribers requested to receive offers from you, so you should be getting a far, far better response rate.
I think Shoe was kidding. That said, there is a tendency for us to think we ought to be getting more responses than we do. However, if you look at norms in media and publishing, the norm according to Mailchimp is 17.3% opens and 3.6% clicks. Even on a bad day, I do far better than that, as I think most of us do. I have noticed, however, that the bigger my subscriber list is, the lower the percentages tend to get. I try to focus on raw number of opens and clicks (which keep going up) rather than percentages, which tend to go down as the list gets bigger.


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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2019, 02:49:15 AM »
I mildly enjoyed today's comment form spam:

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I had a look at your Instagram Instagram and it looks pretty good.

Never mind the "Instagram Instagram".  I imagine they meant "Instagram page" or something.

Anyway, so, it's like, hmm, someone apparently likes my Instagram page.  How curious.

It then goes on about whether I'm getting the results I want and how they can help me increase followers and engagement and stuff.

The thing is I don't have an Instagram account.
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2019, 03:41:23 PM »
Some more spam haiku for your enjoyment:

She’s very precise
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2019, 03:36:19 AM »
If you believe spam, and I haven't done an actual count to verify, but it seems like more people die in plane crashes than there are people on planes that have crashed.  Seems a lot of wealthy royal families die in plane crashes.  If you're royalty, maybe you should consider taking the bus.  Seems like buses are less deadly.  Or a boat.  No reason you can't take a boat from Africa to Europe.  Sure, it'll take longer than a plane, but you won't crash and leave all your millions to some nephew who will have to smuggle it out of the country with the help of a stranger in a foreign country he'll have to find by sending random eMails to people.

Earlier today, someone was apparently trying to steal funds due to me by claiming I died in a plane crash.  The nerve of some people.

And, most recently, some poor woman contacted me.  She was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, after her husband had died in a plane crash.  Who knew that having a spouse die in a plane crash could cause cancer?  I wonder if the FAA has looked into this.  Anyway, she wants to make sure her money goes to charity, so she wants to give me her millions of dollars to distribute it to charities.  Why she couldn't just list the charities in her will, I don't know.  Oh, she said she doesn't want her husband's relatives getting the money.  I, of course, get to keep a portion of it for my efforts.

Maybe I should take her up on the offer.  Sounds like a better deal than refinancing the mortgage on my post office box.
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2019, 03:57:03 AM »
The thing is I don't have an Instagram account.

Maybe they can help with that too.  I don't think there's much too it though.  You just need a friend to take pictures of your butt.
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2019, 05:56:06 AM »
If you're royalty, maybe you should consider taking the bus.


No way, man.  I've seen Romancing the Stone.  I know what happens on buses.  One minute, you think you're on your way to Cartegena to rescue your sister, and the next minute, you're in the middle of the jungle with some mustachioed villain who's trying to mug you.


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Or a boat.  No reason you can't take a boat from Africa to Europe. 


A boat?  In the Mediterranean?  Ever heard of the Barbary pirates?   :icon_eek:

Royalty are rich and connected, and that means they have access to Nicola Tesla's top secret teleportation technology.  I learned about this tech on the internet, so that's how you know it's real.  Those royals should just beam from here to there instead of "slumming" by using the vehicles of the masses.


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Maybe I should take her up on the offer.


YOLO    :cool:


The thing is I don't have an Instagram account.

Maybe they can help with that too.  I don't think there's much too it though.  You just need a friend to take pictures of your butt.


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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2019, 06:16:57 AM »
The thing is I don't have an Instagram account.

Maybe they can help with that too.  I don't think there's much too it though.  You just need a friend to take pictures of your butt.

Nobody would want to see such pictures.


No way, man.  I've seen Romancing the Stone.  I know what happens on buses.  One minute, you think you're on your way to Cartegena to rescue your sister, and the next minute, you're in the middle of the jungle with some mustachioed villain who's trying to mug you.

Better that than a pistachioed villain.  :icon_think:
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2019, 02:56:34 PM »
Got to laugh at the bitcoin spam.

The one where they tell you they hacked your computer, took over your cam, and recorded you wanking to porn.

Quite apart from the obvious issues like the email address they used not actually existing, failing to prove they even know who you are, and no evidence proving they even have access to your computer, let alone have recordings from it.

There is one part there where they tell you the bitcoin address is case sensitive, so copy and paste the address.

Only the whole email is a single IMAGE, which means no copy and paste is possible. And lets face it, no-one is ever going to type something that complicated without making errors.

Silly spammers!

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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #35 on: April 06, 2019, 05:32:54 AM »
Today's spam (one of them, anyway):
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This new tool was just released a few weeks ago.

And I have to admit - it packs so much power in such a small package it even scares me!

And then blah, blah, blah and signed by someone I've never heard of.

It's like, gee, thanks guy I've never heard of.  The fact this thing scares even you means a lot, given that I have no idea who you are or what might scare you.  You might be frightened by a cotton swab.  I've no idea.  Not exactly a ringing endorsement.

Also doesn't help that the URL advertised has two typos.  I mean, the unwary might overlook the first missing letter, but two?  I don't know.  Plus, when your domain name ends in .icu, yeah, no thanks.
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2019, 01:08:32 AM »
One of today's was a fake receipt (a .doc I'm supposed to open for more details on my supposed order).

Apparently, I placed my order on my "iPhone X, Ipad."  Um, which was it?  Also, I'm pretty sure if the eMail really was from Apple, they would know it's an "iPad" not an "Ipad".

And, the browser I used to place my order was "Safari, Chrome."  Again, which was it?

Also, "This Order details:" is poor wording for a receipt.

Silly spammers.
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2019, 07:20:20 AM »
This is actually a legit technique for the spammers, because the smart people don't respond--only the stupid and illiterate (or elderly and confused) people actually miss all that stuff, which tells the spammers right away they are easy marks.
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2019, 02:45:20 AM »
Got to laugh at the bitcoin spam.

The one where they tell you they hacked your computer, took over your cam, and recorded you wanking to porn.

Quite apart from the obvious issues like the email address they used not actually existing, failing to prove they even know who you are, and no evidence proving they even have access to your computer, let alone have recordings from it.

There is one part there where they tell you the bitcoin address is case sensitive, so copy and paste the address.

I received one of these the other day as comment form spam which makes absolutely no sense.  What "device" did they purportedly "install" their software on?  The web server?  A web server with a webcam?  Was the web server being recorded pleasuring itself to videos of web servers with 42U 36"D racks?  I'm kind of curious to see the video now.  :hehe

I imagine they probably spoofed their IP (maybe, then again if you're sending this kind of message through comment form spam, you're probably not that bright) but their IP address indicates they are in Atlanta, Georgia.
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2019, 03:12:23 AM »
There's a new twist on the "embarrassing video" scam.  Now they are claiming they actually slept with you, recorded it on video and downloaded all your passwords and contacts while you were in the bathroom.

Of course, they don't mention their name, only that it happened a "long, long time ago".  You know, like probably before you had a smartphone.  :hehe

I kind of like this bit: "For the obvious reason, I can not tell you my personal name, but yes, I can tell you one thing that, it was a long, long time back honey."  Yeah, they don't want to mention their name, but they're perfectly willing to give a DVD of your night with them--which would obviously include them--to all your neighbors and family members.  (After all, they know where you live.)

Silly spammers.  Next thing you know, they'll claim they are you and if you don't send Bitcoin cash to them, er, you, they, er, you will streak down the aisles during church services or whatever.
     
 
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Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2019, 07:02:38 AM »
Two funny spam messages today . . .

First was one of those fake invoice scams, except instead of using a company name, they used the name John.  And they closed the message with "Thank you for using John!"

You know, as opposed to going in the bushes or something, I guess.

Second was Internet marketing spam, offering a system to "create" your Kindle book in just a matter of hours!  NO WRITING REQUIRED!  I normally junk that stuff but was curious to take a look.  I checked the summary and part of the process is making sure you create a good cover for CreateSpace and upload the book to CreateSpace as well as Amazon.  And I was like, hmmm, CreateSpace, really?  Do they really not know?

Upon further investigation, this product was first offered three years ago.  And I'm thinking, you know, maybe, just maybe, you might want to update your stuff?

Especially when you're offering the stuff for the special low, low price of only $177.  :eek:  And that's a savings over the regular sales price of $247 which itself is a discount off the regular retail price of $497.

I guess maybe I need to write a book on how to write a book and sell said book for $97.  It'll look like an awesome deal.
     
 
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Eclectic Dan

Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2019, 06:31:59 AM »
There's another new twist on the "embarrassing video" scam.

Received one today that claims they know I am a pedophile because they've filmed me doing things while I was purportedly on websites with pictures/videos (they don't specify) of naked kids.  But, not to worry, they don't care, just so long as I send them money.  If not, they will forward the videos to my local police department.  After all, they know where I live.

So, basically, they would be admitting to possessing child porn because if I had done what they claim and they possessed a split screen recording of me and these sites I was supposedly visiting, that means they not only watched child porn but they also possess it.

Smart move!  LOL.

Oh, and if I contact the police, they will know and they will immediately send the videos they have to the police.  Yep.  Prove to the police that you possess child porn.  Smart move, spammer!

Anyway, the funny part is . . .

"Because I know you are a wealthy person and that you do care
about your reputation, I am willing to gίve you a chance to atone and I
will leave you alone."

I'm a "wealthy person"?   :icon_rofl:

So, now they have given me three reasons to not believe them . . .

1) I do not and have not watched child porn
2) The camera on my computer is non-functional
3) I am, sadly, certainly not wealthy

Silly spammer.
     
 
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Eclectic Dan

Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #42 on: July 24, 2019, 12:37:34 AM »
Got to laugh at the bitcoin spam.

The one where they tell you they hacked your computer, took over your cam, and recorded you wanking to porn.

Quite apart from the obvious issues like the email address they used not actually existing, failing to prove they even know who you are, and no evidence proving they even have access to your computer, let alone have recordings from it.

There is one part there where they tell you the bitcoin address is case sensitive, so copy and paste the address.

I received one of these the other day as comment form spam which makes absolutely no sense.  What "device" did they purportedly "install" their software on?  The web server?  A web server with a webcam?  Was the web server being recorded pleasuring itself to videos of web servers with 42U 36"D racks?  I'm kind of curious to see the video now.  :hehe

I imagine they probably spoofed their IP (maybe, then again if you're sending this kind of message through comment form spam, you're probably not that bright) but their IP address indicates they are in Atlanta, Georgia.

Received two of these today as comment form spam.

Each listed a different password, neither of which is a password I have ever used anywhere.

Then they say how they embedded a pixel in the message so they will know I read it.  You can't embed a pixel in comment form spam.  At least not on my comment form, which I coded myself.

Maybe someone will fall for this, but having the wrong password certainly doesn't make the spam believable.  LOL.
     
 
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Kristen.s.walker

Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2019, 09:06:52 AM »
I keep receiving emails about this incredible treatment for AIDS. Which, if I had AIDS or knew anyone with it, that might be great news, but I would expect to hear about it from major news headlines and not a random spammer. The miracle drug they're offering to sell? Viagra.

Maybe these are secretly sci-fi stories because it would take a really big stretch of imagination to believe that Viagra could somehow treat an immune disorder.
 

Eclectic Dan

Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2019, 01:23:57 AM »
Received spam on a contact form today on one of my websites.  It opened with this:

Quote
I've received a few of your emails recently and it looks like you could use a little help with your copywriting.

This particular website does not have an eMail list and, thus, the spammer could not have received any of my eMails recently because said eMails do not exist.

Silly spammer.
     
 
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sliderule

Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2019, 09:46:47 PM »
The "I made a video of you watching porn" extortion ploy seems very silly to me.

I doubly laugh at that because my desktop has no built in web camera.

"Good luck with that!"
 

Eclectic Dan

Re: Silly Spammers
« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2019, 01:05:45 AM »
SPAMMER SAYS: "I'm sure you're busy and don't have time to read a whole email so we have prepared a quick explanation video."

Pretty sure I can read through a whole eMail faster than watching a video.