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BS: The latest spam attack method...

Little Hawk 21 Apr 08 - 03:42 PM
gnu 21 Apr 08 - 03:47 PM
JohnInKansas 21 Apr 08 - 03:47 PM
John on the Sunset Coast 21 Apr 08 - 03:54 PM
Georgiansilver 21 Apr 08 - 04:14 PM
Little Hawk 21 Apr 08 - 04:30 PM
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Peace 21 Apr 08 - 04:47 PM
Georgiansilver 21 Apr 08 - 05:21 PM
Mr Red 21 Apr 08 - 05:25 PM
Little Hawk 21 Apr 08 - 06:10 PM
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Subject: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 03:42 PM

They're trying something new to get foolish people to click on links that put a virus on your computer or whatever....

I have been getting a rash of new spam emails along this general line, two or three every day, addressed to the name on my email account (let's say it's "Norcon@whatever.ca"...it isn't, but let's say it is...)

"You look really stupid in this video, Norcon!"

"We caught you NAKED on video, Norcon!"

"Want to see yourself nude on video, Norcon?"

"Hey Norcon! Have you seen how dumb you look in this video?"


LOL! Man, what these people won't stoop to. They are now insulting people to get them to open a link. They figure the fear and paranoia of being caught naked or stupid "on video" will drive people to click on their link and set in motion whatever nasty thing it has in mind.

Bizarre. First they tried the allure of sex, drugs, cheap loans, free gifts, and Rolex watches. Now they are trying a new form of emotional blackmail.

Has anyone else been getting these...or am I the only unwilling and unsuspecting subject out there who is now supposedly "on video", even though these idiots don't even know my name?


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: gnu
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 03:47 PM

Could be. My ISP, Rogers, has an excellent Spam filter, aided by their clients. I get few. And, when I do, I "mark" them as Spam. I have a "bulk" mailbox for Spam and I empty it into the "trash" mailbox without even looking at it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 03:47 PM

All the email SPAM/SCAMS I get are from Canada and in French, so I don't know what they say; but I guess I should watch to see if one of them shows up with a picture of me in it????

John


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 03:54 PM

Well, I've nothing to worry about. There are no pictures of me like that. But it there are, then everybody in the world will know what my wife's been laughing at for years.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 04:14 PM

The whole point being that we should never open anything that we do not recognise...........that means ANYTHING that we do not know and trust!


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 04:30 PM

All my spam stuff goes straight into the Bulk email folder too...but the trouble is that the odd legitimate message that I DO want to read goes into the bulk folder as well, so I still have to give it all a quick look before deleting them.

Thus I get to see all the dumb messages I was alluding to.

As for being filmed in the nude by someone without knowing of it. Ha! Not bloody likely. And even if I was on video in the nude...well, I don't think it would spark much interest anywhere. ;-)

I'm not Angelina Jolie. I'm not Katie Holmes. And I'm not a politician. I don't have any public career for some scumbags to destroy.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Donuel
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 04:43 PM

Your files have been copied and uploaded.
To track you data click here


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Peace
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 04:47 PM

They're not going to fool me with that old trick a fourth time!


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 05:21 PM

LH you don't look too good with your clothes off anyway....judging by the e-mails I have received!!!!!LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Mr Red
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 05:25 PM

If it wasn't for the fact that right now I don't get any spam to my mailbox (billgates@msn.com if the spammers are looking) and if I did I would change most of them immediately as soon as they get spammed.

Now if I got a letter saying "You look ridiculous in green I would have to look wouldn't I?

But they ain't finished yet. There are more tricks - dunno what they is but they is coming your way soon.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 06:10 PM

Well, like I said, GS....it wouldn't spark much public interest.

In my defence though, I must say that I do look better than some my age... ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 06:10 PM

I dunno about looking ridiculous in that nude video -- I don't think "Playgirl" would have paid me all that money if I had.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Peace
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 06:30 PM

"In my defence though, I must say that I do look better than some my age... ;-)"

Get yer eyes checked. (No offense.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 08:06 PM

I've been getting ones supposedly from a "friend" sending me a greeting card from Yahoo. It looks legitimate enough that some unsuspecting soul would open it. It does not go to Yahoo.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 08:08 PM

What are you trying to say, Peace? ;-)

Personally, I think I look pretty good for 59...but I'm no Charles Atlas.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Peace
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 08:10 PM

LOL

Personally, I look good for 85. Unfortunately I'm only 60.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Amos
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 08:13 PM

Aw, Peace, man, don't be so hard on yourself. You look good for 75, not a day older.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 08:22 PM

I've got pectorals that some would die for.

I'm not going to say who, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Peace
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 08:30 PM

Thank you, Amos. I feel MUCH better. What are pectorals? They religious things?


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 08:36 PM

Pectorals are songs birds sing about who is higher in the pecking order.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Peace
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 08:41 PM

Thank you, Bill.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 08:46 PM

don't mention it. I try to help.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Peace
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 08:47 PM

And I do appreciate that. Those other two guys, well, ya know . . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 08:49 PM

Don't fret..Amos don't know much about religion.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Peace
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 08:54 PM

LOL


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 09:58 PM

Amos, aside from being a walking thesaurus, is usually so far at sea that the maritime rescue services wrote him off long ago. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Rowan
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 10:06 PM

And here was I, thinking that pectorals were what fish had.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 11:44 PM

Nah, I think they're parts of a suit of armor (or armour). I think they're the parts that protect the codpiece.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 04:09 AM

Pictorial pectorals


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Slag
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 05:36 AM

Gee, LH and all this time I thought that was Chongo because of the trench coat! I Should's realized that the little "anchovy" there would have ruled out Chongo. ('c').


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Peace
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 10:08 AM

That chain on the nipples has GOT to HURT!

Six-pack has taken on a whole new meaning to me. Geeze. I wish I was 6'2" and built like Schwarzenagar/Scwartzanegger/Schwartzaneggar/ Arnie again.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Ebbie
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 01:56 PM

I think Little Hawk is referring to his impressive EXpectorals. His lip muscles are finely honed, you know. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 01:58 PM

Hi Little Hawk,

Two days ago the first, and so far only, one hit my mailbox.

Identical to yours, so you are not alone.

Don T (Kent UK)


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 02:19 PM

Glad to hear it. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: frogprince
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 02:23 PM

Isn't a pectoral that thing adjacent to the testimonials?


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Amos
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 03:52 PM

Depends on what you're talking through, I guess, FP./

Little Hawk is confused. I am not "at sea". I am one with the Great Ocean of being, which is where my rare thesaural powers derive from. But he may be too preoccupied with Pectoral Dysfunction to grasp the distinction. He needs a dose of pectin -- the pectoral equivalent of Viagra.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 05:07 PM

If you are at one with the One, Amos, then you are both "at sea" and "ashore". You are and are not. You matter, and you don't. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 05:16 PM

Is 'pectoral disfunction' related to 'pinnace envy' for those who are adrift on the Great Ocean of Being?


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 05:22 PM

Heh! Heh! Lovely question.


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 05:16 PM

The LATER THAN LATEST NEWEST AND BEST SPAM METHOD:


9 A.M.: DON'T FORGET TO READ ANNOYING SPAM!


Spammers have now learned how to "request a meeting" on your calendar, so you may see a "reminder" to reply to your Nigerian offer or to order your bulk quantity of Viagra when you check to see when to go talk to the boss.

Many email/business-management programs allow you to have an "open" calendar that others can access to schedule meetings you are expected, or invited, to participate in. In all such programs that I've seen, you are the only one who can see specifics about each meeting, but the calendar others can see shows what time blocks you have reserved, so that they can schedule a time that's available for your attendance.

Usually an outside request is shown as a "tentative" reservation until you reply to the one who put it up, either accepting or rejecting the meeting. You CANNOT DELETE the entry (easily) except by replying, in some programs. Obviously, you don't want to reply to the SPAMMER who put it on your calendar.

Most programs can be set to "automatically accept" all meeting offers, in which case you may be stuck with that meeting notice until the time for the meeting passes.

Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo calendars have all been attacked. It would be difficult to know how many other (less popular?) programs are vulnerable and/or have seen this.

The "method" actually appeared about a year ago, but has "surged" in the last couple of weeks.

Thus far, all such attacks reported have been pretty simple "phishing" that are no real risk unless you click something. The calendar entry itself reportedly poses no risk unless you click something.

Affected program suppliers/managers are quoted as saying "we're working on it."

John


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 06:45 PM

"is usually so far at sea that the maritime rescue services wrote him off"

... but he's currently only got 999 balloons...


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: Little Hawk
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 08:37 PM

What a way to go...


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Subject: RE: BS: The latest spam attack method...
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 24 Apr 08 - 08:16 AM

Hi Little Hawk, No you aren't the only one. Some of us are apparently so forgetful that we even send ourselves emails to remind us that we have naked videos of ourselves. :D I'm going round to see myself to ensure I delete said video of myself forthwith!


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