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07/03/2011 10:16:29 AM · #1
I'm a spam target, I guess!

Received 2 more SPAM PMs this morning. It seems like it's happening 3 or 4 times a week now. And for some reason, they feel like they have to send it multiple times. :(

Hello dear,
Greetings to you,My name is Sonia,i view your profile in this site in the hope of establishing friendship with you,by email,to enlarge our further discussion it will be my pleasure if you will be my friend, i wish if you will respond to my mail box so that i will tell you more about my self.and sent you my photo, i hope to hear from you.
yours Sonia.
Email
miss_sonia003@yahoo.com

Stop it, stop it, stop it!!!

Ok -- you may now resume your normal programming.
07/03/2011 10:18:59 AM · #2
When you register for DPC, do you have to do one of those spam checks by entering random letters and numbers?
07/03/2011 10:40:24 AM · #3
Originally posted by vawendy:

I'm a spam target, I guess!

Received 2 more SPAM PMs this morning. It seems like it's happening 3 or 4 times a week now. And for some reason, they feel like they have to send it multiple times. :(

Hello dear,
Greetings to you,My name is Sonia,i view your profile in this site in the hope of establishing friendship with you,by email,to enlarge our further discussion it will be my pleasure if you will be my friend, i wish if you will respond to my mail box so that i will tell you more about my self.and sent you my photo, i hope to hear from you.
yours Sonia.
Email
miss_sonia003@yahoo.com

Stop it, stop it, stop it!!!

Ok -- you may now resume your normal programming.


Me too exact same message!
07/03/2011 10:43:59 AM · #4
"Hello dear,
Greetings to you,My name is Sonia,i view your profile in this site in the hope of establishing friendship with you,by email,to enlarge our further discussion it will be my pleasure if you will be my friend, i wish if you will respond to my mail box so that i will tell you more about my self.and sent you my photo, i hope to hear from you.
yours Sonia.
Email
miss_sonia003@yahoo.com "

Me too.
07/03/2011 10:44:16 AM · #5
Hello dear,
Greetings to you,My name is Sonia,i view your profile in this site in the hope of establishing friendship with you,by email,to enlarge our further discussion it will be my pleasure if you will be my friend, i wish if you will respond to my mail box so that i will tell you more about my self.and sent you my photo, i hope to hear from you.
yours Sonia.
Email
miss_sonia003@yahoo.com

Me too - except this is my first one. What is the protocol to report it?
07/03/2011 10:44:32 AM · #6
Originally posted by sulamk:

Originally posted by vawendy:

I'm a spam target, I guess!

Received 2 more SPAM PMs this morning. It seems like it's happening 3 or 4 times a week now. And for some reason, they feel like they have to send it multiple times. :(

Hello dear,
Greetings to you,My name is Sonia,i view your profile in this site in the hope of establishing friendship with you,by email,to enlarge our further discussion it will be my pleasure if you will be my friend, i wish if you will respond to my mail box so that i will tell you more about my self.and sent you my photo, i hope to hear from you.
yours Sonia.
Email
miss_sonia003@yahoo.com

Stop it, stop it, stop it!!!

Ok -- you may now resume your normal programming.

Me too exact same message!

Ditto.
07/03/2011 10:47:26 AM · #7
Do I just delete the message or what?
07/03/2011 10:47:30 AM · #8
I wonder why certain members are targeted and others are not. I haven't recieved a single spam, while some of you seem to be getting many of them.
07/03/2011 10:48:32 AM · #9
Same message to me!
07/03/2011 10:48:41 AM · #10
Haha just as I posted the above message, I got the message!
07/03/2011 10:48:45 AM · #11
Yep, me too. Do you think it's because some of us are more actively posting than others? Or it's the people online at a certain time? I've had a few in the last couple of days.
07/03/2011 10:49:35 AM · #12
Maybe Miss Sonia could just post here and get it over with??
07/03/2011 11:08:15 AM · #13
LOL, I just now saw this thread, and thought "hmm, I haven't gotten one." And just like magic, there it was! :-P

OK, maybe not magic, more like bad juju.

Message edited by author 2011-07-03 11:08:24.
07/03/2011 12:06:32 PM · #14
same here...
07/03/2011 12:09:03 PM · #15
I got one too. You would think a spammer would realize that members of a single forum would know each other and talk about it. Perhaps it's a bot, but I'm not sure if a bot could get through the registration process. Why do they bother?
07/03/2011 12:18:26 PM · #16
Although I hate the damn things, Langdon may want to integrate CAPTCHAs into the messaging system. Perhaps, one benefit of a paid membership could be a lack of CAPTCHAs.

There seems to be several open source CAPTCHA projects.
07/03/2011 12:27:12 PM · #17
Not going to be much longer until bots can decipher captchas with reasonable accuracy.
07/03/2011 12:31:10 PM · #18
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Not going to be much longer until bots can decipher captchas with reasonable accuracy.


Agreed, but CAPTCHA technology tries to stay ahead of the game, and does so with some success, which is why "companies" often hire human solvers from developing countries.
07/03/2011 12:36:12 PM · #19
Are the CAPTCHA things where you have to type what it is they show you in a word jumble? Because I HATE those. And there are times I cannot read them.

07/03/2011 12:39:53 PM · #20
Originally posted by Melethia:

Are the CAPTCHA things where you have to type what it is they show you in a word jumble? Because I HATE those. And there are times I cannot read them.


Yes, those evil things.
07/03/2011 01:03:17 PM · #21
Yup, getting the double spamming too. I think the thing that amazes me most is that there are still folks out there who fall for these scams.

Captcha - the smallest of all evils.
07/03/2011 01:34:37 PM · #22
This is spam? And I thought I was special. I wonder if it is too late to cancel that wire transfer .... :)
07/03/2011 01:43:20 PM · #23
got one too, damn thought I was special there for a moment :)
07/03/2011 02:11:25 PM · #24
Yeah, I was also targeted but I deleted it straight away. She was only registered today.
07/03/2011 03:23:17 PM · #25
[Tongue-in-Cheek]

There's another way to look at this.

I know a fellow named Derwood. He is in his early forties, lives alone, socially awkward, a little bit heavy-set, and really has very few friends outside parents and sibs. I wouldn't say he's slow exactly, but in a fast conversation, he'll sometimes come up with a comeback line, several sentences after the conversation has moved on.

He treasures email like this. It's the only email he receives that starts out "My Dear,' or "Dearest One". When he composes his replies, he has plenty of time to edit and re-edit them to get them just right. And when read at normal speed, he sounds smart, coherent, sometimes even a little bit funny.

He has a collection of photos these emailers have sent him, framed, in color, and sitting on his piano.

Perhaps the Sonia's of the world are helping the Derwood's of the world, raising their self esteem, giving them something positive to look forward to when they start AOL each morning after their breakfast cereal.

Next time you receive SPAM like the OP's, before you blast back or throw it away, take a moment to think about Derwood.

[/Tongue-in-Cheek]
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