Spam Emails...not sure what is going on.

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Spam Emails...not sure what is going on.

Post by Mike Jackson » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:19 pm

CHAPTER XXVI, She aimed right for us.
They talked low and earnest.
I get a lot of emails with messages with just a bunch of jibberish similar to the one above. There are no links and no attachments.

I wish I knew why they'd be sending them? Maybe it is just a way of checking to see if my email address is valid.

If you know, please post it here.

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Re: Spam Emails...not sure what is going on.

Post by Danny Baronian » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:40 pm

Getting several a day along the same lines.

Marked as junk,deleted, and added to black list.

Haven't seen any files included; should you received files do not open, mark as junk and delete immediately
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Re: Spam Emails...not sure what is going on.

Post by Mike Jackson » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:19 am

Yes, I delete them and add them to the block list. The emails don't have attachments or links—just a string of random words. I can't understand what benefit they get from sending them.
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Re: Spam Emails...not sure what is going on.

Post by Billie DeBekker » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:48 pm

It's the start of a Phishing scam.. Send out 100,000's of emails.. Then log the one that don't bounce back.. Then they sell the email addresses to to your online pharmacy and all those other spam and scammers.

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