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Old 08-02-2006, 02:11 AM   #11
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bump up old threads day matteus? :P

i found this to be interesting.
the guy is a 419 scammer, and he accidentaly emails an art firm that give out grants to prospective artists.
the owner of the firm plays along, and gets 2 models out of the deal, then at the end scams the scammer.

read it for yourself.
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:02 AM   #12
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Great, another vigilante out there making me ROFL!!!!

Another hour GONE FOREVER. Probably the first of many in the next little while.
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:48 AM   #13
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man thats funny

Bump up old threads day matteus? Razz
Yah I wasnt on the forum for a while so I wanted to reply to posts that interested me. Plus some of those threads might spark some interesting conversation

This thread is interesting good to see those guys get something taken from them once in awhile.
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I work alongside the guys who have to handle this cr*p at work (and what they see!), and have a few statistics that will let you see the size and scope of this
1)botnets -- that's networks of machines that have had a backdoor application installed and running -- used for sending spam and DOS attacks and other fun things. Numbers keep increasing.
2) Something like 20% of all internet traffic is spam, and increasing daily!
3) It's the one or two that respond and get taken that make up for all the free e-mails that were sent out in the first place (remember the botnets from #1)
4) Lots of spammers now have an image reference that includes a code number -- opening the picture file causes the tracking system to record the id number associated with the e-mail you openend -- BINGO! the spammers have just verified your mailing address since the id number is unique and tied to the original e-mail to you. All you have to do is read the e-mail (MIME/HTML encoded)

My home e-mail runs about 25%+ of the normal spam that gets through the Sympatico firewalls and mail filters. That's why I look at my e-mail on-line before I dowload it -- Sympatico has a nice little widget that lets me report spam that got through.
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