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zomgmouse
616991.  Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:18 am Reply with quote

I have also found out that +44 is the code for the Isle of Man.

 
samivel
617048.  Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:51 am Reply with quote

Yes, but it's also the code for the UK and the Channel Islands.

 
zomgmouse
617058.  Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:09 am Reply with quote

So it is.

 
zomgmouse
647275.  Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:30 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
Email Owner.
Your Email address has won 850,000.00 in this year's Lottery.
Fill Your Name,Age,Country,Occupation,Tel.
Contact Email: luknational55@yahoo.com
Regards,
National Lottery


That last bit made me laugh. "Regards, National Lottery". XD

 
bobwilson
647403.  Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:41 am Reply with quote

zomgmouse wrote:
I've just received a piece of spam... as a text message on my phone.
Quote:

(MOTOROLA AWARD)
You have been awarded the sum of 750,000.00 pounds.
PAYMENT No: 61/WG6834.
For claim email:
hello.motorola@live.com & call +447045783764.


Not only have I never had a Motorola telephone, I do not live in a country operating in pounds (or for that matter pound pounds).
What's more, after having searched on the Internet for that e-mail, it turns out many people have received this spam, with the same payment/claim numbers.


Interestingly - I called the number given on that spam. Here's the transcript:

them: "Hello"
Me: "Hello"
them" "This is Motorola; Motorola UK - can I help you"
Me: "Sorry, wrong number"

tbh - I wasn't expecting somebody to actually answer the phone - I thought it'd be a voicemail message (or alternatively, somebody's private phone who had nothing to do with the spam). I'll try it again in a while and see just what fun can be had.

 
bobwilson
647404.  Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:43 am Reply with quote

Quote:
Your Email address has won 850,000.00 in this year's Lottery.


What on earth would an email address spend the money on? Taking a website out to dinner?

 
zomgmouse
647408.  Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:59 am Reply with quote

bobwilson wrote:
Quote:
Your Email address has won 850,000.00 in this year's Lottery.


What on earth would an email address spend the money on? Taking a website out to dinner?


First it'll buy a few things from the other spam e-mails and hope they work.

 
Woodsman
650044.  Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:21 pm Reply with quote

From: prizes@gestores.com
Subject: YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED (CONGRATULATIONS)
Date: December 26, 2009 11:59:39 AM EST
Reply-To: donald@gestores.com

We wish to announce that you emerge as one of our winners in this year ending 2009 Give Away Cash Bonanza. Your email was randomly selected from the World Wide Web site through computer draws system and extracted from over 100,000.00 companies and personal e-mail addresses.

Your e-mail address therefore has been approved to claim a total sum of 500,000.00 (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING) and your claim cheque has been issued to this effect and you are hereby advice to contact your Claim Agent for conveyance of your cheque immediately.

Donald Gregg
Email: donald@gestores.com
Phone Number: +447031998777

Endeavour to submit the information's as stated below to enable Mr. Donald Gregg commence with necessary procedures.

1. Full Name: ................................
2. Full Address: .............................
3. Tel/Fax: ..............................

***Due to possible mix up of some numbers and email contacts, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your claim has been processed and cheque has been delivered to you. You will also be required to make available the Courier dispatch fee which is 250 Pounds Sterling and delivery will be made within 48 Hours. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by some participants of this program. ***

This Give Away Cash Bonanza was Proudly Sponsored by Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Mercedes Benz Ltd., Chevron, Shell, Exxon Mobil, Wal-Mart Stores, Toyota Motor, Royal Dutch Shell, Total, ConocoPhillips, ING Group, Yahoo, Sinopec, Japan Post Holdings, Google, General Electric, China National Petroleum, Volkswagen, Dexia Group, ENI and Several Others.



Mrs. Franca Doyles
Head Co-ordinator,
Give Away Cash Bonanza



100,000.00 companies can't be wrong. Besides, this is quite a return on investment. Let me get out my check book.

 
graytart
650047.  Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:50 pm Reply with quote

I am sorry that I did not keep the first Nigerian scam letter I ever received, years ago. Yes, my children, it was handwritten on a sheet of paper, sent in a real envelope! It even had an uncancelled Nigerian stamp on it! Had I but known and kept it, it might be worth a fortune by now...

 
tetsabb
662670.  Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:18 pm Reply with quote

Mock the Week made me laugh the other night when they were talking about the chap who tried to blow himself up on the plane on Christmas day. Apparently his dad, a former official with the Bank of Nigeria, had had concerns about him becoming radicalised, and had been in contact with the authorities.
You can just imagine some CIA wonk opening the e-mails one morning......

 
QiScorpion
671073.  Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:51 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
Hi Nick, remember me? Sylvia here,

Just checking in to see if you've secured your F*R*E*E
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Remember, with the "Instant Income System" built-in,
you can also generate up to $140.00+ over and over
again... just from this simple report!

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Plus you get a special bonus "How To Steal Other People's
Work And Get Rich"... absolutely Ethical and Legal.

Now, it was just a low investment of $9.97, and it could
goes up to $17.97 very soon...
BUT TODAY, just for you, it's F*R*E*E

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Go get it NOW before somebody else take YOUR COPY
or it's too late!



To your Success and Prosperity !


Sylvia Di Marco
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Not only do i not remember Sylvia, but I'm fairly sure stealing other people's work is illegal, whatever the circumstances.

 
AlmondFacialBar
671131.  Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:10 pm Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
Mock the Week made me laugh the other night when they were talking about the chap who tried to blow himself up on the plane on Christmas day. Apparently his dad, a former official with the Bank of Nigeria, had had concerns about him becoming radicalised, and had been in contact with the authorities.
You can just imagine some CIA wonk opening the e-mails one morning......


that was EXACTLY what i thought when i saw that bit on the news... :-D

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
bobwilson
671202.  Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:33 pm Reply with quote

AlmondFacialBar wrote:
tetsabb wrote:
Mock the Week made me laugh the other night when they were talking about the chap who tried to blow himself up on the plane on Christmas day. Apparently his dad, a former official with the Bank of Nigeria, had had concerns about him becoming radicalised, and had been in contact with the authorities.
You can just imagine some CIA wonk opening the e-mails one morning......


that was EXACTLY what i thought when i saw that bit on the news... :-D

:-)

AlmondFacialBar


Being the CIA they probably thought it was from Nigella Lawson

 
Spud McLaren
704595.  Sun May 02, 2010 8:51 am Reply with quote

QiScorpion wrote:
Quote:

Remember, with the "Instant Income System" built-in,
you can also generate up to $140.00+ over and over
again... just from this simple report!

This is at least factual, as the expression "up to $140.00+" clearly includes the possibility that you'll generate $0.00.

 
Heldoorn
924328.  Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:51 am Reply with quote

QiScorpion wrote:
I'm fairly sure stealing other people's work is illegal


Having to steal work is made up by the reader. Series A revisited. What about the quality of Nick Jojola's photographs? Is he an innovative, famous, successful, sensational photographer indeed, or is he just some inexperienced young student "trying to get the perfect photo"? Does the viewer ever get to see one of the (unedited) photographs made with the perfect camera?

The story suggests a lot. But it's hardly more than an inexperienced student jumping out of an airplane with some camera, trying to get a photo. Trying.

 

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