Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What The?

What is with all of the UK Lottery winnings? Why am I being spammed with this? And someone emailing that they are leaving all of their riches to a charity that I can be part of? What is this and where have I been that I am getting spammed with this?

9 comments:

Alpha DogMa said...

Well my spam is all about making my penis bigger so I can pleasure the lucky lady in my life. Damn. I didn't even know I HAD a penis, much less a woman in need of pleasuring.

Melissa said...

Nigerian scam/419 scam/lottery scams are rampant lately.

If you have the time, forward the emails you get, with the full email headers, to the Abuse Dept for any email address listed in the message or the header in the "Reply to" field.

example: abuse@yahoo.com, abuse@hotmail.com (any for live.com can go to abuse@hotmail.com)

You'd be surprised at how many people fall for these types of scams.

Aliki2006 said...

I'm glad Melissa included that info--I've been spammed by these recently, along with those Viagra/pen*s enlargement ones.

kristi said...

Me too. I hate these. I get them everyday.

California mom said...

glad to know I'm not the only one who gets's those stupid spam emails..where do they come from????

I have heard that if you get one of the lottery ones and you open the email to look at it, that whoever sent it gets notified that you opened the message and you end up getting more. So if you see an email from someone you don't recognize just delete it. Once I started doing that I got a whole lot less of these kind of emails.

Mad said...

Hey! I won that lottery. No fair.

Beck said...

I get emails saying that One Of My Friends has hired a hitman to do me in, but for $50 grand, he'll spare me. I'll take my chances, thanks.

Mama said...

OMG!!!!!!! That is an all time low- a hit man. I am old enough to remember when chain letters were a crime. I think email threats should also be criminal. That's just sick....Oh, I believe I was the winner of those lotteries and the recipient of the inheritances. [I think your penises are just fine!]

nikkis30by30 said...

Did I read that right???? Did "Mama" say she thinks the penises are just fine?!?! I can't stop laughing!! I REALLY needed that today, Aunt J!!!! THANK YOU!!!

Sorry to tell you, OM, but I already cashed in on all of those lotteries, so the ones you are getting ARE spams, mine were all the real ones. May as well just hit "Delete", because I already spent all the money on my lavish life I now lead!!!!