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Gadaffi SPAM

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Posts: 5,322
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Registered: 21-03-2011

Gadaffi SPAM

I've had my first 419 SPAM email from the Gadaffi family. This time it is the second wife of Gadaffi offering me 30% of  $40 Million. It just goes to show the crooks have been reading the newspapers.
Now Zen, but a +Net residue.
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Anteaus
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Registered: 02-08-2007

Re: Gadaffi SPAM

Quote from: AlaricAdair
It just goes to show the crooks have been reading the newspapers.

... and more importantly, reading your email address from a webpage somewhere, with a harvesting 'bot.
Which, is what you need to find and fix.
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,322
Thanks: 467
Fixes: 1
Registered: 21-03-2011

Re: Gadaffi SPAM

No, its not a problem - I've used that email address for over 15 years on bulletin boards, web sites etc; nothing serious is conducted using that email address. In fact it is almost a honeypot address now.
I use a range of addresses for varying purposes, apart from the usual anti-virus checks I never view an email from an unknown source/or dubious subject unless I first inspect the source code.
Now Zen, but a +Net residue.