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Spam emails getting even more inventive

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Spam emails getting even more inventive

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spuggy
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Re: Spam emails getting even more inventive

I had one today along the lines of "Microsoft take over Yahoo Inc" quite why I wanted to know about this ficticious event I don't know!! Smiley
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Re: Spam emails getting even more inventive

I got one saying Clinton had been shot in public. So which was it hanged or shotHuh  Roll eyes

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madjbright
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Re: Spam emails getting even more inventive

... and what is the point of these Spams anyway. Why would I click on a link or open an attachment when the contents bear no resemblance to the subject.
Denzil
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Re: Spam emails getting even more inventive

Because you are knowledgeable enough to realise what it is. The spammers rely on the non technical people who have just bought their first PC and are a bit gullible.
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Re: Spam emails getting even more inventive

@Denzil..... for a long time now, I have wondered about spam messages..... can you explain what the sender(s) of spam get from their actions?  Huh Undecided Huh
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Re: Spam emails getting even more inventive

Money from the click throughs to the dodgy sites or loading pc's with bot nets i believe

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