Posted - Sep 27 2006 : 11:36:02
| and yet one more time again . . only this time I will be leaving the group because of it . . it has gotten out of hand . . . I think I am safe in assuming that part of the reason the nigerian spammers love to use this group . . is it's using an Italian ".it" URL . . they probably feel that will make them even harder to trace . . or that it will make it easier for them to fool people . . either way . . I'm out of here . . .
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Subject: Sent From Virtual Humans Forum by kingsleym
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 11:18:50 +0200
You received the following message from: kingsleym
From Kingsley Gongolar
Avenue 5 Lot 172 Cocody Quarters
Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire
Tel +225 07 01 83 80
email me (email@example.com)
Good day Dear One,
Greetings and How are you today,I am Kingsley Gongolar I would like
you to permit me to apply through this medium for your co-operation and
to secure an opportunity to invest and do joint relationship and
business with you in your country.
I have a substantial capital I honourably Inherited from my late father
late Chief Gonglar Edward,
who deal in Cocao-coffee platation and share from family Gold, diamond
Minining site.The Epmgigo rebels killed Him recently in poltical crisis
in our country that have resulted to war since this past two years.
I intend to invest this money in profitable areas in your country into
a very lucratives business venture of which you are to advise and
execute the said venture over there for the mutual benefits of both of us .
Most especially is for you to help me come over to your base if
possible for You be able co-operate with me to become my business partner in
your country and create ideas on how money will be invested, properly
managed and the type of investment after the money is transferred to
your custody with your assistance.
I inherited this sum from my late father whom the rebels killed
because he was not supporting their selfish intrest to topple the president
Gbagbo the present president.Meanwhile, on indication of your
willingness to handle this transaction sincerely by protecting my Interests and
upon your acceptance of this proposal.I would furnish you with the full
detailed information, procedure, amount involve is below and we shall
mutually agree on your percentage interest or share holding for helping
me to secure the release of the deposit and investing the fund into a
lucratives profitable venture in your care.It is The sum of Seven
Million,Five Hundred Thousand USD $7.500.000USD I shall be glad to reserve
this respect and opportunity for you, if you so desire, but do urge you
to give the matter your immediate attention it
deserves.I want you to be rest assured that everything is in order and
legitimate it was due to the political
crisis in our country that have resulted to war which cause everybody
to find a way to get out the country,
that make's me to use this medium to request for your assistance hoping
that you will not let me
This money is legitimately acquired by my late father from sales of
cocoa-coffee and diamond dealings.
Looking forward to your prompt response
email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks and God bless
Posted - Sep 27 2006 : 13:22:32
| I'm sorry that our Forum has been used by some spammers.
Personally, I received only the first two spams and nothing else. Since the mailing list is not accessible, this people must manually click on the "send e-mail" link in order to send a spam, so maybe they choose their victims randomly or following some selection criterion.
As already discussed, the easiest way to get rid of this spam is to deselect this option in your profile.
Since I'm planning a forum software release upgrade, I am also considering to set up some other protection against spam.
I don't believe this has to do with the italian suffix: I receive many more spams at another e-mail address I have, which is managed by a well known German software company and is a ".com".
Anyway, since you want to leave the forum, I have deregistered you.
However, I would suggest again to all the other members to adopt this simple step:
1. Click Profile in the top right menu
2. Select No in the field Allow Forum Members to Send you E-Mail?:
3. Click on the Sumbit button.
After this, nobody will be allowed to send you e-mails by this forum.
If later you need to receive some mail by a specific member, you may reactivate the mail option in your profile, only for the time needed to receive this mail, and then you can deactivate it again.