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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 2009, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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Junk Emails how do they get our email?

I Hope no one would fall for them.

Dear Friend my name is Dr. kabiru_abrahim the Director in charge of Auditing section in the Bank of African,I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of ($14 million us Dollars .immediately to your account. upon your reply I will send you full details on how the business will be executed,send me your contact information.1.Age.(2)Residential adress(3) occupation(4)private telephone.Waiting to hear from you,REPLY ME WITH THIS EMAIL. kabiru_abrahim@mail.ru

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 2009, 06:44 PM
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Re: Junk Emails how do they get our email?

I remember the fist time I received one, telling me that Mr. no-sé-quién from the goverment of an African Country was hidding and coming to my city, they asked me to contact them... The strange is that he was trying to hide in Buenos Aires????? It was destined to US candid people

OK, anyway, when you reply a chain you help to spread spam adresses around.
See my example:
I want to collect adresses to spam everybody, so I invent something so stupid like this:
"Bill Gates will donate 3 cents to... African Ape Rescue Society... each time anybody replies this email. So forward it to all your friends!"
"Don´t eat chicken at McChicken´s, they come from a Farm infected with Radiactive tests!!! My cousin has eaten chicken and he has four eyes and his hair is green!! Send this warning to all your friends!!!!"

I send it to 3 people, you included. You send it to 10 friends, 5 of them send it to 10 friends, and so.
After a month, I got my email back, and the multiple replies give me a lot of REAL email adresses, because I can see who has received it.

I say REAL because people forward the email to people in their contact list.
Now I can make a CD with Real email adresses and sell it to companies that want to spam publicity.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 2009, 06:47 PM
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Re: Junk Emails how do they get our email?

LOL, it's simple, the bots detect any email when you fill it in on a website, and it gets sent to different bots and they keep on expanding each time.
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