Thursday, August 27, 2009

Spammers and Scammers

Spammers and scammers are numerous in numbers these days. Not even long past when my mail box use to receive very few spam mails in a week. Sooner they were identified, either deleted or reported spam. Setting you spam filters was another way to get rid of them. But now it seems, spammers are reequipping themselves to bye- pass all your guards and permeating into your mail box and filling them like fungus. Why they are doing so; or what interest them to send such mails; these questions some time may bother you. In fact some of these mails likely to carry virus with them, there are some who thinks that the firms that sell anti-virus software, like the boy in Charlie Chaplin’s movie, first send virus to massacre you computer or program, make a market for their products. But that may not be true; spam or scam mails may have varied purpose, mostly to entice naïve, greedy net users to cheat them by their bank account or credit card or identity frauds. One of the typical spam mail like these :
ATTENTION BENEFICIARY,

NOTE THAT WE HAVE DECIDED TO PAY YOU YOUR MONEY THROUGH MONEY GRAM URGENT REMMITTING OFFICE SINCE YOU WAS UNABLE TO RECEIEVE YOUR MONEY THROUGH WESTERN UNION DUE TO THEIR MANAGEMENT BUT NOW WE HAVE SENT YOUR FULL COMPENSATION PAYMENT OF $3.500.000.00USD TO YOU THROUGH MONEY GRAM, YOU WILL BE RECEIVING 10.000.00USD PER DAY, BUT I WANT YOU TO CONTACT THE MANAGEMENT IN MONEY GRAM RIGHT NOW AND ASK HIM FOR YOUR FIRST PAYMENT. HIS NAME IS MR. BROWN BEKO AND ASK HIM TO GIVE YOU THE MONEY GRAM PAYMENT INFORMATION

SO THAT YOU CAN BE ABLE TO PICK UP YOUR FUNDS THROUGH MONEY GRAM WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM. HIS EMAIL ADRESS IS (moneygram772@mail.ru) Phone; 0022998 185 855 AND CONTACT HIM WITH YOUR FULL INFORMATION.

Your name...................
Country.....................
Phone no....................
Address/city................
Age/sex.....................

CALL OR EMAIL HIM NOW SO THAT HE CAN PROVIDE THE MONEY GRAM INFORMATION TO YOU AS URGENT AS YOU CAN.

THANKS AND GOD BLESSING YOU
MR REV UGONNA CHIDOZIE ‘

Or one like this :

新しいメールアドレスをお知らせします
新しいメールアドレス: calvinjohnson200000000000000000@yahoo.co.jp

I am Mr.Calvin Johnson, Director of Foreign Operations of a well-known bank here in the United Kingdom,



I may like you to assist me stand as the Next of Kin to our Late customer Inheritance fund GBP 45,800 M. SEND YOUR NAME,ADDRESS,AGE, OCCUPATION,PHONE AND FAX NUMBER TO CLAIM THIS FUND.

- Mr. Calvin Johnson’

are the ideal sample of the spam mails with ulterior motif.
So beware them.

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