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Getting SPAM emails like this...

Discussion in 'Please Tell Us What You Think' started by DilliGrg, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. DilliGrg Member

    I am getting SPAM on my emails from this site with the following email address. Can you please take care of this user and protect member's email from being spammed. Thanks<br /><br />I don't need millions of dollars anyway.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br /><br />Dilli Grg<br /><br /><pre id="code"><font face="courier" size="2" id="code"><br />From: Chris Dumpe<br />Av.12 RD 16,Apt.39B, Triechville<br />Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.<br /><br />For logistic reason Please contact me through this my private email Address<br />(chris_dumpe205@yahoo.com)<br /><br />Attention: Respectful Greetings and How are you today Iam Chris Dumpe, The Son of late Chief Joseph Dumpe, My Late father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant based in abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast West Africa before his death.<br /><br />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. this is because I inheritated an important sum from my late father who died in recent political crisis in Ivory Coast .<br /><br />Before the death of my father he informed me near his hospital bed at chu- teaching hospital, that he has saved the total sum of ($6.500,000) Six Million Five houndred thousand united states dollars only, in a local bank here,He also gave me the deposit slip which he used to made the deposit.He deposited the money with his name and my name as the next of kin.<br /><br />I intend to invest this fund 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 .<br /><br />most especially is for you to help me come over to your base if possible for You be able to 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.<br /><br />This fund is legitimately acquired by my late father from sales of cocoa and coffee and diamond dealings, Thank you for your understanding.<br /><br />Further directives and details about the deposit and on how this fund will be transfered into your nominated account for my investement purposes will be given to you as soon as I get your response,<br /><br />I am eagerly waiting for your urgent response.<br /><br />Remain Blessed.<br /><br />Faithfully Chris Dumpe.<br /></font id="code"></pre id="code"><br />
  2. judehk New Member

    Hi, I searched for this guy but can't find his email in the members list as he probably used a different one to sign up with (I can see a similar name but I'd like to be sure). Could you let me know his member name as I think this would be on the email.

    Spamming is definitely a bit of a problem under the current setup as members are premitted to email eachother. This feature is definitely being abused but I am not sure if it is yet serious enough to warrant turning off email as it is a good way for members to get in touch with eachother off the forum. The problem is that the forum doesn't have personal messaging which could replace the email sending function and is a standard feature on most forum platforms now. I will be taking a look at Community Server 3.0 which is currently in Beta and the plan is definitely to migrate this forum over, however, migrating a large active forum is no small task...

  3. satya Moderator

    Thanks Jude, I believe it is a major problem about SPAM everywhere.

    Satya SKJ
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    Writer, Contributing Editor & Moderator
    http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com
    This posting is provided AS IS with no rights for the sake of knowledge sharing. The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
  4. bradmcgehee New Member

    I got same email message. I guess we both must be special. <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';-)' /> Like you, I don't need the money.<br /><br />--------------------------------<br />Brad M. McGehee, SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlbrad.com>http://www.sqlbrad.com</a>
  5. satya Moderator

    [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />] It seems so, I have got following email:<br />------------<br />SA 2010 FIFA/MEGA-MILLION WORLD CUP LOTTERY PROMOTION<br /><br /><br />FIFA/MEGA-MILLION <br />LOTTERY <br /> <br />ALLSTATES BUILDING<br />234, WOOD MEAD STREET, <br />9TH FLOOR UNIT 999<br /> JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA<br />The Global Mega Lottery Promotion team in colaboration with FIFA 2010 promotional support team is proud to inform you that you have won US$1,000,000.00. and a free ticket to watch SA 2010 world cup.<br />Your E-mail address is one of 200 lucky Addresses that was seleced in the first quarter of 2007 by our new java-based software that randomly selects email addresses from our worldwide mailing list. <br />This promotion is to craete awareness for the on coming FIFA world cup to be held in Africa.<br />Thanks for being part of our promotional program which is funded by FIFA.<br /> <br />Private winning Details<br />EMAIL CODE:100-309-7482 <br />Reference Number: FLS-ZR39-825P-4 <br />Batch Number: 74-263-BBN. <br />SERAIL NUMBER:513-10/2007<br />Security code(ZA-184/0<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-11.gif' alt='8)' /> <br /> <br /> To file your claim<br /> contact <br />Mr Allen Leslie<br />Processing Manager<br />Tel: + 27-73 181 5660. (24hrs)<br />Email: wnrs_spt@yahoo.com<br /> <br /> With the following details to his email: <br />1). FULL NAME: <br />(3). DATE OF BIRTH <br />(2).NATIONALITY: <br />(4). SEX: <br />(5). MARITAL STATUS: <br />(6).CONTACT ADDRESS: <br />(7).TELEPHONE NUMBER: <br />(<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-11.gif' alt='8)' />.OCCUPATION: <br />(9).WINNING E-MAIL ADDRESS<br />(10). TOTAL AMOUNT WON:USD1,000,000 only<br /> <br /> Forward those details to <br />Sir Brown Cathy<br />Zonal Consultant<br />Email: consultant_lotteryaffairs@yahoo.com<br />For confirmation. <br /> PLEASE YOU ARE REQUIRE TO KEEP ALL YOUR WINNING INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL.<br />--------------------------------<br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br />Writer, Contributing Editor & Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided AS IS with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing. <hr noshade size="1">The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center>
  6. FrankKalis Moderator

    That's why I changed my E-Mail Address.

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    Frank Kalis
    Moderator
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    Webmaster:http://www.insidesql.de
  7. khtan New Member

    So this is how the rich get richer. I never received any of these [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />]<br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><br /><font color="blue"><font size="1"><i>KH</i></font id="size1"></font id="blue">
  8. DilliGrg Member

    quote:Originally posted by judehk

    Hi, I searched for this guy but can't find his email in the members list as he probably used a different one to sign up with (I can see a similar name but I'd like to be sure). Could you let me know his member name as I think this would be on the email.




    Here is this dude's member login:

    Chris33

    Jude, I have also forwarded this email to your gmail account.



    Thanks,

    Name
    ---------
    Dilli Grg

    (1 row(s) affected)

  9. DilliGrg Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by bradmcgehee</i><br /><br />I got same email message. I guess we both must be special. <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';-)' /> Like you, I don't need the money.<br /><br />--------------------------------<br />Brad M. McGehee, SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlbrad.com>http://www.sqlbrad.com</a><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br /><br />[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />][<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br /><pre id="code"><font face="courier" size="2" id="code"><br />Thanks,<br /><br />Name<br />--------- <br />Dilli Grg <br /><br />(1 row(s) affected)<br /></font id="code"></pre id="code">
  10. khtan New Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by khtan</i><br /><br />So this is how the rich get richer. I never received any of these [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />]<br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><br /><font color="blue"><font size="1"><i>KH</i></font id="size1"></font id="blue"><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />I never receive any email that want to offer me money.<br /><br />Only this (just received) [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />][<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />]<br /><br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><br />Hello khtan<br /><br />You received the following message from: heline1 (heline_okoba2@yahoo.fr) <br /><br />At:<a target="_blank" href=http://www.sql-server-performance.com/forum/>http://www.sql-server-performance.com/forum/</a><br /><br />DEAR SIR, <br /><br />MY NAME IS HELINE OKOBA,NATIONALITY SOUTH AFRICA. I AM 21 YEARS OLD STUDYING MARKETING / BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONIN AT THE UNIVERSITY BEFORE THE DEATH OF MY FATHER, I GOT YOUR CONTACT FROM THE SITE I PRAYED AND FASTED OVER IT AND SELECTED YOUR NAME AMONG OTHER NAMES. <br /><br />I LOST MY FATHER YEARS BACK, HE WAS A WELL KNOWN CACAO AND COFFE MARCHANT HERE IN ABIDJAN COTE'DIVORE BEFORE HIS DEATH,HE WAS POISONED BY HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES DURING ONE OF THIER BUSINESS ASSOCIATES MEETING IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THIS COUNTRY.RIGTH NOW I AM STILL LEAVING IN COTE'DIVORE AND, IT INTEREST ME TO WRITE YOU FROM MY HEART HOPING THAT YOU WILL NOT BETRAY ME. <br />MY FATHER DEPOSITED SOME HUGE SOME OF MONEY IN ONE OF THE BANKS HERE IN ABIDJAN WHEN HE WAS ALIFE AS THE PROFITS HE MADE FROM HIS BUSINESS,ACCORDING TO HIM HE SAID THAT IT WAS BECAUSE OF THIS MONEY THAT HE WAS POISONED, INFACT IN A BREAF INTRODUTION ALL THE INFORMATION WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU WHEN I HEAR FROM YOU, (THE NAME OF THE BANK AND ALL THE DEPOSIT DOCUMENTS) AS WAS GIVEN TO ME BY MY FATHER ON HIS BED SIDE BEFORE HE GAVE UP AGAIN HE TOLD ME TO ARRANGE WITH ANY GOD FEARING FOREIGNER WHO WILL HELP ME TO RECEIVE THIS MONEY IN HIS BANK ACCOUNT TO ENABLE ME GET OUT OF THIS COUNTRY BEFORE HIS ENEMIES KILL ME. <br />THIS MONEY TOTALING US$ 6.400,000.00( SIX MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS) NOW I AM SEEKING FOR A TRUSTED PERSON WHO WILL RECEIVE THIS MONEY INTO HIS/HER ACCOUNT FOR ONWARD INVESTMENT. HOWEVER, WHAT I NEEDED FROM YOU IS YOUR GOOD ASSISTANCE IN HELPING ME TRANSFERRING THE SAID SUM TO YOUR ACCOUNT SINCE I AM INEXPERENCED IN THE WORLD OF BUSINESS,TO TREAT ME LIKE YOUR OWN CHILD THAT'S THE REASON WHY I AM ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT. <br />I REALLY NEED TO MOVE THE FUND OUT OF AFRICA TO ABROAD. I AND GOD WILL REWARD YOU FOR YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE. THE WORLD IS FULL OF BAD PEOPLE, PLEASE CAN YOU PROVE YOUR GENUETY TO ME FOR ME TO HAVE YOU AS A PARTNER? SORRY, I AM NOT SAYING YOU ARE A BAD PERSON BUT CONSIDERING THAT THIS IS MONEY AND , INHERITACE AND LAST HOPE.SHOW YOUR INTEREST AND WE PROCCEED ON THE NEXT STEP OF ACTION AFRICA IS NO LONGER CONDUSIVE FOR ME TO STAY. <br />MY UNCLE IS BEING GREEDY OVER MY LATE FATHER'S PROPERTY BECAUSE MY FATHER DID NOT HAVE A MALE CHILD. <br /><br />BEST REGARDS <br />HELINE OKOBA <br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><br /><font color="blue"><font size="1"><i>KH</i></font id="size1"></font id="blue"><br /><br />this is the user's profile<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.sql-server-performance.com/forum/pop_profile.asp?mode=display&id=16643>http://www.sql-server-performance.com/forum/pop_profile.asp?mode=display&id=16643</a>
  11. judehk New Member

    Deleted this guy
  12. khtan New Member

    thanks Jude


    KH
  13. ghemant Moderator

    quote:
    i too got spam mail, here is what it has written in it

    KH
    Hello ghemant

    You received the following message from: heline1 (heline_okoba2@yahoo.fr)

    At:http://www.sql-server-performance.com/forum/

    DEAR SIR,

    MY NAME IS HELINE OKOBA,NATIONALITY SOUTH AFRICA. I AM 21 YEARS OLD STUDYING MARKETING / BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONIN AT THE UNIVERSITY BEFORE THE DEATH OF MY FATHER, I GOT YOUR CONTACT FROM THE SITE I PRAYED AND FASTED OVER IT AND SELECTED YOUR NAME AMONG OTHER NAMES.

    I LOST MY FATHER YEARS BACK, HE WAS A WELL KNOWN CACAO AND COFFE MARCHANT HERE IN ABIDJAN COTE'DIVORE BEFORE HIS DEATH,HE WAS POISONED BY HIS BUSINESS ASSOCIATES DURING ONE OF THIER BUSINESS ASSOCIATES MEETING IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THIS COUNTRY.RIGTH NOW I AM STILL LEAVING IN COTE'DIVORE AND, IT INTEREST ME TO WRITE YOU FROM MY HEART HOPING THAT YOU WILL NOT BETRAY ME.

    MY FATHER DEPOSITED SOME HUGE SOME OF MONEY IN ONE OF THE BANKS HERE IN ABIDJAN WHEN HE WAS ALIFE AS THE PROFITS HE MADE FROM HIS BUSINESS,ACCORDING TO HIM HE SAID THAT IT WAS BECAUSE OF THIS MONEY THAT HE WAS POISONED, INFACT IN A BREAF INTRODUTION ALL THE INFORMATION WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU WHEN I HEAR FROM YOU, (THE NAME OF THE BANK AND ALL THE DEPOSIT DOCUMENTS) AS WAS GIVEN TO ME BY MY FATHER ON HIS BED SIDE BEFORE HE GAVE UP AGAIN HE TOLD ME TO ARRANGE WITH ANY GOD FEARING FOREIGNER WHO WILL HELP ME TO RECEIVE THIS MONEY IN HIS BANK ACCOUNT TO ENABLE ME GET OUT OF THIS COUNTRY BEFORE HIS ENEMIES KILL ME.

    THIS MONEY TOTALING US$ 6.400,000.00( SIX MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS) NOW I AM SEEKING FOR A TRUSTED PERSON WHO WILL RECEIVE THIS MONEY INTO HIS/HER ACCOUNT FOR ONWARD INVESTMENT. HOWEVER, WHAT I NEEDED FROM YOU IS YOUR GOOD ASSISTANCE IN HELPING ME TRANSFERRING THE SAID SUM TO YOUR ACCOUNT SINCE I AM INEXPERENCED IN THE WORLD OF BUSINESS,TO TREAT ME LIKE YOUR OWN CHILD THAT'S THE REASON WHY I AM ASKING FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

    I REALLY NEED TO MOVE THE FUND OUT OF AFRICA TO ABROAD. I AND GOD WILL REWARD YOU FOR YOUR KIND ASSISTANCE. THE WORLD IS FULL OF BAD PEOPLE, PLEASE CAN YOU PROVE YOUR GENUETY TO ME FOR ME TO HAVE YOU AS A PARTNER? SORRY, I AM NOT SAYING YOU ARE A BAD PERSON BUT CONSIDERING THAT THIS IS MONEY AND , INHERITACE AND LAST HOPE.SHOW YOUR INTEREST AND WE PROCCEED ON THE NEXT STEP OF ACTION AFRICA IS NO LONGER CONDUSIVE FOR ME TO STAY.
    MY UNCLE IS BEING GREEDY OVER MY LATE FATHER'S PROPERTY BECAUSE MY FATHER DID NOT HAVE A MALE CHILD.

    BEST REGARDS
    HELINE OKOBA

    Hemantgiri S. Goswami
    MS SQL Server MVP
    -------------------------
    "Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemantgiri S. Goswami

    http://hemantgirisgoswami.blogspot.com
  14. mmarovic Active Member

    I also recieved the same email. It happens to me occasionaly. It's allways a bank in Africa, sometimes the relative I didn't know about that just died and left me huge amount of money.
  15. FrankKalis Moderator

    Let me guess...
    You already have that much money, that you don't need that peanut 10,000,000 $ anymore, right?

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    Frank Kalis
    Moderator
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    Webmaster:http://www.insidesql.de
  16. mcupples New Member

    Guys, I use my Gmail account for everything and I get about 1-3 spam messages in my inbox a week. Everything else gets filtered to spam. You just need to mark those messages as spam and they'll stop coming to your inbox. My spam box on Gmail currently has about 6,000 messages in it that I'll never read. Works great!
  17. satya Moderator

    We are more concerned about the getting the SPAM from SSP forums email, where you have no control unless the user opt out to not to receive emails.

    Satya SKJ
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    Writer, Contributing Editor & Moderator
    http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com
    This posting is provided AS IS with no rights for the sake of knowledge sharing. The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
  18. ranjitjain New Member

    Even I received the same mail which Hemant and Khtan had got from HELINE OKOBA
  19. FrankKalis Moderator

    I can't remember that right now, if tehre is a general setting in Snitz, but what about turning off this private mailing thing here anyway. I mean, does anyone actually ever use that?

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    Frank Kalis
    Moderator
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    Webmaster:http://www.insidesql.de
  20. mmarovic Active Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by FrankKalis</i><br /><br />Let me guess...<br />You already have that much money, that you don't need that peanut 10,000,000 $ anymore, right?<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />Well, not exactly... [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />] But I don't have time to waste. The only spam mail I have ever responded was one amusing email, that started with explanation that our mutual friend told the author that I had a problem with overweight and new revolutionary pils will make sure I loose 20 kgs in just two weeks. At the time my weight was 65 kilos and I am 181 cm tall.
  21. khtan New Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by mmarovic</i><br /><br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by FrankKalis</i><br /><br />Let me guess...<br />You already have that much money, that you don't need that peanut 10,000,000 $ anymore, right?<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />Well, not exactly... [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />] But I don't have time to waste. The only spam mail I have ever responded was one amusing email, that started with explanation that our mutual friend told the author that I had a problem with overweight and new revolutionary pils will make sure I loose 20 kgs in just two weeks. At the time my weight was 65 kilos and I am 181 cm tall.<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />There must be a bug in their query. They got the + / - sign wrong way [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><br /><font color="blue"><font size="1"><i>KH</i></font id="size1"></font id="blue">
  22. FrankKalis Moderator

    [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Moderator<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br />Webmaster:<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a>
  23. DilliGrg Member

    That was good one, Khtan. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />][<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />][<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br /><pre id="code"><font face="courier" size="2" id="code"><br />Thanks,<br /><br />Name<br />--------- <br />Dilli Grg <br /><br />(1 row(s) affected)<br /></font id="code"></pre id="code">

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