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Is this some sort of new e-mail scam?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Smallpotatoes, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    For the last few weeks at work, I've received e-mails from people asking if they could order various products, fences, teddy bears, etc. that we obviously do not make or sell.
    I've replied to a few of them "Sorry, we don't sell those."
    One person (who identified himself as "Rev." replied again "What do you sell?"
    Is this a new scam and how would it work if it is?
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    First, you send me your bank info so I may deposit money....
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Why would you reply to spam. Just hit freaking delete.
  4. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Spam is supposed to go into my spam folder.
  5. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    You do know spam folders don't catch everything, right?
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Taters is still wondering why he gets an error message when he tries to get onto Compuserve
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    that's 10091093247@compuserve to you pal....
  8. JakeandElwood

    JakeandElwood Well-Known Member

    Just delete it and don't think about it.
  9. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    I've been getting spam at work lately from this one place in Germany. In German. How I got lucky enough to be on that list, I don't know. And the filter doesn't catch any of it.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Wollen Sie ein größerer Schwanz?
  11. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Give them a credit card number and you'll find out how it works . . . oh, I'd guess, in less than 24 hours.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I had recently replied to a job listing on Craigslist. Few days later, I got a weird e-mail saying that they had received my resume and that I was the strongest of 13 candidates who had applied.

    Except that they wanted me to click on a link so they could confirm my telephone number. The link went to Craigslist. Soon as I did, my phone rang with a passcode. I stupidly typed it in, then nothing happened.

    I later researched it, and found out that they are going to end up using my phone number to put in other scam e-mails on Craigslist. Needless to say, I contacted Craigslist to tell them about it.
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