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Old 08-15-2008, 12:59 PM
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Default MSNBC Breaking News - Star Trek star dies at age 79.

I'm sure by now, most of you have been receiving these spam messages in your emails. Well today I got a doozy.

msnbc.com: BREAKING NEWS - Star Trek star dies at age 79.

Anyone else get this one? I like how they try to get us to read these messages and click on the links inside.
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:03 PM
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well who was it?
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:46 PM
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No one. It's a new way for spammers to get your attention and help them take control of your pc.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:10 PM
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Well, maybe you might reflect that this is a scam in your subject line... since it works exactly on the forum list like the spam email you got. I thought someone actually died from your thread title -- you might give some fans coronaries.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:40 PM
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I personally would love to take spammers, virus, worm, and trojan programmers, put them all in public square, and shoot them in the back of the head, execution style.

All these punks do is try to frack up people's lives....and largely because a lot of them don't get the attention they need from mommy and daddy.

No pity from me. A bullet for their heads.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:54 PM
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Yeah...one of the most disturbing things (to me) about those SPAMfakeheadlines is that they seem to have looked at my e-mail...I cannot tell you how many of the ones I get include "Vulcans"....(I get thousands at work....the company website is set up with email addresses for all the partners....but they all point to my computer because any email address posted online generates SPAM...since our company changed names a couple of years ago, we have both the old and new addresses pointing to me....meaning there are 22 online addresses pointing to my computer)
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Unfortunately, a lot of spammers are probably Star Trek fans...
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:18 PM
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See....that's a lovely, nice explanation...but I am a suspicious person...I have a feeling they have coding that clicks in on what I've sent out to generate a message that would be interesting to me.
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:57 PM
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The spam mails of this kind that I get are most of the time fitting into the searches I did on youtube. That started aproximatly 4 weeks ago. Perhaps I should test it and search for subjects I dont care and that are random. Lets see what happens.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:07 PM
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My general policy on opening emails is: If I don't recognize who it's from, I don't open it.
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