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Old 02-11-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Yes! The greatest idea I've ever had!!!

I'm sick and tired of getting spam messages from people trying to scam me through Craig's List, with messages such as the following:
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How are u doing today? i come across your advert on craigslist as TUTOR, on this particular subject, will you get get back to me, how much will cost me for 2hours? and how can i reach you.... and your years of experience... how long have been into this teaching? you can reach me by mail or call this number 206-984-0840....
Kindly get back to me right way am waiting to read from you soon
Have nice day
So, now I'm just going to start replying (through a fake email, of course) that it would be best for them to call me, then I'll give them a random phone number to a delivery fast food place. Such as this one, (907) 373-6600, which is for a Pizza Hut located in Alaska! What will this accomplish? Nothing! But I can't help at laugh at the idea of this guy calling the number and being asked if he wants a meat lover's or a veggie lover's.

Yes! Haha!
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:57 PM   #2
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And I just got the following email, from the same guy.

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Hello
How are u doing today? i come across your advert on craigslist
as TUTOR, on this particular subject, will you get get back to me,
how much will cost me for 2hours? and how can i reach you.... and your
years of experience... how long have been into this teaching? you can
reach me by mail or call this number 206-984-0840....
Kindly get back to me right way am waiting to read from you soon
Have nice day

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Hello
How are u doing today? i come across your advert on craigslist
as TUTOR, on this particular subject, will you get get back to me,
how much will cost me for 2hours? and how can i reach you.... and your
years of experience... how long have been into this teaching? you can
reach me by mail or call this number 206-984-0840....
Kindly get back to me right way am waiting to read from you soon
Have nice day
Yes, he repeated the message, twice. In the same email.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:15 PM   #3
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I guess I'm not the brightest boiled egg to jump off a gondola, and I certainly realize that it takes more than a single goat to make a parachute, but what makes you so sure that it was a scam? Do you have a Craigslist advertisement? Not sure I quite get it (unless somewhat deficient grammar and capitalization serves as your tip-off).
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:35 PM   #4
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You could try creating a filter. I started getting spam from one source out of nowhere, and I just made a custom filter for whatever was common to the ones that broke through my spam filter.
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Old 02-11-2009, 03:48 PM   #5
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if you think craigslist is bad do it on ebay, you'll get hit with the "i need to buy an xbox or whatever for son/daughter in south africa yada yada yada"

Thing is on ebay they bid your item 1000 - 5000 dollars more than it's worth and kill the bid and void everything.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:11 PM   #6
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Okay, I don't think I'm quite getting how these scams work. Which probably means I'm doomed...
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:40 PM   #7
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The poor pizza makers in cold Alaska...
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:44 PM   #8
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The poor pizza makers in cold Alaska...
Now I definitely recognize those scammers. Everybody knows there's no such thing as pizza in Alaska!
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