Thursday, February 23, 2012

Damn spam: Not naughty at 65

When M. Adnan received a mail stating that he had a won a free trip to London, he was thrilled. He rang up the phone number mentioned and was informed of “procedures,” including payment of some fee. It was then that he realised it was a spam mail.
Many friends have had similar experiences. “Easy loan offers bug me,” complained one.
“You are lucky winner of a random draw,” is a common method of cheating.
I myself was at the receiving end this week. Someone hacked my G-mail and sent a “games” spam to my contacts.
The first one to alert me was blog friend Vinisha of Mumbai.
I rushed a “Ignore spam mail” request to my contacts.
Interestingly, my mail brought me back a couple of dear friends with whom I was not in touch for some time.
“This time it's ok. But, from next time I'm gonna charge you AED 100 per spam mail,” joked Mahsoom.
“Yeah, i got it. thought what devil got into yr head to send such mail. :)) how are you?” wrote Eppie, my Sri Lankan blog friend.
RK is furious. At 65, he hates getting Viagra spam ads.

25 comments:

  1. LOL...at lest it helped you get in touch with ur buddies
    Not only spam mails there are also those spam text messages that cause the same irritation!

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  2. hehe..here i also get such spam mails..

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  3. Yes, I received one spam too that had your email id and had Shrimati Ramesh as its tagline, so I knew it was a spam :). but, I didn't receive any mail from you informing me!

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  4. WE often get mails saying we have won this and that.... lolz.. we would all be getting things for free if these mails were real..and not spam.
    Nothing comes free in this world ! Period !!

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  5. Haaaa ! One knows when one receives a spam so don't worry :)

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  6. Some pretty inventive spam around - my favourite that we received was the long lost relatives (that do not exist) leaving us millions of pounds - all we had to do is send all of our bank details. Less serious is all the ads for the drugs to lengthen certain bodily bits - bits which I as a women don't have.

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  7. I always delete such annoying emails.
    BTW: Stay away from this booster medication YAAR!
    Articial jawani-- no good.

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  8. Spam mails indeed create a ruckus.

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  9. Something Good comes from Everything. You were able to connect with your old friends. But yea, this Spam messages are one big headache!

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  10. Especially for people who are not that aware of internet fraud .
    It is a headache !

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  11. hehe yaa that is a common problem in fact

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  12. Like SPAM mails, there are many headaches like promotional calls, Promotional sms etc.,

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  13. :) I am being subjected to this harrassment a lot ..

    he he he

    Bikram's

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  14. I too am subjected to these types of spam mails! But didn't get any friends back!

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  15. Lol.. My favorite is the mail that I got from diseased Gaddafi's wife, asking me to help her relocate to India.

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  16. :) spams are not part of life :)

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  17. The lesson is that one must get spam mails of one's choice

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  18. It just takes a spam mail to get your freinds back..haha..Nice post :)

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  19. I simply delete them. Yes it becomes difficult when some one hacks your account and sends out mails of the kind you mentioned to all your contacts.

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  20. Oh yeah the viagra ones. But sometimes they surprise me with comments in my blog too and unbelievably those (comments) aren't spam. They just read, put some comment w.r.t post and a their link :O

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  21. Even I wonder,why the hell do I get Viagra spam?

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  22. I hate receiving property updates! God only knows where they get my contact details from.

    Why this break? Why are you lying low?

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