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    Default Scam E-mails.

    am really getting sick of all those scam e-mails everyday. those normally said that i had won lotteries, or lucky draws or a huge sum of $$$ waiting for me to transfer for other land to my local bank. everyday i recieved about 20 of such mails. will appreciates if computer pro can share some tips on how to stop or reduce such mails coming in?
    below here is and example.........(cut & paste)

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    Nokia West Africa Promo Corporation
    34 Creek Road Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria
    LAGOS NIGERIA, NK/06051.VIA/EUROPE SERVICE.
    BATCH No-NK2861137/ST
    SERIAL No -NK0016827866217

    WINNING NOTIFICATION:

    We happily announce to you the draw of the Nokia West Africa Promo
    International programs organised by the
    Finland,Ireland,Germany,United Kingdom,South Africa and United State of
    America held on the 13th of September, 2006 in West Africa.

    Your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 644 79543465 B44 has
    subsequently won you the lottery in the 3rd category. you are a winner
    of
    the Nokia West Africa Promo Corporation, where winners are listed after
    payment.

    You have therefore been approved for a lump sum payout of
    US$2,000,000.00 in cash credited to file REF No.NKP/4080318306/04.

    This is from total prize money of US$20,000,000.00 shared among the
    six(10) international winners in the category C. Ref Number of Nokia
    Promotional sweepstake draws - 07 ,18 , 37 , 39 , 46 , 49 , 56.

    From over 1000000 Email of individuals and company extracted through
    the world wide web via computer ballot system your Email - attached to
    ticket number 64479543465B44 with Nokia West Africa Promo sweep stake
    draw ref number 07 ,18 , 37 , 41 , 46 , 48 , 56 . Scored 5 over 7 and
    won
    in the third category.

    This promotion takes place only for this season before play coupon
    begins.

    In view of this, your US$2,000,000.00 (Two Million United States
    Dollars) would be released to you by our paying bank in West Africa.

    Our West Africa agent will immediately commence the proccess to
    facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him.

    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our America
    booklet representative office in West Africa and Europe as indicated in
    your play coupon.

    For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning
    information confidential till your claims is processed and your money
    remitted to you by our paying bank in West Africa.

    This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and
    unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements. Please
    be warned.

    To file for your claim, please contact our West Africa payment agent .

    Dr.RICHARD MORGAN
    Email: drmorgan_info000@yahoo.com

    To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, you are to contact

    Dr.Richard Morgan with followings details below:

    FULL NAME:...............................

    PHONE NO:...........................MOBILE.............. ..........

    COUNTRY:....................................

    ADDRESS:................................

    SEX:.......................................

    AGE:.............................

    OCCUPATION:..............................

    Quote your Ticket, Batch,and serial number in any correspondences
    with us or our designated agent .

    Congratulations, once more from all members and staffs of this program.

    Thank you for being part of our promotional program.

    DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL, CONTACT YOUR CLAIM AGENT DIRECTLY.@Email
    Address: drmorgan_info000@yahoo.com

    Best Regards,
    Mrs Mary.d.Lian
    Zonal Coordinator.


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    Just delete them. What to do; scam mails are part and parcels of email and they are not going to go away despite tough laws in certain countries governing them. But, I find certain email portals are more prone to such spam like Yahoo and Hotmail. I hardly get any spam on my gmail. Wonder why.

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    Some can be downright convincing.

    I have a PayPal account. I received what looked like a legit PayPal e-mail stating that my account had been violated (trying to create panic and shock) and they needed my credit card and account details. I followed a link (also looks quite real) proceeded to fill in the e-form. But when they requested my credit card PIN number, that immediately sent alarm bells ringing.

    I didn't follow this matter up, though. I just deleted that e-mail.

    Also got e-mail from eBay saying that I owe people money. Wtf. I ignored those, too.
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    I got an email from paypal once asking me to update my card detail and there was no link or website url in the email. No harm for me to go to the actual site to update my detail, unless paypal site is hacked...

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    Default Re: Scam E-mails.

    Don't think you can really "stop" these emails from coming to you but what you could do is to maybe install an anti spam program if you're using programs like outlook or outlook express. These emails would then be automatically transferred to a special spam folder created by the anti spam program.

    For online emails, think they have their own anti spam function, you only need to add in the address when you get one of these undesired emails. Other than that, think you just got to endure a once in a while email that might sneak through. One of my friends even tried to change his email address but had the same problem just about after a month or so.

    Wondered how they get our addressed in the first place.

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    Default Re: Scam E-mails.

    i dun open emails from unknown people..they go straight to my bin...even if my friends email me, i'll msn them to confirm they sent an email before i open it......
    eat. drink. shoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    Some can be downright convincing.

    I have a PayPal account. I received what looked like a legit PayPal e-mail stating that my account had been violated (trying to create panic and shock) and they needed my credit card and account details. I followed a link (also looks quite real) proceeded to fill in the e-form. But when they requested my credit card PIN number, that immediately sent alarm bells ringing.

    I didn't follow this matter up, though. I just deleted that e-mail.

    Also got e-mail from eBay saying that I owe people money. Wtf. I ignored those, too.
    i got that recently too.. logged it as SPAM and delete.

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    Default Re: Scam E-mails.

    Another scam e-mail here (cut & paste from my email inbox):


    I am a staff of one of the leading banks in Ghana. I
    will give you the name of my bank and other important information if
    I receive a positive reply from you. For security reasons I cannot
    disclose my full identity to you now until I am sure of your
    cooperation. I work in the operations dept where I serve as account
    officer to numerous customers. One of the customers whom I worked as
    his account officer was a wealthy diamond merchant from America.
    Because this man was good to me when he was alive, I took it upon
    myself to travel to his country last month, to see if I could locate
    any of his close relations.

    On reaching there I discovered that his only surviving uncle died a few
    months back. I sponsored this trip on my own and nobody in the bank
    knew I was undertaking the journey so I did not present any official
    report of my findings in the bank. Now there are two things I could do
    with regards to the money. First, as his accounts officer, I could
    formally notify the bank authorities that the man is dead and has no next
    of kin. In this case the money would be forfeited to the government
    after some time. As a matter of fact this is the proper thing I am supposed to do.

    Another thing I can do is to arrange for someone else, a foreigner, to
    act as the next of kin of the late man so that he will claim the
    money. This is the option that I can do to help anybody and myself
    since the money actually is public fund due to the fact that my friend was
    a close ally to the late brutal military president that looted government treasury. And that is why I have chosen to do it.

    I want you to be my partner. All you would have to do is act as the
    next of kin of the dead man and the whole money in the account will be
    transferred to your account. As the accounts officer to the late man, I
    have all the necessary documents that will require claiming the money
    in the account. The total money in the account is USD17 million. Your
    share will be 30%, which is USD5, 100,000. My colleague and i will share
    70%. Reach me immediately by mail so that I can give you further details. Also provide me you with direct telephone to reach you.

    Please respond to this mail using my email p_e_petereze2006@yahoo.com

    I wait for your prompt response.
    Thanks and God bless,
    Mr.Peter Eze

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