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Topic # 12763 4-Apr-2007 12:57
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So this guy enters the IRC channel, and starts advertising computers for sale. $400 for one, or $550 for two. He gets killed by an IRCop. He comes back again, and does the same thing, and earns himself a complete and utter ban from the network. He had obviously been doing this in multiple channels (on ZiRC).

Lets email him.... (sorry, im no language stunted teen, this is my best effort)

[me] hai there u sed u had sum computerz for salez But I CANN only pay by payPal or bank or credIt card or sumthin. Wz it 700 $? I can pay 2day cn u deliver it 2 me so i gt it soonz? Iz it a gd 1, cuz myne is crappy an i nd a gd 1.


He replies....

[spammer] On 4/4/07, mike beekeleyogden <*********@hotmail.com> wrote:
where you from and add me to msn please


My next one was...

iamin hastings. how do I snd u tha m0ney? is 700$ for 1 or 2 pcz?
r they gd 1s? i dnt knw mch abowt them.
watz mns?


Lets see what happens here.... dirty little spamm0r.

Remember he is probably in the US - and assuming I am speaking in US dollars too. Lets see if he tries to scam me as well as having spammed me.




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  Reply # 66273 4-Apr-2007 13:22
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He may be American, or most likely Nigerian or Russian. I've heard alot about these types of scams, and they will most likely just tell you they would rather you wire the money to their accounts. Read more on different types of internet fraud on the FBI's website

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  Reply # 66297 4-Apr-2007 15:58
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hai there u sed u had sum computerz for salez But I CANN only pay by payPal or bank or credIt card or sumthin. Wz it 700 $? I can pay 2day cn u deliver it 2 me so i gt it soonz? Iz it a gd 1, cuz myne is crappy an i nd a gd 1.

That's probably a good effort at passing yourself as a teen.  Remember the story last year about allowing TXT language in exams?  Imagine trying to read a whole essay that looks like this.

Are you going to set up an email for him to bombard?




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  Reply # 66974 12-Apr-2007 21:27
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Awesome! I love these types of pranks. good stuff, Tony.

Yeah teens are illiterate enough these days its amazing they understand their own texts. I find it upsetting when I see a 16 or 18 year old who can't type a sentence properly.




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  Reply # 66990 12-Apr-2007 23:47
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I have a daisy chain of email addresses, each forwarding to the next - i gave him the oldest one which gets used for nothing these days (and is just a free webmail account).

So I still get it in my inbox in my main email, but if it gets spammed, i can just disable that account.

I got no further reply from him :-(




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