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frederick On January 26, 2008




Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
#1New Post! Nov 12, 2007 @ 23:31:09
I've just received an unsolicited "Hi, let's talk." e-mail from somebody I've never heard of, and my natural instincts (which seldom let me down) tell me to be wary - very wary indeed! My advice to anybody who receives this type of e-mail is DO NOT RESPOND . Remember, anybody can call themselves anything they like, and when you receive a nudge, nudge, wink, wink e-mail as an opener I'd be inclined to be guarded in the extreme! What would the next e-mail say? "I need to put some money into an account, can I have your sort code?"
Has anybody else out there received unsolicited e-mails like this, and am I right to steer well clear of them?
alexkidd On February 07, 2012
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in a bog, Ireland
#2New Post! Nov 12, 2007 @ 23:37:17
yep you are.
its all just scams.

hardly anybody falls for them, but thats the beauty of the internet.
message 1 million people and you'll always find one or two suckers.
aceuvclubs On April 23, 2013
You with the face!





Seattle, Washington
#3New Post! Nov 12, 2007 @ 23:39:03
Ditto on scam. If you don't recognize the email, then mark it as spam. I say that and probably have ignored random hotties hitting on me over the years. Hmmm.
perspicacious On November 28, 2014




?, United Kingdom
#4New Post! Nov 12, 2007 @ 23:39:31
@frederick Said
I've just received an unsolicited "Hi, let's talk." e-mail from somebody I've never heard of, and my natural instincts (which seldom let me down) tell me to be wary - very wary indeed! My advice to anybody who receives this type of e-mail is DO NOT RESPOND . Remember, anybody can call themselves anything they like, and when you receive a nudge, nudge, wink, wink e-mail as an opener I'd be inclined to be guarded in the extreme! What would the next e-mail say? "I need to put some money into an account, can I have your sort code?"
Has anybody else out there received unsolicited e-mails like this, and am I right to steer well clear of them?



This is a wind up right?

Either that, or this is first time you've been on the internet.
colonelbleep On December 15, 2015




, North Carolina
#5New Post! Nov 12, 2007 @ 23:40:14
I received one today. Just as you described frederick.
frederick On January 26, 2008




Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
#6New Post! Nov 12, 2007 @ 23:50:27
@perspicacious Said
This is a wind up right?

Either that, or this is first time you've been on the internet.


No, it's not a wind up. I've had junk mail through the post, but I don't get it too much on my computer. It stands out a mile though that all they want are your personal details. In my case, if she wants to clear a ?1200 overdraft I'd be tempted to give her my details
perspicacious On November 28, 2014




?, United Kingdom
#7New Post! Nov 12, 2007 @ 23:52:31
@frederick Said
....I'd be tempted to give her my details


I'd give her my details.

Aiiiiiiiight.
simeski On January 05, 2011




Southampton, United Kingdom
#8New Post! Nov 12, 2007 @ 23:53:05
I got one of those but in a PM from this very site today. Has anybody else had one from here?
perspicacious On November 28, 2014




?, United Kingdom
#9New Post! Nov 12, 2007 @ 23:55:18
@simeski Said
I got one of those but in a PM from this very site today. Has anybody else had one from here?


Yes. Loadsa peeps have had them.

Click report if you feel like doing the right thing.

Just click delete if you can't be fecked.
simeski On January 05, 2011




Southampton, United Kingdom
#10New Post! Nov 12, 2007 @ 23:59:39
@perspicacious Said


Just click delete if you can't be fecked.


Thats what i did

odie On August 04, 2008

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toronto, Canada
#11New Post! Nov 13, 2007 @ 00:12:13
NEVER open emails if you have no idea who its from.

example: My son who lives here had an email sent by his brother, it said, 'look at me now'------------he clicked on the link......his computer completely crashed, it was never his brother, someone tapped in, and yeah, it was his own brothers email address!

be very careful!
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