Sudden flood of the same 419 spam

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Sudden flood of the same 419 spam

Postby trobbins » Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:26 am

Some 419 spammer's send button got stuck. :evil:
I am currently being flooded with 6 per minute.
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Re: Sudden flood of the same 419 spam

Postby meep » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:27 am

hmmm, I haven't been getting much 419 spam, just the usual few a day, nothing out of the ordinary.
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Re: Sudden flood of the same 419 spam

Postby spamislame » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:59 am

Following the recent drop-off in Yahoo Groups urls (well done, Yahoo!) my spam went 80% to 419 spam. I notice that they are now reverting to non-Yahoo, non-Hotmail, non-Gmail addresses, instead using AOL (a really dumb move, they shut those down extremely quickly),,, mail2world, etc.

I'm talking 40 - 50 per day when my norm is 10 - 12.

Really, really stupid, especially when you receive 15 in a row saying you've won 15 distinct "lotteries".

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