[Blindapple] Important message! Spammer kicked off the list!

Jayson Smith ratguy at bellsouth.net
Tue Oct 4 17:46:52 EDT 2005

Just thought everybody should know the meat of the spam message I received
from this person who later subscribed to this list.
This person is, according to herself, the daughter of a wealthy coco farmer
in some foreign country, who was recently poisoned to death by his
coworkers.  On his deathbed, he called her and told her that he had a sum of
$22,500,000 he was giving to her, and that his wealth was why he was
poisoned.  She wants me to help her get into this country.  And oh yeah, she
also wants a bank account number where she can transfer the $22,500,000.
For the service of keeping this money for her, I get to keep 20% of it.
Now all of the following is very obvious, but here goes anyway.  Don't fall
for it!  If you give this person, or any other spammer, a bank account
number, you certainly won't get the huge sum of money they say you'll get.
They always say you can keep a certain percentage of the money for your
trouble.  Give them your bank account and it'll most likely get sucked dry
as a bone.  Or, you could get some money then get it taken away after you've
spent it, because it was a fraud, etc.  We had someone who this happened to,
she put some money orders into her bank account, and didn't know the origin
of the money orders.  Turns out, the money orders weren't even valid money
orders, and were part of a huge scam, wherein one person offers you a
percentage of some money if you safeguard it for them, or offers you a lot
more than an item you're selling is worth if you'll just accept these money
orders.  If you have already given financial information to a spammer,
contact your financial institution(s) immediately!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jayson Smith" <ratguy at bellsouth.net>
To: "Blind Apple Discussions" <blindapple at jaybird.no-ip.info>
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 3:43 PM
Subject: [Blindapple] Important message! Spammer kicked off the list!

> Hello everyone,
> This morning, I woke up to find that a spammer had sent an Email to the
> blindapple-owner address, then proceeded to subscribe to the list!  I only
> realized recently that this person could have accessed the member list,
> which makes this message extremely important for all members.  They never
> posted anything to the list, but needless to say they have been removed
> banned from ever joining the list again.  If a similar address joins again
> I'll be forced to either keep banning addresses or domains or take the
> completely unwanted step of requiring moderator approval of all
> requests to keep this from happening again.
> Unfortunately, the membership list was available to all subscribers at the
> time this happened.  This has since been fixed, and someone would have to
> know the list Admin password to get the list now.  Because of this, your
> name and/or Email address may have been exposed to this person.
> Important!  If you receive any Email from jennimar888 at tsamail.co.za  or,
> that matter, any other spam Email, ignore it!  Delete it!  Do not reply,
> do not get tempted into thinking some scam they are proposing might work!
> This person's original Email to me had something to do with me
> some money this person had received.  Obviously this is some sort of scam
> and should be avoided!  You know, I'm really sorry it has come to this.  I
> mean, to actually subscribe to a list requires a confirmation, which means
> that either spam bots have gotten very advanced, advanced enough to look
> through incoming mail and follow confirmation links, or there was actually
> human at the other end of that address who confirmed.  If there was, in
> fact, a human responsible for confirming, it's quite likely that the
> membership list was accessed, I have no way to find this out.  Needless to
> say, that will never happen again.
> Jayson.
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