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Lurking Dave
23/09/2009
9:23:03 AM
Great - does this mean that Mary Anderson is all mine?

you lot can share Risa - I have an 'tinernet relationship all of my own :-p

Cheers
LD
martin saint
23/09/2009
9:51:56 AM
On 23/09/2009 Lurking Dave wrote:
>Great - does this mean that Mary Anderson is all mine?
>
>you lot can share Risa - I have an 'tinernet relationship all of my own
>:-p
>
>Cheers
>LD


Nup sorry Dave, as of 8am this morning Mary also wants a piece of me...
martinpribble
23/09/2009
10:01:06 AM
I got this one addressed to explosivematt

"Hello,

How are you,hope you are doing well,am mary anderson a lovely girl,and i drop at your profile
www.chockstone.org and i love what i saw there,i beleive we can get aquainted,so if it interests
you,pls reach me back here okay for further communications okay.i stop here awaiting your respond.
Regards,
Miss mary

( mary_2v2@yahoo.com)

please Contact me in my mail box so that i will send my picture to you and for further communication

mary_2v2@yahoo.com"

ajfclark
23/09/2009
10:18:41 AM
On 23/09/2009 martinpribble wrote:
>please Contact me in my mail box

Given how broken the rest of the English is, I'm not sure she's talking about getting an email...

Li
23/09/2009
10:21:53 AM
On 22/09/2009 Wendy wrote:
>On 22/09/2009 Sarah Gara wrote:
>>Why are they selective... I didn't get one... not that I want one. Just
>>wondered. x
>
>She's just not into women. I didn't get one either.

Well....it seems that she is into women after all. I received one this morning.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
23/09/2009
10:56:53 AM
On 22/09/2009 gjoh wrote:
>>For them to achieve anything it seems the ball is in our court (as recipients),
>to respond back to them??
>
>Are you suggesting we could spam the spammer? That would be ironic

... I thought I'd have some fun and spam the spammer, but judging by the number of others targeted and the updates to this thread, it doesn't seem to have slowed spammer(s?) up much.

22 September 2009. Subject: Following up.

Hello Risa,

You wrote to me recently;

Hello

How are you,hope you are doing well,am Risa a lovely girl,and i drop at your profile(www.chockstone.org), and i love what i saw there, i believe we can get acquainted,so if it interests you,pls reach me back here okay for further communications okay.i stop here awaiting your respond. Regards,

Ms Risa

risa_4baby@yahoo.com


... and I am interested in what you mean by 'acquainted'. It is interesting that you found me at that website. What grade and styles do you climb?

Cheers,
Rod.


Reply received today …



Hello Beloved Rod ,

I am more than happy in your urgent mail to my email.How was your day today?.Mine a little cold over here in Dakar Senegal.My Name is Risa Donatus ,I am (24) years old, single and never married, 5ft 7 inches Tall, 55kg weight, black hair and brown eyes,i am from Cote d' Ivoire in West Africa and presently i am residing in the camp here in Dakar Senegal as a result of the civil war that was fought in my Country some years ago.

My late father General Williams Donatus was The Former Director Of Cocoa Export In My Country (Cote d' Ivoire) Who is now Dead .

It's only Me that is alive now and i managed to make my way to a West African country Senegal where i am living now as a refugee. I would like to know more about you.Your likes and dislikes,your hobbies and what you are doing presently. I will tell you more about myself in my next mail.( Remember the distance,age or colour does not matter but love matters a lot in life). Attached here is my picture.Hoping to hear from you soonest.

Yours Forever
Miss Risa


These are the photos attached to the email ...




~> It is clearly evident that 'she' is writing from the refugee camp ...
;-)



ambyeok
23/09/2009
10:57:25 AM
I dare someone to reply to that email. Be warned, spammers love confirmed email addresses, by replying you will confirm that your email address is valid and active and will open the floodgates. By the way, remember those 'opt out' clauses on spam emails that say "dont send me this again"... well often they are just tricks to get you to reply so they know you email address is active! Tricksty hobbits. So... who's feeling brave?

[EDIT] Ok, turns out M9 is brave. Lets see if my gloomy predictions of spam come true. I am reminded of the expression "I got spam for africa"

IdratherbeclimbingM9
23/09/2009
11:00:53 AM
On 23/09/2009 ambyeok wrote:
>I dare someone to reply to that email. Be warned, spammers love confirmed
>email addresses, by replying you will confirm that your email address is
>valid and active and will open the floodgates. By the way, remember those
>'opt out' clauses on spam emails that say "dont send me this again"...
>well often they are just tricks to get you to reply so they know you email
>address is active! Tricksty hobbits. So... who's feeling brave?

... Are you a mind reader?Heh, heh, heh.

By the way, I used my work email addy so they can spam it as much as they like ~> (it has good filters for when I end the game)!

ambyeok
23/09/2009
11:01:39 AM
Is that even the same girl? [edit] it looks like sooner or later shes gonna want a money transfer to help fly her over to your loving arms M9. Any chance you can use the work credit card?

ambyeok
23/09/2009
11:10:17 AM
M9, there are some further suggestions here. Apparently its called "scambaiting" and is considered a form of internet sport. Scroll down to the "About Scambaiting" section.

ajfclark
23/09/2009
11:24:33 AM
Anyone have suggestions for what photo Rod should send back as a picture of himself?

[I wonder if they ever come back to the forum and see this thread?]

nmonteith
23/09/2009
11:33:13 AM
This looks familiar...
http://419.bittenus.com/9/5/Angela.html

IdratherbeclimbingM9
23/09/2009
11:48:34 AM
Some good info in the recent links.
  • If you received a similar letter, please ignore it. Do not answer it. If you do, you will end up on more of the mailing lists used by the criminals behind this fraud.
  • 419 scammers often mention false addresses and use photographs taken from the internet or from magazines to falsely represent themselves. Often a photograph used by a scammer is not of any person involved in the scheme. Multiple "people" involved in schemes are fictitious
  • Some victims believe that they can cheat the con artist. This idea is often encouraged by the fraudsters who write in a clumsy and uneducated style which presents them as naive and easily cheated by a sophisticated westerner.
  • The spam e-mails perpetrating these scams are often sent from Internet cafés equipped with satellite Internet. Recipient addresses and e-mail content are copied and pasted into a webmail interface using a standalone storage medium, such as a memory card. Many areas of Lagos, such as Festac, contain many cyber cafés that serve scammers; many cyber cafés seal their doors during afterhours, such as from 10:30 PM to 7:00 AM, so that scammers inside may work without fear of discovery
  • Romance angle
    Main article: Romance scam
    A recent variant is the Romance Scam, which is a money-for-romance angle. The con artist approaches the victim on an online dating service, an Instant messenger (like Yahoo IM), or a social networking site. The scammer claims an interest in the victim, and posts pictures posted of an attractive person (not themselves). The scammer uses this communication to gain confidence, then asks for money. The con artist may claim to be interested in meeting the victim, but needs cash to book a plane, hotel room, or other expenses. In other cases, they claim they're trapped in a foreign country and need assistance to return, to escape imprisonment by corrupt local officials, to pay for medical expenses due to an illness contracted abroad, and so on. The scammer may also use the confidence gained by the romance angle to introduce some variant of the original Nigerian Letter scheme, such as saying they need to get money or valuables out of the country and offer to share the wealth, making the request for help in leaving the country even more attractive to the victim. In a newer version of the scam, the con artist claims to have 'information' about the fidelity of a person's significant other, which they will share for a fee. This information is garnered through social networking sites by using search parameters such as 'In a relationship' or 'Married'. Anonymous e-mails are first sent to attempt to verify receipt, then a new web based e-mail account is sent along with directions on how to retrieve the information.
  • Scam baiting is the practice of feigning interest in a fraudulent scheme in order to manipulate a scammer. The purpose of scam baiting might be to waste the scammers' time, embarrass him or her, cause him or her to reveal information which can be passed on to legal authorities, get him or her to waste money, or simply to amuse the baiter.
  • Scam baiters often simply attempt to waste the scammer's time by pretending to be a victim; they often believe if a scammer is busy communicating with a baiter, then less time is left for finding and corresponding with potential victims.
  • Another common practice amongst scambaiters is to ask the scammer to do something in order to prove their identity or their intentions, such as sending a photograph of himself or herself in a compromising position. Baiting forums relish in a special bait they term "safari" in which they attempt to persuade scammers into traveling long distances to meet phantom victims or to pick up bogus wire transfers.
  • Scambaiters use the term "digilantism" to describe the subculture of scam baiting and vigilante justice on the Internet.


The scammer and victim exchange a few e-mails to build trust...

The 'safari' ruse above appeals strongly to my sense of humour!

It seems that Nigeria has some bad people.
~> now how to link them up with some trolls...




another dave
23/09/2009
12:14:02 PM
Found the suggested answers section quite funny

http://419.bittenus.com/suggestedanswers.htm

hangdog
23/09/2009
12:55:39 PM

>
>~> It is clearly evident that 'she' is writing from the refugee camp ...
>;-)
>
>
>
i am not so sure She is a she !!!
Chockstone Moderator
23/09/2009
1:01:31 PM
On 23/09/2009 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>... I thought I'd have some fun and spam the spammer, but judging by the
>number of others targeted and the updates to this thread, it doesn't seem
>to have slowed spammer(s?) up much.

On 23/09/2009 ajfclark wrote:
>[I wonder if they ever come back to the forum and see this thread?]


It seems M9 may have encouraged risa, as she came back.
Has not finished harvesting email addresses yet?


I just disabled the following User ID who joined us today.

User Name: risa4u
Full Name: risa donatus
Email: risa_3donatus@yahoo.com
Location: Dakar Senegal
Last logged in 23/09/2009 at 5:15:37 AM

wallwombat
23/09/2009
1:10:07 PM
There must be a lot going on if the current most popular thread on Chockstone is about spam.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
23/09/2009
1:17:27 PM
On 23/09/2009 wallwombat wrote:
>There must be a lot going on if the current most popular thread on Chockstone is about spam.

You are just jealous that she sent me her pictures ww!
;-)


Mod wrote:
>It seems M9 may have encouraged risa, as she came back.

>I just disabled the following User ID who joined us today.

Thanks Mod.
(~> No encouragement to Chocky site was intended!) ☺


ajfclark wrote:
>On 22/09/2009 ajfclark wrote:
>I got the message too.
>
>I've reported risa_4baby@yahoo.com to yahoo abuse.

... so does this mean that if yahoo locks that account it interupts the comms flow that may have been happening with that line? Spammer obviously starts up another account, but can they still access the old one even if not to be able to send/receive new email from it??

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Post edit:

I replied again (today), so the sillyness continues...
Hello Risa,

Thank you for the pictures you sent.
The camp at Dakar looks really bad. Is this your base camp for higher altitude expeditions? You need to watch out carefully if it is, as I read not long ago about the chinese shooting a refugee Tibetan woman who was crossing a border trying to escape from the oppression they are getting.
What am I doing at present? I would have thought it obvious Risa, ... I am writing to you!
Tell me, why doesn't distance matter? Have you climbed the crux already? I would have thought that it matters greatly for the logistics of provisions, or are you going alpine style?

Cheers,
Rod.



ejpauld
23/09/2009
4:31:33 PM
can you please disable this one too:

Rose Anderson [rose_12v1@yahoo.com]


she wants to "reach me back here okay for further communications". Maybe she does
yoga or something...
Chockstone Moderator
23/09/2009
5:03:58 PM
On 23/09/2009 ejpauld wrote:
>can you please disable this one too:
>
>Rose Anderson [rose_12v1@yahoo.com]
>
and
On 22/09/2009 egosan wrote:
>My spam came from rose_12v1@yahoo.com.
>Might want to see if that is attached to any accounts.
>
and
On 23/09/2009 martinpribble wrote:
>How are you,hope you are doing well,am mary anderson a lovely girl,and i drop at your profile www.chockstone.org
>( mary_2v2@yahoo.com)

I looked, but could not find any User ID's to match the information given.

Does the spam rose sent to you indicate rose "drop at" www.chockstone.org also?

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