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    The ******* Shadow dalek's Avatar
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    This site, gives all sorts of examples of previous winners

    http://www.urgentmessage.org/highlyc...0Web%20Lottery

    Looks like you'll have to share.......
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    To claim your share of my lottery winnings send a used $100 bill to

    Crooked Joe's Web Scams
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    it gave me some more good examples of threats, thanks a lot..

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    How do you stop these things? I always received these type of messages.

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    start a new thread with an example.
    The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
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    How do you stop these things? I always received these type of messages.
    By taking care of your e-mail addresses.

    Categorise them:

    1. Family, friends, work etc...............these you don't hand out.

    2. "Disposable" accounts for subscribing to things etc. You will know when to expect stuff, and that the rest is either spam or scam. You will probably want at least one for technical newsletters, suppliers offers etc.

    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil View Post
    By taking care of your e-mail addresses.

    Categorise them:

    1. Family, friends, work etc...............these you don't hand out.

    2. "Disposable" accounts for subscribing to things etc. You will know when to expect stuff, and that the rest is either spam or scam. You will probably want at least one for technical newsletters, suppliers offers etc.

    I have to sheepishly say that i havent even thought of this ... So noob.

    However I bought a domain and using it on google apps and that email address never gets spammed even though i subscribe to things and do my daily business on there. On the other hand my plain @gmail.com account is spammed continuously. Im not sure if they are using some kind of backend for the paid accounts but it works
    The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
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    best advice I ever heard is to have an fake online profile for all those annoying sites...that ask name,address, birth date, to register software ....tied to one of your slush email accounts.

    I have 5 email addresses...and 2 fake profiles.

    one is similar to
    Morgan LeFay
    1 Apple Lane
    Avalon, Ontario, Canada H0H 0H0
    416.555.1212 (information)
    Jan 1 1970

    Some sites may reject it...most dont.

    MLF
    How people treat you is their karma- how you react is yours-Wayne Dyer

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    I use hundreds of email accounts. Most are single use that are immediately abandoned.
    I do the same thing as nihil suggests for all of my more permanent email accounts.
    I also use Google Voice so I can have single use anonymous phone numbers, too.

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    I like to find old abandoned e-mail accounts, yahoo / hotmail / gmail etc, then re-register them, then i go to what ever site and get useraccount psswrd reset's sent to them, then i logg in with the users account and have some lulz at there expense.

    those free e-mail services are great, because if a person don't log into there e-mail account for 11weeks then they can be re-registered by some1 else.

    I'll just take a seat in the "Skiddie" Corner

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