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    tongue I just won the UK Lottery!

    When I went to check my Email today, the only new message went along the lines of this:

    Congratualtions! You have won the UK lottery! Please confirm and send us this unnesicary personal information to claim your prize!
    Yeah, of course I won the lottery I never even entered. Of course it makes more sence to tell me I won the UK lotto rather than the Canadian lotto. And of course, the fact that it never mentions my name doesn't seem to matter either, does it?

    Needless to say, it really made me laugh.

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    Lets see, according to the internet I've won 3 free laptops, an Xbox 360, a bundle of "hourly prizes", a PSP, and a trip to the US.
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    Default Re: I just won the UK Lottery!

    I've really gotten the Prince from Nigeria ones. *rolls eyes*

    I also get a lot of those broken English, like then ran it through a Chinese translation back into English, emails that don't make any sense at all.
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    Default Re: I just won the UK Lottery!

    Ever seen the popups that if you shoot rubber duckys, you win an Ipod?
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    Default Re: I just won the UK Lottery!

    You just won the UK lottery!

    Now after the ridicously high taxes...


    You owe us seven dollars!



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    The most aburd-and-obviously-spam message I've gotten informed me that I won a free 11 day vacation in Cancoon. All I had to do was send a bit of personal information...
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    "I lasered that gnome like 10 times!"
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    I once got a popup proudly declaring that I had just won 20 pounds of lobster.
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    Even better. Boy from Turkey and girl from UK wake up in Vegas married to one another. We'll call it Dude, Where's My Country?

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    Wow...I won the UK lottery a couple months ago. What a coincidence

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    I've really gotten the Prince from Nigeria ones. *rolls eyes*
    Same here, I've also gotten a few that were the same wording, but different countries.

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    Oh sweet, you too?

    That's awesome. We're lotto-buddies!
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    I won a car the other day. Pity that I was too lazy to call the friendly automated message back. She seemed really nice, totally my type.

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    I've had several strange ads, too...One I remember is that they said I won a PSP, but in one of the pictures of the 'lucky winners', the guy was holding an iPod, and not a PSP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Squat View Post
    Wow...I won the UK lottery a couple months ago. What a coincidence



    Same here, I've also gotten a few that were the same wording, but different countries.
    I've won it twice in the last 7 days. Neat, eh?
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    Window once popped up in the Windows... well, window, and said "Be virus free with our new program!!!!!!! *flashy lights*"

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    Default Re: I just won the UK Lottery!

    There used to be a cool website where you could play games and win prizes. Yeah, now-a-days it would be a scam. But the web was new and they were pretty open about the purpose. The games were scavanger hunts on participating companies' websites and the prizes were inexpensive promotional items. The games weren't terribly easy, you had to really dig through a website to find the target image. If you found it before anyone else did, all the info you had to give was a shipping address. Our lab won some bags of free gormet coffee from a company in California. A new game would start with directions to a different website as soon as someone won. Too bad that gamesite isn't still around.
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    My favourite of the banner ads is the "Outdrink Santa" one. That's just priceless.
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    I'm surprised at the number of people giving me exclusive stock tips. And of course everyone wants me to increase the size of my 'member' to impress my partner.

    I'm pretty sure that if I grew or increased the size of my member I would impress my partner... and most of medical science.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixineohp View Post
    I'm surprised at the number of people giving me exclusive stock tips.
    Yeah! I'm getting those too!

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    I get really... bad... spam. I don't know why. I just get it. I don't know how to stop getting it either.
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    Gmail is pretty good. Since it's invite only it screens out a lot of the jerks who send that stuff.
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    You would be surprised how often I've been the 1,000,000th visitor on a website.

    As e-mail goes, I have a fairly reliable spam filter. My spam : useful mail ratio is about 1:2 now. Used to be 20:1 or something.

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    My favorites are the e-mails in which an aging, accomplished doctor in Africa needs my money in order to complete his research into some obscure disease or affliction. Whoever's writing this stuff gets into it, giving this fake doctor titles, awards, a detailed history. Pretty funny stuff.

    I thought I had read something about this somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samurai General View Post
    Ever seen the popups that if you shoot rubber duckys, you win an Ipod?
    My friend enjoys that one, since he has a popup blocker which prevents whatever is supposed to appear from appearing. So he just gets to shoot hundreds of ducks as much as he likes

    I get a lot of spam on my hotmail, but since that's my 'spam email' address, I don't really care.
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    Hi

    My name is cortney. I found your email on that dating site.
    I also love sex on the side. I have a loving partner but he is working 16 hours a day and we have sex only once a week :(
    If you are interested and wanna see my pictures just email me at ccortney456@mindspringemail.info
    Don`t reply, use the email above (my boyfriend doesn`t know about that email!)
    hello, I am pretty russian girl, bored tonight.
    would you like to chat with me and see my pics?
    if so then email me at etonya339@mindspringemail.info
    I've received about ten of each from ten different people.

    Also, you know about those ads for dating sites that show you a picture of some girl and a line of text underneath right?

    Sometimes they manage to show the same girl twice but the text says that she lives in two different countries.
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    I won the UK lottery a few months ago...That's the latest piece of spam I've gotten...I get very, very few spam emails...Really good, if you think about it...

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    When was the last time I received spam...?
    I think it was about 3 or 4 years ago, actually. But that may have just been a chain letter.
    "My name is Tracey. I am 7. I am Dead.
    If you don't send this to 20 other people today, then you will die by 9:00pm..."

    You think that's scary? I don't even do anything about my e-mail accounts to stop the spam! I just have a simple, free hotmail account and that's it!
    ...
    Maybe it's the Godly Aura or something.
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    That's the same with me. I use gmail, and I have almost ever gotten a spam email. Gmail has changed my life. Now I no longer live in fear. You should get it too. Hopefully if I keep saying things like this then the dark ovelords of Google will deign to give me money, or just give me my soul back. Both are good.

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    I think my Yahoo account was filled with spam.

    Then I learned not to click any of those "hobbies / interests" options.

    Then I moved on to Gmail. My current ratio of spam to normal mail is like 1 / 350. And even the "spam" are from places I actually was expecting mail from.

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    The simple fact is, Gmail emitts and aura of dark energy that overpowers all other negative forces, including spam. The Google secret heaquarters is more filled with evil than Hell, Hades, and Tartarus put together. This is their secret.

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    Yeah, that reminds me of an odd one I got once.

    It was a pop-up that was a perfect representation of the Yahoo-Mail login page in Internet Explorer. It looked like Yahoo has just logged you out and asked you to log back in. It even had my username (culled from the email-address, no doubt)

    Of course, since I was using Firefox in Ubuntu, I kind of noticed the discrepancy...

    I have had the Nigerian prince one too; that one was just so obviously fake, especially since I got three from different addresses in the same inbox...

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