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Postby Sovereighn2280 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:29 pm

There are A LOT of spam topics in the Hints, Tips & Tricks section.
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Postby JonasIV » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:24 pm

As if it wasn't obvious enough
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Postby FDru » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:21 pm

QCF runs the same forum software, I believe. They don't have a spam problem because they require a moderator to review each new account's first couple of posts before they can post freely.
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Postby boa13 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:20 pm

This thread has been moved from Discussion to General Off Topic.
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Postby More Dakka » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:18 am

Relevant (considering that practically all the spam seems to be coming from spammers based in mainland China, or at least affiliated with them, judging from WHOIS info for the advertised domains, the products allegedly offered, and the complete lack of care or linguistic skills):

The government just ordered all ISPs in China to start monitoring email for subversive phrases and the like, so I started replying to Chinese spam with little replies of the form at the end of this spam. Might be a useful tactic on companies who think that unsolicited email is "just regular advertising."


"Jack(export manager)" wrote:
> Dear Sir
> How are you .
> We are a lighting factory in China ,It is glad
> to introduce ourselves to you:
> I am XUBIN (Jack) , XUBIN is my chinese name , you can just
> call me Jack !! , I am export manager of [deleted] ,
> China, our group have four factory
> Here is our company profile :
[Rest of sales talk snipped]
(And now, the reply)

Thank you for your coded order. The weapons and ammunition will ship by way of the usual route in ten days, and you already know our secret Swiss bank account number to wire the payment to.

It is a pleasure doing business with you for so long, and I hope your cause will prevail. I am new to this particular computer, so I hope the encryption is working and the monitoring authorities cannot read what I am sending you.

Long live the Falun Gong! Free Tibet!

Best regards, Your arms supplier

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