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Venchka
12-15-2004, 01:08 PM
It's bad enough that I get these things almost daily in my email in box at work. Now the SPAMERS are using the WoodenBoat Forum Private Message feature to SPAM! me! ARGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!! :eek: :rolleyes: :confused:


Here is the message sent by mrsroga:

Dear Sir,
I know that this letter may or may not come to you as a surprise. But after much considerations I decided to open up this transaction to you. I am Mrs Ruby Ogaeme from Sierra-Leone, l am married with two children and a former student of the federal university of Free town Sierra-Leone and my late Husband is Dr. Michael Ogaeme; who was the former finance minister of sierra-Leone. In the cause of the war that happened in my country, he was accused by Tejan Kabbas the present president of Sierra-Leone now that my late husband embezzled and supporting the Rebel leader Foray Sankohs group for fighting against his government.
Is nothing sacred?

Wayne
In the Swamp. :D

Venchka
12-15-2004, 01:14 PM
And another one-same message 2 minutes later.

Bummer!

Wayne
In the Swamp. :D

Joe Dupere
12-15-2004, 01:18 PM
Wayne, just be patient, the third time is the charm. Opportunity knocks three times, you know. Or was that Tony Orlando who knocked three times?

Joe :D

uncas
12-15-2004, 01:27 PM
Sh******t!
Nothing is sacred!
Glad I don't have an address book.
jamj

Venchka
12-15-2004, 01:39 PM
#3 I guess I'll have to disable Private Messages and remove my email address from my profile.

This really you know whats.

Wayne
In the Swamp. :D

Venchka
12-15-2004, 01:43 PM
OK, folks, I am now officially incognito. If you need me, beep me. But it won't be by private message or email available here at the Forum. Give me a shout in a regular post and I'll get back to you.

Like everyone is always writing to me. :D

Wayne
In the Swamp. :D

Ed Harrow
12-15-2004, 01:49 PM
Private Message Notification

Subject: From Ruby

mrsroga just sent you (Ed Harrow) a Private Message at The WoodenBoat Forum.

You are being notified because you have instructed us to send you a notification each time someone sends you a private message. You can disable this automatic notification in your profile settings on the board.

Here is the message sent by mrsroga:

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Dear Sir,
I know that this letter may or may not come to you as a surprise. But after much considerations I decided to open up this transaction to you. I am Mrs Ruby Ogaeme from Sierra-Leone, l am married with two children and a former student of the federal university of Free town Sierra-Leone and my late Husband is Dr. Michael Ogaeme; who was the former finance minister of sierra-Leone. In the cause of the war that happened in my country, he was accused by Tejan Kabbas the present president of Sierra-Leone now that my late husband embezzled and supporting the Rebel leader Foray Sankohs group for fighting against his government.

Two weeks later my late husband was assassinated with one of our children by unknown assassins on their way home on the 22nd of April of 2001 before his assassination he disclosed to me about a deposit he made with a security and finance company abroad for a life time investment purpose. After his death I retrieve in his private safe and took the documents concerning the deposit he made in the security company both the one here and the one he have already transferred to Holland through the security company's Special Diplomatic Courier Service which is in the corresponding security company in Holland and move with my remaining child to Abidjan to avoid the re-occurrence of what happened to my late husband and my three other children.

Presently I am in Abidjan a city in IVORY COAST newly named COTE D'IVOIRE with my son as a refugee under the help of peace keeping force and I dont intend to go back to my country although the situation has return to normal. the fund was now two different places one here in Abidjan and the other one in is in Holland and each of the trunk box is containing $7.5m in each. My late husband deposited the trunks and declared them as a Family Valuables to avoid the security officials for not raising eye brows on the money, as you may know that security company does not operate like bank where people deposit money openly, although people deposit money and things that worth money in the security company without declaring the real contents all is for the safety and security of the depository. Now, having succeeding locating the areas where the two trunk boxes were deposited, I am soliciting for your assistance, to act as my foreign partner to help me to uplift this money in this two !
different areas to your account where I will invest it in any lucrative business sectors in your country with you acting as my investment broker and partner.

I am awaiting anxiously to hear from you as your involvement and modalities of this transaction will be carefully discussed in our next correspondence.
NB: please treat this as highly confidential matter with your attention and mutual understandings. Please get back to me so that I will give you more details of the transaction.
Please contact me with this Email: mrsroga@yahoo.com
Awaiting to hear from you soonest.

Thanks and God bless.

Best regards.
Mrs Ruby Ogaeme and Son.

You're all confidential, right?

Venchka
12-15-2004, 02:11 PM
I'm in good company.

My condolences to all who are SPAMMED like this.

Wayne
In the Swamp. :D

Mike Field
12-15-2004, 04:53 PM
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Yep, me too -- dear Ruby from Sierra Leone. (Wonderful girl, how I'd like to take her out sailing. She'd be full fathom five in no time.)
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Ken Hutchins
12-15-2004, 04:55 PM
Me too!

Ian McColgin
12-15-2004, 06:04 PM
I assume someone passed it on to Scot, or he noticed already.

Cullen T.M. McGough
12-15-2004, 06:26 PM
How was it done? It's automatic, like most spam.

This message board this website uses is a fairly common, out-of-the-box generic code set. See the button at the bottom that sez: "post a reply"?

Well, if you let your mouse hover over the button, the information bar way down at the bottom of your screen probably sez something like: "http://media5.hypernet.com/cgi-bin/UBB/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=reply;f=5;t=020482"

So, the spammer (hidden, no doubt, in their secret lair somewhere near the earth's core) just has to write a simple script that sends a "message post" request to every single website on the internet, with the command to post a message containing a viagra order, penis enlargement, or banking scam.

If the target website doesn't have a message board, no loss. If it does, BINGO. Message is posted.

Ain't technology grand?

Jim H
12-15-2004, 06:33 PM
Once again, I'm being treated like a redheaded stepchild. No one's sent me any PM spam...

uncas
12-15-2004, 07:31 PM
JimH
Be happy you were not on the list. I wasn't for this one but I must have received forty with the same BS...I just hit the delete button.
jamj

alteran
12-15-2004, 07:36 PM
He he, this must be the messages Joe referred to the other day when he said he got tons of private email supporting him. smile.gif

uncas
12-15-2004, 07:39 PM
Oh no...who has the gloves... I see a sparring match in the works... :D
Hey I got it...we can have Elco's and a few others who don't answer questions and whine all the time in the ring...The winner gets a cupcake...with a firecracker to make their day...

Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-15-2004, 08:47 PM
Here is my reply

Thank you for your kind offer, but I am a christian man who has no arms and legs, and I live on a disability pension. I also, of late, have contracted a peculiar skin disease that makes me look like the surface of the moon. It is very depressing, and the outlook for my life is not good.

I run a small animal hospital for chickens that have escaped from farms and are trying to adapt to life in the wild. Together we learn from each other and try to scratch out an existence. My cat John Barleycorn, and my dog Mesopotamin, complete the quiet home I have made for us in northern Labrador.

I hope you and your children are successful in finding a partner. I know it is hard to find good people to help you in times of need. More often than not, the world is full of scroundrels looking to scam money and take everything you have.

If I can be of any help to you, I would be happy to continue this relationship. Please let me know how your are making out in this difficult time.

P.S Do you have any ivory? I have heard it is very nice to carve with.

Yours Sincerely

Parstuckin M Jardine

alteran
12-15-2004, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by Peter Malcolm Jardine:
Here is my reply

Thank you for your kind offer,........etc.
Yours Sincerely
Parstuckin M JardineTell her about your backround as a vacuum cleaner and used car salesman. She will run like an african antelope.........

Peter Malcolm Jardine
12-15-2004, 08:59 PM
You could email her and tell her you started out as a wart on a toads ass... That might impress her. I thought it was unique.

alteran
12-15-2004, 11:36 PM
Originally posted by Peter Malcolm Jardine:
You could email her and tell her you started out as a wart on a toads ass... That might impress her. I thought it was unique.She is already gone PMJ. She might be a hell of a con artist but knows she knows better than to try to go toe to toe with a used car-vac guy.

"Slippery" is the local term for them.....

Elco's
12-16-2004, 09:41 AM
Both uncas and Scot Rosen had asked for my Email address on previous threads. I wonder if they are behind this?

uncas
12-16-2004, 09:44 AM
Elco's
Nope....If I have something to say, I say it...
I don't have to sneak through a back door...
As far as your e-mail address is concerned...A state or a country will do.
Mine is listed in my profile along with my entire address.

uncas
12-16-2004, 09:52 AM
Psss Elco's
Using practically your exact wording...."Oh please leave me alone." I'll add pretty please!
Should sound familiar...you write it enough!
Obviously, I have nothing to hide whereas...you...on the other hand...

[ 12-16-2004, 10:56 AM: Message edited by: uncas ]

Elco's
12-16-2004, 10:02 AM
"you on the other hand"...WHAT?!?!@!

You're still asking for my Email address?!!

on a thread dedicated to SPAM!!!

UNCAS IS BEHIND THIS!!
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Obviously, I have nothing to hide whereas...you...on the other hand...

[ 12-16-2004, 10:56 AM: Message edited by: uncas ]
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[ 12-16-2004, 11:03 AM: Message edited by: Elco's ]

uncas
12-16-2004, 10:08 AM
Don't worry someone...one of the fruitcakes you hang around with should be able to tell you what I implied.
If you can read...read my post again...use your finger if it helps....I said country origin will do...
By the way, take some prozac...your BP is hitting the outer limits.
While you are at it...take that pointed finger which you have pointed towards me..accusing me of creating spam...you moron.. and put it somewhere it won't do any harm to anyone but yourself.Then again, no brain...no pain..If someone won't or can't give you suggestions, I can

[ 12-16-2004, 02:32 PM: Message edited by: uncas ]