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Are people still making money with this type of spam?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by acotut, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. acotut

    acotut Elite Member

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    Are people still making moeny with this type of spam guys?

     
  2. andzon

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    why do they want our id anyway what they can do with it?
     
  3. thinkdevoid

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    lol... I get these e-mails from time to time... funny reads.
     
  4. G-S-T

    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    They must be if they are still in circulation after 15 years. It only takes 1 fool to hand over a huge chunk to make an entire years worth of work rewarding for these guys.

    Its basic maths - 10,000,000 emails > 10,000 opened > 100 replies > 1 sucker

    Thats based on a 1% conversion for each stage
     
  5. SEORocks

    SEORocks Junior Member

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    I was in need of a break from what I was doing one day and I decided to mess with the person that sent a similar offer to me.

    I sent them fake stuff and had them email me back. I continued to play their game LMAO and then just as they ask me to send them money to get mine, I tell them....you know what, this is a lot of money, you pay the fee and I will split it with you!

    They get pissed and the email conversation stops.
     
  6. Greybeard

    Greybeard Junior Member

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    You'd be surprised at what people believe, and what kind of spam they fall for. My mom almost fell for that "you have a box at UPS/Fedex/whatever, print out this thing" spam, even though it was in her spam folder AND I told her it was fake (and she hadn't actually ordered anything through UPS/Fedex!). People believe things too easily.
     
  7. ehinoze

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    Too bad,awful,nigeria is a rich country,judging by natural resources,i wonder at all these scam things
     
  8. Blair

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    It's awful. long time ago I lost some money because of spam. Now I don't believe it. We must to be vigilant
     
  9. machines-in-motion

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    A friend of a friend lost $15,000 to something like this just last year, so I know it still works.
     
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    My aunt works for a grocery store that has a Western Union in it and she says that old people come in all the time trying to send $5000, $10000 and $20000 out of country. She has started asking them all a bunch of questions like, "how do you know this person?" "how long have you known them?" or else these people would just send there money away.

    So yes people still send that kind of spam because it still works on some people.
     
  11. Lecca

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    This isn't spam, this is fraud and will get you behind bars.
     
  12. acotut

    acotut Elite Member

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    Interesting.But let's say that I send a lot of money to a scammer trough wire transfer.After I see I got scammed,I chargeback and make a report to the police.How they aren't getting caught?
     
  13. Lecca

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    They aren't caught because at the moment, Nigeria has no government and a police force that fades in front of the well armed and well organized bands of criminals. Try to do this kind of stuff from a civilized country and you will get caught fast.

    Trust me, this isn't the path you want to walk on.

    If you would be a nigerian cop, would you really try and arrest those people?

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. G-S-T

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    these guys dont use credit cards mate, its all western union.
     
  15. JohnnyRabbit

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    419 scam
     
  16. Maks.KV

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    Anyway this sh1t is old as obama and still works because of people who still believe in such BS. Nigerian scam is almost dead... why almost? because there are still people who believe in this BS... and it will work until there are such people...

    ...hope it will die soon (however I already thought that it WAS ALREADY DEAD)

    f**k scammers!
     
  17. mirrorer

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    If they still continue to do it,it means they are making money.
    Would you do seo if you weren't making money?
     
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    of course people still fall for this type of scam. there are quite millions of dumb folks out there, dont you think?
     
  19. timothywcrane

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    Its funny that this is called a Nigerian scam. Some of the most famous come from Nigeria in the past, and thus the name, but FBI says 70% of all of these 419 emails originate from Canada of all places.
     
  20. bertbaby

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    Nah, doesn't work that's why they send them! There's always some pigeon to be made somewhere in the world!