Can anyone out there help me? Not a huge fan of getting Betty White on my screen 6 times a day!
I know I can close my account, and I did set it up to be a “catch all” for minor spam, but it is on so many of my sign-ins it would take me a week to re-designate them all.
I just returned from a wonderful week in Cabo San Lucas to find that I have been found by the most pernicious e-mail spam generator I have ever seen. This guy is persistent, frequent, mostly all the same format and he is sending to a fictitious name I haven’t used in a year or so. It really has me scratching my head.
- Why after no activity on my account for a solid week would they choose to attack me?
- I didn’t change my security settings or sign up for anything while I was away.
- How in the world did it start coming to “Furd Farkel?” That is a name I put on a couple of white paper requests over a year ago.
Of course, most of the templates have a provision to opt-out, but they also are claiming to take from 3-5 business days for the opt out to go into effect. At t he rate these guys are going, that will be over 100 emails.
I have been receiving things from the following list:
Devry University – DeVry University [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Aggaston Fund Network – Advance Update [email@example.com] a “cash advance” for $1400 I didn’t ask for)
Pimsleur Language – Incredible Learning [firstname.lastname@example.org] guaranteed to have you speaking a different language in 10 days
Bosley For Women [email@example.com] – hair restoration
Energy Maker [firstname.lastname@example.org] – “free” energy
Rapid Refinance [email@example.com] – 30 year fixed for 3.1% and no credit check ?
Vin DiCarlo [Seduction@datasyndicationservices.com] – where I was one of only 3 people selected to become irresistible to all women
Federal Bureau of Investigation [firstname.lastname@example.org] – for only $135 handling fee, they send me $200,00US
EFCC FRAUD ALERT [email@example.com] – $200K just for all your account information
Mrs. Regina Ahmed [firstname.lastname@example.org] – who has $200,000,000 she wants me to hand out for her and will let me keep 20% for my trouble
Overstocked Auctions [email@example.com] – comes every hour
Pintrest Card Give Away [firstname.lastname@example.org] – free $150 card for filling out a survey
This is about half of what I got in a two hour period, and none of them had ever showed up before. If any of you out there recognize the URL’s or have any insights as to how to get off this insidious band-wagon short of dumping the account, please let me know.