TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: The Letter From

Re: The Letter From

Seth Breidbart (
Fri, 23 Dec 2005 04:08:35 UTC

In article <>,
Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:

>> It's spam.

>> Spam is theft.

>> Therefore, it's a scam.

>> If he's so hard up, where did he get the resources to spam with?

>> Wasn't there just a thread on why spam continues, because so many
>> idiots send money to spammers? Some are suckers for bigger bodyparts,
>> others for free money, others for helping the needy. All of those are
>> reasons that spam continues.

>It may be spam. It may even be a scam. Or it may be genuine.

No, it's not genuine. Where would a broke Russian get an account at

> If it's genuine, then we -- the recipients -- are in a position to
> help soneone in genuine need. If it's a scam, then we may end up a
> little poorer, and the scammer a little richer, but on balance, does
> it matter?

Yes, it does, if you care about the Internet mail system melting down
with this sort of spam.

> It's hardly in the same league as the Nigerian scam (and anyone who
> falls for that needs their brains tested),

Sure it is. Spam is spam.

What do you want to bet about anybody who's foolish enough to actually
send money having his email address sold as a "live one" to all the
other scammers around?

> so isn't it worth risking losing a few rubles /kopeks/whatever ? I
> think it is.

I don't think it's even worth risking your money on.


Post Followup Article Use your browser's quoting feature to quote article into reply
Go to Next message: Seth Breidbart: "Re: Missing ABN Amro Tape With Two Million Names Found"
Go to Previous message: Seth Breidbart: "Re: Letter From Russia"
May be in reply to: Philip TAYLOR: "The Letter From"
TELECOM Digest: Home Page