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ochoin deach Inactive Member28 Mar 2011 10:31 p.m. PST

I began an anti-spam program a few months ago: answering them, getting a bite, reeling them in then exposing their gullibility by revealing all. I did this to fraudsters from Malaysia, Benin, Spain, Nigeria & China etc: maybe 40 times

This was in response to that account recieving 8-10+ spam/scams a week for several years.

But now: nothing. The stream of unwanted emails has pretty much dried up.

Do spammers compare notes? Is there a master-hit list & have I been taken off it?
Am I black-balled by the Con-Artists' League of Africa?

Not that I'm complaining.

Mapleleaf Inactive Member28 Mar 2011 11:01 p.m. PST

Probably your queries would be too like a question from a law enforcement agency or press so they would prefer to stay hidden

good for you

Patrick R29 Mar 2011 6:28 a.m. PST

I use mailwasher that sends a fake error message to the sender. I guess they do check for those because after a while my spam went down quite a bit.

average joe Inactive Member29 Mar 2011 9:08 a.m. PST

Probably just related to this:

link

But still a good thing…

show some respect for women Inactive Member29 Mar 2011 11:08 a.m. PST

Does a snake have hips?

mjc

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