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  • SPQR
  • Expert Waygook

    • 999

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Sierra Leone
Receiving SPAM in my Waygook inbox.
« on: March 25, 2021, 07:07:38 am »

Good Day.

Sent to: SPQR on: Today at 01:44:53 am

Hi,
How are you doing today? I am Mrs. Sarah Garang from France. I am contacting in other for you to help me accomplished the vow i made to my only daughter, my health condition couldn't permit me to carry on. I will be expecting to hear from you, to discuss more about it before i go for my final surgery. Write to my email: sarahgarang@hotmail.com, for more details.
Thanks
Mrs. Sarah"

Sent from something calling itself: gadson


  • Kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • I am a geek!!

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: Receiving SPAM in my Waygook inbox.
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2021, 07:32:17 am »
I got that too.
Almost as entertaining as the death threats I used to get a few years ago.

Not that I don't believe that this message is 100% true, but since when do French women refer themselves as "Mrs.Firstname"?


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 7530

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: Receiving SPAM in my Waygook inbox.
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 07:35:24 am »
Godson is a pretty popular Nigerian name.


Re: Receiving SPAM in my Waygook inbox.
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 07:46:55 am »
There's been an uptick in scams lately. They became more prevalent as a result of the pandemic in general, but there's been a new surge. I'm kind of surprised they made it here on waygook, seems like an odd place to fish for victims, but maybe this person figured they wouldn't have a lot of competition here.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2021, 07:50:08 am by Chinguetti »


  • T_Rex
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    • 253

    • April 23, 2019, 08:10:20 am


  • SPQR
  • Expert Waygook

    • 999

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Sierra Leone


  • T_Rex
  • Super Waygook

    • 253

    • April 23, 2019, 08:10:20 am
Re: Receiving SPAM in my Waygook inbox.
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2021, 08:37:56 am »
I didn't realize that new users with no posting history at all were able to message other users.


Re: Receiving SPAM in my Waygook inbox.
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2021, 08:56:31 am »
Seems legit.....


  • Kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • I am a geek!!

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: Receiving SPAM in my Waygook inbox.
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2021, 09:20:34 am »
I didn't realize that new users with no posting history at all were able to message other users.
That *is* weird...


  • hangook77
  • The Legend

    • 4548

    • September 14, 2017, 09:10:12 am
    • Near Busan
Re: Receiving SPAM in my Waygook inbox.
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2021, 12:01:21 pm »
Yeah we all got that.  It went straight to the delete box.


  • Kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • I am a geek!!

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: Receiving SPAM in my Waygook inbox.
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2021, 12:22:00 pm »
I'll mute them, but I'm not sure if that prevents messaging too.


Re: Receiving SPAM in my Waygook inbox.
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2021, 12:40:00 pm »
Yeah we all got that.  It went straight to the delete box.

I didn't.  :sad:  I never even got one of those copyandpaste threat PMs from way back.



  • Kyndo
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • I am a geek!!

    • March 03, 2011, 09:45:24 am
    • Gyeongsangbuk-do
Re: Receiving SPAM in my Waygook inbox.
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2021, 12:47:26 pm »
Wait, those death threats were copypasta? And here I was thinking I was special.  :sad:


Re: Receiving SPAM in my Waygook inbox.
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2021, 12:53:13 pm »
Yeah, I remember some members saying that they would receive the exact same threats every year and sometimes in different forums. Pretty sure I remember a guy saying that he'd received them in Dave's, too.

One or two users even complained that the spelling and grammar errors were never fixed, lmao.


Re: Receiving SPAM in my Waygook inbox.
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2021, 05:02:25 pm »
I' ve been working from home for 5000 years making $500000000 an hour for the past three years                and so can  you!


  • SPQR
  • Expert Waygook

    • 999

    • March 08, 2018, 07:04:54 pm
    • Sierra Leone
Re: Receiving SPAM in my Waygook inbox.
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2021, 05:31:31 pm »
We used to get those threats on Dave's too.  Really weird stuff
like, "I hope you die painfully of cancer, %$%$ ass-&^%$.