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Invisiblemjshroomer
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Another phony letter sent to MJ
    #996650 - 10/27/02 01:21 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Well this goes out monday morning to the disctrict attorneys office here in the coujnty court house along with about twenty other letters I have saved sent to me to open saying they are not spam. I know how grants are issued and how to aply for them and I do not open messages of this type. Thir is now a computer fraud department within the Department of Justice and when people play these games I turned their mail over tot he government.

This is a warniong that they can find out wwho sends these messages. In fact they actually hire professional hackers as users to help catch people who do this very sort of computer bs.

here is the latest in a series of phony letters to me.:

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From: "Bobby Bushell" | This is not Spam | Add to Address Book
To: mjshroomer@yahoo.com
Subject: Grants for mjshroomer@yahoo.com
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2002 11:38:22 -0500



mjshroomer,
You have been approved.
Cash Grant Amount:
$10,000-$5,000,000
Did You Know?
-Each Year the U.S. Goverment Gives away BILLIONS in cash grants?
-There are No special requirements to obtain these grants.
-These are Free Cash Grants That you NEVER have to repay!

mjshroomer,You Qualify!
Click Here
Limited Time Offer

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See one funny thing about this mail is that there was no block mail box on the letter. Thats a sure sign of spam and illegal mail to begin with.

So I turn it over to the district attorney in charge of computer fraud. Spam is illegal if mailed in the state of Washington.

mj

Just thought i would share the kind of mail I get sent. This came to me email address and was also already sent to my new email address so it is one of about 600 people I have given my email address to. Shouldn't be hard for the government to find out who sent this mail.

mj


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Re: Another phony letter sent to MJ [Re: mjshroomer]
    #996698 - 10/27/02 01:43 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

It's sad, but if you are on the internet you should be ready to deal with spam... It will never completely go away.


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Invisiblemjshroomer
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Re: Another phony letter sent to MJ [Re: 3DSHROOM]
    #996798 - 10/27/02 02:15 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

3DShroom, I had my site at yage.net for almost three years and never once had a spam until after a few people at he shroomery and a few other sites started to send me flames in the email and then the porno appeared and then when i left for Thailand I was getting fity to 100 letters a day. Thats why I changed my email addressses and removed allof them from my email box, especially becasue of the stupid kleez virus that I started to get.


O iuse tpo have a hot mail account and the first month I was getting four hundred spams a week so I didn't erespond to it and eventually they closed it up.

Now I just emailed last week over six hundred people my new email address and already I have been getting see Brittany Spears naked spams right off the bat with a new name. So someone is playing gmaes with my email and my business.

I undersatand spam but I have spam guard and a few other antivirus programs running which bblock many mails, but as you can see onth eletter above, I ddid not click open the 2nd page for the fact that it said i was not spam and their was not a single block mail box on the email letter anywhere which I get on all of my legal emails.

So someone is playing games.

I woorked 8 years at the university of Hawaii and I know about grants, how to aply for them, what is needed to qqualify for them and have gotten them in the past. Local tees send me really intersteing letters. Like one from a New York telelvision station that wanted to interview me and have me narate a drug spercial for cnn. OF course it was a phony letter. I am a member of the press and jow about these these.

still I do turn over this kind of mail to the government becasue I do not llike it.

Mj


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Re: Another phony letter sent to MJ [Re: mjshroomer]
    #997117 - 10/27/02 04:54 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

If you give your new email address out to 600 people, you can't expect it to be kept spam free for too long...


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Invisiblemjshroomer
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Re: Another phony letter sent to MJ [Re: 3DSHROOM]
    #997305 - 10/27/02 06:26 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

The problem is is that andy is not forwarding any of the new email to my new email address. Only about ten people have been able to reach me and as I said I am alreaddy getting the britany spears nude email letters.

As for the grant letter, that is obviously phony sent from some computer nerd who does knowt know or understand what a grant is or how to get one or apply for one.

mj


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Post deleted by Moe Howard [Re: mjshroomer]
    #997323 - 10/27/02 06:37 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)



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Re: Another phony letter sent to MJ [Re: mjshroomer]
    #1003821 - 10/29/02 07:07 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Spam sucks. Good luck fighting it!

I just deal with it. My regular email address has a built-in spam filter but then you have to deal with losing actual email correspondance.

I get well over 100 spams a day just to me and another 500 that I have to contend with for work aliases. I just sift thru with my finger on the 'Delete' key.

Buzz


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Re: Another phony letter sent to MJ [Re: BuzzDoctor]
    #1006961 - 10/30/02 05:21 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

dude i dont know what your guys problem is i maybe get like one spam email a week in my yahoo mail


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Re: Another phony letter sent to MJ [Re: Dobie]
    #1017053 - 11/03/02 12:35 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I used to get over 100 day in my hotmail account. But every spam E-mail I get now I block the whole domain address like for instance @shroomery.org and no one from the shroomery.org could send me an email, most spammers change the first bit of the email. Now I get bearly 1 spam email a week. I know how you feel though I had to change Email address's when I didnt check my email account for a few weeks and there was over 600 emails, there probably could of been more but my account ran out of space.


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Re: Another phony letter sent to MJ [Re: mjshroomer]
    #1156968 - 12/20/02 05:15 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

If you dont wont to recieve spam yahoo is the worst place
to start an account as its not unknow for admin there to sell
new user lists to spamers or even have a side line of spaming
going on themselves.


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Re: Another phony letter sent to MJ [Re: G a n j a]
    #1159537 - 12/21/02 06:40 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

If you have a cable connection, host your own mailbox because even if you do pay the extra $ for a large, spam-free mailbox at yahoo or hotmail, you'll be spammed anyways.


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Re: Another phony letter sent to MJ [Re: TinMan]
    #1159546 - 12/21/02 06:46 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

BTW, I remember a while back there were emails from the supposed "king" of some African country. They stated that he needed help to launder money and some people were even invited there where they were shot and killed. But seriously, they were invited over there, bought their own plane ticket, and pretty much, they were robbed. If I remember, there were no lawsuits against this "king" even though many people helping out w/ the scam lived in the US.


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Re: Another phony letter sent to MJ [Re: mjshroomer]
    #1159707 - 12/21/02 08:42 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)

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InvisibleGGreatOne234
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Re: Another phony letter sent to MJ [Re: mjshroomer]
    #1165108 - 12/23/02 03:08 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

am i missing s0mething here????

0r is mjshr00mer being the narc again?

:blush: 


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Invisiblematts
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[Re: GGreatOne234]
    #1166217 - 12/24/02 04:35 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)



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Post deleted by Moe Howard [Re: mjshroomer]
    #1169364 - 12/25/02 10:39 AM (14 years, 11 months ago)



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Re: Another phony letter sent to MJ [Re: Macey Howard]
    #1202081 - 01/08/03 08:34 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

yes i got a spam from like the kind of nigieria or something or the treasury department over there something to that nature saying they wanted to transfer a million dollars or something to my account and all they needed was my account # LOL :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :blush: :blush: :blush: :frown: :frown: :frown: whos that dumb


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