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Toothache
June 30th, 2004, 02:21 PM
Looks like spam to me, there are massive numbers of grammar mistakes, and which president types in caps... anyway, here's a message I found on my offline messages...

This is Yahoo President Jay Russell , i am sorry to announce that Yahoo has reached its maximum number of accounts two million. if you would like to keep your account for free send this to everyone on your list . This way we can know which accounts are being used and which accounts we can delete .Send this within 8 days and your account will remain free, Once again i am sincerely sorry that i have to do this. Please start sending , Jay Russell , Yahoo Management Renee : Nick : WHOEVER DOESNT SEND THIS MESSAGE YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DEACTIVATED AND IT WILL COST $10.00A MONTH TO USE IT ! TO SEND TO EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST RIGHT CLICK ON YOUR GROUP

Lame, but funny to me (although it did fool me for a few seconds before I read it carefully).

Oh well, I thought I'd post it here so we can all have a laugh :-)

EDIT: Just to doubly prove this wrong, a friend of mine created a new account with no problems. So, obvious fake. Enjoy :)

aRedMoon
June 30th, 2004, 08:08 PM
Lol, I used to get e-mails like that from "Yahoo! Mail" saying my account was gonna be closed. =/

Funny. XD

Gr8person62.2
July 1st, 2004, 01:05 AM
There are some e-mails that have like little ads at the bottom, and the person that created it gets about 2 for every time someone opens that e-mail. SO they try to get them forwarded as much as possible which whatever ways they can think of.

Sometimes people are just complete annoying idiots wh oge their fun from acts of idiocy -_-'

Geometric-sama
July 2nd, 2004, 05:07 AM
LOL, it's called spim - it's spam, but over IM, so it has a new name. I get so much porn spim in AIM, it's not funny o_O

aRedMoon
July 2nd, 2004, 12:09 PM
I don't get porn spam on AIM - I get it all on ICQ. >>;;

bestlittleplaya
July 2nd, 2004, 09:44 PM
I get that alot to and i get alot of chain messages wich are really annoying

Geometric-sama
July 4th, 2004, 04:25 AM
I guess the reason I get porn spim on AIM is because I actually have AOL and I use the chat rooms. Every time I go into a chat room I instantly get spim...

Imakuni?
July 4th, 2004, 08:57 AM
I HATE CHAIN MESSAGES!!!! and spim. and thats a scam

aRedMoon
July 4th, 2004, 09:29 AM
Chain messages are more annoying over IM than e-mail IMO... >>;;

And I go into the chatrooms occasionally, but it's nothing really interesting.

Gr8person62.2
July 4th, 2004, 09:17 PM
And you act like you hate those porn e-mails.. give up the act:P

You know what I hate? When my friends sign me up to stuff.. I absaloutly hate that!. I finally get a new clean e-mail, and a week later I'm getting 72 porn e-mails a day... It's not even funny anymore.

asher_son_of_ash
July 5th, 2004, 03:15 AM
Chain messages are more annoying over IM than e-mail IMO... >>;;

And I go into the chatrooms occasionally, but it's nothing really interesting.

It's the E-mail that's more annoying!! x_X Everyday, I check my mail and when a pop up mail thing comes up, I think it's from a friend. Then I find out it's Spam! x_X I do get a lot of chain messages in YIM, now. But not as many as I used to...

Batesy's the best!! He is cool!!

Toothache
July 17th, 2004, 04:19 PM
Time for part 2 of this marvellous little hoax...

Sorry for the interuption, but Yahoo is closing the system down because too many booters are taking up all the names, we only have 57 names left, if you would like to close your account, don't send this mesage, if you want to keep your account, send this message to everyone on your list. This is no joke, you'll be sorry you didn't send it. Thanks, Director of Yahoo, Tim Buiski, WHOEVER DOESN'T SEND THIS MESSAGE YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DEACTIVATED AND IT WILL COST $10.00 A month to USE IT TO SEND 2 EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST RIGHT CLICK ON YOUR GROUP THEN CLICK SEN Yahoo!

samu
July 17th, 2004, 04:53 PM
A friend of mine got a Porn Spam AIM message once, it was freaking funny.

"WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE FRED VIOLATE WILMA? CLICK HERE."

XD!! Flintstones Porn like what~!

Toothache
July 17th, 2004, 04:54 PM
Eww... anyway, back on topic. For the sake of decency

Cherrim
July 17th, 2004, 07:39 PM
o.o; I don't get porn e-mails, or IMs, or anything of the sort. I don't know what you people do in your spare time, but I like to stay out of that stuff. ;p (Rofl, I'm just kidding. XD)

Mrr... I get a lot of "OMGOMGOMGSPAZZOMG HOTMAIL IS GOING TUO DIE BCUZ PEOPLE R USING 2 MANY ACOUNTS OMG! SEND THIS 2 50 BILION PEOPLE OR ULL DIE! OMG!"-type e-mails. From my friends. Gah. I TELL most of these people that I hate these things and we discuss how stupid they are since no one believes them and they don't even look official. And then the next day I get a forwarded message telling me stuff like that. o.o It's... just pathetic how gullible people are and how useless these messages are. -_-; *would NOT want to meet the type of person who starts these* XD

Teara
July 17th, 2004, 07:55 PM
Lol, that'z kind of funny actually XD

I don't have any kind of IM yet (grrr) zo I don't get that ztuff but my email iz corrupted x_O Or my friendz, either way one of them'z gone wrong.

I remember getting a chain email once that zaid I waz going to die XD It told a ztory of a girl that killed herzelf and had an animated picture of her ghozt coming out of her clozet where zhe died. X_X It zcared the daylightz out of me at firzt becauze I didn't know what waz up with the picture and didn't expect her to jump out of the clozet like thatXD I got it from a few of my friendz and juzt made a friend of mine who they didn't know zend them all emailz zaying he knew where they lived and waz after them. He learned their namez from me too zo that really creeped them out >X3 It'z evil but after I told them I arranged it I don't get many chain emailz anymore XD

Cherrim
July 17th, 2004, 07:58 PM
Rofl, I think I know what you're talking about. o_O; I used to get that too. I actually saw it for the first time on a forum and it scared the heck out of me because I was like... 12 and I didn't know what to expect ._.

I've found I don't get as many chain letters anymore, too. o.o; Although I do remember getting this hilarious chain letter that made fun of other chain letters. That's the only one I've ever sent on, not counting those fun survey ones. XD;

Geometric-sama
July 18th, 2004, 03:59 AM
AIM spimmers are getting better... they send you a "hi" then you reply, and it hits you with the porn message *then*.

Sakura and Espeon
July 18th, 2004, 04:11 PM
Yes, AIM spam is very hard to track... just accept messages that you know who it is. ^_^.


Anyway, I usally don't get spam.... ^_^ so Yay!!!!!

Geometric-sama
July 19th, 2004, 10:15 PM
At least you can usually tell spimmers - they have names like "cute", "hot", "webcam", "xxx" etc. XD

PichuSecretBase
July 20th, 2004, 07:53 PM
But my cousin has the cute hott and baby names XD

My cousin gets so many new screenames. And gr8person... you enjoy those emails? I like freak out like "WTF OMG IM GONNA GET THESE EVREY DAY AND OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG" I flip lol

And the Yahoo thing, if they can't use propor grammer then its not real. I found that one out with a scam from MSN once ^^;;;

Geometric-sama
July 20th, 2004, 08:01 PM
Oh no! Your cousin is the evil spimmer! *runs*