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posted 3/1/2007 7:50:53 AM |
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Am I the only one who's getting pretty annoyed with all the "new" profiles that are nothing more than E-mail collector accounts?!

Seems to go like this:

1) You see a new account, usually with just two or three essays filled out in similar style as other new ones. (Claiming to want sex only and needing it now, blah blah blah)
2) You take a chance to confirm spamtrap suspicions by sending a message with an atypical question included.
3) Your suspicions are confirmed when the reply goes something like:

Hey sexy! Thanks for getting in touch....I am thinking we will hit it off really well. your profile is hot and I am ready for a good time...what do we have to loose?!? If you are ready for me get in touch at becky59418ramsten through the mail place that starts with hot and ends with mail...I will get back to you as soon as I can. Can't wait to connect!!
Talk soon,
...and they completely ignore your question(s).
4) Just for giggles you send a message to said E-mail (from your spam-only Yahoo or Hotmail or whatever account of course)
5) To seal the confirmation, you get a reply telling you to go visit her profile on a pay site. As a bonus, you now get spam from varying addresses with stuff like "saw your profile and sent you a message but you didn't reply! Write me soon! I want you!"

I'm getting sick of weeding these people out, especially when it seems like at least 10 new ones show up each week! These people just clutter up what otherwise is a nice site.

Anyone else bothered by this or do I just have too much time on my hands?

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Mar 1 @ 7:57AM  
Well, being female, I guess I can count myself lucky for not getting them. Maybe you do have too much time on your hands. Might think about doing something else with that time! Oh, wait! That's probably why you are here, huh?

Mar 1 @ 8:13AM  
Someone just did a blog about that Becky chick......warning people not to reply to her......

Mar 1 @ 8:52AM  
report her!!!!!! so many blogs complaining about bots and spammers, well report them as spam or abuse!!! it's not all that hard!

Mar 1 @ 8:55AM

Lets you set up a fake email address that lasts for 1 email or a given time frame, whichever comes first.

Mar 1 @ 10:54AM  
I'm with tlc, you have to do your part by reporting these to the admin!

Mar 1 @ 11:10AM  
Well at least I know what to look out for now but not sure how it works with females. I am sure there are some spam for us also.

Mar 1 @ 12:10PM  
Oh yes, I have reported them! I'm sure some of them got cancelled due in part to my reports, but I'm getting tired of having to do that. I guess I just wanted to vent a little. :)

You ladies may not have this problem as much, but it sounds from other blogs like you have problems of your own with meat-headed and crude E-mails! (And a high volume of them to boot.)

Mar 1 @ 4:08PM  
ya I get the same crap allso. But I have fun with it allso.. I allso get the regional IP and go to work on the servers..:) Its a man made spam. and somewhere out there, he has to be sick of me flooding the server with Large bulk mail..
It works though. they usally stop . It just takes a bit of time to narrow it down to where it comes from..

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