I’ve got all my spam back

26 02 2009

For some reasons that I cannot work out in the past few weeks my Gmail account has been inundated by spam emails. Not the Viagra ones for a change but only today I’ve won a Swiss Lottery:


CONGRATULATIONS!!!…..YOU HAVE WON Ђ 750,000 Euros

You have been awarded Ђ 750,000 Euros in the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite Software email lottery in which e-mail addresses are picked randomly by Software powered by the Internet through the worldwide website.

Your email address was amongst those chosen this year for the SWISS-LOTTO Satellite lottery. And this promotion is proudly sponsored by the SWISS-LOTTO NETHERLANDS organization.”

A Microsoft Lottery:

“OFFICIAL WINNING NOTIFICATION.

Welcome to Microword.com Corporation end of year promotions, We are
pleased to inform you of the released results of Sweepstakes Promotion
organized by Microword.com Corporations, in conjunction with the
foundation for the Promotion of software products, held this Feb 16th
2009, here in Madrid-Spain.”

And this:

During our last priminary auditions in 2007, I found out in my department that one of our client who insured his properties and life has died since two years ago that is in 2006. Since then, there was nobody that comes forward to claim his insurance premium which amounted to Eight Million Pounds Sterling (8,000,000.00).

Therefore, I am seeking for a reliable and trustworthy person that can act as the decease next of kin to make this claim for this above stated premium. Note that I shall provide all necessary assistance to make sure this premium is being paid out.

And 2 more.

I’ve had Gmail for the past two years and it used to be virtually spam free, I don’t understand what has  happened or when my email address has been to suddenly get all this crap. It is like going back to the gold old days with Yahoo Mail.

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Who is doing what on the net (by age)

1 02 2009

Interesting.