May. 3rd, 2012

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While I no longer use my old NTLworld email address it has never been shut down by the hosting company, and I check it occasionally to make sure that there's nothing important. This time I found the usual assortment of rubbish, including three fairly typical spam emails - the difference is that although they came from three different addresses, and were phrased slightly differently, all claimed to have control of "money belonging to the late mayor Richard Wilkins of Sunnydale" which they would give me if I gave them my bank account details etc. - the usual 419 scam, which the headers show originated from email addresses in Nigeria.

The odd thing here was that by an act of unusual incompetence the email was CC-d to a LOT of other addresses - several of which I recognize as posters to the old alt.copnspiracy.sunnydale newsgroup and cross-posters from alt.conspiracy.jasmine, alt.conspiracy.jonathan, alt.conspiracy.la.darkness, alt.conspiracy.wolframandhart, alt.conspiracy.bruknerassassination etc.

This makes me think that someone has decided to target posters to those newsgroups, and is probably working from a VERY old mailing list which isn't 99% spammers. Be on your guard!

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