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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
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Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 25 October 2013 3:05pm
Samantha Walker is promoting something weird. Her click to unsubscribe doesn't seem to work.
Isn't that annoying. I think that clicking on the unsubscribe link in the above e-mail immediately generated another one from a different source.
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 26 October 2013 7:53pm
O2 Mobile want me to buy a phone from them. I'm sure it not from O2 because there is wrong punctuation in the subject line of the e-mail.

The PayPal spoof has arrived in my inbox again. I've sent it straight to PayPal for their attention.
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 28 October 2013 6:24am
From today I'm just going to add the amount of trash by type, unless there are any new ones that look like someone could be fooled into a scam if they weren't careful.

Buy pills: Number received - 13.
Gambling: - 103.
Buy watches etc.: - 37
Any Bank phishing: - 22.
Money making scheme: - 2.
Surveys which throw you out: - 4.
Voicemail: - 2.
Any credit card: - 1.

I've started the last on this list on 19/12/13 because panelbase does this a lot, either because 'we have reached the required quota' or 'you need the latest flash player to view this page' or they have got the information they need for free or when you click to start survey it doesn't start.
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 30 October 2013 7:06pm
Somebody has asked Nathan 'How are you?' and Nathan has forwarded the e-mail to me. Idiot.
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 30 October 2013 7:12pm
I bought a poster from GB Posters about 2 years ago and they want me to buy more. I think they did the same just before last Christmas!

Watch out for all the places that sell stuff that you have registered with. The festive season will bring them out with 'Buy stuff from us' e-mails!

admin want me to look at Cadburys Offers nom nom nom. I might have looked but the nom nom nom looks suspicious. Another odd one from admin. And another.

Captain Cook's Promotions have sent me an eCheque.

EELimited have sent me 'One Unread Message'. I'm going to leave it unread.

Megan, 'the girl next door'?, has a money making scheme for me - probably to play a casino game!

'Vanessa' wants to know why I'm not doing this. This is probably a gambling thingy.
Re: Internet trash. by Spursfan2 on 31 October 2013 10:03am
I don't tend to opt out from companies I buy from, Ken because I usually use them again. They often have bargains on around Xmas which is great - I'm talking about people such as Vistaprint; I get Zak a few photo gifts each year as well as other people. Last year I compiled his very own cookery book using his recipes for various preserves, pickles and soups etc. with photos. Looks great! The title is 'Recipes from Jacaranda Kitchen' (Jacaranda is the name of our bungalow, named btw by my Dad who loved the Jacaranda trees in Burma when he was there in WWII).

Anyway the point I am making is that if you block emails from companies you use you will miss out on vouchers and special offers. If you don't however intend to use them ever again (and that is a long time!!) then block.

Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 1 November 2013 6:32pm
Approved Life have sent me an Approved Life e-mail. It would be terrible to have a life that wasn't approved! I suppose it's approved for me to buy insurance or some other financial product from them.
Your comments are understood SF2 and I agree that online marketing is useful and convenient to most people. I do use it myself sometimes especially through eBay using my wife's account. Unfortunately my wife gets all the marketing e-mails from eBay but the ones she forwards to me that relate to purchases I have made are many times fewer than the trash I get from unknown organisations that I have never contacted.
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 2 November 2013 9:22am
When I checked my e-mails this morning I had no Spam and no Trash. It's good to see they have better things to do sometime during the week.
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 7 November 2013 6:54pm
welcome want me to buy celebrity accessories. I don't have much time for some celebrities so asking me to buy their accessories is a bit much!
Re: Internet trash. by Ken Dunn on 9 November 2013 8:29am
See the Paypal phishing update at the bottom of page 3 of this topic.
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