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'[OT]: Help required against spammers misappropriat'
2001\10\26@070429 by Russell McMahon

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Fairly OT but hopefully someone here can provide some good advice.

A good friend has had his email address used as a dummy return address by an
(apparently) USA based firm running some get rich quick scheme which appears
to be a scam. See below for details.

Any idea how to go about stopping this happening.




     Russell McMahon
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2001\10\26@071904 by Kathy Quinlan

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Hi Russell,

I would try the US embassy, they should be able to put you in touch with
someone in the US, as this sort of crap is bad for the US, not just your
friend who's address is being bombarded.

Regards,

Kat.

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2001\10\27@183435 by M. Adam Davis

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 There are three things you can/should do:

First, find out where the original email was sent through.  If you check
out the headers you can see which computer it was loaded onto the
internet from.  Contact the owner of that mail relay and alert them to
this abuse.  Chances are the spammer is not only long gone, but they
used more than one mail relay.  You may want to write a script to
process incoming email and strip out the needed information.

Second, set up a mail filter to get rid of the email so you don't have
to see them anymore.

Third, you're bound to get a LOT of complaints, and right now your
upstream providers are going to be getting complaints about your
'abuse'.  You should alert all of those that provide internet service to
you about this email, that it was not sent from you.  You may consider
making a form letter which contains information about spam and an
explanation about your non-involvement, and what they can do about such
spam.  This can then be emailed to those who send email to you complaining.

Sorry to see it happen to you!  The worst I've had is some college
student mail bomb me.  Luckily I was online at the time so I could clear
out my box faster than he could fill it, but it's nothing compared to
what you're dealing with.

-Adam

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2001\10\28@045805 by steve

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Russell,

> A good friend has had his email address used as a dummy return address
> by an (apparently) USA based firm running some get rich quick scheme
> which appears to be a scam. See below for details.

I had the same thing happen to me.
Clearing your email often keeps the ISP happy and spamcop
stopped it in a couple of days.

Steve.


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