Is He for REAL? Is this Idenity Theft? I know it is spam…


I got another of those E-mail that are supposed to have been sent by my brother..  The first clue that it was NOT from him is that it was not in my Friends and Family folder in Incredimail…  This folder is NOT sorted by who they say they are but by the E-mail address so, if the E-mail address is different it just lays in the Inbox

Moving the mouse curser over the senders name revealed the address coop@betterme.org.  The next thing is he used my full first name, which my brother does NOT use…  The web address has a domain of .ru which would appear to be in Russia and was pushed some kind of weight loss system by excercise.com…  Looking up the e-mail address gave me the name Michael O. “Coop” Cooper.whose website says he is helping business owners increase their business, and so forth..

Other than for the use of this article I would have NO USE for him or his site…  for the simple reason that as soon as I looked at the e-mail I knew that someone had just LIED to me…  Maybe it is honest…  Maybe the person who sent it to me happens to have the same name as by brother, then again I think it is more likely that this is a scam and the only way they can attract  people’s attention is to LIE to them about who they are..

So, let us all do this…  If you get an e-mail fron a fried that looks suspicious run the cursor over the sent name and see if the e-mail address is one you know.  If it isn’t, then just delete it.  Who wants to risk doing any kind of dealing with someone who starts out by being dishonest…

Thank,

That Joe Guy.

Spammers….


What's for Dinner! - Spam
What’s for Dinner! – Spam (Photo credit: brizzle born and bred)

Dean Spammers.. or Scammers…

Technically you might not be a Spammer if you don’t leave bulk e-mail.  Then again the comments section of the articles is for readers to leave comments about the articles.  It does take me a few seconds to delete those comments that have nothing to do with the article, and while it does not take long I ask the question : Why would I do business with someone is not smart enough to find the correct way to leave his sales message.

My phone number is on the National Do Not Call list, and every once in a while I get someone who calls anyway.  The will say that they are a charity, or some other group not covered by the DNC list, and so they are not barred from calling me….  I tell them that is is like my putting up a “NO TRESPASSING” sign on my property.  Maybe you can legally enter my property, in their case call me, but the question is : why then, after my saying I did not want you to call me, would I have ANYTHING to do with you.

So, if you think you have something that I might be interested don’t look stupid by using cut and paste to post your trash that has nothing to do with the article you are commenting on…