Wednesday, September 7, 2011

How to Deal with Spammers and Scammers Professionally

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Posted on Oct 27, 2010 Category – Social Network

Everyday my mail boxes at hotmail, yahoo and Gmail are always full of unsolicited spam from people I do not know. Although they are spam or scams I don’t delete them. Instead, I saved them in a folder with marked spam.

We have to understand and even to accept it that spammers, scammers and other hoaxers are using internet and World Wide Web to look for victims. They are everywhere. Some of them are using forum groups and other e-groups, twitter and other social networks to spot for their next victims. And we should not be surprised also that anything we sent off to internet either they’re personally or privately posted, still they can be accessed by other net users through the power of search engine. I, myself had proven it.

Some of them are pretending as priests, nuns, lawyers, engineers, doctors, accountants, bank managers and other imaginable professions. Others used some remarkable people like Bill Gates, former President Clinton, President Barack Obama and even the present Pope.

Mostly of the information they are asking from their target victims are your full name, location address, age, profession, contact telephones and bank accounts. Some of them are pretending as yahoo staff customer service employees - asking you to update your account at yahoo for yahoo will delete your account if you failed to do so. Some of them are offering you to become their business partners.

How to stop them?  By deleting spam at your spam section could not stop them. Based from my experience and the method I used to stop them from sending unsolicited mails to my mail box, I faced them politely, friendly and professionally by replying them. When I read their messages, I could not identify its senders’ addresses but when I replied them, it was yahoo who helped me identified the senders’ emails addresses.

My reply reads “I am happy to receive your communication Mr. or Mrs. so and so, and I am interested and very willing to engage business with you. For the meantime visit this link (the link going to my blog article) it caters all the information you needed.” And before ending my email letter, I would write, “Also I would request you to deposit at least 100$ to my PayPal account. Better if you can send the money today to my PayPal account so that we can start our business early.” That method seemed very effective for me. It helped stopped them sending spam.

And the reason why I don’t delete spam – I considered them as mine of great ideas to write!

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