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Back before the new Invision board was set up, I started this thread on the spamcop.help newsgroup, and JeffG provided the (non-wacka'ed) responses.

I have a few additional categories to request effective 3rd party followup suggestions for:

* University diploma "mills"

* "Find out secret information about anybody" gambits

* Selling the "banned" CD that the government doesn't want you to have :-O

* Too-good-to-be-true mortgage/loan offers (3rd parties other than uce at ftc.gov?)

* See pay-per-view/cable TV for free gambits (3rd parties other than one's own ISP, which is usually not a directly interested 3rd party?)

* Copy DVDs in your computer's CD burner gambits (3rd parties other than software at bsa.org?)

* Pornography or sex sites/ads/propositions other than child pornography

Any useful suggestions welcome.

Perhaps a distillation of all of the suggestions could be made a pinned topic?

-- Phil

> I've seen the following short list of suggested 3rd party recipients

> for spam reports on various posts here in the forums:

>

> Send your mlm plans and credit plans to uce at ftc.gov

> Copy health aids & enhancement pill programs to otcfraud at

> cder.fda.gov

> African generals and ex-ministers please reply to 419.fcd at

> usss.treas.gov

> Enforcement at sec.gov is most interested in your secret stock tips.

>

> Webmaster at bsa.org has been suggested, in addition, for spam

> selling software.

I've heard that software at bsa.org is better for that.

> Are there any additional third parties worth reporting the following

> categories of spam to?

>

> * Pornography

Please report child porn to infso-desk/at/cec.eu.int and:

mail [at]at[at] wettbewerbszentrale.de

info [at]at[at] BKA.de

poststelle [at]at[at] regtp.de

cp [at]at[at] interpol.int

info[at]at[at] europol.eu.int

info[at]at[at] computerbetrug.de

info [at]at[at] vzbv.de

contact [at]at[at] spammer-hammer.de

> * Spammer tools & services, eg. CDs of e-mail addresses,

> spammer-friendly web & e-mail hosting, software for generating and

> mailing spam

Please report these in NANAE so that SPEWS will notice. No, I'm not SPEWS

or related to them, but I appreciate what they do.

> * Travel or vacation offers

These usually involve Florida. Try the Florida State Attorney General's

Office.

> * Bogus lottery notifications (variants of the 419 scam?)

419 (advance fee fraud) should be reported to 419.fcd at usss.treas.gov

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I had one before my hard drive crashed. I'm working on a replacement.

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This doesn't answer any of your most recent questions, but spam: Where to Complain About Frauds & Scams on the Internet would seem to be OT [on topic].  ;)

..Regards,

...Steve

Thanks for that. However, "OT" is already used for "Off Topic". Would you care to use "OnT" for "On Topic"? :)

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I had one before my hard drive crashed.  I'm working on a replacement.

Jeff,

Still working on this?

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...Great -- thanks, Jeff.

...Now if we could only convince JT and Marjolein to make nice and convince M to join us on the web board! :P

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...Great -- thanks, Jeff.
You're welcome.

...Now if we could only convince JT and Marjolein to make nice and convince M to join us on the web board! :P

Wouldn't that be nice!

Edited by JeffG

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...Great -- thanks, Jeff.

...Now if we could only convince JT and Marjolein to make nice and convince M to join us on the web board! :P

There's no making nice to be done. I don't have anything against her and I don't think she has anything against me. She's vehemently opposed to web-based forums like we have and has declared in no uncertain terms that she won't participate. That's fine and I don't hold it against her.

JT

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JT:

I know this is getting more into the lounge area, and I don't know if you have followed the thread.

Her current comments are about your NOT making an official announcement that the web forums have become "the official source for help" in the news groups.

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JT:

I know this is getting more into the lounge area, and I don't know if you have followed the thread.

Her current comments are about your NOT making an official announcement that the web forums have become "the official source for help" in the news groups.

OK, that's fine. I could go back and dig up my old posts. I know I started a thread when I first brought up the idea of the web forums and that was all discussed. I started another thread when the web forums were first being tested, and I started another thread when I said the newsgroups were going away.

I'm sure that somewhere in there I communicated my "vision". I think it's unreasonable for users to either have to figure out newsgroup software and subscribe to an NNTP newsgroup or sign up for a 100-message-per-day mailing list in order to receive help for the types of issues we're discussing here all day. So, I wanted an easy place where someone who can't do anything with their computer but web and email (and that's probably way more than half of the people on the internet) to be able to ask questions. I don't want them excluded any more. So, I wanted the primary point of support to be right here.

JT

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JT:

<snip>

Her current comments are about your NOT making an official announcement that the web forums have become "the official source for help" in the news groups.

...There's another relevant (but not necessarily valid, and not necessarily from Marjolein) complaint: that JT ignored all their suggestions, and that since they are paying members, their suggestions should have carried more weight.

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Hi, all,

...Selected contents from an e-mail reply from Marjolein to suggestions I plagiarized from the original post here:

  • University diploma "mills"

I have no idea; not even sure this _would_ have a separate reporting address since I understand the "diploma's" themselves may be legal.

  • "Find out secret information about anybody" gambits
  • Selling the "banned" CD that the government doesn't want you to have

Should probably be one section; no material.

  • See pay-per-view/cable TV for free gambits

Already covered by the "multimedia" section - but I've edited the heading to make this clearer.

  • Copy DVDs in your computer's CD burner gambits

That's a difficult one, too; such software is actually legal in many countries. Some of it is even freeware. OTH, there's commercial software as well, which might be pirated - and that is illegal. But if you do come across a special reporting email address, let me know.

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I'm getting very little spam these days but these guys tracking url are lately dropping links in favor of Skype + ICQ addresses.

Just now with the above report, have included a spamcop report copy to: abuse [at] skype.net in the hopes they might deal with spamvertized skype addresses. We'll see how that goes.

I haven't found a similar reporting address for ICQ. All I've found so far are what to do with spam being sent via ICQ, which is reported with in the application, looks like.

Any info? Opinions?

Thanks...

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