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So, I got this email
bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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Neither a ponzi scheme nor a pyramid scheme as they both require investors. That is just a phishing attempt. As you forward that email it is normally Cc'ed to the company that sent it so they have tons of emails to spam with their product later.

Forwarding an E-mail should not CC anyone by default. :-/ I've always assumed that the process relies on the forwards with unmodified copies of original messages, To: and Cc: headers included, eventually making the rounds back to somebody involved through chance alone. The majority of messages probably don't, but I'm sure enough do to make it worthwhile. They probably just recruit regular people through "get rich working from home" schemes to forward forwards that they receive to some company. People are greedy and ignorant. It would be effortless to convince them to do it for very little reward (most probably wouldn't even understand it).

Bob Keane
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June 2006

It has to be real, it says not fake right in the letter. Could they say not fake if it was fake? ML, how much are you paying us to respond to this thread?

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Arthur Kalliokoski
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February 2005
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Bob Keane said:

It has to be real, it says not fake right in the letter. Could they say not fake if it was fake?

Don't bring those religious arguments into this thread...

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck.”

― Robert A. Heinlein

Specter Phoenix
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July 2001
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bamccaig said:

Forwarding an E-mail should not CC anyone by default.

Really? Odd, I've had several emails I've replied to for my son's school and it automatically put the senders and all the included emails to the Cc part of the mail with only the sender in the To field :-/.

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bamccaig
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July 2006
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Specter Phoenix
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July 2001
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Even more odd, just replied to another one and did it. They may not be the same but just forwarded the same email to my live.com account and it also had the Cc field filled. Oh well, I only reply or forward anything about once a week anyways. The rest of the week I just delete things.

"Can't a man even talk to himself without being interrupted?" -Krull(1983)
"Through vengence I was born. Through war I was trained. Through love I was found. Through death I was released. Through release I was given a purpose." -- Specter Phoenix
"Programming == AWESOME the rest is just tools to accomplish it."
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