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Give me some spyware!!! Yes you read that right....

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  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
July 14, 2006 4:51:27 AM

I wasnt getting any love over in other software, so I decided to try here!!!

Alright guys heres the deal.

I do quite alot of selling on and about 75% of the responses I get are from the losers over in nigeria hopeing to scam me into the whole "USPS money order I'll handle shipping plus pay you extra" deal. So I decided to make a nice little re-direct webpage to include in my responses to these people...

I think it'd go alittle something like this:

Nigerian b*stard:Hello,
Kindly let me know if your item is still available for sale and also
in good condition because i am buying it for someone as a gift.
If that is ok kindly get back to me with your full name and address so
that i can proceed with the payment and also i will not mind offering
you more money due to the urgency need of the item and immediately the
payment goes through i will be the one to handle the shipping myself
through my courier service so you do not have to worry about the
thanks and kindly get back to me.

Me: Yeah sure it's still available!!! Here let me give you my address and shipping information, here is a copy of my letterhead, ("") it has all my info on it, I just didnt feel like typing it again I hope thats ok. It's been a pleasure doing business with you!!! Hope to hear form you soon.

I just figured it would be a fun way to let them know they've completely wasted my time. Being as I am an OS X user, I'm feeling fairly safe. I want you guys to get me the most destructive, asnnoying, most invasive spyware. Seriously. If you have something, or know of someone who does, please let me know!!!

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July 14, 2006 6:40:53 AM

You're not going to find a lot of help, because what you propose to do is not exactly legal. Besides, you think a bot sending out fake emails is going to click on a link?
July 14, 2006 6:58:40 AM

No no, for one, I make sure to converse with these people atleast once before doing so.

Secondly show me what law I am violating by pointing someone with intent to use fraudulent USPS money orders to a website that may or may not contain a program used to display pop-ups or whatnot?
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July 14, 2006 7:09:08 AM

You said virus... and knowingly and maliciously spreading a virus is illegal... it doesn't matter how pissed off you are at these guys.

Two wrongs don't make a right. Even if you threaten to send them such a thing beforehand, it still isn't legal to infect someone else's computer purposely.
July 14, 2006 7:18:57 AM

alright as to apease all who oppose this,

Help me find Ad-ware, greyware, spyware.

As there are no laws preventing someone from linking to a site that may or may not contain advertising material this should not constitute as being illegal.

I never said two wrongs will make a right! I said it would make my day more interesting.
July 14, 2006 7:26:10 AM

Oh I know what you said... I just said you shouldn't be too surprised if it results in a visit from the authorities... should anyone decide to lodge a complaint against your jovial "ribbing".

Besides, I bet these guys are running Linux... wouldn't that be a hoot?

July 14, 2006 7:32:43 AM

naw, I've asked them....

Play stupid.

Me: "Hey I havent heard back from you yet (in reality I havent replied to them yet) I sent you all my info as an attachment. Did you get it? I was in word so maybe if your not using windows it doesnt work? I know sometimes my anti virus stops me from downloading things... Let me know if any of that happened and I'll resend it..."

Them: "No I have not recieved it yet. Yes I do have windows. My anti-virus shouldnt be a problem...Perhaps try to resend it"

That type of thing, I actually have two people on hold waiting for me to mail them my zipped "documents."

And if anything, I can just give netcom africa a call and tell them what IP the illegal money order scams are coming from. thank you whois!
July 14, 2006 7:36:41 AM

Well there you go. Reporting these guys is better than intentionally infecting their computers. I realize it may be quite satisfying to "stick it to them" as it were... but as I said, it's not really legal.

Of course, if they don't know who you are or where your computer is, then it is a little difficult to be prosecuted for any wrong-doing. (This doesn't mean I in any way advocate the behaviour, however.)