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beowulff 03-22-2020 02:22 PM

You know whatís worse than COVID-19?
 
All the gorram spam Iím getting!
Face masks, and sanitizers, and misc. snake oil.
Arrghhh!

Qadgop the Mercotan 03-22-2020 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beowulff (Post 22204091)
All the gorram spam Iím getting!
Face masks, and sanitizers, and misc. snake oil.
Arrghhh!

You will be a very fortunate person if COVID spam remains worse than COVID for you. :rolleyes:

susan 03-22-2020 03:12 PM

Hmm. I'm getting no COVID-19 spam at all. Though I am getting plenty of "we care about you" emails from corporations that, actually, don't.

ftg 03-23-2020 06:53 AM

The amount of spam I'm getting has dropped to virtually nothing.

OTOH, I'm getting a couple emails a day from companies I've done business with in the past telling me what they're doing regarding the Bug.

Like it really matters to me what the roofing company I hired a couple years ago is doing.

kayaker 03-23-2020 07:32 AM

Heh, I keep getting emails from Staples, reassurances that they are there for me. Staples. Well, I'll rest easy now.

Hermitian 03-23-2020 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by beowulff (Post 22204091)
All the gorram spam Iím getting!
Face masks, and sanitizers, and misc. snake oil.
Arrghhh!

Sounds like you need to use a modern mail service with a spam filter.

ftg 03-23-2020 04:41 PM

Got my first CV spam today. 50 masks for $44. Sure, I'll send my money in. No worries at all that I won't get the items. Nope. 100% sure. Seems totally legit.

beowulff 03-23-2020 04:56 PM

This is what is in my spam folder since this morning:

Reduce your risk of Corona-virus with this Mask
New Corona-virus Mask!
Portable Medical Grade UV Germs and Bacteria Killer
This will save you from Corona-virus !!!
Fight Corona-virus with this mask
The New N99 Carbon Fiber Mask is the most effective filtration mask available


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