Spam, you have to laugh sometimes.

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by steve auvache, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. One of the issues I am having to live with after rebuilding this machine
    is stuff I have come to rely upon not being there. Today for the first
    time since the rebuild I got some Barclays phishing spam appear in the
    honeypot inbox.

    "Ok," says I, "Off to the Barclays web site for the abuse addy so I can
    build an appropriate filter and carry on ignoring such shite."

    Filter built I settle back to enjoying my bacon, tomato and basil butty.

    Now it just so happens; despite saying they won't respond, Barclays have
    an auto response machine working today, which duly sent me a couple of
    replies to say they had received my reports, which thunderbird turned
    straight round and reported back to them, which the auto-responder duly
    responded to, which thunderbird turned straight round and reported back
    to them.....

    It has been about 5 minutes and the total count in my inbox from them is
    currently 42 and rising by the second.

    Made I chuckle.
    steve auvache, Apr 20, 2007
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    Bryan Guest

    On a similar-ish note. Got a letter yesterday from my bank :

    "We've noticed you're on the list of people that we're not allowed to
    spam, but we've got these really great products that we think you'd
    like - can we take you off the list ?"

    You can just see the sarcastic suggestion being taken seriously in the
    meeting, can't you ?

    "How many people are on the no junk mail list ?"
    "4 million"
    "4 million, that's a lot of missed sales opportunities there...."
    "Yeah, perhaps we should write to them all...."
    Bryan, Apr 20, 2007
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  3. ROFL

    Excellent, make them suffer for their stupidity
    steve auvache, Apr 20, 2007
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    MikeH Guest

    I got exactly the same tactic earlier this week, but on the phone:

    "We have noticed in records that you are flagged as no phone calls. We
    thought we'd ring and check you haven't changed your mind."
    "No thanks"
    "OK. Do you have an email or mobile we can add to our records?"
    MikeH, Apr 20, 2007
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    ogden Guest

    Is that LTSB?

    I had one of those a few months ago. Mentioned it to my account manager
    and she was rather surprised and agreed that it was rather cheeky.
    ogden, Apr 20, 2007
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    Cab Guest

    You should do like I did. When I received an unsolicited Gold card (you
    pay for them in France, even if the first year was free [1]) I wrote to
    the bank and told them that if they pull a stunt like that again, I'd
    close my account.

    That stopped all the shite.

    [1] One of those "if you don't cancel it after 12 months, we'll bill
    you for a year straight away" cards. The thing that also got my goat,
    was that it was SWMBO that received the card, when I was the one that
    would have had more use for it. I reckon that they'd done a "risk
    assessment" and realised that the card would be much less used by
    SWMBO, thereby reducing their risk on the included insurances, etc.
    Cab, Apr 20, 2007
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    Dan White Guest

    Got a letter from Virgin Media this very morning:

    We've noticed that you have opted not to receive details product
    announcements and promotions. We would like to offer them to you. If you
    would like them, tick this box and return it...
    Dan White, Apr 20, 2007
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    Bryan Guest

    I don't believe that I've spoken to my account manager in the last 10
    Bryan, Apr 21, 2007
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    ogden Guest

    Thought as much.

    I've got some premier account manager or some such rubbish. Every 12
    months she invites me in to try to sell me stuff, and I explain to her
    that everything other than their current account and regular saver is
    hopelessly uncompetitive, and to give me a call when they buck their
    ideas up a bit.
    ogden, Apr 21, 2007
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