What The Hell!? Anyone Else Getting UCLA Junk Mail

<p>I've had my UCLA email account for less than a month and I'm already getting weird ass email from strangers. Did anyone else get this?</p>

<p>Message:</p>

<p>From Desk of Mr. Fred.
12C Rue Mono Janvier
Lome - Togo Republic.
Date: 14th of May,2010.</p>

<p>Greetings,</p>

<p>I am a Director by profession with a security company in Lome - Togo. Please I needed your urgent assistance as a foreign partner to transfer the left funds valued {US$39,500,000.00} deposited in our security company by our leate customers before his untimely death with his entire family in plane crash.</p>

<p>Bear in mind that this beneficial transaction I contacted you to assist me stand as the beneficiary is 100% risk free, legal and legitimate because all the documents of proofs to enasure a smooth completion of this transaction is in my possession, and I will forward then to you soonest I confirm your interest to execute this transaction. Note, I will offer you 40% of this total amount, and 60% should be mine.</p>

<p>If you agree to my business proposal, do let me know as further details of the transaction will be forwarded to you as soon as I receive your reply with your private telephone number for an effective communication towards the accomplishment of this beneficial transaction.</p>

<p>Expecting your immediate response.</p>

<p>Best Regards,
Mr. Fred.</p>

<p>I did get one email message but if you look in the TO field your name, nor email address is listed.. I think that spam company just sends mass emails out.. but I don't think it specifically says your name..</p>

<p>At any rate, this is so bogus! Are these people ever actually successful in conning someone into this nonesense?</p>

<p>...It's like, okay, sure, let me send you my bank info and SSN right away. =/</p>

<p>Mr. Fred? this one is so blatant, I didn't know nigerian scams were still popular.</p>

<p>LMAO. I linked my UCLA email to my Blackberry, so I woke up and checked my phone and that was one of the emails I got, and I was seriously SO confused. I was like "Who is Mr. Fred?" ha ha ha.</p>

<p>it's called playing-the-odds. Yeah, 99/100 people are going to say 'it's obviously a scam,' but it only takes the one person to say yes and make it profitable.</p>

<p>Technically it's not playing the odds because they're not actually gambling. Sending out all this junk is completely and totally free for them, and it just takes a few seconds to type out this email and then with one click of a mouse, send it to millions of people. One of the downsides of modern technology. <em>shrug</em></p>

<p>Awe snap, I just got one of these....from a Mr Edward Uchenna. </p>

<p>Fail...=/</p>

<p>I haven't gotten anything of this sort in my BERKELEY e-mail ;)</p>

<p>Hey, at least I GET emails. </p>

<p>Ha-ha.</p>

<p>I would have said something else, but I'm sleep deprived and you're pretty chill. Plus I saw you post on the UCLA forums, saying thank you to them, ha-ha.</p>

<p>I don't know what you're doing...I haven't received anything like this.</p>

<p>rhee, are you talking to me? I don't really visit the UCLA forum.... </p>

<p>I get mail too, but it's RELEVANT!!</p>

<p>It was a while ago...but yes it was YOU. </p>

<p>I get mail too, shush.</p>

<p>haha, 웟에버.... </p>

<p>Don't tell people I went on the UCLA forums!! :p</p>

<p>yeah, i have like 5 of those kind of emails in my ucla account. so annoying!</p>

<p>I barely get emails from UCLA. It makes the wait all the more boring and less eventful.</p>

<p>I got them too... I just guessed that it's a company that knows that UCLA & other schools make short email addresses from people's names, so they have an algorithm that tries various combinations of names with the @ucla.edu ending... then they just continue to send emails to the addresses that aren't returned as invalid. </p>

<p>It's a bummer!</p>