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Beth
11-16-2006, 01:34 AM
I now have 2 messages titled "Thank you for the loan request" in my junk mail folder. DH and I have not aplied for any loans. They came 5 days apart and I have not opened them. I didn't delete them in case there was an issue with someone tapping our credit, but I suspect these are just spam and that it may not be cash they are offering to loan. The emails do not show any attachments and I cannot preview them in my browser.

Anyone else seen these and know whether I should be concnered or just delete them? TIA

clairea
11-16-2006, 06:01 AM
Beth, I have seen emails like that lots of times on the email address I set up for "public" use (so it gets a fair amount of spam). I always just delete them, and have never found a problem.

If you are concerned that there might be an issue with your credit, pull your credit report in a couple of months (it could take that long for anything to show up). You can get the reports from one of the free sites, but if you need to dispute anything you will have to go through the individual credit bureau sites.

Ralph
11-16-2006, 06:51 AM
Absolutely they're spam!

I've gotten NUMEROUS e-mails such as that to my spam folder over the years. They go away for a while, then pop up again. Most originate from China!

My latest favorites are those saying I'm listed in the "State Nutritional Database of Patrons"! Like there really is such a thing. :rolleyes: And usually one of those words is misspelled!

KristiB
11-16-2006, 07:05 AM
I usually get "returned mail", "v*iagra" "hot farm girls" or other porn and "re: hi!"

I got one for "Christian Loans".

Christians are forgiving so maybe they wouldn't care if I never paid them back :p

Have you ever seen the ones that are just a bunch of rambling giberish? I have no idea how those work.

momqat
11-16-2006, 09:34 AM
If you are really curious as to the email contents...
I have Zone Alarm and if I right click on the little icon in my tray, I can "Engage Internet Lock" so that the email can't trigger any link (internet is essentially shut off) so that you can open it without too much worry. If you can do this, you will probably find that the contents have absolutely nothing to do with the subject title. It's only to pique your interest and get you to open it up.
Just don't forget to reclick on the icon after you send the email to the recycle bin so that you can get back here. :D

ErinM
11-16-2006, 11:56 AM
Absolutely they're spam!

My latest favorites are those saying I'm listed in the "State Nutritional Database of Patrons"!


Wow, Ralph, congratulations. I've been trying for YEARS to get on that list! :D

What does that list even mean? Is it a list of people who eat? How does one get to be a Patron? Maybe it's for patron saints. Whoa, Ralph, that makes you a saint (Yes, I could literally go on and on about this. I'll stop now.)

Ralph
11-16-2006, 06:07 PM
Wow, Ralph, congratulations. I've been trying for YEARS to get on that list! :D

What does that list even mean? Is it a list of people who eat? How does one get to be a Patron? Maybe it's for patron saints. Whoa, Ralph, that makes you a saint (Yes, I could literally go on and on about this. I'll stop now.)

LOL! :D :D

Beth
11-16-2006, 11:14 PM
I got one for "Christian Loans".

Christians are forgiving so maybe they wouldn't care if I never paid them back :p

We've been getting a lot of additional spam since my DS wandered during a google search. :rolleyes:

The viagra, pharmacy and hottie ones are all pretty obvious. The loan one seemed like spam, but it sounds like something you'd want to know if it was a problem -- exactly what they want. I wasn't concerned until a second one popped up.