Spam. Not the ham variety but those little emails you get when you know they are totally bogus. I've changed my name to Marta.
Marta is selling sports tickets online through Craigslist using an old ebay ID that I haven't used for over a year. My inbox was inundated the other day with emails from prospective buyers stating they would love to have this great deal I'm offering on Craigslist and they had finally tracked me down with the ebay ID I gave in the ads. My first thought was typical spam email...delete! Then the emails started coming through with the message stating "I am now sending you my credit card number and please hold the tickets". Curiosity started to get the better of me so I logged into the old account and voila...these were all legitimate buyers contacting me through ebay's system! I wouldn't normally be concerned, but these people were giving me their credit card numbers, addresses and phone numbers....and we're talking about all over the US. How gullible are people to send this info to a person who is advertising on Craigslist with an ebay user ID?
I did a post a while back about being Twitter dumb. Never say never...I now tweet and understand the validity of the social networking site for business purposes. It seems that accounts are being hacked over there right and left sending out emails such as "Check your IQ with this test...are you smarter than me?" Open one of those direct messages and it will definitely show your score..idiot comes to mind.
I really must be living in another world. Who gets their jollies from doing this kind of stuff? I understand selling SEC tickets and getting money for them but the other malicious emails for no monetary gain has me baffled. Honesty must be another quality not being taught, but I digress. Have you been scammed through spam?