Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml en-gb 30 Sat 29 Nov 2014 09:00:15 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml Anne P. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml?page=92#comment12 Chris @12 the telephone preference thing (and there is a mail one too) seems quite effective in getting rid of UK based phone spam. The ones it can't get rid of are those dialled by computer from abroad, but you can always tell what those are about to be by the pause before the automated voice cuts in. Still irritating though. Thu 20 Nov 2008 16:26:56 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml?page=84#comment11 mittfh @ 11, the Telephone Prefence thing (what it is called at the moment I can't remember but it ought to be in the front of the phone book somewhere) is meant to get rid of most of those. I am unsure how it can do so if the machines are dialling random numbers one after another, but it might help. I don't seem to get those any more after stating that I didn't want cold callers on the phone, anyhow. Thu 20 Nov 2008 16:12:38 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml?page=76#comment10 Almost everything caught in my spam trap is from "Online pharmacies" - who interestingly enough seem to specialise in male impotence treatments...What irks me though are the computers that routinely phone me up and leave a nice little prerecorded message on my answer phone - so far I've missed out on about a dozen trips to Mexico, several Caribbean cruises, plenty of ambulance chasing lawyers and a handful of debt consolidation debts...Although I strongly suspect the holidays are a form of advanced fee fraud (i.e. you send them various processing and admin fees to deal with the complications involved in them sending you your non-existent tickets...) Thu 20 Nov 2008 15:52:38 GMT+1 vainly_here http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml?page=69#comment9 I'm surprised that Froggers bother to open such emails. I receive at least 120 per day (many sent to junk-mail folder), and I just sort them by sender's name, select all for deletion, run my eye over the list and uncheck names I recognise (e.g. lying...) then click the "Delete" button. Thu 20 Nov 2008 15:51:47 GMT+1 Chris Ghoti http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml?page=61#comment8 Don't all these scams come under 'a free gift is worth what you pay for it' and 'if it seems too good to be true, then it is'?Of course, professional con artists have always worked on the basis that you can't pull an honest man into a sting. Thu 20 Nov 2008 15:34:19 GMT+1 Gillianian http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml?page=53#comment7 I obviously need to hook up to a less efficient spam filter! Thu 20 Nov 2008 15:32:16 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml?page=46#comment6 We've had emails to our (music) website from a Pakistan company which produces musical instruments. Or so they say.And from someone who wanted to send money for their child's music lessons - obviously the bankers draft would be larger than required, if we wouldn't mind sending back the change... Thu 20 Nov 2008 14:04:22 GMT+1 Dick Hobbs http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml?page=38#comment5 For some reason I get regular mailings from something calling itself "The Millionaires Business Club" (lack of apostrophe noted). Today's invited me to a "networking event" and talk by a sales motivation expert, which is sponsored by the Park Inn, Watford.But of all the things about it that shout "this is not aimed at real millionaires" is the fact that I am on the circulation list. Thu 20 Nov 2008 13:50:06 GMT+1 Ed Iglehart http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml?page=30#comment4 Offers you can't refuse?;-)ed Thu 20 Nov 2008 13:16:35 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml?page=23#comment3 Daniel's not your typical chinese name is it? Thu 20 Nov 2008 13:12:29 GMT+1 U12196018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml?page=15#comment2 Ah, I'm glad that my unsolicited mail is of a much higher quality.Hello!My name is Valentina to me of 29 years Hope I will be lucky I don't think that the age and appearance is so important though I am rather pretty. The most important what is inside you and how do you feel about the life. I know this life from many sides and I am rather mature already to know how to make a man happy.I don't know if you answer me or not. But why not to try? I will regret if not to try. I think we should use every chance to find our happiness. Life is too short to use it only for thinking and dreaming. I try to act but not only to dream.So here I am I will not write you much about myself now. I will just give you an idea of who I am. I work to earn for my living. I have a higher education and I am rather intelligent. The only one I miss is a beloved person and I want to have a amily. I have really many interests: music, reading, books, computers, movies, good conversations, sports and many other things which make the life wonderful. I like beautiful clothes and things. I can't say that I have many friends. I know many people but I am very picky about the friends.Well, now it is up to you to decide to write me or not.Please write to me directly at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@gmail.comI've removed the address in case any of you try to get back to her before I do. Thu 20 Nov 2008 13:01:17 GMT+1 Fifi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml?page=7#comment1 Here's a new one on me, received this morning:Hi,I have people looking for a reputable mortgage brokers. WhatI don't have is a Mrtgage Broker to send them to.After exploring your site, I've decided to contact you to seeif we'd be a good fit for a mutually beneficial businessrelationship.Please give me a call at (818) XXX-XXXX to discuss this.Respectfully,Shane Smith(818) XXX-XXXX (I've changed most of the number so that nobody can try ringing it!) Thu 20 Nov 2008 12:48:45 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/11/a_pleasant_change_from_huge_ni.shtml?page=0#comment0 Collectable die-cast models of Eddie and the PM Team, perhaps? with a bonus Paddy O'Connell? It could be a moneyspinner. Thu 20 Nov 2008 12:36:37 GMT+1