[tulip] urgent attention
Tue Jun 11 14:12:02 2002
On Sun, Jun 09, 2002 at 06:16:05PM -0400, Donald Becker wrote:
> The message didn't come from Nigeria. The scam can be based anywhere:
> they have you establish a bank account with, say $10K. Once they have
> your bank account number, they can drain it from any third-world country.
Actually, the scam is often far worse. There have been reports of
people being lured to Nigeria and then kidnapped for ransom. The
Nigerian government has a page dedicated to this scam with more
> The immediate problem is the scam email. This message header had no
> features that I could filter on: it was directly addressed, with a
> generic subject line.
Check into SpamAssassin. I have it install, and it caught the spam:
X-MailScanner-SpamCheck: SpamAssassin (score=7, required 5,
INVALID_DATE_NO_TZ, US_DOLLARS_3, DATE_IN_FUTURE)
Easy enough to have your list software subsequently ignore those.
Only allowing posting from subscribers is another tactic which would
Michael Darrin Chaney