Dazed767
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Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sat Dec 21, 2002 12:51 pm

Just got an email that says:

Hi, Justin

Noticed you had an ad posted for the sale of your Aircraft and wanted to tell you about a new classified ad service www.goallclassifieds.net thats 100% free. We are trying to get this new site off the ground and would love to have your Aircraft listed with us for sale. Click on: www.goallclassifieds.net and list your Aircraft; in the next few weeks we will be launching a large advertising campaign for this new site.

Goall
PO Box XXXXXX
Orlando, Florida 328XX
Email address


Now I don't own any a/c or have any for sale, and I'm wondering how they got my name and email (and knew I was into aviation). There was no link from a photo. I was wondering if anyone else got this 'spam' email. Thanks.

Rgds,
Justin
 
thomasphoto60
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sat Dec 21, 2002 1:44 pm

Yeah, I got one as well, I just trashed it!

Thomas
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Flyer732
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sat Dec 21, 2002 3:15 pm

I got one, didn't even open it.
 
jwenting
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sat Dec 21, 2002 3:27 pm

spam... I got it too.
Anything that reeks commerce from someone I don't know gets trashed unread.
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C-GRYK
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sat Dec 21, 2002 3:42 pm

I got one too, didn't think much of it.

Jeremy
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sat Dec 21, 2002 6:04 pm

Got one also...

/Frederic
 
wietse
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sat Dec 21, 2002 6:53 pm

hehe... me too!

Wietse
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sat Dec 21, 2002 7:34 pm

I got one too and I have managed to sell a couple of those UA 744's that are in storage from the advert Big grin

Cheers

Paul

 
jwenting
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sat Dec 21, 2002 7:48 pm

hmm, someone found a way to harvest email addresses off this site? Or is one of the admins/mods critically short on cash and decided to sell them?
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wietse
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sat Dec 21, 2002 8:52 pm

It was sent through the email on which I was registered at the site. Not the email that comes with my pics here...

Wietse
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sat Dec 21, 2002 9:03 pm

I managed to sell 3 Jetsteams, 2 Falcon 900's, A Boeing BBJ and an Airbus A340 (formerly of royal Jordanian)  Laugh out loud
 
Dazed767
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J.T.

Sun Dec 22, 2002 7:48 am

Since everyone else got this email, I'm wondering that too (not the admin selling email addresses). I have a hotmail and a yahoo email. I use my hotmail for all my airliners.net work etc, and I get TONS of junk mail. I have 250 blocked domains from spammers (im already at my max). Yahoo, I don't get ANY junk mail. I just find it weird (unless hotmail/msn sell my email). Also, I have my email blocked for people to find.

JC
 
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sun Dec 22, 2002 2:16 pm

I certainly hope this person did not get our addresses from this site. I will be sorely disappointed.

I responded asking for the removal of my name from the list. We'll see.

-Chris
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joe pries
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sun Dec 22, 2002 4:09 pm

yeah I just opened up a new auction website (slides prints etc) and this same guy is trying to convince me to get on his site and contact the two owners of commercial jets (they're selling)- i said what the heck would they want with slides and prints???? unbelievable.

Joe
 
jwenting
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sun Dec 22, 2002 4:17 pm

JC, Hotmail is well known for being a spam haven.
Apparently it's either very easy to harvest addresses from it, or it's a happy target for mass emailing to random addresses.

I've heard people who got spammed at a Hotmail address that was only minutes old. That's not long enough for anyone to sell it...
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sun Dec 22, 2002 4:52 pm

I have been asked previously to sell some aircraft I have photographed. Haven't had the spam email though. which is a shame. i am looking at buying a couple of Warbirds.







1/48 scale my limit though



 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sun Dec 22, 2002 7:28 pm

I actually had a guy e-mail me through the system about a C180 I shot in Palmer, asking if I am selling it. I offered him a print, but he said -nope- need to take the family flying.

So thats my own experience with those e-mail's, but was a serious one - I guess.

-Dmitry
 
Glenn
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sun Dec 22, 2002 7:52 pm

I think renting would have been a cheaper option  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
Dazed767
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Sun Dec 22, 2002 9:28 pm

I emailed him last night asking how he got my email address, I doubt I'll hear back from him.
 
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Tue Dec 24, 2002 5:53 am

Justin, perhaps he got your address from your profile here?
 
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Tue Dec 24, 2002 6:13 am

Talk about stating ther obvious planeboy .... have you also realised that everyone that had posted saying they've had one has there e-mail address on the profile  Laugh out loud
Justin, need my glasses?  Big thumbs up
Regards
Shaun
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Dazed767
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Tue Dec 24, 2002 6:39 am

Well that's soliciting then, which I don't want. Noticed you had an ad posted for the sale of your Aircraft. Pretty sleezy if he went through the profiles and emailed everyone that way....

Nah, don't need your glasses  Big grin

J.C.

Shaun - BTW, love that transat L1011 shot.....
 
EGFF
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Tue Dec 24, 2002 8:20 am

Hello Justin ... how much do i owe you for that comment again?  Big thumbs up
Thanks alot, im finally conquering the F707  Smile
Regards and Merry Christmas
Shaun
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Tue Dec 24, 2002 4:56 pm

Guys,

I got again an advertisement today, now about an airline magazine.

Should Johan really sell our emailadresses, like Jeroen mentioned above?

Regards,
Frederic

 
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Tue Dec 24, 2002 8:33 pm

I doubt that the addresses had been sold, 'cause I haven't got any of those mails mentioned!!

Merry X-mas

Johan (Ljungdahl)
 
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Mon Dec 30, 2002 4:39 am

I got this today, from the same guy:

Hi, [Name]
Just to update you the new website Goall Classifieds has taken off with a bang! In just 8 weeks over 800 people have listed Items for sale (Aircraft, Boats, Cars, RV's, Real Estate ,ect.), and we now have banners running in the many sections of Google that is driving over 1,500 buyers per day to Goall Classifieds.
If you've already sold your item, congratulations! If you currently have your item listed with us great, but if you haven't done either, then now is the time to list your items in Goall Classifieds (it's 100% Free) just click on this link to get started today!
http://www.goallclassifieds.net

Up loading pictures seem to be a problem at most classified ad sites but we have made it simple.
If you are having trouble up loading the pictures, because the size of the picture is to big, e-mail us the pictures you have and we will upload them for you at no charge.
E-mail address: Classifieds@goall.com

If you do not have digital photos, send us what you have and we will scan them (up to 3) and put them up on your ad at no charge. Send them with the ad number that they are to go in to:
Goall
PO Box 555037
Orlando, Florida 32855
John@goall.com
 
Dazed767
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RE: Weird Email - Aviation Ad Site

Mon Dec 30, 2002 8:35 am

Also got the same email! I want a straight answer from Johan; are you selling our email addresses or not? Why are a large number of us getting spam (oddly enough that is aviation related).

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