Be aware of people who randomly add you on MSN, they might be bots trying to lure you into giving up personal information and/or credit card information.
(12:32:25 PM) Me: hver er? / Who are you?
(12:32:37 PM) The Bot: hey, hows it going?
(12:33:00 PM) Me: I’m fine. But who are you?
(12:33:12 PM) The Bot: i’m 22/f your a male right?
(12:33:48 PM) Me: you didn’t answer my question..
(12:34:00 PM) The Bot: nice, I just got off work and finally got some time to relax which site did i msg you from again?
(12:34:19 PM) Me: that’s what I’d like to know. who are you and where did you get my msn address?
(12:34:30 PM) The Bot: I know a way we can chat and have a better time.. do you cam?
(12:34:39 PM) Me: spamspamspamspamspam
(12:34:51 PM) The Bot: nah, I am a vegetarian… no spam for me! haha
(12:35:05 PM) Me: so you’re an intelligent bot .. but not that intelligent
(12:35:15 PM) The Bot: whats a bot?
(12:35:45 PM) Me: In what state is New York City ?
(12:35:56 PM) The Bot: Well i don’t do yahoo cam or any other cam because i have been recorded before… But i do know one site you can watch me on cam, that assures me no one records…
(12:38:11 PM) Me: what site is that ?
(12:39:11 PM) Me: you there you stupid bot ?
And then I broke it or something, but I have seen this particular bot before (under another msn address) so it’s not exactly new to me. If you can avoid breaking it then it will give you a website where you can “cam” together, and if you visit the site you have to register to continue and to finish the registration process you must give up your credit card information but dont worry, the bot tells you about this after giving you the address to assure you it’s “safe”. But unless you’re extremely naive you already knew this was a spam. right?
Notice how it doesn’t answer any of my questions? but the programmer has a sense of humour and has it respond to the words “bot” and “spam” but it can’t understand simple questions.
Jóhannes H. Laxdal is a specialized humanoid carbon unit whose field is computers and telling lousy jokes, it has a tendency to put "well" before every sentence it utters. In here you will find its ramblings about computer-related stuff.
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