Apr 13, 2010

Shameless, Senseless and Sadistic Spamming

It is a method to reach out to the millions by just some textual matter and clicks, I am talking about spamming. We all do it sometimes in our life to promote our blogs, websites, feelings, business, to be frank I have done spamming in my life as well, so much that I don't remember how many hundreds of profiles I have made for it.

But I am here to present an altogether different story of spamming that lay hidden in ignorance and people spam as if in a chain reaction to think that they are doing good but instead they are inflicting pain upon the needy people. I am talking about spamming in which the e-mail asks the recipient to forward it to others as each forward will yield certain amount that will be used for the treatment of some person who is in dire need for the same.

Now the thing is people generally come up with their sentimental feelings and forward the e-mails after seeing the disturbing and pity enticing photos without doing proper research, that is what aggravates the feelings of a person who knows the reality behind these e-mails and still feels helpless and tormented. I too fall in that category and I hate these kinds of e-mail some of which I receive from my very close friends, but to be prudent it is wrong to just suffer because we need to educate others and that is why I have made this post, please keep this post in your mind and don't me send me e-mails about forwarding an e-mail to help cure a cancer patient or accident victim or orphaned kid. E-mails that claim that for every forward the person in question will receive such and such amount ought to be deleted right away and the sender need to be reported.

I am giving certain examples of these hoax charitable emails that exist, you can check about these hoaxes on www.hoax-slayer.com

1: A baby girl needs a heart transplant & the phone company is donating $2 every time this is forwarded. (no lie) karma will repay you. ...

2: Dear: All,

Hello, My name is Krista Marie and I have a newborn baby named Nathalie. She means the world to me, and just recently, the doctors have discovered that my little Nathalie has "Brain Cancer."

Unfortunately my husband and I don't have the money to pay for the bill. But my husband and I have worked out a deal with AOL and they have agreed to give us 5 cents to each person that received this e-mail.

So please, forward this to everyone you know, and help out my little Nathalie and I.

Thank you.
Yours Sincere :
Krista Marie

3: Hi, my name is Amy Bruce.

I am 7 years old, and I have severe lung cancer . I also have a large tumor in my brain, from repeated beatings. Doctors say I will die soon if! this isn't fixed, and my family can't pay the bills. The Make A Wish Foundation, has agreed to donate 7 cents for every time this message is sent on. For those of you who send this along, I thank you so much, but for those who don't send it, what goes around comes around. Have a Heart, please send this.

Please, if you are a kind person, send this on.



4: This one doesn't qualify as a hoax mail but because I got this message in my orkut scrapbook just moments ago I thought to pen down this one as well:
m sorry for sending dis. If u luv Ur mom send dis to 10 people.1 girl didnt snd and her mother died after 365 days later, i luv my mom. I can't ignore

This is just the tip of the iceberg, many hoax e-mails are circulating from 10-20 years because nobody cares about the source of those emails.

I once got into scuffle with an online guy who posted a post on his blog about urging people to help the poor victims, I am posting the snippet of our talk here so that people can know that I am serious about this issue no matter if I am receiving it from my closest pals:


Hi Nitin, Its a shame that you have created this post http://nitinsb.blogspot.com/2005/07/prayer-to-god-ua-rated-post.html

I am related to IT industry and know there is virtually no way to track countless forwarding mails across the globe. I think you should have shame upon yourself to derieve monetary benefits on the sake of innocent people who really need help.

This is really heartless of people like you, they're a burden on this earth!
I never asked anyone anything. Pity you people fail to understand the sentiments attached.

And you being in IT is a shame to the industry as such.

Huh what lame reply, I have much sympathy for the people who need them, I dont wanna "show" that. May be you dont know that email forwards(chain mails) cannot be tracked and hence some moolah that it is said will be given out to sufferers is just a joke. i would give you a crore if you can prove that these chain mails are for real. I know you will never be able to.

Do a research on net and I'm pretty sure you'll come to a conclusion. Sympathy should be in Heart, It shouldn't be Pompous

I guess you were not aware of these facts in that case shun these things and aware others, and in case you were aware it is a big disgraceful act.

Happy Creature??

Poor you!! Tchh Tchh... I really dont know how lame you could be to spam and invade my mailbox firstly. Secondly, if you think you are good at reading, read the blog well. I say, people think that it works. All I did was to highlight a story that even I felt is not worth. You are really one of them who I put in my sorry list.

I hope u never reply back to this one. BTW, I dont even care whether AOL or someone else listens up to such stories. Maybe you are one of those few troubled by such mails. Which irritates you. Or maybe, you hate being sympathetic in any way. And finally, I dont give a bulls waste to your so called "ARGUMENT" here. And of course, you are in an IT industry, but not an IT pro. Nothing is "not trackable". That is the reason cyber crime "CAN BE CONTROLLED".

As far as you say I am not an IT pro then let me assure you am not that and never claimed that also, I just said that you can do a research and you will henceforth automatically know what is the truth.
For me being not sympathetic then yes I am not sympathetic to those who used sadistic approches to "CLAIM" that they have sympathy. I was sympathetic for the needy people that's why I highlighted this case to you otherwise I wouldn't have taken even the effort to write this email.
And regarding the "STORY" you yourself have agreed that it was not worth to be put up so you shouldn't have done in the first place.
And lastly if you think to bring up the issue that is for a "REAL CAUSE" and to aware others and to tell them the truth about it is spamming, please ignore this mail and continue your trifle spamming.
Thanks and may God bless you.

So friends if you receive or see any emails like the one's I have talked about I hope you know now that what you need to do. Please don't fall into emotional traps, use your brain also after doing a bit of research, don't aggravate the feelings of who need sincere help, if you want to do charity better do it with your own hands rather than trusting an unknown virtual stranger.


- May God be with everyone!


gunnie said...

i didnt know that...thanks

ankit bhatia said...

Thanks would not do, aware others also :)


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