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    One way of testing the sincerity of a seller is to try to meet in person and see what happens. "So you live in Hanoi, how convenient. I will be going there in three week's time and I can come by your place and finish the deal". If they start making excuses as to why they cannot meet you their intentions are quite clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    Anybody who has a series of numbers after an e-mail name is a spammer or scammer.
    Does that also include profile names, like - let's say - Tom1957 ??
    But seriously, you can't make this statement in general. I know a lot of good people using numbers in their email names - like year of birth - encouraged to do so by providers.

    But if the email address is: 12H34987dnb23n234nn@youdontknowme.com, then get worried ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    Anybody who has a series of numbers after an e-mail name is a spammer or scammer.
    Um, I have numbers after my email name, and I'm the most honest person you'd ever meet.

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    I meant e-mail names where the scammer signed up fo an e-mail accound under some common name and yahoo or g-mail attached a lot of numbers to it because 12000 other people used the same name. You can usually tell just to look at it that it is a scam account. Not always, but much of the time. As far as Tom1956, that should be obvious--I'm 1956 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    I meant e-mail names where the scammer signed up fo an e-mail accound under some common name and yahoo or g-mail attached a lot of numbers to it because 12000 other people used the same name. You can usually tell just to look at it that it is a scam account. Not always, but much of the time. As far as Tom1956, that should be obvious--I'm 1956 years old.
    Tom:

    As far as I am aware, those email names aren't assigned by the email provider - they are chosen by the customer.

    Generally, because it can be hard to find an email or website name if you want to include something fairly common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Tom:

    As far as I am aware, those email names aren't assigned by the email provider - they are chosen by the customer.

    Generally, because it can be hard to find an email or website name if you want to include something fairly common.
    Well I guess that means I am no better at trying to figure out who the spamscammers are than anybody else. They've essentially rendered the internet useless for the rest of us. Spammer and scammers make a very good argument for the cause of justifiable..... (better not say that).

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