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Old 10-27-2006, 12:02 PM
Joe
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Default how'd spammer know I have a Nokia?

I got a spam message (in my email account) about some idiot produce which
had nothing to do with cell service or Nokia, but the title had Nokia in it.
I got Cingular service and a Nokia phone only about a month ago. Just a
coincidence? I don't believe I gave my email address to Walmart, where I got
the service and phone, but I should check and if so- is it likely that they
sold my info?

Also, I got a recorded message on my Nokia the other day- sounded like some
commercial, in Spanish! (which I don't speak)

Joe



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Old 10-27-2006, 04:25 PM
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Default Re: how'd spammer know I have a Nokia?

On Fri, 27 Oct 2006 08:02:44 -0400, "Joe" <abc@xyz.org> wrote in
<12k3tb8nob74mab@corp.supernews.com>:

>I got a spam message (in my email account) about some idiot produce which
>had nothing to do with cell service or Nokia, but the title had Nokia in it.
>I got Cingular service and a Nokia phone only about a month ago. Just a
>coincidence? I don't believe I gave my email address to Walmart, where I got
>the service and phone, but I should check and if so- is it likely that they
>sold my info?
>
>Also, I got a recorded message on my Nokia the other day- sounded like some
>commercial, in Spanish! (which I don't speak)


Your number was probably recycled from someone that spoke Spanish and
subscribed to text alerts. You may want to request a different number.

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Best regards, FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS:
John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>

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Old 10-27-2006, 08:53 PM
Joe
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Default Re: how'd spammer know I have a Nokia?

Good suggestion- if it happens again, I'll contact Cingular.

Thanks,
Joe


"John Navas" <spamfilter0@navasgroup.com> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 27 Oct 2006 08:02:44 -0400, "Joe" <abc@xyz.org> wrote in
> <12k3tb8nob74mab@corp.supernews.com>:
>
>>I got a spam message (in my email account) about some idiot produce which
>>had nothing to do with cell service or Nokia, but the title had Nokia in
>>it.
>>I got Cingular service and a Nokia phone only about a month ago. Just a
>>coincidence? I don't believe I gave my email address to Walmart, where I
>>got
>>the service and phone, but I should check and if so- is it likely that
>>they
>>sold my info?
>>
>>Also, I got a recorded message on my Nokia the other day- sounded like
>>some
>>commercial, in Spanish! (which I don't speak)

>
> Your number was probably recycled from someone that spoke Spanish and
> subscribed to text alerts. You may want to request a different number.
>
> --
> Best regards, FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS:
> John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>




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Old 10-27-2006, 09:35 PM
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"John Navas" <spamfilter0@navasgroup.com> wrote in message
news:hlc4k2dcpl1dqf9q3cgc7h32ncmsng7kvp@4ax.com...
> On Fri, 27 Oct 2006 08:02:44 -0400, "Joe" <abc@xyz.org> wrote in
> <12k3tb8nob74mab@corp.supernews.com>:
>>
>>Also, I got a recorded message on my Nokia the other day- sounded like
>>some
>>commercial, in Spanish! (which I don't speak)

>


I was receiving a similar call exactly every 30 days. After a lot of surfing
I narrowed it down to a address in Miami FL. I asked a friend close to there
to check it out. It's a Spanish telemarketing group using an IVR to call
cell phones.

I've had the same number for five years, don't know who had it before.







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