1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!
  2. We're giving away over $1,000 in prizes this month in the Northwest Firearms Winter Giveaway!
    Dismiss Notice

spam ?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by pokerace, May 16, 2012.

  1. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    Got this in an email. I'm sure its spam..

    Scott Doniger <scott@sostravel.net>


    I am looking for some specific Beretta’s and wanted to see if you had them. I got your email from the ATF FFL list and some compiled email lists, so this isn’t spam, just me trying to find certain models. Hope not to have bothered you, and you won’t receive any more emails from me.

    92 Combat or Combat Combo
    92 Stock
    92 Steel I
    470th Anniversary

    Or other limited models

    Please let me know if you have them… They are out of production, so Beretta doesn’t have them either…


  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    Looks like a fishing expedition to me. I would delete it or block it with your spam filter and not respond to it.
  3. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

    Likes Received:
    A good indication of spam is if they go out of their way to state "this isn't spam"
  4. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

    Likes Received:
    Actually, this statement isn't true. Just because your email may have been on some lists doesn't make it legal to send. We've been schooled in "spam" from my workplace (large bank) and ANY non-solicited email UNLESS coming from someone you have a direct relationship with (bought something from them, signed up for their email list, etc.) it is spam. Someone can't legally buy an email list and then send you email and claim it isn't spam. You have no direct relationship with them, it is spam. Even if it is only addressed to you and not some bulk list, it is spam.

    If you want to take the time and effort to do it, you can go after them for damages that are spelled out in the law. But most of the time it isn't worth the hassle.