T2W Spam


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I've only been a member of this site for a couple of days.
It appears to be an interesting site. Lots of knowledgable people on here, willing and able to offer advice on trading.
Pity my impression of the site has been soured by this piece of SPAM which turned up in my mailbox today:

A six-year low against the dollar…
another new low against the euro…

The government seems to think that NOTHING can be done about sterling’s demise!

But I say there is…

What YOU Can Do
Before The Pound
Is Crushed

Contained within this report is information that you MUST act on IMMEDIATELY.
You could protect yourself
from government bungling…


Dear Reader,

Those of us lucky enough to still have a job are finding that the money we earn buys less and less.

We Britons are being hit especially hard by the global downturn. Why? Because our sovereign currency is going down the drain.

Sterling has taken a battering in the markets. Foreign investors are wary... in fact, they’re more than wary.


Scared by the state of our economy. And scared about the action our financial authorities are about to take – action which could all but consign the pound to history...

The time to protect your wealth is right now.

Read on and discover the ONE investment I believe you should make immediately.

This investment has actually gone up in value whist the pound has fallen over the last year. Not only that – you will actually be PAID to hold it…

The recession has arrived

The Bank of England has been forced to drastically cut interest rates. We think more will follow.

What incentive will foreign investors have to hold sterling?

Bottom line: NONE. We’ll be looking at a catastrophic sell off!

Back in the summer I advised investors to trim back their shareholdings and put some of their money into this investment. Now I’m urging you to do the same… before it’s too late.

You see, our interest rates aren’t the only thing scaring foreign investors. The British government has painted itself into a corner. It has no choice but take drastic action – action that will further undermine the pound’s already perilous position.

Get ready for a Debt Avalanche

Central banks around the world have frantically cut their interest rates. They’re desperate to keep their economies going.

But here in Britain, it hasn’t worked.

The reason is simple. Banks are simply refusing to pass on the rate cuts. Some have even responded to Bank of England cuts by raising their mortgage rates!

In desperation, the government is trying to bully the banks into lending more money. It’s even tried to use its multi billion pound stake in the banking sector – the one it bought in the Brown/Darling bailout – to twist the banks’ arms!

But this won’t work – and here’s why.... The government bought their power over banks with taxpayers’ money. And the taxpayer expects it back. The government can’t afford for banks to make too many risky loans. If they do, the losses to the taxpayer will be unpalatable.

And then… well. There’d be hell to pay!

So what option is left? Public spending, that’s what!

The government will borrow and spend as much as it can get away with. The state will go right up to its credit limit in an attempt to prop up economic growth – this despite the fact that public finances are already in a dire state.

The impact on sterling hardly bears thinking about…

Economic adviser to the Arbuthnot Banking Group and one time director of the Centre for Economic Studies, Ruth Lea, recently said:

"The worst case is that all this leads to a run on the pound: that is the meltdown scenario…given the amount of borrowing the Government has to do, there is a chance that foreigners will no longer be prepared to hold sterling, and if that happens, it is 1976 all over again and it is back to the IMF."

In 1976 the Government’s mismanagement of the economy slashed the wealth of every Briton in this country.

Inflation soared… taxes skyrocketed... sterling nosedived…

It forced us to go cap in hand to the International Monetary Fund for a £2.3 billion “bail-out” loan... or go bankrupt.

The following years were some of the worst in British economic history.

By 1980, £1 would buy you what it would only have cost 41p to buy six years before.

Never since has Britain been so close
to going bankrupt... UNTIL NOW

In the last 18 months we’ve had crisis after crisis...

Financial meltdowns… tumbling house prices... unprecedented share price volatility

Lehman Brothers collapsed… other household names have been nationalized… and the financial authorities are throwing money at the problems hoping they just go away.

These crises have already taken their toll on the stock market – the FTSE 100 has fallen 31% in the last year! Even after the Government injected £500 billion into the system, markets kept on tanking.

But the worst is far from over.

In fact, our current problems have sown the seeds of an even bigger disaster that again threatens the value of EVERY asset British investors own.

But there’s no need for YOU to go broke

Now I know this sounds depressing... but please don’t worry, there IS a way out of it.

If you read the information in this letter – and take the action we recommend – it's possible to prepare yourself for what’s to come.

In fact, you could actually make money, while most investors lose theirs…

To find out more read this exclusive 'profit and protection' report here.


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The promotion contains forecasts. Forecasts and past performance are not reliable indicators of future results. A full portfolio is available on request. Profits from share dealing are a form of income and subject to taxation. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. Editors or contributors may have an interest in shares recommended. Special first year price offers are only available to those who have not previously subscribed and are limited to one subscription per household.

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I've clicked the 'unsubscribe' link now.
Let's hope it works...

Lightning McQueen

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I've clicked the 'unsubscribe' link now.
Let's hope it works...

I've just had a look at your profile and "Receive Admin Emails" is still active, follow this link and untick the "Receive Email from Administrators" in the Messaging & Notification section.

That should stop any further unwanted mail, up to 10 emails a month is a bit much I think but you do have a choice to take or leave them :)
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Thanks. I did click on the link at the end of the spam message to 'unsubscribe' myself, and I was assuming that would suffice.
If I get any more unsolicited ****, I'm off.
I'll try and find a site that doesn't **** me around.


Legendary member
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I'd leave now then ;)


Legendary member
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Suspect the source isn't T2W but someone contacting you via your profile. Did you receive it in your email inbox or T2W PM inbox?


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It was just a T2W partner email which you get unless you untick the option in the User Control Panel.



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Thanks LightningMcQueen, I followed your advice.
The message came in via my public email box, which I'd assumed was kept private.

Thanks for the advice all, (except rathcoole_exile).


Veteren member
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yeah, way to go, how to win friends - come on here effing and blinding on your first couple of posts.
what a very rude chap you are !


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Rude? Not I.
Simply someone who's had his fill of SPAM and was rather surprised to find himself being targeted with it again so soon after registering here. Nothing sinister, surprising or rude about that.
As for my alleged 'effing and blinding' , you can make of my asterisks whatever you will. That's your problem, not mine.
Perhaps you're just a tad miffed because I didn't thank you for your very helpful 'ta-ra' comment? I will admit that it left me wondering just how you achieved your 'Legendary Member' status; clearly not as a result of your helpful comments!
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In my view the UCP needs to have changes that state that you will receive "T2W Partner Emails" unless you untick the box. At the moment it only says:

From time to time, the administrators may want to send you email notices.

If you do not want to receive these notices, disable this option.
Receive Email from Administrators

It is not clear enough that you will get these partner emails from the above text.


Lightning McQueen

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I have just reviewed the registration page, the Receive Email section is quite comprehensive and states if you do not wish to receive these to disable the option, which are ...

Receive email from administrators

Receive email from other members

Receive newsletter

Receive partner emails

Receive store offers

So if anyone gets any of these through their email they must have left an option ticked at registration, also explained is the fact that you will get 2 messages a week, therefore any emails received are not unsolicited spam imho.

Earlier I wrote that unticking the "email from administrators" option may solve the issue of receiving offers you would rather not, after some thought this may not be the best advice :eek: I would actually advise leaving the admin email switched on, just in case Sharky has an important announcement to you all and control the receipt of newsletters, partner emails and store offers with the unsubscribe option at the bottom of the T2W email, as Austin_Manifold did earlier. once opted out I can't see any way of opting back in if one wishes to do so, ho hum :cheesy:

Lightning McQueen

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I'm fed up with being polite

So, just sod off.


:LOL: ah Split you're on form this morning, sorry I don't have the grumpy old gits pic to hand again to illustrate, we'll have to have a nice chat over the weekend :D

I see my comments about content quality are not getting much response. LM - out of interest, who vets this stuff?


Yes, I get them all, I don't read them, no time to look, my email inbox has 7191 T2W messages, my pm message box is at 2400 odd :(

Having looked at the one highlighted in this thread I agree with you GJ, it is a very spammy style of mail, quite awful really, who is responsible for letting that out I couldn't tell you, would anyone admit to it, I doubt that :)
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