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Junk email via forum

Postby heather j » Fri Sep 01, 2006 04:33 pm

Hey, guys. I just got a junk email about "overseas investment opprtunites" from a Princess somebody sent through the PF email service. How did this get through, and does it happen often? If this is common, what do I need to do about it in terms of the "sender"?
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Re : Junk email via forum

Postby bhesseling » Fri Sep 01, 2006 04:40 pm

Heather - I just got the same thing! I was going to let someone here know that the site is being used for this purpose. Wasn't sure who to notify...
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Re : Junk email via forum

Postby laraeamie » Fri Sep 01, 2006 04:44 pm

I got the same thing and sent it to spam???? Is that what I am supposed to do or will all messages from the forum be sent to spam now????
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Re : Junk email via forum

Postby mada » Fri Sep 01, 2006 04:53 pm

Do you guys know what the members name was? Or sreen name for the foundation?
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Re : Junk email via forum

Postby heather j » Fri Sep 01, 2006 04:53 pm

I think you'll still get the emails, but they'll be sent to your spam folder, so you'll need to check there for valid emails. My service provider automatically sends PF directed emails there anyway (don't know why..I've clicked to allow them), but I check daily so that I don't miss one.

BTW I sent Ileana an email about this, so hopefully we'll from someone soon!
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Re : Junk email via forum

Postby jana m » Fri Sep 01, 2006 05:30 pm

I got the same email. It came into my Junk folder and I just added the sender to my blocked senders list.
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Re : Junk email via forum

Postby orrobbins » Fri Sep 01, 2006 05:33 pm

Mada, I just got the same email. I'll forward a copy of it to you and maybe you can figure out who it's from.
thanks!

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Re : Junk email via forum

Postby ileana » Fri Sep 01, 2006 05:53 pm

I locked the user... this guy did this a couple months back, now he came back.

When this happens, please email me, Fiona or Anathor21 the exact name of the user that spams you.

Thanks a lot!
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Re : Junk email via forum

Postby rosemary » Fri Sep 01, 2006 06:01 pm

Just a little heads up...the company I work for was ripped off in a scam just like this one...essentially, they get a hold of a corporate check via the USPS mail and then scan it, and alter the amount to a much higher dollar figure. The altered check is sent to an innocent person (like all of us that received the e-mail) and it gets cashed. The innocent person takes a small cut of the check - and then sends on the big balance to another person up the ladder. Sadly, there are people out there that think this is legal, or they are desperate for money and fall into the trap. The best thing to do is simply delete the e-mails. Sad that someone would use this website for something illegal.
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Re : Junk email via forum

Postby shelbys mom » Fri Sep 01, 2006 06:57 pm

I got an email too!!! thanks for blocking it
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