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    Scam PMs

    To all members:

    Yesterday, some of you may have received a PM from someone called Stella that looked something like this:

    Hello my dearest friend in the Lord,how are you doing today and how is the family and,sorry to say if i intruded into your privacy well i am Mrs Stella paul a 57 years old widow i have an important message for you, so i will like you to mail me on my email addressmrsstellapaul01@outlook.com so i can tell you about the message i have for you from the lord so do mail me as soon as possible on my email address....mrsstellapaul01@outlook.com i shall wait to hear from you in my box

    Await on your swift respond.


    There were a number of you who reported it, which was terrific to see, but some of you may have thought it was a legitimate PM. If so, let me warn you now that the person who sent this PM is not only a spammer but a scammer as well. We've all heard of the Nigerian e-mail scam. This is something similar. If you are thinking of, or are in the process of, making contact with the e-mail address in this PM, please do not. We cannot guarantee your safety if you do so, and we would hate for anyone to get caught up in a scam.

    Thankfully, the person in question in no longer a part of this site. In future, if you ever receive a message that you are uncomfortable with or feel is spam or a scam, please use the report function (little triangle with an exclamation point inside) and we will move on it as quickly as possible.

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    This is good because I'm currently supporting three or four Nigerian princesses and I've yet to see any ROI.

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    I did not respond to this as the Lord already has my email address and has sent me the original message. I was a little put out that it was auto message to all, but hey I figure he is a busy guy.
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    What, she messaged other people? I thought I was special! Stella, how could you? ;___;
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    I did not get a PM--I got a friend request--which I accepted [lol].
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    I didn't get anything

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    I didn't get a PM or a friend request. What's wrong with me, Stella!



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    You're both being facetious of course I found it rather annoying in interrupting my writing. Sending out friend requests and scam PM together, no less to a moderator, speaks to smarts.


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    I too got no such PM, and feel quite certain that my relationship with Stella will not last if she continues to under-appreciate me in this manner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmustard615 View Post
    I didn't get anything
    Me either. Maybe their technology weeds out hopeless cases.
    I was fighting with temptation but I didn't want to win.
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