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 email@example.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....firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Your safety and contentedness on WF is our number-one priority.
Thank you for your time and be safe out there.