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Clair3934



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:08 am    Post subject: reporting dodgy PM"s Reply with quote

How do I report a new member for sending dodgy PM's I had one this morning that is a scam email of sorts I still have it if Admin would like to look at it.
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ornithopod



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Clair,

Please copy it by email to me at malcolm@biggonline.co.uk together with the senders username if this is not obvious.

Thanks.

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Clair3934



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Malcolm,

I've sent it to you hopefully you can sort it out

Clair. x
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ornithopod



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again Clair. The user is question was from the Ivory Coast, not the US as she pretended. She has been deleted and the Ivory Coast ISP address she used banned.

If ever this type of misuse of the PM facility happens, please let Admin know straight away so that we can deal with it.

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Simon



Joined: 13 May 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh. That'll be why I got a 419er on my "clean" email account today then (the one I use on here)
I was going to play along and try and scam the scammer (fun game if you've got the bottle/time) but that would open that particular account to the rest of the lagos lads wouldn't it now!
I suppose if they're getting in through forums now it's time to remove email addresses from profiles ain't it.......BTW, hello again everyone!
Wink

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Clair3934



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a private message that I got though not an email I haven't put my email addy in my profile
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Simon



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah that's unusual. They normally target guest books and the like (which is how one would go about "Scammer baiting") though i have heard of cases where they join forums and harvest email addresses that way.
Never sign an online guestbook with your email address - especially if it contains any entries with the words "mugu" and/or "guy" Wink

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