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Spam in Private Messages

Hi Wonderful Admins,

 

Just wanted to bring to your attention a user that is sending spam/hoax messages privately to BT users.  Not sure how many other people also received the private message that I received below:

 

Good morning(waiting to read from you soon)
From: verobi
Sent: ‎11-27-2012 06:10
 
God bless you I am Miss. Veronica the director of bill furthermore at the foreign remittance department of SG-SSB Bank Limited, board of administrator en route for my bank mandated me to look for least known relative of our late client he deposited in our bank sum of fourteen million five hundred thousand dollars, send a mail to my private email address (loveveronica17@gmail.com  or vera.dora@ymail.com  ) so that I can explain more details to you, please acknowledge my mail, Best regards, Miss.Veronica
 
Just wanted to pass this along the name of this spammer to ensure they don't bug too many other people.
 
Thanks,
Fran

I got one too!  I suppose it was only a matter of time be...

I got one too!  I suppose it was only a matter of time before somebody thought to spam us, though it's pitiful that's all they have to do with their time. I'm sure the BT mods will take care of this as soon as they log in.

 

Better than Viagra ads, I suppose.

Re: I got one too!  I suppose it was only a matter of time be...

Too funny, prettyinpa! At least Viagra might've been more interesting. I didn't get one but its probably only a matter of time...

What's funny is that on the radio today they were going o...

What's funny is that on the radio today they were going over spam/scam emails that get sent out, especially during the holiday time and one radio host mentioned a site that internet scammers can go to and get pre-typed messages that they literally just have to copy and paste into hacked emails to send out and all they need to do is put in their names/contact info.

 

What's sad is that you would imagine that if someone is using a template for a scam message, they would at least be sure the grammer, spelling, and punctuation is correct to at least look somewhat plausible or even professional! Smiley Tongue

 

I hope no one this user hits up even responds, the radio host said that about 1% of people actually comply with directions in email scams and those who send messages out do profit! That's so outrageous!

I received the same message this morning.  I have no idea...

I received the same message this morning.  I have no idea how a spammer can gain access to a board like Beauty Talk and then spam individual users' private messages.

 

I hope Sephora's IT Dept. has been notifed and that they put a stop to it.

 

Re: I received the same message this morning.  I have no idea...

I'm sure if it's one actual person, they just made a fake profile and went on a spam spree, if not, programs can be used to create bots that can flood message boards, emails, and mailing lists with spam without an actual person copying and pasting to a dozen people.

Ditto... same message.  Geeze.  Spam on my beauty board!

Ditto... same message.  Geeze.  Spam on my beauty board!  

The stupidity of the email is truly mind boggling. Gramma...

The stupidity of the email is truly mind boggling. Grammar and spelling problems aside, who would actually believe that anyone would amass $14+ million and not be overwhelmed with estate planners? Everytime I go to the bank they are always touting a new estate planning service, and that's to average people, not the wealthy by any means.


It's also mind boggling that anyone would be taken in by an email like this, much less the 1% that the investigators found. P.T.Barnum was right.

Re: The stupidity of the email is truly mind boggling. Gramma...

Yeah, needless to say mind boggling sums it up!

I'm sure scammers use the holiday season to prey upon folks even more! Sickos!

Re: The stupidity of the email is truly mind boggling. Gramma...

You would think that in this day an age people would be wise enough not to fall for this kind of stuff, but I guess some people must, otherwise these spammers would not bother with this junk. It's a shame that there are people out there who try to make money off of other people this way.
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