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  • #1535880
    StormDancer
    Participant

    I don’t know if everyone is affected by this or if I just happen to be the “lucky” one but I recieved a notification that I had a new message. Once I went and checked it it was spam from someone I had never heard of before. I took a screen shot of the message and sent it to Susie.

    I am not sure how widespread this issue might be so I posted here so others know what might be happening.

    Looking for:
    "COSMIC SHIFT #1 ORIENTAL DRAGON" and "OCTOPUS TANUKI TEST PAINT #1"

    #1535882
    Ela_Hara
    Participant

    Yes – I just sent an email to Ms. Susie and Jennifer about what I believe is a hacker or phishing scam with a screen shot. I’ve also blocked that ‘person’… and was about to post a warning thread to everyone here as well!

    The PM Subject line is “HELLO” and the PM in part reads below:

    *~*~*~*

    Hello
    I decide to contact you in good faith hoping that we would be friends
    because i have a lot to discuss with you, let me introduce myself in brief,
    my names are [omitted] i am working with United States Army, please contact me trough my private email (omitted) well i wait your reply for more
    information, thanks

    *~*~*~*
    IMPORTANT: I sincerely believe this is a Hacker OR a Phishing Scam !!!! PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL THIS ‘PERSON’ unless you do know who this is – remember that one of the tell tale marks of a Phishing Scam is misspelled words, bad or awkward grammar and unsolicited contact – AND this PM is Full of those!

    BEWARE!!!!!

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    #1535883
    etruscan
    Participant

    Yes, I got it also.

    #1535884
    Kujacker
    Participant

    Received the same message as Ela_Hara. Seems to already have been taken care of… went to click it and got a 404 message.

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    #1535885
    Ela_Hara
    Participant

    Yep – Taken care of!
    I had emailed Jennifer the same time as Ms. Susie and Jennifer has gotten rid of this bogus bot/scam account.

    Yay Jennifer!

    You guys may want to still ‘delete’ the PM message in your Messages if you did receive it – just in case – and don’t send an email to that email address in the PM! Doing so may cause a bot/malware download to your computer.

    *~*~*~* Ela_Hara: The DragonKeeper *~*~*~*
    "And now, Draco, without you, what do we do? Where do we turn?"
    "To the stars, Bowen. To the stars."

    >>> Come visit me on deviantArt at http://ela-hara.deviantart.com

    #1535886
    Suzanne-Marie
    Participant

    Yes, I got one also; someone says they are in the Army.

    #1535887
    StormDancer
    Participant

    Thank you Susie and Jennifer!

    And yes I deleted the message right after I took a screen shot of it .

    Looking for:
    "COSMIC SHIFT #1 ORIENTAL DRAGON" and "OCTOPUS TANUKI TEST PAINT #1"

    #1535888
    Kelsey
    Participant

    I got it also.

    #1535892
    Tig3r06
    Participant

    Thanks guys!  I had posted about this in a different spam thread.

    #1535893
    kila26
    Participant

    I also received that message.

    #1535894
    Susie
    Keymaster

    Thank you to everyone who notified us about the SPAM private messages!  Jennifer has taken care of it and hopefully the messages have disappeared (I don’t know how that works) – but should you see a message like the one posted above, please do not click on any links in it.  We ALWAY appreciate you telling us when there is spam!  Its o.k. if we get a lot of notices about something!  Jennifer is usually quicker on the draw than I am when it comes to seeing the emails and stopping the Spammers.  My email is service or @windstoneeditions.com”>susie@windstoneeditions.com     Another way to reach us during non-business hours is to message Windstone Editions or me, Susie Hartney, through FaceBook.

    #1535913
    Todd
    Participant

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Yes I also got the same message.  Thanks for the info</p>
     

    #1535914
    Kim
    Participant

    I got a notification of a message too but when I clicked on it it said it wasn’t available anymore so looks like it was taken care of.  I was wondering what that was about.

    Looking for rainbow or pink & teal grab bags!

    #1535964
    Jennifer
    Keymaster

    I think that when I removed the spammer, it removed the items that they sent as well, but I’m not quite sure! Thanks for notifying us, guys! If you ever get questionable stuff like that, never click links (even if it’s worded better than these ones were!) and let us know so we can check it out. Our system has been pretty good at catching spammers and bots, or else we’d see hundreds per day (yes, it’s that bad… sigh!) but sometimes one still fits through the cracks, especially if it’s a real person setting up the account and then letting a program start spamming…

    I'm here to help! Time sensitive issues: See a spammer? Website going haywire? email me! nambroth at gmail.com

    #1536059
    drag0nfeathers
    Participant

    I was unloved by the army “person” because I didn’t receive a message, or else I would have let Jennifer know as well I’m sure.

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