Anyone else just get a 'Nigerian' scam email in their message inbox on this forum?


BODYHEAT

Link Posted 20/06/2009 - 23:11
Yes, I got a new message so I clicked on it only to find a 'Nigerian' letter offering me money to participate in helping someone with her late fathers estate...ha ha...

I understand how they manage to send spam emails but to be able to send private messages in a forum??? Amazing
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Telstar

Link Posted 20/06/2009 - 23:43
Yup, fake 'new user'. Well all be getting PM's about wonderfully priced training shoes next if were not careful....... (or rather the moderators aren't careful )
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Photon

Link Posted 20/06/2009 - 23:45
Yes, I believe I've just received the same scam message from a ' ROSELINE KOMO WILLIAMS.
EMAIL: I also received a message in my home e-mail box purporting to be from the 'Pentax User Club' advising me that there was a new message for me at the Pentax User Club web site and giving a link which brought to this site. I'm no computer whiz kid (I'm an oldie) but I suggest the security aspects of this site need to be improved. Does this mean that all personal info divulged at the time of joining the 'Pentax User Club' is now held on some third party data base and being sold or passed on? People with cameras must appear to be reasonably worthwhile financial targets! Regards Photon
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Last Edited by the Moderator Team on 21/06/2009 - 00:35

Telstar

Link Posted 20/06/2009 - 23:47
Photon wrote:
Yes, I believe I've just received the same scam message from a ' ROSELINE KOMO WILLIAMS.
EMAIL: I also received a message in my home e-mail box purporting to be from the 'Pentax User Club' advising me that there was a new message for me at the Pentax User Club web site and giving a link which brought to this site. I'm no computer whiz kid (I'm an oldie) but I suggest the security aspects of this site need to be improved. Does this mean that all personal info divulged at the time of joining the 'Pentax User Club' is now held on some third party data base and being sold or passed on? People with cameras must appear to be reasonably worthwhile financial targets! Regards Photon

No the info on here hasnt been compromised, its just someone has managed to join as a 'member' and then spam PM'd to every other member
Bodies: GX20 | MZ-3 | MZ-M | Auto 110 complete kit
Primes: DA*300 F4 | DA40 F2.8 Ltd. | SMC-A 50/1.7 | Sigma 30mm F1.4 | Sirius 28/2.8
Macro : SMC-A Dental 100 macro
Zooms: 12-24 SA | 18-55 SA | 50-200 SA | 28-80 FA | 35-80 F | Vivitar 28-200
Other: Bellows | Tube sets | Vivitar 2x PK/A Tele | SEF-36PZF Flash | SBG-D1V Grip | Billingham 335


My Flickr
Last Edited by the Moderator Team on 21/06/2009 - 00:36

fatspider

Link Posted 21/06/2009 - 00:19
I get these all the time, if anyone out there feels they are missing out, just let me know and I'll forward them on to you Although my wife is a Holistic Therapist and because her website includes the magic word "massage" you may be more interested in the junk mail she gets

edit typo
My Names Alan, and I'm a lensaholic.
My PPG link
My Flckr link
Last Edited by fatspider on 21/06/2009 - 00:21

johnriley

Link Posted 21/06/2009 - 00:37
The user in question has been banned and the e-mail address references removed as well.

If you get any more PMs of this nature, just drop me a PM.
Best regards, John

ttk

Link Posted 21/06/2009 - 10:22
BODYHEAT wrote:
Yes, I got a new message so I clicked on it only to find a 'Nigerian' letter offering me money to participate in helping someone with her late fathers estate...ha ha...

I understand how they manage to send spam emails but to be able to send private messages in a forum??? Amazing

Ebay Fav' this one, or the one that read's, If I pay you more for it will you send it to my familey in Nigeria
Tel,
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