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Subject: Was contacted for s*x off PBS
Date Posted: 8/3/2011 9:41 AM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2008
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Does that title get your attention or what? I almost died when I got the following message in my PM box today. I couldn't understand how this person picked me - I am sure it was a big spam, but I don't even have any books listed because I'm packing for a move and I don't post that often except to reply to WL book threads. It is BEYOND creepy. I've XXX'ed out (haha, pun intended) her member name and her email address (yes, it's a HER). But ew ew ew!


My name is Miss Nancy, I came across your profile today and It was so good to me. So i decided to stop on it and let you know that i am interested to have a relationship with you. Please contact me at my email address (****DELETED***@yahoo.com) I believe if you contact me, i will give you a full introduction of my self ,I know age will not be a bearer to our relationship, Remember the distance or religion does not matter but love matters a lot in life, write to me on (****DELETED***@@yahoo.com) and i will send you my pictures. beside there is something very important i will like to tell you when you contact me, Please I don't chat, just write to me on my email address for me to respond to you quick,not on this site please. waiting to hear from you.
Note:pleas if you need my reply writer to this email (****DELETED***@yahoo.com)

I already sent in an email the PBS folks and I am sure they'll handle it. But UGH! I feel dirrrty. surprise  OH, ETA: I just checked and the profile says suspended or closed. Looks like the PBS heroes are faster than I can type!

Last Edited on: 8/3/11 9:42 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/3/2011 9:53 AM ET
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yes Another Auto-Spammer thwarted by the ever vigilant TPTB!


Date Posted: 8/3/2011 10:07 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It happens. Just report it.

Date Posted: 8/3/2011 1:40 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Yes those are icky Heather  angry  .  TPTB are very quick to suspend those accounts.  If the sending account is still open, forward the info to PBS admin immediately.

mistie -
Date Posted: 8/3/2011 3:08 PM ET
Member Since: 9/27/2007
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Heather - why do you assume sex?? maybe the sender just wants to have a nice platonic relationship with you........................cough, splutter

Date Posted: 8/3/2011 3:50 PM ET
Member Since: 7/28/2006
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Yeah, PBS sees those kind of spam often, unfortunately. 

Date Posted: 8/3/2011 4:37 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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We have also had cyber stalkers. Much prefer the spam to those. Yuck. PBS is public. I always recommend not using your full name as your screen name.
Subject: ????
Date Posted: 8/3/2011 9:04 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2005
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I got a message from the same person...gave me the creeps. I noticed her account is closed.

Date Posted: 8/4/2011 1:07 AM ET
Member Since: 6/27/2008
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I never get any of the good stuff......

Date Posted: 8/4/2011 2:32 AM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2007
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I got this exact same one :)

Date Posted: 8/4/2011 2:52 PM ET
Member Since: 3/8/2009
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I got it too, and the account was closed or suspended by the time I opened the PM.

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 8/4/2011 2:59 PM ET
Member Since: 11/2/2007
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You got contacted for SIX books? Wow - that's great? What's the problem with that?


*reads rest of post*



Last Edited on: 8/4/11 2:59 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/4/2011 5:28 PM ET
Member Since: 3/28/2011
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I got the same one too. 

Rick, be nice if they were requesting SIX of my books!!  woohoo!