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Topic: Invasive/Offensive/Unwated PM - How Do I Report It?

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Subject: Invasive/Offensive/Unwated PM - How Do I Report It?
Date Posted: 5/8/2012 6:58 PM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2008
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I don't see a 'forward message' button so I can forward it to TPTB.

I received one of those "I saw your profile and I want to be your friend, e-mail me at xxxxatxxxx and I will send you my picture" - yuck. Person has no profile, no books in the system, and I know other members have received this type of message.

GAil

Date Posted: 5/8/2012 7:28 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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Just use the Contact Us link at the bottom of any PBS page.  Toward the right side under the Company heading.  You can copy/paste the PM to them there.  They can get into your account and see the PM as well.

Date Posted: 5/8/2012 7:37 PM ET
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Thanks. I really don't want to open the PM (I read the message in my regular e-mail mail program) - didn't want to enable the sender so to speak. But I do want to report the member - hopefully they've PM'ed other people, too, and will be kicked out.

Thank you, Sarah.

GAil

Date Posted: 5/8/2012 8:07 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2008
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Thats scary .  I'd report them..

Date Posted: 5/8/2012 8:26 PM ET
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I did, Lisa. Member wanted me to e-mail to their yahoo address (not to here at PBS) and they'd send pictures to me, the new friend. Hope member gets the boot.

GAil

Date Posted: 5/8/2012 9:09 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
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I'm sure they will.  If they PMed you, they did a bunch of other people too.

Date Posted: 5/9/2012 11:21 AM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2007
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Just report it- they will probably be removed.  This happens at Etsy all the time too, and I can't figure out what the goal is for this kind of thing.  Weird.

Date Posted: 5/9/2012 3:09 PM ET
Member Since: 4/18/2006
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I had this happen before and copied and pasted the e-mail to TPTB, the persons' account was closed.

Date Posted: 5/10/2012 6:07 AM ET
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Cyndi - either they read my message and TPTB received other messages, too, because I just checked and that member's account has been closed/suspended.

GAil

Date Posted: 5/10/2012 2:07 PM ET
Member Since: 4/18/2006
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Yeah, TPTB don't play lol.