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Subject: Can Members Do Mass PMing?
Date Posted: 5/21/2010 1:11 PM ET
Member Since: 3/27/2009
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Received an odd PM a few minutes ago. I don't know what to make of it. I removed the name.

 

Hi,Good Day

My name is X , I saw your profile today and was moved and become interested in you, I will like you to send me an email to my address (X @yahoo.in) so that i can give you my pictures for you to know whom i am.

I believed we can move from here? Remember colour or distance does not matter but LOVE matters allot in life). Reply me back with my email address(X@yahoo.in) hope to hear from you soon
yours X

 

What do you think of it? By the way, I don't have a profile unless you call my reading list a profile.

Date Posted: 5/21/2010 1:15 PM ET
Member Since: 4/23/2007
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I got two of these and have reported it to the Team. I believe it was spam of some sort. be careful. I was attacked by the antispyware virus this mornng. Im still cleaning up. nice to have 3 computers.



Last Edited on: 5/21/10 1:16 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/21/2010 1:23 PM ET
Member Since: 12/3/2005
Posts: 3,321
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Creepy....

Maybe the person had a Domo fetish ;)

Date Posted: 5/21/2010 1:45 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
Posts: 4,953
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This also was reported in the CMT forum and lots have received this phishing message. Everyone who receives it should report it to the PBS team.

Date Posted: 5/21/2010 1:54 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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she left out gender,, since most of the responding people are female and well I am not a lesbian..

I reported her as well.

Date Posted: 5/21/2010 2:23 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
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You can do bulk PMing from your Buddy List. 

Date Posted: 5/21/2010 2:43 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
Posts: 9,322
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The account is suspended or closed now.

Date Posted: 5/21/2010 2:53 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
Posts: 15,384
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But can you do it to non-buddies?  I thought we couldn't.   I really hope we can't.  I want my PBS to be spam free. 

Have also seen several forum posts that look spam like, have been reporting them.

Date Posted: 5/21/2010 3:07 PM ET
Member Since: 4/7/2008
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As far as I know, you can only send a mass PM to buddies.

Date Posted: 5/21/2010 3:43 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
Posts: 3,044
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Has everyone who received the PMs had auto-accept on their buddy list? I know mine is and I got two of the PMs.

Date Posted: 5/21/2010 3:55 PM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2009
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i thankfully have not recieved any of that kind of PM, but i would delete it.

Date Posted: 5/21/2010 3:59 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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I know several tour guides received these, and a lot of us have our buddy list on auto accept, so I think Amee's theory is a good one.

Date Posted: 5/21/2010 7:24 PM ET
Member Since: 4/30/2009
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I didnt get the saucy little pm that tome refers to but I did get the antispyware virus in February ... and that was a pain.  Kathy do you know if the virus you got today was probably from PBS or ???

Date Posted: 5/21/2010 10:22 PM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2009
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Has everyone who received the PMs had auto-accept on their buddy list? I know mine is and I got two of the PMs.

 

I have my buddy list set to auto request, but did not get the spam.



Last Edited on: 5/21/10 10:22 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/21/2010 10:45 PM ET
Member Since: 3/27/2009
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I do not have my buddy list on auto request and I did get the spam.

Date Posted: 5/21/2010 11:03 PM ET
Member Since: 4/23/2007
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I have no idea where the virus came from. But its going around. And I think if it were back here, more people than me would have gotten it..

Date Posted: 5/22/2010 12:50 AM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2008
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"As far as I know, you can only send a mass PM to buddies."

I hope this isn't a capability of the "Newly improved Buddy feature."  :sad2: