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Subject: Please advise: I don't remember what I read about getting this PM
Date Posted: 8/30/2011 10:25 PM ET
Member Since: 2/22/2008
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I had the following PM sent to me.  I remember reading something about messages like this a while back but don't remember if I need to do anything or not.  I just hope it's not a viris or malware or something else bad:

Hello dear,
I'm tall and nice looking girl i saw your profile today, at www.paperbackswap.com then i decided to drop you some words just to say hello and how was today, i will like to known more about you, and also i will like to tell you about me, please i will be very happy if you can reply me via my email address so that we can go further to known each other. ( myalisa44@yahoo.com )
thanks I'm waiting for your reply, yours Alisa.

( myalisa44@yahoo.com )

The person's user name is Alisacome A.



Last Edited on: 8/30/11 10:27 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/30/2011 10:36 PM ET
Member Since: 12/31/2009
Posts: 3,995
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It's just another random drive-by spammer. If the account isn't already suspended, you can email the account name using the "contact us" link at the bottom of the page. They'll take care of it.

And don't worry about malware or viruses. It's just a pathetic attempt at scamming people through email exchanges. Whatever you do, don't talk to her!!! lol



Last Edited on: 8/30/11 10:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/31/2011 4:01 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
Posts: 14,167
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What Lisa said.  If the account isn't already suspended, just send the information to TPTB through "Contact Us" at the bottom of the page...they'll take care of it pronto.

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 8:02 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2005
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I got that one too, and by the time I went to notify the team, the account was already closed.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 3:40 PM ET
Member Since: 7/28/2006
Posts: 4,978
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As far as I'm aware, you can't really send viruses through PMs since they are text-based.  However, if you were to email someone like that you could get a virus. So whatever you do, don't respond!  Just report to Feedback and the Team will take care of it. 

I heart TPTB.  They always shut down spammers quickly.  :) 

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 5:43 PM ET
Member Since: 12/4/2005
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I really want to tell those folks that prostitution for book credits isn't a solid financial decision:lol:   So sad:lol:



Last Edited on: 8/31/11 5:43 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/31/2011 7:34 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2007
Posts: 11,446
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I never get these.  They must not like me.

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 9:10 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
Posts: 9,322
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I heart TPTB.  They always shut down spammers quickly.  :)

+1

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 9:17 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2010
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"prostitution for book credits isn't a solid financial decision"

 

Love that!

Date Posted: 8/31/2011 10:56 PM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2007
Posts: 2,387
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hooking for books, lol

there's got to be a joke/pun in that involving bookworms, but I can't think of anything witty right now.

Date Posted: 9/1/2011 4:54 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2007
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Don't feel bad, Sarah!  I don't get 'em either.  I guess the little bookworm in my picture isn't sexy enough!!

MaryF