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Probable scammer

I received a private message today in my personal email.  It very much looks like a scammer is trying to infiltrate this forum and take advantage of whoever responds.  Please be careful!

By the way, lest anyone think I am being paranoid, I am a monitor for a spam control group in another social network, and this sort of thing is far too common.

Message text appears below:

New Private Message
Subject:
By:

Greetings and how are you today? I hope you're fine. However I am very glad to come across your contact, I'm Dr. Mary Josephine 48 years old, I am from Phnom Penh Cambodia. I've something very important to discuss with you, please contact me on my e-mail () I will be very delighted to hear from you soon. Have a great day and remain blessed.

Best regards,Dr. Mary Josephine.

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  • LK

    Thank you for posting this.

    I received the same message in a Private Message.  I thought it looked suspicious and did not answer it.  I forwarded it to Cynthia since it seemed odd.

  • Melissa G

    LG2017, thank you for posting. The situation has been taken care of. If anyone receives a message like that, please do not respond and let of one the admins know immediately.  You can either email or contact one of the following admins:

    @Kathy P

    @K8sMom2002

    @Melissa G

    @Brenda Silvia-Torma

  • K8sMom2002

    Thanks, LG2017 and everyone else! I appreciate you guys letting us know that you received these, too! Please let us know if anything like this happens again — privacy is a very big concern. 

    Also, if you ever need to report a post or a comment for a potential abuse of this community's , you can

    • click on the Take Action link at the bottom of each post,comment or reply, 
    • click on REPORT Topic (or reply or comment, whichever applies)
    • and type in a short message. The community team will be glad to take care of it.

    Unfortunately, that option isn't available to report a private message, but feel free to email the support email or contact any of the community management team.

  • K8sMom2002

    Thanks, Lynn … I hate it when something like this happens. It's not often, thank goodness!

  • Deborah Bartlett
    LG2017 posted:

    I received a private message today in my personal email.  It very much looks like a scammer is trying to infiltrate this forum and take advantage of whoever responds.  Please be careful!

    By the way, lest anyone think I am being paranoid, I am a monitor for a spam control group in another social network, and this sort of thing is far too common.

    Message text appears below:

    New Private Message
    Subject:
    By: maryjose

    Greetings and how are you today? I hope you're fine. However I am very glad to come across your contact, I'm Dr. Mary Josephine 48 years old, I am from Phnom Penh Cambodia. I've something very important to discuss with you, please contact me on my e-mail () I will be very delighted to hear from you soon. Have a great day and remain blessed.

    Best regards,Dr. Mary Josephine.

    Thanks for letting us know. I haven't received anything like that as of yet….😇 You are our guardian angel!