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Spammer emailing via the forum

#1 User is offline   Johnraka 

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 03:45 PM

Guy calling himself Favor Johnson has emailed me - seems he has seen my profile on this forum, just be aware this guy could be a spammer or scammer - DO NOT REPLY TO HIM DIRECTLY, just forward his email to abuse@hotmail.com

Hate these guys... :-(

Update:

Just confirmed this is a scam originating from Liberia/Senegal, quite an old one.

Further update: Offending mailbox shut down (they will probably open up another one but at least I have disrupted them for now).
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#2 User is offline   A'Reandal 

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 07:19 PM

Slipped in under the radar did he?

Good catch and research, Johnraka. Thanks for the warning.
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#3 User is offline   Capella 

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 10:52 AM

Thanks for letting us know. I might have to tighten up new member permissions some...
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#4 User is offline   Johnraka 

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 02:20 PM

He is back again under an Outlook.com account, have emailed abuse@outlook.com to get him shut down.
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#5 User is offline   A'Reandal 

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 11:15 AM

So he's not e-mailing through the board and has no account here?
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#6 User is offline   Johnraka 

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Posted 10 June 2015 - 12:09 PM

No, what I get is a email from Zamba Favor with the following text:

hello, dear am very happy to see your profile on this site (www.mystcommunity.com) could you pleasewrite to me i would like to have some important issues to discuss with youthrough email, here is my email ************ (Usually a Hotmail or Outlook account in the name of favorjohnson or some variant of it).


The link to us is genuine so he/she must be picking up the email addresses from our board somehow...
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