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Old 02-13-2011, 06:22 PM
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Remember how we have said to keep you email private and not to reveal it or other personal information in your posts?

Here is an example why. One of our members received this in her private email account. Our member had entered her email in a post in November. Here is the email she received from an ostensibly German email address.
Hello my dear,
My name is Favor. I am a young lady.

I saw your profile in this site (www.talkofthevillages.com) and became interested in you.

I want us to be friends and to know more about each other.

Please contact me through my email address (favormustafar@yahoo.de) so that i can send my picture to you and also tell you more about myself.

I believe age, distance or tribe does not matter in a serious relationship but love matters most. I will be waiting for your mail.

Your new friend,
Favor
My guess is that this mystery sender will be asking for money if our member would respond. Or, worse yet, will be asking for private account information.

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Old 02-13-2011, 06:41 PM
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Remember how we have said to keep you email private and not to reveal it or other personal information in your posts?

Here is an example why. One of our members received this in her private email account. Our member had entered her email in a post in November. Here is the email she received from an ostensibly German email address.
Hello my dear,
My name is Favor. I am a young lady.

I saw your profile in this site (www.talkofthevillages.com) and became interested in you.

I want us to be friends and to know more about each other.

Please contact me through my email address (favormustafar@yahoo.de) so that i can send my picture to you and also tell you more about myself.

I believe age, distance or tribe does not matter in a serious relationship but love matters most. I will be waiting for your mail.

Your new friend,
Favor
My guess is that this mystery sender will be asking for money if our member would respond. Or, worse yet, will be asking for private account information.

Beware of posting your email address in the open forum
And so Tony......um......what tribe do you think Favor doesn't matter in?
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:46 PM
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Creeeepy indeed...

And a good reminder. Thanks.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:52 PM
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I don't know Favor's tribe, but I bet he or she is only interested in the money tribe.

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Old 02-13-2011, 06:55 PM
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And while I am at it, the same goes for your telephone number. If you place an ad, or want people to contact you, have them contact you by Private Message on the forum, where you can exchange telephone numbers.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:10 PM
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A really really good reminder. Also...IF you're on Facebook you can privatize your profile and above all don't click on attachments and games etc. I've heard where the trolls come and can somehow gain your info and use it.

I've cringed when I've seen on this site, here, people posting their personal contact info. I'm glad you gave the head's up here!!!!
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:02 PM
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I got the same thing. Real Sicko!!!
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:23 AM
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Warn your family (especially your grandkids) NOT to post their whereabouts all the time. My Godchild keeps posting things like "our family is going away to ski this weekend." I have repeatedly told his Mom about this, but to no avail. One of these days when they come home and their home has been burgularized, maybe they will catch on.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:00 AM
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Did you know that if you post a picture on line that was taken with a cell phone camera or a later model digital camera, both of which have built-in GPS features, that the GPS info is embedded in the picture information. Con artists (actually anyone) with the correct software can get the location where that picture was taken to within a few meters.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:04 AM
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Sadly, I received the same email also. I didn't open it, just deleted it. We must be more careful, there are experts out there that are so much more computer savy than I am...
Thanks for the reminder, Tony and all.

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Old 02-14-2011, 08:07 AM
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I got the same thing. Real Sicko!!!
Got the same one yesterday.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:19 PM
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Kathie - I also received it but I use Outlook Express and unfortunately when my email becomes available, the first message on the list is already open and I don't have the option to just not open it. Didn't have to read it, of course, but ....... Anyway, what a creep!!!!
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:22 PM
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Thanks for posting this, Tony. Good lesson to be learned from this.
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:24 PM
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Thanks Tony. You are a nice administrator.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:34 PM
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PTurner,

Thanks.

Somebody should tell that to talk host.
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