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Tigerlily
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Just an FYI - I just got a private message that promised me $5 million US, but I had to reply to this (new) member’s personal email. Scams are everywhere these days, unfortunately, even this site isn’t exempt. Be careful out there.

 

Laurie

Just a semicolon


   
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 LK
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OSTOMATES BEWARE....

I just got a P.M. also from a Rev. Morgan. The scam is about 5 million USD. All I have to do is....

Make sure you are not tempted. 

REMEMBER....If its too good To be true it is not true!! 

 

Linda


   
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(@squeakyandliza)
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This is the message Linda received. She wanted to share it in case anyone else received it. 

Actually I got the same message. Probably most of us did. 

Eric, here is a troublemaker that can hopefully be banished??  Thanks!!

 

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-Liza
Ileostomy 6/18/2018
“May your day be bright and your bag be light.”


   
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 LK
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@squeakyandliza...Your so awesome Liza!! Thank you so much for posting that for me. I'm sure Eric will be on it ASAP.  He's about 4 hours ahead of us time wise. TTYL.   

Linda


   
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VeganOstomy
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Thanks for alerting me, guys.

I've deleted that account. 

Spam registrations have sharply increased and I usually catch them before they can post anything, but this out of the norm.

If you spot any other suspicious messages or accounts, please bring it to my attention. 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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VeganOstomy
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To help mitigate this from happening again, I've set it so private messages cannot be sent until a member has at least one forum post. Since most new posts from new members are under moderation (need to be approved), this should help. 

This won't stop spam registrations, but I'll investigate ways to prevent this without making it more difficult for actual new members to join. 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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sjlovestosing
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@squeakyandliza

I just sent Eric the same warning. I didn't see this thread until after I emailed Eric.

 

(@veganostomy)

Thanks, Eric, for being on top of things!!!

Stella


   
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 LK
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@veganostomy...As Usual folks, Eric truly has this in the bag!! hehe! 

Thank you & Great work Eric & I think everyone understands precautions must be taken! 

Linda


   
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If you want a  good laugh

Mark Rober on youtube has done:-

glitterbomb trap catches phone scammer.

Nice bit of justice also  some insight to how organised they are these days.

 

Colostomy Jan 2020


   
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VeganOstomy
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Posted by: @chrisandbagpus

Mark Rober on youtube has done:- glitterbomb trap catches phone scammer.

My son and I watch Mark's videos often and we LOVE the glitterbomb videos! 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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@veganostomy

You'll like the video with mark's collaborator Jim Browning (tech support scams)

Good to see there are some great guys out there helping the less savvy Jim will even try to contact the person being scammed if he can and stop them losing their money.

Colostomy Jan 2020


   
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