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Thread: Anonymous "Gift Horse"...Suggestions?

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    I've always believed that if you have to wonder about a decision, then the answer is definitely to not do it. HIT DELETE!!!!!!

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    Have you been doing some shopping or research on quilt frames via the computer ? Some times this will start the weird e/mails. I checked Kelly's Bluebook to see what my car was valued at-now I'm getting mail from Anonymous who is so sorry that my car is costing me so much in continual repairs and knowing my plight is going to buy me the car of my dreams-? Well I love my 99 Olds she's never given me any trouble all her parts are original and I get 28mpg in town and 32 on the highway So I already have my Dream car---...--- DELETE ---...---all'' its to good to be true''scams

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    I would not answer unless you make a 'new' account also and answer there. You could be put on spam list,and it's odd to me that they mention stalker. Really I would just put this thing in my mind as a potential scam and delete without another thought. If you want DH to know that frame info, print off a picture along with where it can be found and put it in an obvious place that he will see. Maybe he's trying to get that info for Christmas present so you can be surprised. A third party is not a welcome thought.

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    Agreed! Why take un-necessary risks? Especially on FB!

    Quote Originally Posted by Vicki W View Post
    Then the safest thing to do is not reply and delete this "person" as a facebook "friend"
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daylesewblessed View Post
    I don't know much about Facebook, but if this person is a "friend", can you go to their page and learn more about them to solve the mystery? If not, I would ignore the request for information completely. If the request is legitimate, they will find another way to contact you and be up front about who they are.

    Dayle, the account they messaged me with is bogus, and without them telling me who they are, there isn't a way to get any more info.

    the way the wrote the message makes me think I know them.

    i have not added them as a friend on that account, and they haven't messaged me since September 27th when they sent the 1st message.
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    I say, if people want to be "cutesy", fine, let them be cutesy some where else, delete. If it is someone you know, and they are sincerely wanting to ask you something, then let them ask you in person or on the phone. Delete!
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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    Nato is a computer programmer. He knows how to search through browser history to find my frame. I go to its site and look at it a few times every week.

    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    I'm with the others - provide no information, block the person and adjust your settings to highest privacy. If by some chance Nato asked someone to find out what type of frame you want, and he's just pretending he knows nothing about it, then both he and the other person will find that asking you directly is the best policy.

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    If they really know me in real life, it is cause I've had several stalkers before.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toni C View Post
    I would not answer unless you make a 'new' account also and answer there. You could be put on spam list,and it's odd to me that they mention stalker. Really I would just put this thing in my mind as a potential scam and delete without another thought. If you want DH to know that frame info, print off a picture along with where it can be found and put it in an obvious place that he will see. Maybe he's trying to get that info for Christmas present so you can be surprised. A third party is not a welcome thought.

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    How did this anonymous person post on your Facebook if you had not confirmed him/her as a friend? Seems kind of weird to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    I'm with the others - provide no information, block the person and adjust your settings to highest privacy. If by some chance Nato asked someone to find out what type of frame you want, and he's just pretending he knows nothing about it, then both he and the other person will find that asking you directly is the best policy.
    I couldn't agree more! This doesn't sit well with me.

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