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Thread: Did you get tagged?

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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    I apologize sincerely if you got tagged because of me. I answered an email I thought was from someone sending me their pictures of their quilting thru this site. I did not discover this was untrue until I had signed up for an account. I cancelled my account as soon as I realized this was not what I thought it was. Now this site may be just fine but I felt tricked onto it and was not happy!!!

    K3n pmed me that she received a tag from me and I did not initiate it the site did!!
    So nothing bad will happen to you if you click on it but I would say to leave it alone because they used my email list to send out messages to get people to join their site!!!

    I am so sorry this has happened and I really apologize! I try to be so careful of spam.

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    I have been but not from your name. Someone else on this site is having that happen to them. I tried to go to what I thought were quilting photos too but when I was requested to enter my password, I quit filling out the form. Now I am getting email from that site. I can't find a place to unsubscribe either. I flagged it to go directly to my spam folder.

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    Jacque I wish I had been that smart! I have set up an account on Twitter and on Facebook because someome asked me to and I never thought anything about it. But now I will be a little smarter next time!!

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    Thanks for the heads up Rhonda, don't worry, it can happen to any of us :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Thanks for the heads up Rhonda, don't worry, it can happen to any of us :wink:
    Thanks Amma but I cringe because I have so many of everyone's addresses on there that everone has emailed me for the template and now my list has been stolen! Oh well I will be repeating alot of I'm so sorry's!

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    The same thing happened to me, but it came from my sil...ofcourse I joined/answered the email, thinking it really was generated from her.

    Don't beat yourself up about it...there are lots of these type of people out there that prey on us. You have owned up and apologized...it is all good :wink: :D :D :wink:

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    I got it. I figured I'd check here before I did anything, and I'm thankful I did. Thanks for the heads up, Rhonda!!

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    Thanks guys I feel a little better! I have gotten several emails from people wanting to know what it is. I like emails but not this kind!!

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    Thanks for the warning, Rhonda. What do they put in the subject line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    Thanks for the warning, Rhonda. What do they put in the subject line?
    It'll say Rhonda sent you photos on Tagged....

    I have had people tell me they will send me photos when they get bookmarks done etc. So I just thought it was someone sending me those pictures. I went on the site created an account and discovered the pictures under that person's name were 2 pictures of roses. Nothing special and i got the feeling it was a singles place with lots of ads for that sort of thing. Nothing bad but I felt tricked!! So I finally found a place to cancel the account and then discovered the emails.
    So if you get one (hopefully they are all done now) just delete it.

    A computer friend told me these sites do that so they can steal your contact list and sell it to spammers. So beware!!
    Thanks!

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    I got tagged too, but it was from an attorney I worked with. Now everyone in my address book is getting tagged too! Very frustrating! I found a place to unsubscribe (which shouldn't be necessary, because I never subscribed in the first place!) I got an email from them saying they'd get back to me in 3 or 4 days, and I've heard nothing since. I like Jackie's idea of just sending it straight to spam--good plan!!!!

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    Don't worry about it Kiddo. Those spammers are tricky. I've fallen for them too. I'm sure we all have.

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    I started filling out the form, then thought better of it, and cancelled it. I contacted poor Rhonda who was so apologetic - please don't worry Rhonda, I'm sure we all know that it wasn't your fault. I am certainly not blaming you.

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    Happens to the best of us Rhonda no matter how careful we are. I'm not nearly as worried about this as I am with the fact that my information was stolen from my CC company :shock:

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    I also got tagged Rhonda, but when it asked me for info, I deleted it. Hope it didn't grab my addy's and send to people, but probably not since I did not give any info. How do they do that - scary that they can get in your system and steal your info.

    Don't worry about it though, we appreciate the head's up.

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    Rhonda - no problem! When you have a website, these idots try to exploit you, it's dreadful to do this to bona fide ppl like you! Not your fault AT ALL! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Happens to the best of us Rhonda no matter how careful we are. I'm not nearly as worried about this as I am with the fact that my information was stolen from my CC company :shock:
    I had my debit card info stolen last year. I was so embarrassed! I asked for a printout of my account so I could check to make sure I had accounted for all my debit purchases.When I got the printout I had lost $75 to two "naughty" sites!! One order was from Hong Kong and the other in Germany! It took me three months to clear that up! I had to cancel my card of course and get a new one and I am more careful now online!!
    I got a rerfund of all the charges but it had overdrawn my account and i did not get any refund for those overdraft charges!! Another $ 40 I lost.

    The embarrassing part was having that on my account in the first place but I didn't know what they were and I checked out the sites to see what it was! Wish I hadn't done that!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Happens to the best of us Rhonda no matter how careful we are. I'm not nearly as worried about this as I am with the fact that my information was stolen from my CC company :shock:
    would really like to know how that happened Patti. I thought our cc companies had the best protection.
    I have a very few places online that I use info, and it does bother me a little. Here at home, I shred everything, and I do not let others, see my checkbook, when I am writing one...they can get your routing numbers, etc.
    When I go to JoAnn fabrics, if they start to discard something with my stuff, I ask if I can keep it. They don't mind. Shame we live where we have to always wonder, who is looking over our shoulder, on selling our name and addy etc.

    Rhonda, in your shoes, I can see, exactly how you fell for this! I got a back door Trojan, my brother removed from pc, and on phone, was told that is rare with dial-up, so nobody is exempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Happens to the best of us Rhonda no matter how careful we are. I'm not nearly as worried about this as I am with the fact that my information was stolen from my CC company :shock:
    would really like to know how that happened Patti. I thought our cc companies had the best protection.
    I have a very few places online that I use info, and it does bother me a little. Here at home, I shred everything, and I do not let others, see my checkbook, when I am writing one...they can get your routing numbers, etc.
    When I go to JoAnn fabrics, if they start to discard something with my stuff, I ask if I can keep it. They don't mind. Shame we live where we have to always wonder, who is looking over our shoulder, on selling our name and addy etc.

    Rhonda, in your shoes, I can see, exactly how you fell for this! I got a back door Trojan, my brother removed from pc, and on phone, was told that is rare with dial-up, so nobody is exempt.

    Next time I will do what you all did and contact that person first to check it out! Learned a valuable lesson! I was only mildly upset for myself but was really mad!! when I realized it had targeted my friends and family too!

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