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Thread: Whats up with Spam in my PM's

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    I get tons of PM's and love them, but I open one from "Quiltermania" and its an advertisement with a link for patterns. Whats up with this?

    Billy

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    I got that same one today. I was wondering the same thing.

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    Patrice has locked their account. Spammer gone! :D

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    that account has already been locked out.

    thank your fellow members who reported it in a flash! :thumbup:

    as a further note: i fell for that add several years ago. i took one look at the .... minding my manners .... "stuff" they're selling and demanded my money back.

    to their credit, they did issue the refund immediately and with no fuss.

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    I got it too, I wasn't sure what it was but it had a LOT of FREE BLOCK patterns when you scroll down so perhaps that's what was being sent rather than the offer to purchase a book. Anyway, if you haven't already deleted it you might want to look at those patterns.

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    I got it too!
    Thanks for locking them Patrice.

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    Thanks for the heads up guys!! And I am glad to see the Mod Squad is on top of things!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I got it too, I wasn't sure what it was but it had a LOT of FREE BLOCK patterns when you scroll down so perhaps that's what was being sent rather than the offer to purchase a book. Anyway, if you haven't already deleted it you might want to look at those patterns.
    seriously. it's all useless.

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    And as a reminder ... all board members can help us ... when you get something like this let a Mod/Admin know about it immediately ( check the user list and see who is in line at the time) so it can be handled quickly :lol:

    We work hard to stop this kind if nonsense :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    And as a reminder ... all board members can help us ... when you get something like this let a Mod/Admin know about it immediately ( check the user list and see who is in line at the time) so it can be handled quickly :lol:

    We work hard to stop this kind if nonsense :thumbup:
    Isn't everyone on line listed at the bottom of the HOME page with the Mod/Admin angels in BOLD?

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    I got an PM from them also, when I tried to find it , it was gone, I guess Patricej had already blocked them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I get tons of PM's and love them, but I open one from "Quiltermania" and its an advertisement with a link for patterns. Whats up with this?

    Billy
    Well, that's just annoying! Some spammer is trying to bootleg my screen name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    And as a reminder ... all board members can help us ... when you get something like this let a Mod/Admin know about it immediately ( check the user list and see who is in line at the time) so it can be handled quickly :lol:

    We work hard to stop this kind if nonsense :thumbup:
    Isn't everyone on line listed at the bottom of the HOME page with the Mod/Admin angels in BOLD?
    Yes :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I got it too, I wasn't sure what it was but it had a LOT of FREE BLOCK patterns when you scroll down so perhaps that's what was being sent rather than the offer to purchase a book. Anyway, if you haven't already deleted it you might want to look at those patterns.
    seriously. it's all useless.
    Okay, I didn't look at them just earmarked it for later. I actually thought it was being sent by Quiltmania. Next time I'll read closer and know that if it says Quiltermania it's not our person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltMania
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I get tons of PM's and love them, but I open one from "Quiltermania" and its an advertisement with a link for patterns. Whats up with this?

    Billy
    Well, that's just annoying! Some spammer is trying to bootleg my screen name.
    i'm glad that we caught it quickly. thanks to those who reported it immediately. not to criticize Lostn51 for starting this topic. however, we may have missed it. reporting directly to Admin, to me, or to one of the other moderators is the fastest way to get these things fixed.

    i'm particularly relieved that the culprit didn't have time to taint QuiltMania's good name. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i'm glad that we caught it quickly. thanks to those who reported it immediately. not to criticize Lostn51 for starting this topic. however, we may have missed it. reporting directly to Admin, to me, or to one of the other moderators is the fastest way to get these things fixed.

    i'm particularly relieved that the culprit didn't have time to taint QuiltMania's good name. :P
    Well maybe with me starting this topic it has made folks aware of what needs t happen when they get Spamage in their PM's.

    I will look at this like it was a public service announcement :lol:

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i'm glad that we caught it quickly. thanks to those who reported it immediately. not to criticize Lostn51 for starting this topic. however, we may have missed it. reporting directly to Admin, to me, or to one of the other moderators is the fastest way to get these things fixed.

    i'm particularly relieved that the culprit didn't have time to taint QuiltMania's good name. :P
    Well maybe with me starting this topic it has made folks aware of what needs t happen when they get Spamage in their PM's.

    I will look at this like it was a public service announcement :lol:

    Billy
    :thumbup: Exactly :lol:

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    Yep I got it too...just deleted it! Glad it was nipped in the bud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    :thumbup: Exactly :lol:
    Hey at least I am good for something around here......:mrgreen:

    Billy

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