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Old 09-11-2009, 06:06 AM   #1
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Infiltration alert - Spammers in the house

I received this airstream forums private email at 3:00+ am...don't know how I got it(I have some suspicions), but thought I would throw it out there, as it is obviously a spam infiltration...has anyone else received one of these? I couldn't find an administrative contact, so decided to throw it to the forums...figured that it would get an answer or be monitored out...
ANYONE?...mike

Hello dearest one.
Hello dearest one.
My name is Mrs. kelly williams, from Solomon Islands. I am married to Mr.Morris williams, who worked with our Embassy in Ivory Coast ( Cote D'ivoire ) for a period of 9 years before he died . We were married for 12 years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days.
Since his death I decided not to remarry due to my religious belief . When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US$11,000,000 (eleven million American dollars ) with a Bank in Cote D'ivoire. Presently this money is still in the custody of the Bank in Cote D'ivoire. please i will like you to help me transfer this fund into your account and give it to the motherless home and churchs and others i need and i will like you to contact me drect to my email address

kelly1_1williams@yahoo.in for more informations
Hoping to receive your response soonest
Thanks and Remain blessed .
Yours sincerely,
Mrs. kelly williams
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:08 AM   #2
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Got the same e-mail message this AM...e-mail address theft?

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Old 09-11-2009, 06:24 AM   #3
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Dearest Mike,

I am so disappointed that you willl not assisting me, the poor widow of Mr. Morris williams, to secure access to these funds, $11,000,000.00 dollars US (eleven millions U. S., Dollars). The orphans of Cote d'Ivorie will surely miss this funds, and I was willing to offer to you a generous 18% (eighteen percent) processing fee.

So I am sure you will be glad to know that I will now be making my plea for asistance over on the WBCCI forums (the ORIGINAL Airstream Travel Trailer and Motorhome Community), and perhaps someone over there will be able to assist me.

Mrs. Morris Blahoney
(I remarried since I sent you the first email. Another Morris, fancy that!)
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:24 AM   #4
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Tom,
Probably, but my main concern is that someone has gained access to the PM AS Forums...gotta be at least a couple of firewalls in there, somewhere...? Still hoping for ADMIN or MODERATOR response...m
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:28 AM   #5
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Mike and all,
The spammer has been removed from the forums.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:37 AM   #6
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!! Mil...???I'm so dum...

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Mike and all,
The spammer has been removed from the forums.
OOPS!!!, Ya may just wanna remove this whole thread...I just replied, abruptly(and with my usual...uhm...typical sense of somewhat less than socially acceptable humor) to the second response...oh, that;s right...yer reading this as I type it...m
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:40 AM   #7
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This has no connection to the forums but a good place to post this.

A couple of days ago got a call from "Publisher's Clearinghouse". I won $2.5 mil and the check was waiting for me at the Airport. I only had to send $430 to Jamaica so the check could clear customs.

I called the NM AG who said the area is blanketed with this scam. One person called the AG, was told it was a scam, sent the money anyway, and then called up the AG to ask them to get his money back.
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:07 AM   #8
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Me too get strange message in profile comments. Can see good here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/memb...usan-6427.html
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:13 AM   #9
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Both these instances of spam came from a registered member. Once a member has registered, they can leave profile comments, use the PM system and use the contact member via e-mail function. So long as you don't reply to that e-mail they have no access to your e-mail address.

I think in both cases this is garden variety spam and while annoying, not a security concern.
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Does this mean I'm not going to receive the $11M.....I was counting on it to buy the new Prevost. I am sooooo disappointed!
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:11 AM   #11
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Well, I got MY 11 million, but I buried it somewhere in the backyard...just can't remember where...my dog left an hour ago for someplace in Costa Rica...
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:35 AM   #12
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I am sorry.....

As a good forum steward I was compelled to intercept your payments (for safety reasons) and will hold them until they are deemed safe. I'm sure you understand...

Now where did I put that ad for a skydeck... ?
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:49 PM   #13
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Wonder what I could do to the 345 with 11 mil...?
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When I saw it, it was perfect. I can find some uses for me, however.

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