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PolarisRich 04-15-2010 02:44 PM

Hey Bryan, Whats this?
I got this Email today and it seem's a little strange.
I have no Private Messages in my Inbox.
Kind of smells like Spam to me!
Thanks Rich


Dear Brit.P,

You have received a new private message at SledNutZ from Serendipity, entitled "Brit.p".

To read the original version, respond to, or delete this message, you must log in here:

This is the message that was sent:
I'm new here, how's it going?

"The most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently" - Pema Chodron

http: // 123redirect. com / serendipity

Again, please do not reply to this email. You must go to the following page to reply to this private message:

All the best,

bassdocktor 04-15-2010 02:55 PM

I got it too but with a pm.

PolarisRich 04-15-2010 05:06 PM

Was the PM a legitimate one from someone you know?

OCR 04-15-2010 05:28 PM


bassdocktor 04-15-2010 05:34 PM

Spam or something. No idea.

OCR 04-15-2010 05:39 PM

It was a spammer, this is what the link found.

blue avenger 04-15-2010 06:01 PM

The man that sent this information is a computer tech. He spends a lot of time clearing the junk off computers for people and listens to complaints about speed. All forwards are not bad, just some. Be sure you read the very last paragraph.
He wrote:
By now, I suspect everyone is familiar with and/or for determining whether information received via email is just that: true/false or fact/fiction. Both are excellent sites.
Advice from VERY IMPORTANT!!
1) Any time you see an email that says "forward this on to '10' (or however many) of your friends", "sign this petition", or "you'll get bad luck" or "you'll get good luck" or "you'll see something funny on your screen after you send it" or whatever --- it almost always has an email tracker program attached that tracks the cookies and email's of those folks you forward to. The host sender is getting a copy each time it gets forwarded and then is able to get lists of 'active' email addresses to use in SPAM emails or sell to other spammers. Even when you get email's that demand you send the email on if you're not ashamed!!! --- that is email tracking, and they are playing on our conscience. These people don't care how they get your email addresses - just as long as they get them. Also, email's that talk about a missing child or a child with an incurable disease "how would you feel if that was your child" --- email tracking. Ignore them and don't participate!
2) Almost all email's that ask you to add your name and forward on to others are similar to that mass letter years ago that asked people to send business cards to the little kid in Florida who wanted to break the Guinness Book of Records for the most cards. All it was, and all any of this type of email is, is a way to get names and 'cookie' tracking information for telemarketers and spammers -- to validate active email accounts for their own profitable purposes.
You can do your Friends and Family members a GREAT favor by sending this information to them. You will be providing a service to your friends. And you will be rewarded by not getting thousands of spam email's in the future!
Do yourself a favor and STOP adding your name(s) to those types of listing regardless how inviting they might sound! Or make you feel guilty if you don't! It's all about getting email addresses and nothing more.
You may think you are supporting a GREAT cause, but you are NOT!
Instead, you will be getting tons of junk mail later and very possibly a virus attached! Plus, we are helping the spammers get rich! Let's not make it easy for them!
ALSO: Email petitions are NOT acceptable to Congress or any other organization - I.e. Social security, etc. To be acceptable, petitions must have a "signed signature" and full address of the person signing the petition, so this is a waste of time and you are just helping the email trackers.

Ultra Willie 04-15-2010 11:31 PM

Got to love the E-mails that tell ya to send it to 10 friends. I can count how many friends I have on two hands.


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