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suspicious mail?

Postby theboyjohnston » Sat May 09, 2009 12:06 am

I know I am not a frequent poster but I have just received mail from a relatively new member "profilicus" entitled "Forum administration" urging me to follow a link "Important to read!"

Do the mods know about this or do I smell shite?
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby Josef » Sat May 09, 2009 12:15 am

With a link to a Russian website. Aye, right, I'm going to click on that. :D

Can't fault him/her for effort, mind - they've been on all day.
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby ninatoo » Sat May 09, 2009 12:19 am

I got one too but didn't open the link. I PM'd Sharon.

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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby catriona » Sat May 09, 2009 12:53 am

I just got one too. I opened the link. It's for Viagra! :evil:
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby brigtonian_lass » Sat May 09, 2009 1:03 am

Yes, can confirm, the link is for Viagra :evil: :evil:
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby Lucky Poet » Sat May 09, 2009 1:11 am

I've not had one yet and I feel left out :(

We seem to have a bot at work: every time I click on its profile the page says it last visited that very minute, and 'who's online' always says it's composing a private message. Somebody's a clever wee thing...
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby Josef » Sat May 09, 2009 1:22 am

If it was a bot, it's a pretty crap one to have taken all day to work its way through the membership list sending pms. Even if there is an enforced delay between posts.

If it's an actual person, then I hope at least the commission is good.

Wonder how that would work, anyway?

[Edit] : The commission process, not the Viagra.

I'd never noticed the Who's online thing before - cheers, LP. Hughie, stop reading that PM. :D
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby bcuk10 » Sat May 09, 2009 2:08 am

and me Viagra indeed

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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby Lucky Poet » Sat May 09, 2009 3:04 am

Woo hoo! It finally reached me :D

Being fearless and equipped with a Mac, I had a look at the link. Load of pish, needless to say. And I could've swore that was Larry Grayson in the wee photo.

It's quite an inventive user name though: profilicus. Goes through user profiles (apparently by date joined); is quite prolific. No? Oh suit youselves, I'm away to my bed :roll:
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby Lucky Poet » Sat May 09, 2009 3:35 am

PS a wee Googling of its name brings up links from umpteen forums, all mentioning the same thing.

I'm really off to bed now. Bye!
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby hughie » Sat May 09, 2009 4:46 am

Josef wrote:Hughie, stop reading that PM. :D

Well spotted Josef. I'm assuming I'm the Hughie you refer to. Haven't been here for a while so maybe it wasn't such a bad thing. Need to re-acquaint myself with the auld toon seeing I'm winging back there in a few short weeks. :)

Surprised this hasn't been reported earlier via the system - the wee triangle above each post. :wink:
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby Josef » Sat May 09, 2009 9:54 am

Aye, that was you, Hughie. You just happened to be the person checking their PMs at the moment I checked out the 'Whos online' function that Lucky poet helpfully pointed out.

Mind you, the PM spam hasn't half brought the dormant members out the woodwork, judging by the folk online at the moment. Hello, all.
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby BrigitDoon » Sat May 09, 2009 11:01 am

Josef wrote:If it was a bot, it's a pretty crap one to have taken all day to work its way through the membership list sending pms. Even if there is an enforced delay between posts.

If it's an actual person, then I hope at least the commission is good.

Either the bot didn't get so far as me or the real person knows not to offer Viagra to someone called Brigit.
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby molley » Sat May 09, 2009 11:24 am

This forum is not alone in getting these PM's ...another forum I belong to www.flyforums.co.uk got them earlier in the week as well..same name ..same subject .. He's just taking a rise out of us ..:)
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby Luco » Sat May 09, 2009 2:03 pm

I got one too, and clicked through to sign in from the link that was on the mail as I trusted it to be from HG.

New private message has arrived‏
From: hgadmin@hiddenglasgow.com
Sent: 08 May 2009 23:53:47
To: Luco

Hello Luco, You have received a new private message from "profilicus" to your accounton "Hidden Glasgow Discussion Forums" with the following subject: Forum administration You can view your new message by clicking on the following link: ucp.php?i=pm&folder=inbox You have requested that you be notified on this event, remember that youcan always choose not to be notified of new messages by changing theappropriate setting in your profile.

When I logged onto HG, the message was not there, is this because admin has cleared it?
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