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Forum topic by distrbd posted 02-23-2015 11:55 PM 1142 views 0 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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distrbd

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02-23-2015 11:55 PM

I don’t know how they got my email address or how they registered here but it looks like they can email members through lumberjocks notifier .
This is what I got:

From: gladyzobada
Subject: hello
————————————————————————————————-

h ello dear
My name is Gladys, I saw your profile and became
Interestingly this is my email address (zobadabaptiste@hotmail.co m), please contact me so that we
will know very well, ok
Gladys yours.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 02-23-2015 11:57 PM

Gladys hit on Grizzman too. I saw she put the exact same thing in his profile. Just block her. It is spam. I don’t know why people waste their time doing stuff like that. :/

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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dawsonbob

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#2 posted 02-24-2015 12:03 AM

I got exactly the same email about an hour ago. Didn’t expect that from LJ’s.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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Dallas

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#3 posted 02-24-2015 12:04 AM

I would look to your own computer rather than the LJ site.
Do you have an active spyware/malware program running?
How up to date is your antivirus?
If you have given out any of your email address’s or installed any apps on your cell or tablet run by Apple or ‘Droid or Windows, may give the app access to all of your information.
Those companies that own the app then sell your information to third parties, leaving you at risk.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Roger

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#4 posted 02-24-2015 12:08 AM

Hey, I’ve hit the Nigerian lottery about a dozen times… LOL. Whatever you do, don’t ever click on anything inside these sorts of emails. You’ll be sorry you did.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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JayT

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#5 posted 02-24-2015 12:09 AM

Spammer. I got the same message. She/he/it posted the same spam message on several threads until they were able to send PM’s and then started spamming the members individually through the site’s PM system. They were reported and the account is now deleted, so it doesn’t show up in your LJ inbox.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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dawsonbob

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#6 posted 02-24-2015 12:10 AM

My computer (iMac) is scanned constantly for all kinds of buggy things, so I don’t think it’s that. Since “Gladys”, if there is a “Gladys,” seems to be targeting LJ members, she has to be getting the addresses somewhere. Where might that be?

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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Dallas

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#7 posted 02-24-2015 12:17 AM

You can look at the whole header of any email by looking around and finding the right button.
Usually the complete header will show that the email wasn’t even sent from where it said it was.

I deal with this for the clients that I host websites for all the time.

This is not to say that this one didn’t actually didn’t come from here, but the majority of the time the scurity on the sites are good enough to stop that unless there is a complete lack of protection.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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distrbd

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#8 posted 02-24-2015 12:23 AM

if there is a “Gladys,” seems to be targeting LJ members, she has to be getting the addresses somewhere. Where might that be?

- dawsonbob


That’s what I’m thinking,I still get one or two junk mails from Adriana,!!Now Gladys? my wife is slowly becoming suspicious.lol.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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shipwright

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#9 posted 02-24-2015 12:24 AM

Interestingly, I got a PM notification that read exactly as the above from dear Gladys but when I logged in to LJ, there was no PM. I just assumed that LJ’s has seen it as spam and removed it.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 02-24-2015 01:37 AM

Don’t get your hopes up. She is only looking for your money :)

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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dawsonbob

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#11 posted 02-24-2015 01:52 AM

Surely you can’t mean that I can’t get a date with dear Gladys, can you?

My hopes are shattered.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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waho6o9

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#12 posted 02-24-2015 01:56 AM

She said she’d do anything for me for fifty dollars.

So naturally I asked her to paint my house.

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Cricket

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#13 posted 02-24-2015 02:01 AM

Her account has been removed.

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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Cricket

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#14 posted 02-24-2015 02:02 AM

P.S. She would not have had your email address. She would have private messaged you here which you likely have set to alert your email account when you have a message.

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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Cricket

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#15 posted 02-24-2015 02:03 AM



Interestingly, I got a PM notification that read exactly as the above from dear Gladys but when I logged in to LJ, there was no PM. I just assumed that LJ s has seen it as spam and removed it.

- shipwright

Yes, she was removed earlier today.

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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