Anyone else get this odd PM

Microsoft Office xp professional
April 20, 2016 at 21:50:22
Specs: Windows XP SP 3, P-4 1 gig
Anyone else get a PM from ssebrina:

http://www.computing.net/userinfo/4...

wanting you to contact her(?) via email so she can provide information about herself? It's a new account less than a month old with no postings. I don't know if it's about a computer problem and she liked my response in some past thread or if she's looking for a spam target. I'll figure it's spam if others have gotten the same request.

(That tag shouldn't be there)

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#1
April 21, 2016 at 01:17:10
Just checked my inbox nothing from ssbrenia...

Looks lke you're considered either a hot date", or an ideal "mark or target"...?

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#2
April 21, 2016 at 05:54:58
It reads like some outfit touting to get you into something or other. I would steer clear of it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
April 21, 2016 at 06:00:00
DAVEINCAPS,

It appears that user only sent one PM. If you think it is spam though, let me know.

Thanks!
Justin


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#4
April 21, 2016 at 19:46:01
You will probably find that she has posted on other sites as well. Of late I have had four Skype requests to make contact, all with a picture of the sender and all are rather attractive young women. I block them all and report them as spam.

The circumstances of the PM you received are somewhat suspicious methinks!

Regards


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#5
April 21, 2016 at 21:04:14
Thanks everyone. I'd have thought if it was a computer problem she would have mentioned that in the PM instead of offering personal information. Well, I know I'm lovable (lol) but I don't know if this is the way to meet new people.

I just responded by PM instead of email so we'll see what happens. But googling the email shows a few scammer/spammer comments associated with it

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#6
April 22, 2016 at 02:22:58
Definitely don't give them your email address or you will be straight on the spammers & virus list. The trouble is they sell them on so you could get plenty of junk. Personally I wouldn't have responded at all but at least the PM is safe.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
April 24, 2016 at 18:43:00
Yeah, I certainly don't need any more spam.

Never heard back from the PM and won't be emailing. I just wonder why of all the thousands of registered computing.net users I was the one she picked. I wish I had that kind of luck(?) with the lottery.


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#8
April 25, 2016 at 00:43:05
Your modesty does you proud.... But likely she saw your pin up photo shoot in some IT or similar magazine.. That's the problem with fame...; you get bombarded with all sorts of mail, phone calls etc.

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#9
April 25, 2016 at 21:05:19
OMG, are those pictures still floating around? I guess it's true the internet never forgets--well except old computing.net threads. I need to upload some pictures of the more appropriate artwork hanging in the gallery at the DAVEINCAPS compound.

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#10
May 3, 2016 at 12:42:45
I have an email account setup just for spammers, it's fun to mess with them when I'm bored.

Not all of them are spammers though, just the other day President Ubuntu from Nigeria offered to share his fortune with me. All I had to do is send him a $500 processing fee. I'm going to be sitting pretty in a month or so.


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#11
May 3, 2016 at 12:53:16
I only had to send him $499.99...

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#12
September 8, 2016 at 23:12:00
Thanks for this discussion

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