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Mblazek



Joined: 30 Mar 2010
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:59 pm      Post subject: Scam email !
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I have cut and pasted below the email received from a person who contacted me through this website. Please remove me from your list immediately !




New Private Message has arrived
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From:
"[email protected]" <forum>
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To: [email protected]

Hello Mblazek,

You have received a new private message to your account on "PolishOrigins™ Forum" and you have requested that you be notified on this event. You can view your new message by clicking on the following link:

http://polishorigins.com/forum/privmsg.php?folder=inbox

Remember that you can always choose not to be notified of new messages by changing the appropriate setting in your profile.

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PolishOrigins Forum Team Evil or Very Mad
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Shellie
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:16 pm      Post subject:
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Oh no! Was it a legitimate link to your inbox, or did it go somewhere else?
Is there anything else that you are willing to tell us about the scam email so we can protect ourselves?

thanks,
Shellie
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Shellie
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:00 am      Post subject:
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I am sure that Zenon is going to be very upset when he reads your post and he'll do everything he can to help fix this.

I feel so bad that this happened to you and I hope that you won't leave Polish Origins because of it. There are so many nice people here and we (most of us) are on this site to learn from and help others.
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Zenon
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:13 am      Post subject:
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I apologize very much everyone who received this scam from one of registered user within the last few hours. He (or she) is no longer on the memberlist.

Our Forum is procteced from scam generated by machines but if there is a person who just wants to pretend to be interested in our Polish genealogy topics he or she can deceive system by providing false information. We can't verify intentions of everyone who registers.

I apologize again and we will continue to monitor the Forum and when only anyone of you will notice such behavior please notify as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
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Cheryl



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Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:16 am      Post subject:
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I received a private message from the above [email protected] stating she had something important to share with me. I haven't heard back.
Do you think this is a scam or real?
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tracypepin



Joined: 03 Dec 2009
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:45 am      Post subject:
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I recieved the same message this morning, I deleted it. I had a person try to scam me last year and pretend to be a long lost family member from Poland, I even was sent a picture. To make a long story short it was very hurtful to find out it was a scam...
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misty69



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Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:05 am      Post subject:
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I have received the same email from Susan:-)
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Lisa



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Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:29 am      Post subject:
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I received the same e-mail from Sussan/Susan Edwards.

Lisa
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Polishgrandchild



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Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:01 am      Post subject:
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I have received the same email from Sussan/Susan Edwards

So sad that people use this place to scam.
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:26 am      Post subject:
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I did received private email from Sussan - Sussan Edwards.

She want me to reply back to her email address and she told me she have something to tell me in private.. I thought she was my relatives. She sent me scam letter like she is working for Financial Company something like that.
I deleted her eamail. [email protected] She is using her mobile phone.
chefboy



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Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:43 am      Post subject:
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Same for me. What a horror story when we all just want to find family. May you receive what you give out to people in the world-Susan. Bad times.
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wisnousky



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Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:44 am      Post subject:
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I received the same Sussan Edwards e-mail, no big surprise in this day and age, this is to be expected. I for one will not leave the group. I would suggest an e-mail be sent from the PolishOrigins Forum Team, informing users of this spam so they do not reply to this e-mail, providing their addresses. Much more proactive and appropriate, instead of having to look it up on this forum. Best regards to all.
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Lisa



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Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:54 am      Post subject:
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It's a horrible scam. I don't know what to think.....
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Ute
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:56 am      Post subject: E-mail from Sussan/Susan Edwards
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I also received an e-mail from Sussan/Susan Edwards to my e-mail address with a link to http://polishorigins.com/forum/privmsg.php?folder=inbox.
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TeresaB



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Post Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:58 am      Post subject:
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I also received an email from Sussan Edwards. My sons work in the computer industry and are constantly reminding me about scam emails. A timely reminder to others perhaps to check their anti virus programmes are working? I didn't reply to the email address as I thought she might send me a virus in a return email! I think it was a horrible thing to do as like so many other people, I thought for a moment that a family member had found me and would provide me with information I so desperately want!
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