Pre Migration Odd PM today

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  1. agranger

    agranger MINI of the Month June 2009
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    I got this PM this evening here at MA. It smells fishy and the user is new this month with no posts. Maybe they are PM-ing recently active users? It can't be my mechanical prowess... LOL!

     
  2. caseydog

    caseydog Well-Known Member

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    I got it, too. I sent a copy to Nathan. The "member" has zero posts. Just here to take, not give? Seems to me "Ella" should go through proper channels with the Admins and Mods, so the product can be reviewed properly and ethically. Just my two cents.

    CD
     
  3. Minidave

    Minidave Well-Known Member
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    scammer, just delete it and move on......
     
  4. vetsvette

    vetsvette Well-Known Member
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    Got one here too.
     
  5. wmwny

    wmwny Well-Known Member

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  6. Steve

    Steve Administrator
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    Looks like spam to me. We'll take care of it.

    Meanwhile, I advise all to avoid making contact; ignore.

    Not everyone is getting these messages which is odd. Don't think we've ever had a spammer here who targeted individuals. They usually just post in a few threads and hope someone gullible clicks through.
     
  7. MCS02

    MCS02 Moderator
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    Its not real!!!!!!!!!!oh dam I guess I shouldn't have give them my bank account.:lol::lol::lol:

    I think the name of their big company is BS.
     
  8. Sully

    Sully Administrator
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    Agreed - so I get those all the time via the "Contact Motoring Alliance." I was working on the migration for this site and didn't pick up the difference that it was a PM until it was reported by Beken (thanks). They have now been banned.. it's a scam. What is interesting is they registered on the 5th (clean) per the records. I then went and check against another database. They were reported on the 6th.. That is "why" it got through.

    Please report if you see anything else. ;)
     
  9. rkw

    rkw New Member

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    I got the PM, and also received the exact same PM a month ago on my NAM account. That time the user was also named "MAALI" but ending in different numbers. So it looks like the scammer is working their way through different automotive forums.
     
  10. Goldsmithy

    Goldsmithy Well-Known Member
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    I got one also. I offered to send them a check on my Nigerian Bank account, I haven't heard back yet...
     
  11. JackMac

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    “I am from a big company†then gives a Gmail address. SMH.
     
  12. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Helix & RMW Powered
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    I got it too and just deleted it like SPAM.
     
  13. Crashton

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  14. minirab

    minirab Well-Known Member

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    Got the same crap.
     
  15. Grizld700

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    SPAMSPAMSPAMSPAM
     
  16. Sully

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    Yea - they had an interesting way to do this. They come in under “clean†gmail account and from “clean†IP then wait. I don’t know if that wait time is them collecting member names.. then blast that out. First I’ve seen of this.
     
  17. Zapski

    Zapski Well-Known Member

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    Got it twice. It’s too bad it’s spam, but since I’m still waiting for Bill Gates to send me money for forwarding that email all those years ago, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.
     
  18. Sully

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    I think that money went to charity. :beer

    Did you get that PM twice from MA? The only one I know of was yesterday?
     
  19. Sully

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    I think that money went to charity. :beer

    Did you get that PM twice from MA? The only one I know of was yesterday?
     
  20. caseydog

    caseydog Well-Known Member

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    Did an Admin just double post? :biggrin5:

    CD
     

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