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Anyone else get a strange pm?

Postby shoot2retrieve » Mar 7, 2011 7:14 pm

I had this strange pm in my box

Spend a little more than you meant to? Need to increase your
Sent: Mar 7, 2011 8:41 am
From: MeracatoNero
To: shoot2retrieve

TEAM UP WITH FOREX SIGNAL SHOP FOR A GREAT SUCCESS IN THIS YEAR

Together, YOU and FOREX SIGNAL SHOP can make sure that YOUR New Year is TRULY PROSPEROUS, and it won't cost you ANYTHING for them to help YOU, it's FREEEEEE!

All you have to do is:

"Visit the website at XXXXXXXXX
"Open an account with AVA FX through the link on the website
"Make a deposit of at least $200
"Give your account details to FOREX SIGNAL SHOP
"Then sit back and RELAX.

The GURU at Forex Signal Shop will generate signals by the SignalShop Copier program, which will copy ALL of the TRADES he makes on OUR ACCOUNT to YOUR ACCOUNT.
He's been proven to make CONSISTENT PROFITS (check out the charts on the webpage) and every time WE make a PROFIT, so can YOU.
Don't just HOPE that your financial situation will change in 2011,
TAKE ACTION and it REALLY CAN HAPPEN.

Yours in Prosperity
Last edited by Squirrel Girl on Mar 7, 2011 8:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: removed link --SG
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Re: Anyone else get a strange pm?

Postby David Grimes » Mar 7, 2011 8:12 pm

Looks like you were targeted by a spammer. It is important you do not respond to these PM's and definitely do not follow any links from them. If you get any more simply delete them and report the sender to a moderator. The person who sent you the PM has probably already been deleted and banned but just for future reference.
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Re: Anyone else get a strange pm?

Postby pub » Mar 7, 2011 8:18 pm

David Grimes wrote:definitely do not follow any links from them.
May I suggest removing the link from the OP so others are not tempted? :waving:
Balincaguin comes from the Zambal phrase, "Bali lan caguing" meaning "house of bats."
This was the former name of the Municipality of Mabini, Pangasinan, when it was part of the Province of Zambales (of Mt. Pinatubo Volcano fame).
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Re: Anyone else get a strange pm?

Postby Squirrel Girl » Mar 7, 2011 8:34 pm

pub wrote:
David Grimes wrote:definitely do not follow any links from them.
May I suggest removing the link from the OP so others are not tempted? :waving:

Absolutely!
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Re: Anyone else get a strange pm?

Postby self-deleted_user » Mar 7, 2011 9:33 pm

My fav spam ever was from someone wanting a "dwarf zebra rabbit bunny, preferably 3 weeks old"
I have no clue what that is, but sure as heck would not be weaned at 3 weeks old.
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Re: Anyone else get a strange pm?

Postby shoot2retrieve » Mar 7, 2011 10:26 pm

Thanks, sorry I wasn't trying to get anyone to click on the url, I did not click on it, but didn't even think about someone else.
My apologies.
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Re: Anyone else get a strange pm?

Postby LWMM » Mar 8, 2011 3:07 am

So does this mean I shouldn't have sent the $200? I got a similar message, and it sounded too good to pass up!

:wink:
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Re: Anyone else get a strange pm?

Postby batrotter » Mar 8, 2011 6:50 am

The only strange PMs I get are from the Mods reminding me of the TOS.
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Re: Anyone else get a strange pm?

Postby MUD » Mar 8, 2011 7:08 am

batrotter wrote:The only strange PMs I get are from the Mods reminding me of the TOS.

:rofl: Watch it you'll get moved to the Rant thread!
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Re: Anyone else get a strange pm?

Postby pub » Mar 8, 2011 6:14 pm

LWMM wrote:So does this mean I shouldn't have sent the $200? I got a similar message, and it sounded too good to pass up!
Send me double of what you sent them ($400) and I’ll guarantee quadruple of what you would have gotten from them! :big grin:

batrotter wrote:The only strange PMs I get are from the Mods reminding me of the TOS.
Sounds like PMsyndrone… should we disinfect after each visit or better yet not go into threads where spammers are hibernating so we don’t spread PMs? :rofl:
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Re: Anyone else get a strange pm?

Postby LWMM » Mar 8, 2011 6:30 pm

pub wrote:
LWMM wrote:So does this mean I shouldn't have sent the $200? I got a similar message, and it sounded too good to pass up!
Send me double of what you sent them ($400) and I’ll guarantee quadruple of what you would have gotten from them! :big grin:


Can you hold on a few days? I'm waiting to collect some money from a Nigerian price, then I can go ahead with the $400 :big grin:
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