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Have you ever gotten a message like this? 

Hello Dear,

How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on ( here the spammer lists some email address or website) for the full details.
Have a nice day.

thanks
fake name= SPAMMER.

It is more likely if you are a brand new member and don't know what to expect.

*****HOW TO SPOT A SPAMMER*****

They are very friendly and just saw your profile,

but say they must write you immediately.

They are usually new and have few or no friends.

They have something very VITAL, IMPORTANT, OR CONFIDENTIAL that they must tell you.

They can't tell you here on this public site (it must be in private).

They request that you contact them for the complete details.

They give you an email or website where you can reach them.

They infect your computer or try to take money from you by pretending to be a friend :-(

They may tell you a very sad story where they need your help.

They offer to show you a photo of themselves.

They need you to send them a little money.

These are never true !!

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Comment by flowersong on July 7, 2014 at 2:00

Thank You very much Mr Bob for this blog.. You've mentioned all the alternatives that could be used by those people.. It's really helpful and interesting to read

Comment by JayVee on August 1, 2012 at 2:30

Thank you, Mr. Bob... I'm a new member. It's amazing to be here. Hope I can get so much enlightenment and do good things as other great people do on this site :)

Comment by Mr. Bob on May 16, 2012 at 9:04

We are very glad to have you here Ricky and I am happy to know the Blog was useful to you.

Comment by Mr. Bob on May 13, 2012 at 18:07

Comment by Mr. Bob just now Delete Comment

It can be a problem if you trust everyone you meet online.  Our more experienced members see these people come and go, sometimes causing problems for the members.

Spammers will be new members because we remove them as soon as we know about them. Spammers will also be too friendly for someone you just met and they will try to get you to make contact away from our site.  The best rule is to not give anyone your email if you don't know them well. 

I communicate directly with very few members because in our club it is easier to just post a comment or send a private message.  That way we all stay safe.

Comment by Mr. Bob on December 2, 2011 at 7:34

I am glad that this has been helpful.  I always suggest that anything or anyone asking us to leave the English Club should be avoided.

Comment by naser on December 2, 2011 at 7:08

Hi, Bob!

Thanks for pointing out on such important issues. It must have been of great concern for many of the members in EC.

Actually many members who have no idea and information in this regard will get confidence after reading this blog. And will feel more comfortable by considering to avoid spammers.

Thanks for the precious guides and information.


SpamBuster
Comment by nida on November 28, 2011 at 19:29

This is a very informative blog....Every newcomer should read this blog so that they don't fall victim to these bad people. Internet is a wonderful, magical place where there are lots of opportunities for everyone but sadly a few bad people have made it a dangerous place.... So everyone needs to know few necessary things to remain on safe side....

Thanks for this wonderful blog, Sir......

Comment by MileyJ. on November 23, 2011 at 15:26
Thanks Mr. Bob for this info.
Comment by Sono on November 22, 2011 at 9:38

Thanks! Bob, you shared nice information about spammers, and gave how could we save them our self, it seems, you love EC members. Thanks you gave us your precious time. I'm so impressed to you Mr.Bob.....we're love you too...God bless you every bad stuff...( Ameen).

 


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Comment by Expector Smith on November 21, 2011 at 23:24

Thanks for sharing! That's a concern for MyEC!

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