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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.

fake name= SPAMMER.

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


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 Ricky Nguyen on May 14, 2012 at 5:54

Thank you so much, Mr. Bob. I'm new member. It's really good for me.

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 Witch 666 on May 12, 2012 at 19:41

Hi Bob, Thank´s for sharing your knowledge with us, this seems to be very helpful :)

Comment by ali m m edris on May 8, 2012 at 20:30

thanks a lot for this valuable enlightenment

Comment by Ranij on April 14, 2012 at 8:00

Informative,everyone must be aware of these spammers.


Comment by rizza on April 2, 2012 at 16:10

I am new here. I really appreciate this.

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.

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