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Sticky: Beware of Phishing schemes on BNET
6 years ago  ::  Jul 17, 2009 - 9:35AM #1
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If you get emails from people you do not know and who are seeking love or money, beware.  BNET has a few bad apples that are getting through the security. 

For details go here.

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6 years ago  ::  Jul 17, 2009 - 7:49PM #2
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I had someone leave me a message in my inbox asking for friendship.  I didn't think anything about it until she(Naomi ?) ask me to allow her to deposit her money into my checking account and for me to buy her a plane ticket to the U.S..  I immediately deleted all information I had from her; she hasn't contacted me since.(I didn'tgive her any information).  Everyone beware!!Frown

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6 years ago  ::  Jul 26, 2009 - 2:01AM #3
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That is scary.  Thank you for the warning.

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6 years ago  ::  Aug 12, 2009 - 5:55PM #4
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I've gotten a few of those, and I always delete and report.  They're very easy to spot.  And I only accept friend requests from people I've posted in some discussions with and have some sense of who they are, not from complete strangers out of the blue.

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6 years ago  ::  Oct 04, 2009 - 4:19PM #5
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I just got one today.   I read it, then deleted it.

Seemed legit at first, but gave an external email address.



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6 years ago  ::  Mar 12, 2010 - 5:44PM #6
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We all need some cash dont we? Nerve of some people. Yes, I have gotten emails requesting help for sick grandmothers and dying family members.  You just have to delete it all unfortunately no matter how REAL it may seem.       

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