CAUTION: PM's from a new "member"

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by ezdays, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    I've been make aware that several people have gotten PM's or email from a new member "Turing". I've seen the email and it does contain a link. I would advise that anyone getting these to not click on the link. I have no idea where it takes you but I don't want to find out either. :eek: :eek: Like any other email you get from a stranger, use caution, your computer can be compromised and you might not even know it.

    As of a few minutes ago, Turing has been restricted from access to this forum or sending PM's or email to anyone here.
  2. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    TOO Late. :) I know I should know better. ;)

    I felt it weird someone I didn't ever see post would send me a PM.

    Don't worry the link will not crash your PC - just some reincarnation / Buddha stuff. Something I'm not in the least bit interested in.
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Well, I'm glad it no more onerous than that. But still, this is one ploy that the bad guys use to trick us into their spider web. This upgraded software has done wonders in keeping our spam count down, but there is still the occasional spammer that gets by and then there are those that are promoting an issue or a way of life and that's not right either. There's plenty of other places on the Internet for that.
  4. woodone

    woodone Member

    I was wondering :confused: what this was about?
    I hope that I did not do something wrong.
    I did a reply- told him that he should post on the site and not do PMs.
    Said welcome to The Gauge.
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    No, you did no harm, he can't get your email address that way, it just clutters up the system thinking of all the Pm's that he might have sent. I'm wondering if this guy is using some software that takes our members list and creates a PM to each person on the list. It would take some time even then since we limit the number of PM's anyone can sent at one time.
  6. woodone

    woodone Member

    I just someone had lost there way in the system?
    Did not how to post.
    Glad to know that I did not do a bad thing.
  7. CRed

    CRed Member

    Saw it and deleted it,no sense taking any chances!I found it odd he would PM people and not introduce himself in the forums instead like everybody else does.

  8. slekjr

    slekjr Member

    I got it too, hope this isn't a vulnerability with the site. I checked the member registry and he wasn't even listed. May have crossed from another forum?
  9. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Thanks for the heads up Don!
  10. BMRR

    BMRR New Member

    I got a pm from him also, but I didn't open the link. I'm glad he has been banned.

  11. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    No, he won't show up in the member directory until he posts somewhere in the forums. We no longer show members with zero posts, but they are in the database and I can find them when it becomes necessary.:thumb: In this case, all he did was try to send out PM's to everyone that he could, he never posted...

    In an open forum like we have here, it's hard to prevent these thing, it could happen on any forum that has a PM system in place. If we start adding locks then that will just inconvenience everyone else so we play a balancing game and stay alert. jawdroptrain97
  12. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Thanks for the alert.
  13. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Thanks, admins, for keeping us safe from these undesirables!!

    I can't see what fun can be gotten from destroying someone elses stuff!
  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    I never got it (thats a good thing lol) but I just have to say that I have not seen one bit of spam on here since we changed servers!!! This is the first I have heard of any spam on the "new gauge". Thanks Peter, Don, Mikey and all the other mods!!!!! :thumb: :mrgreen:
  15. YmeBP

    YmeBP Member

    I was a sucker i clicked the link .. even though i really should know better :).

    I liked some of the image he had posted though downloaded a couple of them to my computer no ill effect so far, but i'm not advocating clicking on the link .. honestly i really should have known better :oops:.
  16. trainnut65

    trainnut65 Member

    I did not get one. LOL
  17. Smoke

    Smoke SOU is for you!!

    But mommy I want a PM as well. Makes me feel left out.:cry:sign1

  18. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    I totaly agree TruckLover, it's MUCH better now! I too got this PM and had no clue as to WHY he'd send a PM to someone if he had no clue of whom that person was. I just ignored it, and I'm gonna go delete it now:mrgreen: THanks to all of the Mods, and keep up the superb work!:thumb:

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