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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

marketing emails

I just received an email from "heats" asking me to enter a contest for an iphone.  The link took me to a page asking for payment of $1.00 to enter the contest and subscribe to Influence credit.  After 3 days I would be charged $69 for this subscription.  Is this something that should be emailed from our community members?  It seems like telemarketing or soliciting to me.  I thought the community was for helping each other out.


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Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: marketing emails

@lrcaron I would ignore it and delete it.

 

EDIT:   I don't usually add to items to this extent, but the following is important:

 

Please don't click on any suspicious link as it could harm your device.

 

If you HAVE clicked on a phishing link:

  1. Do not enter and data
  2. Disconnect from the internet
  3. Scan your device using an anti-virus/anti-malware software - do a full scan
  4. Change your passwords
  5. Make sure you've backed up your files somewhere safe.

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Re: marketing emails


@lrcaron wrote:

I just received an email from "heats" asking me to enter a contest for an iphone.  The link took me to a page asking for payment of $1.00 to enter the contest and subscribe to Influence credit.  After 3 days I would be charged $69 for this subscription.  Is this something that should be emailed from our community members?  It seems like telemarketing or soliciting to me.  I thought the community was for helping each other out.


You can report the member to the moderators. Also, if you click on the member's profile information, you can select the option to ignore this user.

Town Hero / Héro de la Ville

Re: marketing emails

@lrcaron I would ignore it and delete it.

 

EDIT:   I don't usually add to items to this extent, but the following is important:

 

Please don't click on any suspicious link as it could harm your device.

 

If you HAVE clicked on a phishing link:

  1. Do not enter and data
  2. Disconnect from the internet
  3. Scan your device using an anti-virus/anti-malware software - do a full scan
  4. Change your passwords
  5. Make sure you've backed up your files somewhere safe.

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Good Citizen / Bon Citoyen

Re: marketing emails

Thanks so much.  I will do that!

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: marketing emails

@lrcaron  I received the same private message from "Hottie". First time I got one of those from here. I deleted as well.

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: marketing emails

Got same offer. Deleted it. 

Mayor / Maire

Re: marketing emails

People finding this thread and posting should be reporting the usernames to the moderator_team.

Don't click on links you don't know to trust...anywhere...anytime.

Funny how this obvious spam hasn't brought up the same feelings as the last one that was an innocuous little invitation but just as obvious.

Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: marketing emails

Looks like spam. Baits like spam. Smells like spam. It is spam.

Don't bother clicking on it.

 

 

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Re: marketing emails

Got the same from Alfalfas.

Mayor / Maire

Re: marketing emails

Me too at 4am. 

 

 

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