Be Aware of Spammers/Scammers Using PM System

Be Aware of Spammers/Scammers Using PM System

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:33 pm

I'm making the members aware of this as we have at least one instance of someone using the PM system to sell coal and by all accounts it appears to be a scam. Do not give your information to anyone here unless you are absolutely certain they are who they say they are. Any member that has been confirmed by me will be in a different color and have a specific title under their name, all others could be anyone.

If you are selling something under no circumstances is the PM system to be used to send unsolicited emails to the members here whether you are legitimate or not. Your account will immediately be banned.

If you receive any offers please forward them to me or another moderator so we can look into it and take the appropriate action.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite


Re: Be Aware of Spammers/Scammers Using PM System

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:57 pm

I have had a PM from someone trying to sell me coal. Must have been 6 months ago.
I ignored it.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Be Aware of Spammers/Scammers Using PM System

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:06 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:I have had a PM from someone trying to sell me coal. Must have been 6 months ago.
I ignored it.


You can forward this to me if you want.

  • Find the message in your Inbox and open it.
  • Click the forward button next to the reply button.
  • Add "Richard S." without the quotes into the text box.
  • Click the "Add" button to the right.
  • Hit submit


Just to clarify I'm not concerned about people using the PM system if for example a member sent someone a PM however I'm not going to tolerate any comapny using it to spam members sending them unsolicited offers trying to sell them a product.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Spamming Via The PM System

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:15 pm

We've had a member attempting to use the PM system for spam, approximately 50 messages were sent but most of them have been deleted before they reached the recipients. :)

If in the future you get any unsolicited emails offering products please use the forward button on the PM to send it to me.

Thanks.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Spamming Via The PM System

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:55 pm

So I made a phone call and this is a company we've had previous problems with. They have been warned, if they do it again the Mayor is going to write a review on their business practices.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Spamming Via The PM System

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:00 pm

Outstanding catch Richard, this is why you make the big bucks. ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Spamming Via The PM System

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:02 pm

freetown fred wrote:Outstanding catch Richard, this is why you make the big bucks. ;)


Well Fred I have to thank two members who sent me a PM when they went out. The funny thing is it's little bit of work to send 50 PM's. Takes me all but one click to empty someones outbox. LOL
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Spamming Via The PM System

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:27 pm

I was wondering, I had an email about a private message, then it was deleted....it said something about coal Prices....Thanks!
now I know.
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon


Re: Spamming Via The PM System

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:51 pm

I got one and responded with a no thanks.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea