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Old 02-02-2011, 08:18 AM   #1
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Hi All,

Over the last couple of weeks or so, I have contacted several new members concerning their posting phone numbers and emails here on the public forums. There is nothing wrong with doing that as far as the forum is concerned, but it is a very bad idea for members internet safety.

Please be aware that spammers actively search public forums for any information that they can obtain to make members lives miserable. The unwelcome calls at supper time could increase. Your email inbox could get full very quickly with spam and phishing schemes.

My suggestion is to do all of your phone number and email address exchanges via private messaging. And even be careful there, making sure it is an established member here. The moderators do our best to keep spammers off of the forum, but it might take a couple of posts before we realize what they are up to.......plenty of time to PM members and get information.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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Thought I would bump this back to the top, since several members have listed their email address or phone numbers publicly recently.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:31 PM   #3
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thats how you get spam and identity theft!

i got a letter in the mail the other day from that sam's rv insurance thing. its like AAA/CAA but their own thing. I never signed up for it to..
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