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ocheewah
Skeptic Friend

USA
50 Posts

Posted - 05/10/2006 :  09:53:44  Show Profile Send ocheewah a Private Message
I received the following email and wanted to make sure someone knew your members' email addresses are being used for this purpose. I would prefer not to receive this kind of solicitation but our email address is a required field on our profiles. Is there a way to block members at large from accessing it?

From: aidontrust [amanitrust@yahoo.fr]

Subject: Sent From Skeptic Friends Network by aidontrust

At http://www.skepticfriends.org/forum/


Letter of Relationship and Establishment Aid.
for Personal Attention and Confidential
From :AMANIE DOUDOU
Abidjan Cote d' Ivoire West Africa.Tel+0022507924282
For logistic reason contact me on e.mail:(amanitrust@yahoo.fr)
Attention: Respectful
Greetings and How are you today.
I am AMANIE DOUDOU.I would like you to Please permit me to apply through this medium for your co-operation and to secure an opportunity to invest and do joint relationship and business with you in your country.
I have a substantial capital I honourably Inherited from my late father Chief BOUGAR DOUDOU who was minister of Interior and also deals in Cocao and coffee platantion with Gold, diamond Minining and Trading. The Epmigo rebels killed Him recently in poltical crises which have resulted to war in ourcountry Cote d' Ivoire in West Africa since this past years.

I intend to invest this fund in profitable areas in your country into a very lucratives business venture of which you are to advise and execute the said venture over there for the mutual benefits of both of us.Most especially is for you to help me come over to your base if possible for You be able co-operate with me to become my business partner in your country and create ideas on how money will be invested, properly managed and the type of investment after the money is transferred to your custody with your assistance. I inherited this sum from my late father whom the rebels killed because he was not supporting their selfish intrest to topple the president Gbagbo the present president.Meanwhile, on indication of your willingness to handle this transaction sincerely by protecting my

Interests and upon your acceptance of this proposal.I will furnish you with the full details information, procedure on how to continue.
The exact amount involve is mentioned below and we shall mutually agree on your percentage interest or share holding for helping me to secure the release of the deposit and investing the fund into a lucratives profitable venture in your care.It is The sum of Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand Five USD $9.500.000USD I shall be glad to reserve this respect and opportunity for you, if you so desire, but do urge you to give the matter your immediate attention it deserves. I want you to be rest assured that everything is in order and legitimate it was due to the political crises in our country that have resulted to war which cause everybody to find a way of geting outfrom the country, that makes me to use this medium to request for your assistance hoping that you will not let me down.
This fund is legitimately acquired by my late father from sales of cocoa and coffee and diamond dealings. Looking forward to your prompt response on e.mail:(amanitrust@yahoo.fr)
Faithfully
AMANIE DOUDOU
Abidjan Cote d' Ivoire

Those who danced were thought quite insane by those who could not hear the music.

Valiant Dancer
Forum Goalie

USA
4826 Posts

Posted - 05/10/2006 :  10:18:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by ocheewah

I received the following email and wanted to make sure someone knew your members' email addresses are being used for this purpose. I would prefer not to receive this kind of solicitation but our email address is a required field on our profiles. Is there a way to block members at large from accessing it?

From: aidontrust [amanitrust@yahoo.fr]

Subject: Sent From Skeptic Friends Network by aidontrust

At http://www.skepticfriends.org/forum/


Letter of Relationship and Establishment Aid.
for Personal Attention and Confidential
From :AMANIE DOUDOU
Abidjan Cote d' Ivoire West Africa.Tel+0022507924282
For logistic reason contact me on e.mail:(amanitrust@yahoo.fr)
Attention: Respectful
Greetings and How are you today.
I am AMANIE DOUDOU.I would like you to Please permit me to apply through this medium for your co-operation and to secure an opportunity to invest and do joint relationship and business with you in your country.
I have a substantial capital I honourably Inherited from my late father Chief BOUGAR DOUDOU who was minister of Interior and also deals in Cocao and coffee platantion with Gold, diamond Minining and Trading. The Epmigo rebels killed Him recently in poltical crises which have resulted to war in ourcountry Cote d' Ivoire in West Africa since this past years.

I intend to invest this fund in profitable areas in your country into a very lucratives business venture of which you are to advise and execute the said venture over there for the mutual benefits of both of us.Most especially is for you to help me come over to your base if possible for You be able co-operate with me to become my business partner in your country and create ideas on how money will be invested, properly managed and the type of investment after the money is transferred to your custody with your assistance. I inherited this sum from my late father whom the rebels killed because he was not supporting their selfish intrest to topple the president Gbagbo the present president.Meanwhile, on indication of your willingness to handle this transaction sincerely by protecting my

Interests and upon your acceptance of this proposal.I will furnish you with the full details information, procedure on how to continue.
The exact amount involve is mentioned below and we shall mutually agree on your percentage interest or share holding for helping me to secure the release of the deposit and investing the fund into a lucratives profitable venture in your care.It is The sum of Nine Million Five Hundred Thousand Five USD $9.500.000USD I shall be glad to reserve this respect and opportunity for you, if you so desire, but do urge you to give the matter your immediate attention it deserves. I want you to be rest assured that everything is in order and legitimate it was due to the political crises in our country that have resulted to war which cause everybody to find a way of geting outfrom the country, that makes me to use this medium to request for your assistance hoping that you will not let me down.
This fund is legitimately acquired by my late father from sales of cocoa and coffee and diamond dealings. Looking forward to your prompt response on e.mail:(amanitrust@yahoo.fr)
Faithfully
AMANIE DOUDOU
Abidjan Cote d' Ivoire




I'll ask, but a positive part of this is that they don't actually get the e-mail address. This is the first instance I have seen of this kind of abuse in the 5+ years I have been here. (Yes, I got one, too. That user has been banned. This is a new one. The admins of this site will be taking steps to prevent this in the future.)

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
25975 Posts

Posted - 05/10/2006 :  13:47:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by ocheewah

Is there a way to block members at large from accessing it?
In the upper-right corner of each page, while you are logged on, you should see a line which starts "Personalize:" and right next to that, a link to your own profile. Once you've accessed your profile, directly under your required email address, you will see "Allow Forum Members to Send you E-Mail?" Set that to "No" and the only people who'll be able to send you email here are the Admins (like me and Kil).

Well, anyone you give your email address to will be able to send you email also, of course.

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Ricky
SFN Die Hard

USA
4907 Posts

Posted - 05/10/2006 :  16:37:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
quote:
Set that to "No" and the only people who'll be able to send you email here are the Admins (like me and Kil).


Although Kil has started working for Viagra, so you might see some emails promoting it from him. That is why you keep getting all those shipments, right Kil?

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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
13458 Posts

Posted - 05/10/2006 :  17:41:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Ricky

quote:
Set that to "No" and the only people who'll be able to send you email here are the Admins (like me and Kil).


Although Kil has started working for Viagra, so you might see some emails promoting it from him. That is why you keep getting all those shipments, right Kil?

As long as we're banning people, perhaps I should consider banning Ricky...

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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 05/10/2006 :  18:05:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Kil

quote:
Originally posted by Ricky
Although Kil has started working for Viagra, so you might see some emails promoting it from him. That is why you keep getting all those shipments, right Kil?

As long as we're banning people, perhaps I should consider banning Ricky...



Those in bed with big pharmaceutical companies always try to suppress the truth, Ricky. You can't win.


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"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

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Edited by - H. Humbert on 05/10/2006 18:06:05
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R.Wreck
SFN Regular

USA
1191 Posts

Posted - 05/10/2006 :  18:46:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by H. Humbert:

quote:
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Originally posted by Kil


quote:
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Originally posted by Ricky
Although Kil has started working for Viagra, so you might see some emails promoting it from him. That is why you keep getting all those shipments, right Kil?

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As long as we're banning people, perhaps I should consider banning Ricky...

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Those in bed with big pharmaceutical companies always try to suppress the truth, Ricky. You can't win.




With all that Viagra of his, I'll be he's in bed with more than big pharma.

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ocheewah
Skeptic Friend

USA
50 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2006 :  11:07:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send ocheewah a Private Message
Thanks to all. Missed the yes/no choice when I went back and looked the first time. Have it now.

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Siberia
SFN Addict

Brazil
2322 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2006 :  11:59:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
I got several, too - four or five. But my spam filter got 'em.

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