Just had a very strange PM.... Dodgy?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Site Feedback
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DwainDibleyDwainDibley Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Site Feedback
I've just had a PM from a new member with no posts saying "Is this your thread?" and a link to what appears to be a MSE thread but takes you to a completely different address (Which just has '!!!!!!' in it). It didn't show and said 'page not displayed' so hopefully it didn't work. The member's ID is 'birthday01'.

Is this some sort of scam, or has it installed something unsavoury on my machine? I'm just running a virus scan and a spyware scan to be on the safe side, so far they've not found anything.
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  • robpw2robpw2 Forumite
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    sounds odd lol i would suggest that it was a spam pm


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  • I've just had a PM from a new member with no posts saying "Is this your thread?" and a link to what appears to be a MSE thread but takes you to a completely different address (Which just has '!!!!!!' in it). It didn't show and said 'page not displayed' so hopefully it didn't work. The member's ID is 'birthday01'.

    Is this some sort of scam, or has it installed something unsavoury on my machine? I'm just running a virus scan and a spyware scan to be on the safe side, so far they've not found anything.
    tip: when you get a pm, click on the username and check out the users number of posts. If it is 0, then delete the mail. I had one from this moron too.
    After the uprising of the 17th June The Secretary of the Writers Union
    Had leaflets distributed in the Stalinallee Stating that the people
    Had forfeited the confidence of the government And could win it back only
    By redoubled efforts. Would it not be easier In that case for the government
    To dissolve the people
    And elect another?
  • Edinburghlass_2Edinburghlass_2 Forumite
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    I had it too and have reported it, just delete the pm. The reason for the !!!! means the website is banned on MSE.
  • That's a bit of a relief, I was worried it might be a site that installed something nasty on my machine! I'll delete it now :)
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  • I had the same but hovered and saw the !!! and have deleted.
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  • Lynsey76Lynsey76 Forumite
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    I had it too. Nasty spammers :mad:

    Love your name DwainDibley :D
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  • I normally hover the mouse over links I'm not sure about, but didn't this time! Think that's my warning to be more careful in the future.

    Glad you like my name Lynsey76, I did want to call myself AceRimmer.... but that has another connotation.... :o
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  • LadyMorticiaLadyMorticia Forumite
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    I had the exact same PM too. =/

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  • QQuaverQQuaver Forumite
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    Me too:mad:
  • superscapersuperscaper Forumite
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    I feel left out. I didn't get one. Gosh even spammers won't talk to me. :(

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