Forum email addresses are being hacked!

Sasquatch

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I just received this email from the forum. :mad: I've just disabled my email contact option.

I don't know what can be done about it, but I thought the administrators should be aware of it....

This is a message from ishallam at Tech Support Guy Forums ( http://forums.techguy.org/index.php ). The Tech Support Guy Forums owners cannot accept any responsibility for the contents of the email.

To email ishallam, you can use this online form: http://forums.techguy.org/sendmessage.php?do=mailmember&userid=141401

OR, by email:
mailto:[email protected]

This is the message:

Hello ,
I am writting this letter with due respect and
heartful of tears since we have not known or met
ourselves previously I am asking for your
assistance after I have gone through a profile that
speaks good of you.
I will so glad if you can allow me and lead me to the
right channel towards your assistance to my situation
now.I will make my proposal well known if I am given
the opportunity.
I would like to use this opportunity to introduce my self to you.

Well. i am Miss MARCILINA DEBORA 22 years old girl from
Liberia,the only daughter of COL. WILLIAMS DABOR .
My father is now late,he died some years back during
the last and current crisis in my country(Liberia).
He was one of the high officers in the leadership of
formal president Charles Taylor who is now in exile
after many innocent soul were killed ,My father was
unlucky to be among those that was killed by the
rebel.
The main reason why I am contacting you now is to seek
you assistance in the area of my future investment and
also for a help hand over some huge amount of money in
my possession. This money (US6.5 Million)is deposited
in an european bank which my name appears as the next
of kin.
.I am now asking you to stand on my behalf to make this claim,to stand as my partner oversea and in time of the investment as well.
As I have mention earlier I will make the procedure to
this issue to bewell know to you,if I am given the
opportunity to do so. Pls attach your direct and full information as you reply to me with this emails; ([email protected])
May almighty God continued to giuad and protects you always as you respond DIRECTELY to my email adress in order to enable us discuss further on this matter.
WAITING FOR YOUR RESPON.
YOURS
MARCILINA .
marcilinadebora ATyahoo DOT com
 
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That's the strangest post I've seen. Not the thread starters post (that's an old scam) but the link you offered Hewee.
 

Sasquatch

Thread Starter
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Messages
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Thanks for the quick action, Candy.

After I posted the warning above I did a search and found the post by ishallam. What really amazes me is that some people actually respond to a spam email like that one. Too bad someone couldn't send them an email back with a virus of some sort that would fry their PC.
 

~Candy~

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Messages
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Lol. I'd report the address to your ISP in any event.
 
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Hey, I'd like to report that to my ISP too, but I can't seem to find that post.
 

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