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John Frederick Anderson
(fredfoto) - F

Locale: Spain
Coincidence? on 05/14/2009 14:40:43 MDT Print View

I had my email address with you guys on my profile page, and started getting hounded by junk mail- Nigerians telling me I'd won over three billion dollars etc. All I had to do was send my personal info, you know the score...
I took my email address off my profile page and guess what, it stopped.
Has this happened to anybody else, or is it just me?

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Coincidence? on 05/14/2009 14:46:59 MDT Print View

Not me.

But I get so much junk one more enlargement, fortune, or prescription hardly makes a dent.

Try 'stealthing' your email by spelling it out -
. greg at smgm dot org . is what is use.

Then see if Nigerian bankers still make offers.

Edited by greg23 on 05/14/2009 14:51:08 MDT.

Ben Klocek
(benklocek) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area
Re: Coincidence? on 05/19/2009 21:49:20 MDT Print View

Hi Fred,

A quick google search for your name, reveals that your email address is open to site scrapers at this site. You might ask them to remove it or do as Greg has suggested and spell it out.

Although, once your email address is in the hands of spammers, it may get passed around and harvested again and again. :(

John Frederick Anderson
(fredfoto) - F

Locale: Spain
Thanks on 05/20/2009 01:43:08 MDT Print View

Thanks Ben,
I'll sort this out (I thought I already had).