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"rofina (via HubPages)"

  1. Trsmd profile image59
    Trsmdposted 8 years ago

    I have received a mail from fellow Hubber(?) i don't think so... I searched the name rofina but nobody is there in Hubpages and I searched the name "rofina tummy" in Google and I got one link which goes like this..

    This is an internet scam! Do NOT send these scammers money for any reason.


    From:     rofina tommy
    Reply-To:     rofinatommy@yahoo.com
    Subject:     NICE TO MEEET YOU
    Date:     Wed, 8 Oct 2008 06:53:31 -0700 (PDT) (09:53 EDT)

    and the entire subject is same as what I received just now..

    http://www.419baiter.com/_scam_emails/0 … 38134.html

    whether the mail has been sent through Hubpages (as I mentioned in the subject) or it's some scam mail?

    anybody got such mail. please share your views.



  2. yogeshsingh profile image79
    yogeshsinghposted 8 years ago

    looks like a scam.

  3. Marisa Wright profile image99
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    I've recently had several spam emails "via HubPages".  Mostly Gambians wanting a friendship or several thousand dollars.  I've been here nearly 18 months and this is a recent development - no idea why.

    1. Lissie profile image81
      Lissieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah me too - over the last few months I have had love letters, penpal requests, and offers to maek a fortune just my replying to them - and therefore of course revealing my email address -that one I spammed - the others I laughed at and deleted!

  4. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I heard hackers and crackers were going to attack vulnerable blogs and other websites with these kind of posts to send nasty viruses. neutral We will have to just be careful.

    1. pauldeeds profile image
      pauldeedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The only thing that can be sent via the HubPages contact link is plain text messages.  So, the only way you put yourself at any risk is by clicking on a link in the email, or by responding to it (since that will reveal your email address to the original sender).

      We don't filter the messages that are sent, so they should be approached with the same caution that you would any "anonymous" email.

      Of course, if you'd prefer not to be contacted at all simply uncheck the "allow other users to contact you?" checkbox here, and then you'll have nothing to worry about at all.

  5. hubber-2009 profile image56
    hubber-2009posted 8 years ago

    thanks pauldeeds for the clarification..

  6. Rik Ravado profile image91
    Rik Ravadoposted 8 years ago

    Yes I've had a couple too from 'hubbers' with no hubs who seemed to be looking for romance!
    I thought it was just down to my good looks!