email request outside of Hubpages

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  1. agvulpes profile image87
    agvulpesposted 9 years ago

    Iv'e been receiving more and more emails like the one below from new Hubbers. (names changed to protect the innocent, the Hubber was not actually called xxxxxxxxxxxxx. Not a bad idea though)


      Is Hubpages branching out as a Dating Service or is this a new wave Scam about to hit HubPages. cool

    1. profile image42
      ladyvenusposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the info. luckily i have not received those spam mails.

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    Feline Prophetposted 9 years ago

    Hehe...must be something to do with that fox in your avatar! big_smile

  3. DonnaCSmith profile image88
    DonnaCSmithposted 9 years ago

    I got the exact same email this morning! Deleted it.

    1. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      They must be really kinky as well.
      We got 1 Fox
              1 horse
              1 Cake (with cross eyes I might add very becoming!)
      Wonder how many other animals or objects can they like ?
      Ok I'll add 1 Furry little feline (cuddly at that) ;-)
      cool

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I feel cheated, I did not get an email!

        1. agvulpes profile image87
          agvulpesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          We may have a trend developing, my friend you are a human, these people seem not to like humans. Stay tuned.

          1. JamaGenee profile image84
            JamaGeneeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I look upon this as a GOOD thing! cool

            EDIT UPDATE: Apologies for coming late to this party.  Silly me, I was busy writing a hub. cool

  4. Drwibble profile image60
    Drwibbleposted 9 years ago

    I received the same email as well.

    1. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Damn. Here I was thinking I was attracting all these beautiful women and from that distance as well.

  5. profile image0
    Feline Prophetposted 9 years ago

    They don't seem to like cats either!

  6. Curious Traveller profile image74
    Curious Travellerposted 9 years ago

    Get similar from various sources on a fairly regular basis. Be very careful with these messages as they can be from Spammers or Phishers, simply looking to obtain your personal details. Best to delete them and block sender if you have this facility.

  7. profile image0
    pgrundyposted 9 years ago

    I get those all the time too. I just delete them. Usually they are written in broken English and the font is real big. They look like they send out a gazillion of them at a time, they just have that 'feel' to them.

  8. k@ri profile image90
    k@riposted 9 years ago

    I guess they like mountain lions, I got one also!

  9. Everyday Miracles profile image89
    Everyday Miraclesposted 9 years ago

    I've been getting them, too!

    Ladyvenus, I love your new avatar!

  10. Whitney05 profile image81
    Whitney05posted 9 years ago

    Oh Me too! I'm tired of the spam emails, but I like leaving the contact me button up because sometimes I do get real people asking real questions. There's always a disadvantage.

    You can un-check the contact me option, which should cut out the spam.

    1. carpesomediem profile image62
      carpesomediemposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I'm in the same boat.  For every ten spam e-mails I get, I might get one or two genuine e-mails asking questions, asking for links or just asking for help.

      1. Everyday Miracles profile image89
        Everyday Miraclesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I'm the opposite: for every five or so genuine e-mails I get I get one or two spam messages! I guess I'm lucky like that!

  11. AEvans profile image77
    AEvansposted 9 years ago

    Aren't you being loved? I had them for awhile and they are spam but I see that someone likes you..big_smile

  12. GeneriqueMedia profile image61
    GeneriqueMediaposted 9 years ago

    I've gotten two of these things here lately...

    The first seemed odd to begin, but for shits and giggles I replied. Apparently Darfur has an excellent photography studio, judging by the picture I received. (and had not even asked for.)

    Sincerely,

    G|M

  13. Ryan Hupfer profile image63
    Ryan Hupferposted 9 years ago

    Hey everyone, I've got a few of those emails lately, too. I wanted to make sure that you all please click that cute, little this mssage is spam link at the bottom of the spam emails that you're unfortunately getting through HubPages so that we can take care of the accounts that are sending them out.

    http://x.hubpages.com/x/guide/6_1_help.gif

    Thanks for all of your help and if you want a little more info on how you can help us fight the bad guy spammers, check out this section of the HubPages Guide.

    1. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Ryan . Never actually opened email in full window mode until you pointed it out. (who reads those ads at the bottom of emails anyway) Have duly noted your comment and reported spam as requested.

  14. bgpappa profile image80
    bgpappaposted 9 years ago

    and I thought I was special.  Deleted it.

  15. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 9 years ago

    Hey, thanks Ryan! That's a cool little trick. I always mark these spam emails as such in my email account, but have never thought to look down and see the button you describe.

    For what it's worth... Ag, I saw you on Hub Pages and thought both your little fox and your accent were adorable. Will you be my friend? Please? I am not a spammer. I promise. A maniac, perhaps. But definitely not a spammer.

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      hairy A.S.S.posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Ag I saw her first, she's mine I tell you, Mine. Just look at those eyes. I'm in Luv !

      1. agvulpes profile image87
        agvulpesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Now Hairy let's be fair she did ask me first. If you are nice I'll see if she will be your friend as well OK ?

        1. profile image0
          hairy A.S.S.posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          OK but she does look just like that beer can i'm holding !

    2. Whitney05 profile image81
      Whitney05posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I never noticed the link either... I just open them on my BlackBerry and delete after reading the first line or less. Even when I use the computer to check my email, I've never thought to scroll to the bottom to check for a spam button... :-/

  16. packerpack profile image61
    packerpackposted 9 years ago

    Hey I get mails from Hubpages only when someone publishes a Hub or when someone comments on my Hub but never did I get these kinds of mail. That is bad. At least I will get a feeling that I am able to attract women through my Hubs.

  17. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 9 years ago

    Now, now boys, no fighting. Ag and I have been pals for ages. We joined HP round about the same time. He's always been a gentleman and I do so admire that in a man. But Mr. Hairy, you are a welcome addition to our crew, too. There is no denying your raw masculine appeal.
    Honestly, if I could put the both of you together you would be the perfect male specimen.
    (Please don't tell the other perfect male specimens around here -- they know who they are).

    1. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ok ,sorry Hairy lets shake and we will all be friends ok . cool

      1. profile image0
        hairy A.S.S.posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Strewth if Mightymom says we have to Ag Ok, lets work togevver and youse an me will all be mates .

  18. Mighty Mom profile image82
    Mighty Momposted 9 years ago

    Yes, that's the ticket. You two be mates. Hairy -- I am not sure what you've got in your mouth that makes you sort of lisp like that. Are you trying to talk with your mouth full of beer?

  19. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 9 years ago

    I've gotten those "spammish" seeming ones, but I've also recently received more that don't seem like spam, and instead seem more personal.  What they've done, though, is e.mail, rather than commenting on the Hub.  It may have been innocent (one may have had something the person wouldn't want post online), but it did occur to me it could be someone trying to get my (or anyone's) e.mail address (if I responded).

    Have other people been getting more of those too?  (Or maybe the ones I got were actually legitimate?)

    1. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Lisa, I do hear what you are saying. It is my own opinion that the emails are too similar in wording and construction to be by individuals.
      I am also of the opinion that it is better to get to know the Hubber that wishes to befriend you before you hand over your private email address. I feel to do otherwise is foolhardy and only asking for spamming or worse !
      Hubpages I feel has designed this well, so it would be silly for anyone not to take advantage of Hubpages safety nets.

 
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