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Has anyone else been getting Spam mail?

  1. Trekkiemelissa profile image79
    Trekkiemelissaposted 8 years ago

    Okay I don't get much email through hubpages.  I just curious if anyone else got this one.  I took name and email out of this.  Sounds like I got propositions or something.

    Hello dear

    How are you doing today, i hope every things is ok

    with you as its my

    pleassure to contact you after viewin your profile

    at(hubpages.com)which really interest me inhaving

    communicationwith you, if you will

    have the desire with me so that we can get to know each other better

    and see what will happen in future. i will be very happy if you can

    write me through my email for easiest communication and to know all

    about each other ok, here is my email(email taken out)

    (email taken out) i will be waiting to hear from you as i wish you

    all the best for your day.

    yours new friend.

    name hidden

  2. profile image0
    shreekrishnaposted 8 years ago

    i dont't get like this ,

    but this mail you get,

    when that person has visited your profile & clicked on contact person.

    i get an spam mail from nationwide bank ,

    that i am the monthly winner of google yahoo lotto prize ,

    written that,
    i have won 20000000 british pounds.

  3. Laila Rajaratnam profile image79
    Laila Rajaratnamposted 8 years ago

    Trekkiemelissa..I just came across an identical mail posted at the forum about 80mins back .Its here..from one Mirian123


  4. expectus profile image90
    expectusposted 8 years ago

    I get these sorts of emails about once or twice a week, always a random hubber with no published hubs or display pic.

    I wonder what they are trying to achieve, or is purely to find out our emails once we reply so they can add us to some ad network mailing list

  5. charlemont profile image79
    charlemontposted 8 years ago

    My biggest won was confirmed by FBI - I was entitled to being paid $60,000,000,000 big_smile IN CASH!
    As to email spam, it comes in from day to day. Can't figure out the purpose of sending it because most emails are incomprehensible.

  6. profile image0
    shreekrishnaposted 8 years ago

    i think ,
    world bank will also don't give such lottery.

  7. rancidTaste profile image63
    rancidTasteposted 8 years ago

    From the last two weeks, I'm getting such type of mails. The mails request me to provide my details, visit to their websites (not profile) and .....

    But I ignore those mails and I don't have any headache who they are or not...

  8. Princessa profile image84
    Princessaposted 8 years ago

    Every single day!!!!

    I must get at least two a day -on a slow, lazy day-

    The most outrageous were from a woman asking me for photos to know me better, she chased me for weeks trying to get a response to her advances.

    I just ignore them all.  If you answer they will get your email address so better just ignore them if you are not interested in their proposals.  Never give any personal details including telephone number, city where you are, credit card numbers, bank names or any information about family members.

  9. gwendymom profile image79
    gwendymomposted 8 years ago

    I have gotten that exact same one and another asking me to meet them at some dating site, it was really weird. I juts ignore them. Princessa is right, if you contact them at all, even to ask them to stop, they will then have your email address and they will harass you more then before.

  10. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Didn't get that. Usually my spam goes something like this:

    "hey! did you always want a bigger penis??" - errr no fanks

    "are you sure?" - absolutely

    "well before you say no - why not think about that extra length?" - seriously, NO

    "we can rebuild you. Bigger, longer, more pleasurable then before" - look, I'm a woman ok? I don't have anything to rebuild in the first place

    "ahhh - we can fix that, just click the link" - oh Gods hmm

    Three guesses who's getting new genitalia in a few weeks roll

  11. Shirley Anderson profile image76
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    Yeah, I've gotten several different variations of the one Trekkiemelissa got, not frogdropping's.

    1. frogdropping profile image85
      frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh well, you can have the link if you want it ...

  12. Trekkiemelissa profile image79
    Trekkiemelissaposted 8 years ago

    I reported it as spam.  Surprising enough, I don't get much spam between all the sites I write on.  I know not to respond hehe.  If I don't want someone to have my email address, I just respond with my no reply type of email.

  13. lawretta profile image76
    lawrettaposted 8 years ago

    i get spam mails too but i don't reply.

  14. ngureco profile image82
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Just ignore them. They are doing emails harvesting.

  15. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I think our emails get harvested n that's why we get spam emails tongue you're not alone

    1. agvulpes profile image88
      agvulpesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I believe that they will only get your email address if you reply to their email.

      If the email you recieved comes through your hubpage email account, the spammer does not get your address.

      Also if the email comes through Hubpages, scroll to the bottom of the page and you will see a "This message is Spam" button, click on that button and as they say "The spammer is toast" cool

  16. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
    GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years ago

    Just report it as spam. HP will take care of it. How many crackheads from Boswana can there be?

    Spam is best in a can, put in a frying pan.


  17. Trekkiemelissa profile image79
    Trekkiemelissaposted 8 years ago

    I already reported it. I just wanted to see if anyone else was getting these things.  Its interesting to see what kind of spam we get out of these guys.  If its not one thing, its another thing.

  18. Herald Daily profile image77
    Herald Dailyposted 8 years ago

    I'm not interesting enough to spammers yet to get love mail from them. smile  I'm okay with that, though.

  19. ngureco profile image82
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Look at the email message above which has been sent through hubpages. This person may be out to harvest my email address. But he is telling me that I either provide it to him or he is going ahead duplicating my articles in his website.

    How would you handle such a situation?

  20. JamaGenee profile image85
    JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago

    Drats! I got one yesterday and forgot to hit the spam button before I deleted it.  Oops.

  21. Profmaggy profile image60
    Profmaggyposted 8 years ago

    I've had spam that I suspect originated from Twitter. Not from HP.  HP seems to be a safe environment.  I've reviewed who is following me on all sites even though they are useful platforms that agents etc like to see being used.