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Could one of you powers that be contact me!

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    JeanMeriamposted 7 years ago

    I got 2 interesting email yesterday. You have a Liberian scam artist on hubpages. Email me and I will forward the emails to you, so you can block the person from hubpages, or whatever you do about this.

    It’s important that you do something about this. I had a friend who got roped into one of these scams and committed suicide when he ended up bankrupt. Maybe not too bright, but people are gullible.

    Thanks

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image78
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I just checked the record of emails sent to you through the HubPages contact link, and I don't see any emails like the one you describe, so I think they must be coming from somewhere else.  If you are sure they are coming through HubPages, forward them to team(at)hubpages(dot)com.

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        JeanMeriamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        the original came from hubpages
        Hello,‏
        From:     roseline brown (<snipped>)
        You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
        Sent:    February 19, 2010 12:14:13 PM
        To:    roseline4brown@yahoo.com
        Hello,

        I am Rose, how are you? hope you are fine and in perfect condition of health. I went through your profile today at(hubpages.com)and i read it and pick interest in it,if you don’t mind i will like you to write me on this ID(<snipped>) hope to hear from you soon, I will be waiting for your mail because i have something VERY important to tell you. Lots of love Rose!

        <snipped>


        I responded and got this.

        My Dearest Love Jean,

        Thanks for writing back and I will really like to have a good relationship with you, and I have a special reason why I decided to contact you because of the urgency of my situation here and I am Miss. Roseline Desmond  25 years old girl from Liberia, the only daughter of Late President Desmond Jones who was killed by Prince John and his rebels groups after many innocent soul were killed ,My father was killed by government of Prince John, he accuse my father of coup attempt. I am constrained to contact you because of the maltreatment I, am receiving from my step mother. She planned to take away all my late father's treasury and properties from me since the unexpected death of beloved Father.

        Meanwhile I wanted to escape to the Europe but she hide away my international passport and other valuable traveling documents. Luckily she did not discover where I kept my Father's File which contains important documents. So I decided to run to the refugee camp where I am presently seeking asylum under the United Nations High Commission for the Refugee here in Dakar,republic of Senegal. I wish to contact you personally for a long term business relationship and investment assistance in your country.

        My father of blessed memory deposited the sum of US$ 6.500. 000.00 in Bank with my name as the next of kin. However, I shall forward you with the necessary information of the deposit on confirmation of your acceptance to assist me for the transfer and investment of the fund in your country. As you will help me in an investment, and I will like to complete my studies, as I was in my fist year in the university, when the crisis started.

        It is my intention to compensate you with 10% of the total money for your services and the balance shall be my investment capital. This is the reason why I decided to contact you. Please all communications should be through this email address only for confidential purposes. As soon as I receive your positive response showing your interest I will put things into action immediately. In the light of the above, I shall appreciate an urgent message indicating your ability and willingness to handle this transaction sincerely.

        I am staying at the female hostel. Awaiting your urgent and positive response. Please do keep this only to your self please I beg you not to disclose it till I come over , once the fund has been transferred. I hope my explanation is very clear but if you need further clarification, then send in your questions and Here is my attached  pictures,

        Thanks as i hope to receive from you soon.
        Yours Truly!
        Roseline!

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          JeanMeriamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Through hubpages is the only way they could have gotten my email. It is only public on my hubpages profile.

          1. Maddie Ruud profile image78
            Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Nothing in that email indicates it was sent through the HubPages system.  An email coming through the contact form will say "(via HubPages)" after the contact email in the "From" field, and will have options to mark the email as spam or abuse at the bottom.  She says in the email that she read your articles on HubPages, but that does not indicate that she emailed you through our system, especially if you've posted your actual email address anywhere on the site.  That email address does not correspond to any HubPages user, and again, we have no record of this email being sent through our system.  I suggest you remove your email address wherever you have posted it publicly.

            Also, just a general warning: even if someone does email you through our system initially, if you respond, that person now has your actual email address, so I suggest not replying to messages that do not state outright what it is the sender wants.  Many people are just trying to build email lists.  And, of course, hit the "report as abuse" link at the bottom of the email.

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              JeanMeriamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Okay thanks. No it’s not publicly listed anywhere. I meant the only link is on hubpages, as in the Contat______ whoever that appears on the right side of the hub.

              But I see what you mean about the emails. The few others I received say via hubpages.

        2. Cagsil profile image59
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hey JeanMeriam,

          I think you've made a mistake. The FIRST email you received was possibly from another Hubber, via HubPages emailing system.

          However, ONCE you took the above action " I responded ", you were no longer using the HubPages emailing system.

          You responded, and that gave your email to the person, who sent you the first email.

          It is not nice to see other Hubbers sending out emails that are attached to scams.

          But, again, once you responded, it was between you and them, and HubPages doesn't have anything to do with it.

          Just to let you know, from what I've read in the forum. smile

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    I have reported this thread to HubPages, hopefully they will contact you. In the future, you should contact them directly about such matters, as they may not read these posts.

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      JeanMeriamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks

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    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    excuse my ignorance - but what is a liberian scam artist?

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      JeanMeriamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Send me your bank account information that I may deposit money. I can not access my money in my own country so I will deposit it into your account and you can keep 10% blah blah blah.
      Later come requests for money in order for that money to be deposited, because oops I have to pay my lawyer in order to get that money into your account.

      It’s been around for years. I thought it had all but died out. I believe it used to be the Nigerian scam. Switched countries I guess.

      1. goldenpath profile image74
        goldenpathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        This is a sad picture of the lack of conscience of so many in this world.  It's not that far from the animals of the wild.  The deceiving predator circling the weak and desperate.

        Sorry to hear about your associate.

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    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Any email sent through Hubpages has a link to report it. Use it. smile

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      JeanMeriamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ah. Thank you. I didn’t look that closely.

      1. darkside profile image80
        darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, down the bottom of the email is two links. Spam I think and the other one... I can't remember right now. But if you click on either one it will automatically flag the mail to HP. Nothing else has to be done except for clicking on the link.

  5. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Just checked out there on google and found this:

    http://419.bittenus.com/8/5/roselinedesmond.html

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      Website Examinerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Deleted

    2. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 7 years ago

      AVG checked it and said it was safe.

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        Website Examinerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        How can it ever be safe to visit the website of a purported cyber criminal?

        1. IzzyM profile image87
          IzzyMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          oh no it's not her website, its just a link telling you its a scam.

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            Website Examinerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for the information, there seem to be several others.

    3. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 7 years ago

      Jean, have you read this link?
      You might be better changing your email address.

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        JeanMeriamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ya I just read it. Looks like I am changing my email address. This is crazy. But good lesson for other newbies who haven’t received email through hubpages. It say (via hubpages)

    4. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago

      Jean, I googled your name and found this page where you've published an email address, right out in the open:

      http://www.niederngasse.com/magazine/poetry/meriam.html

      Are you on Facebook?  Are you sure you've set your privacy settings so your email isn't visible?  What about on Twitter - I've heard that it's very easy to pick up email addresses from Twitter users.

      You have profiles on Orble and Divine Caroline with a "contact" option that works exactly like the HubPages one.  Why are you so sure it's HubPages? 

      Also - never, ever respond to a scammer.  Until you reply, the scammer doesn't know whether your email address is still active.  Once they know it's active, they won't leave you alone.

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        JeanMeriamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That’s an old email address I don’t use. This one is new. Guess I will have to change it. Pain in the butt.

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        JeanMeriamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well I didn’t know it was a scammer. I got a few emails from other people on here just saying hi, hubbers whose name I recognized.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image93
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well, there's a lesson for you.  Spammers/scammers do occasionally use the "contact" facility on sites like HubPages, Orble, and others.  You should always read a message and decide whether it's legitimate before replying.

    5. StefanMDP profile image65
      StefanMDPposted 7 years ago

      You have made public your mail address here:

      http:/ /hubpages.com/hub/Make-Money-Writing-and-Rank-Higher-in-Search

      at the end of the hub.

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        Website Examinerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That URL has an error.

        1. StefanMDP profile image65
          StefanMDPposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          remove the space between / /

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        JeanMeriamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you. I didn’t even remember that. I will try to figure out how to do redo that one. Hmmmm.

     
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