Is anyone else getting these?

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    I just received my 10t email in about 1 1/2 weeks from a different female in Africa each time stating they read my HubPages profile (emailing me through there) and want to get to know me much better.

    They are including massive amounts of sexy color photographs and a bio on themselves.

    They refer directly to my profile details and its pissing me off.

    Should  I just say I prefer women on my profile and leave it at that or can somebody think of what I could write that would state something like
    business inquires only?

    I dont know I delete but they keep coming

    am I the only lucky one here?

    1. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have not received these. Maybe you could somehow block them but if they use different e-mail addresses then you couldn't. Sorry. hmm

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        lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        i know thats the bummer

        weird hokey very weird

        maybe im famous in africa  lol

        1. Hokey profile image60
          Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well you are famous in My room!!!!      lol

    2. blondepoet profile image68
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No I have not received any of yet.

      1. blondepoet profile image68
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I honestly do not think anything you wrote or added would stop these fruitcakes.

    3. caravalhophoto profile image57
      caravalhophotoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      you lucky girl you...you must be the only one...just delete

      1. blondepoet profile image68
        blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Are they sexy pics of men or woman?

      2. Sally's Trove profile image79
        Sally's Troveposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Agreed...delete, forget it...it will eventually go away.  Any change you make to your profile will be noticed, just as if you had responded with an email. Somebody out there is having fun, but will get very tired of it with no response from you.

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          lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Sally, appreciate it smile

    4. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      They're spammers.  Never, ever, ever reply to them.  Unfortunately, if you replied to the first one, that's why they keep sending them - they've put you on some kind of spam mailing list.  You may have to change your email address.

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      if your getting it thru hubpages, it can be reported. I think...

  2. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    haven't received what you have,

    but have been receiving one from some male in Dubai who wants $$ and all sorts of other things....

    hmmm...wouldn't trade him for your girlie follower!  lol

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol  love you Beth

      1. Beth100 profile image72
        Beth100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hey, you and I could matchmake these two cyberspammers!!!  They can pose and make lots of $$$ between them!!!


        lol  lol

        love you too!!

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          lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          now thats smart thinking

          1. Beth100 profile image72
            Beth100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            lol  all business!  lol

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              lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              BIG CASH I SAY lol lol cool

        2. Hokey profile image60
          Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Nobody love me.  hmm

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            lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            We all love Hokey big_smile

            1. Hokey profile image60
              Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              big_smile

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    I think the best thing to do is forward them to Hokey lol

    1. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I Love Africans!!!!!    big_smile

  4. myownworld profile image78
    myownworldposted 8 years ago

    Make a hub out of them! wink

    1. Sally's Trove profile image79
      Sally's Troveposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think a Hub on this experience would be a good thing.  You've got lots of material, like your own thoughts and the back and forth in this forum. You are not the only one who is "attacked" this way. A Hub with helpful advice about how to handle the situation could be a good thing. Should you write your Hub, just don't ever reference these emailers by anything specific, such as time and place and country of origin.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sally, the only way to handle this situation is to delete the emails.  If you respond to them in any way, you've revealed your email address to spammers and you'll never be free of them.

        1. Sally's Trove profile image79
          Sally's Troveposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You are absolutely right, Marisa. I agree completely, which I said earlier in this thread. Never respond to the emails.

          This is a lesson that we can all profit by, and if a Hub is written in an educational and informative way, with caution on the part of the writer, then this can be a help to all of us.

  5. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    Marisa is correct. They are spammers. they want to be your friend then they tell you a sob story and ask you to send money on. They've picked up your email address but they don't know if its active until you respond.
    This is why you should never respond.
    There was a forum topic on just this matter yesterday.

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    JeanMeriamposted 8 years ago

    Mine was Liberian. Roselinebrown@yahoo.com or something similar. Not sure we are getting the same spammer, the pic was blocked on mine, but it sounds similar.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Roselinebrown is a well known one, with various yahoo addresses.  I got one from her through one of my websites just today.  She's on this list:

      http://www.419scam.org/emails/2007-03/08/index.htm

      In future, check any dubious messages here:

      http://www.scamomatic.com/

  7. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Lyrics,

    I've been receiving to my Yahoo.com email account from some women who claim to have gotten my email from HubPages Profile.

    It's a lie. They retrieved YOURS and MINE from the promotion links we provided in the Forums for our Valentine's Day Hubs.

    The simply searched through the forums and tagged our emails addresses, because they were posted on a thread.

    Since I used my Yahoo.com account and not my primary account, these types of emails have been going directly into my SPAM folder and I've been deleting them, when I get new ones. smile

  8. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    good point cas, never post your email on a public forum.

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I knew this before doing it, that people scan forum threads for email accounts. Hence, why I used my Yahoo.com account and NOT my primary account. smile wink

  9. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    just delete it LYRICS,

 
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