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  1. Richard Craig profile image75
    Richard Craigposted 8 years ago

    I received an e-mail from someone who has only been with the site for a matter of hours.  He/she want's my e-mail address to get to know me better?  Has anyone else experienced this?  What do I do?

    1. kmackey32 profile image68
      kmackey32posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL yea. Dont do it...

      1. Richard Craig profile image75
        Richard Craigposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks kmackey32.  At least I'm not alone. lol

    2. Garrett Mickley profile image77
      Garrett Mickleyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I had a really attractive female send me a message once, and so I shot back and we talked for a little bit.  She gave me her name and I looked her up and found a myspace and everything, so I know she was legitimate.  She randomly stopped talking to me though after a while.

      1. Richard Craig profile image75
        Richard Craigposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sounds odd.  Why would she just stop talking to you?  Probably for the better though.

        1. Garrett Mickley profile image77
          Garrett Mickleyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well she was "interested" in me but I told her that I'm in a committed relationship and she talked to me some more for a week and then just stopped so I guess she wasn't looking for friendship.

          1. cblack profile image63
            cblackposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            That seems kind of starnge for someone to be looking for a date on hubpages. lol.

            1. Garrett Mickley profile image77
              Garrett Mickleyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I thought so, too.

            2. profile image0
              klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Well, some people are just irresistible in forums and chats neutral ...so I've been told... cool

    3. Rafini profile image85
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I also have received a few of these kinds of email.  I sent an email to Hubpages staff and reported them, saying I felt uncomfortable with their contact.

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

      Yes, I've received emails similar to those. The purpose it is done is so as to receive your primary email address. It's just a ruse, so they can SPAM you whenever they choose to. Report as SPAM and delete. smile

      HubPages uses a forward messaging system, so people can keep their emails hidden from spammers. smile

    5. nicregi profile image76
      nicregiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I always have those people trying to send email and get me to talk.

      Never reply to them. Felt all these are fake (mostly thou)...

    6. profile image0
      ankigarg87posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Friend don't give him email address first of know him well .say him that you need time to trust him and know then give the address

    7. jasoncox83 profile image72
      jasoncox83posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      However I have not had this happen do not reply!!!
      I repeat DO NOT REPLY..

      After you reply is when they are able to gain access to your personal email account, then they can sell it off to advertisers who will spam the crap out of you. I only know this having spoke via email to many other high profile writers on here.
      When you get the message from HP, it warns you that replying will give away your personal email address.

      *Edit*
      Read the message if it seems like a legit message feel free to reply. Someone who just wants to get to know you, or talk is just going to sell your email off as they build up their database.

    8. readytoescape profile image61
      readytoescapeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like Phishing to me. If you are interested in helping someone profit from selling your confirmed contact information then have at it.

      Creditors, Telemarketers and Spammers will be contacting you very soon.

      Anything other than just deleting is probably not a good idea.

    9. profile image0
      Donna Ferrierposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That happened to me just recently. I deleted it, although you can report it as spam or abuse.

  2. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    Report as spam or abuse. You can do this from within the email message.

    1. Richard Craig profile image75
      Richard Craigposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks WE, will do.

  3. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 8 years ago

    Don't give your personal info to anyone. I'm Klara Wieck over here, but in real life my name is Napoleon Dynamite. lol wink Careful Rich!

    1. Richard Craig profile image75
      Richard Craigposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the advice.  How did you know my name was Rich?! &
      Napoleon!  I love your movie, can I have an autograph? lol

      1. profile image0
        klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Sorry, but ever since I became famous for my dance moves I stopped giving out autographs to people that don't share my level of coolness wink

        1. Richard Craig profile image75
          Richard Craigposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I wish I was as cool as you.  I've tried learning the dance moves but I just can't do it.  I doubt that even Michael Jackson could've pulled off your moves. lol

          1. profile image0
            klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            You can learn a few things from me.

            http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b258/sanchopanzam8/napoleon_dynamite.jpg

            1. Richard Craig profile image75
              Richard Craigposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              That's some good advice.  I want one of those shirts now. lol

  4. raisingme profile image80
    raisingmeposted 8 years ago

    When I had only been on here a couple of weeks I answered one of those emails and didn't think to check until after to see how long the other had been on hubpages and how many hubs they had published.  Ended up with a whole bunch of spam in my email account.  Won't do that again.

    Welcome to HubPages, most are legit and extremely helpful - but those who are have established a reputation and have a good track record.

    1. Richard Craig profile image75
      Richard Craigposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the welcome, although I have been here for 9 months now. lol  thanks for sharing your experience though.  I have flagged the profile so that should be the end of it.

      1. raisingme profile image80
        raisingmeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's too funny - if I'd been here nine months ago I would have welcomed you so it counts - big_smile

  5. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 8 years ago

    I get these often, k@ri too.

    This would be known as "phishing," and most likely it's not with anything but poor intentions.

    But, can't blame them...they're just trying to co-exist and gain as much as possible with the least amount of work.

    Seems like more work to me, though..

    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_BRMr2D3unLI/TGmBKvpPhsI/AAAAAAAAAZs/n9NhKTI2fEQ/s800/racoonhop.gif

  6. shazwellyn profile image66
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    Well I keep on attracting the women!  Not that I have a problem with Lesbians, I just prefer men. lol

  7. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    Don't do it!!  Don't answer it == I made that fatal mistake in the beginning and your inbox will be spammed to death!! 

    (unless you happen to like spam -- and I'm not referring to the tinned meat kind either).

    As long as you don't answer, they will not have your personal email. I don't answer, and they slide out of my inbox.  smile

  8. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    In 23 months I have not had one unsolicited email through hubpages.

    I wish I could say the same for other mail accounts though! smile

  9. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    I keep getting emails from third-world countries - men wanting a relationship. I figure they think I have money because I appear well-fed. lol

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      They want you as all smart men do habee! Your blonde hair and cooking would be on the list for sure! smile

      1. habee profile image93
        habeeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Alas, Ernest, I'm a brunette now! But that hasn't affected my cooking! lol

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You are one beautiful lady habee brunette or blonde! Your cooking is legendary. I am still reading your cooking hubs in awe! lol

  10. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Ernest, I'm blushing! Wow - and I thought I didn't have a single blush left in me!

    I think you're beautiful, too! I've never told you this, but one day I was on the forums and a friend was looking over my shoulder. She saw your ppic and said, "Who is that? He's hot!"

    One of the things I find so attractive in you (other than your physical good looks) is that you are so devoted to your grandkids. A man who loves children so much has to be special!

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you habee, I love being with children, they are so important to me and my view for their future. smile
      Your blind friend is very nice to say that I am hot. smile

  11. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Ernesto, where'd ya go, buddy?

  12. pisean282311 profile image61
    pisean282311posted 8 years ago

    lol best way to know about hubber is through his/her hubs and forums..why does one need to email him/her?

    1. nicregi profile image76
      nicregiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good one!

 
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