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Do I smell a really big Rat?!

  1. Nell Rose profile image92
    Nell Roseposted 6 years ago

    Hi, I just recieved this email from someone called ClickrNet,

    'You have been place on our hubpage for a contest we're running for the month of April. The winner will recieve a prize. All contestants will need a free Paypal account to take advantage of the prizes. The winner with the most "votes" will be declared the "winner." With that being said, start tell your friends to visit CLICKRNET and start voting on your behalf. All votes will need to be entered through the "comment" area. Good luck and thanks to excepting this message. We hope everyone will have fun with this game. ll prizes are provided by ClickrNet.'
    notice the poor spelling, this is the link to there hubpage below, am I smelling a big fat rat? or is it just me being very suspicious? Seems a bit strange to me! Someone after my paypal account or something?!!!

    http://hubpages.com/profile/ClickrNet

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Nell, did you actually visit the hub she published?

    1. Nell Rose profile image92
      Nell Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hiya, yes but there was nothing there that convinced me, I also looked it up on google and there is nothing there at all! Umm!

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I only asked because of the different pictures it has of each Hubber. The large size picture of Relache, made me question, whether or not, you visited the hub she wrote.

        I didn't bother to check out things on the Internet. However, it is certainly going to be interesting to see the response she gets from the hubbers, whose pictures on her hub? lol

  3. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    smells like spam to me..

  4. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 6 years ago

    I just visited the Hub and was struck by a large photo of Relache. All very weird.
    I'm pretty sure this is attempted fraud. Have you reported this?

    1. Nell Rose profile image92
      Nell Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi, I just went back to take another look, yep, definitely dodgy! I will give Hubpages a quick email, just to let them know I think, everyone agree?

      1. camlo profile image84
        camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I certainly do.

      2. rebekahELLE profile image87
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        She has pics of Best Hubbers with top scores.
        very scammy.

  5. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Nell, since you were the one who received the email. I would suggest you FLAG both the profile and the hub, and in the description box, explain why you flagged it.

    Don't waste your time with sending an email to Staff.

    1. Nell Rose profile image92
      Nell Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, I will go do it now

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome. wink

    2. camlo profile image84
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You're right, of course. But it might be worth sending a copy of the email Nell received to the team.

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Why bother, when you can enter it in the description box when flagging. wink

        1. camlo profile image84
          camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Okay. Then let's hope Nell did that.

          1. Nell Rose profile image92
            Nell Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            No I didn't because I wasn't sure whether to or not, but I will do, thanks

            1. WryLilt profile image87
              WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Or you can simply click "Report" on the email.

              1. Nell Rose profile image92
                Nell Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Sorry, never thought of that! Duh! lol bit dumb at the moment, its 2.20 in the morning! I better go to bed now! seriously, thanks everyone

  6. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    I think sending the email to HP staff is a great idea because it shows this "hubber" has gone above and beyond to spam.  I flagged the hub myself too.

  7. camlo profile image84
    camloposted 6 years ago

    So many options ... smile

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

    2. tritrain profile image75
      tritrainposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      so little time...

  8. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I just asked about this!! I got the email, too!

  9. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    Well I'm a bit disappointed.  First the HP ads rejection, now this.  I'm not even worth scamming.

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Mark, what are you talking about the HP Ad Program rejection?

      It is now open to ALL Members. wink

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/73413

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
        Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Cagsil - I had just noticed!  But I wasn't in the FIRST wave.  Put me right off my work.  Didn't publish a hub for twenty minutes after I found out.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I wasn't in the first wave either. tongue

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
            Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Ah well, we're all in now. That particular forum argument is put to bed.

 
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