Creepy email from another hubber?

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  1. lorlie6 profile image81
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    I received this in my email today:

    "hi honey, i hope you do not mind me going through your profile,i fine you very attractive and can only wish to get to know more about you,will be glad to read from you soon."

    His username and email are of course visible in the email, I haven't posted them here since I'm not yet sure if I should be concerned-this is his first message.  I don't intend to respond to this, but wanted some advice from other folks here.  This is far from abusive (like in the forum thread by Deborah Sexton posted here):

    But it's weird to me, even though it could be simply a gesture, an innocent one.  What do you advise?

    1. Jason Menayan profile image61
      Jason Menayanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Almost all of these are spammers. Don't respond; just click the 'spam' link the footer of the email.

      1. lorlie6 profile image81
        lorlie6posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Jason.

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      Website Examinerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      A cry for attention. A plea for help. He actually wants a scholarship. To study.

    3. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That was my dog. I've since locked him up in the tool shed. Sorry about that.

  2. lorlie6 profile image81
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    How about I give ps's dog that scholarship, WE-then perhaps he'll quit spamming and get down to the books!

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good idea, Lorlie! It's about time to raise the dog's literacy level. I didn't know how to read it - like: "I'm fine, you're very attractive" or: "I'll fine you, very attractive!" The dog is into role play, maybe.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

  4. lorlie6 profile image81
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    Oh GAWD, you two are priceless pals!  The boxer still doesn't get it, does he?  Eating the books is verboten!

  5. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    Let me quit laughing for a minute so I can respond to the OP -

    The language in the email you got is consistent with scammers on dating sites. Apparently, they're using any site they can find that has ways to email users. Sadly, people actually fall for these people, and they lose a ton of money when they start claiming their grandmother (or father, mother, child, whatever) needs surgery and they're trapped in a foreign country and need a ticket to get home. As well as money for the surgery.

    Report it to the moderators, and flag the profile. They're probably sending the same message to a bunch of users here.

    1. lorlie6 profile image81
      lorlie6posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Marcy, for chiming in on this 'getting strange' thread!  smile
      But yes, seriously now...we've all received some doozies in our email, I'm sure.  They crack me up, but then I think of all those folks you mentioned who have indeed fallen for these bizarre tales, I feel sorry for them.  I suppose the best victims would be the elderly, or people who are very new to the Internet.  My use of these machines started only 2+ years ago, but fortunately I'd been warned by friends about such things.  Some of their creations are pretty amazing-quite creative, I must admit.


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