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    An unusual visitor message

    This was in my visitor messages twice. I just deleted them both. Did anyone else get this? I'd be happy to use eight and a half million dollars of someone else's money to do some good in the world, but this feels a little odd.

    Thank you,
    Elyse

    My Name is Mrs Betty Jim from Unites State I want to tell you this because I don't have any other option than to say it, I married to Mr. Jim Benson who worked with Unites State embassy in Ghana for nine years before he died in the year 2005.We were married for eleven years without a child.
    He died after a brief illness that lasted for only five days. Since his death I decided not to remarry, When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of US$ 8.5m (Eight Million Five hundred Thousand Dollars) in a bank in Accra the capital city of Ghana Presently this money is still in bank. He made this money available for exportation of Gold from Ghana mining.
    Recently, My Doctor told me that I would not last 1 months due to cancer problem. I decided to hand you over this money to take care of the less-privileged people, you will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here.
    Hoping to receive your reply: in my mailbox: [betty_jim42@hotmail.com]
    From Mrs Betty.
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

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    Your PT Visitor Message???? How in the world could spam reach you there? I checked mine - nothing.
    I've Been Boo'd
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    The old Nigerian spam hoax thing...but how would it get into your visitor messages???
    "Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward." -- C.S. Lewis

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    I deleted that user. People who are not yet approved to post can post "Visitor Messages" - just delete them, and PM me, and and I'll delete the user.
    I've Been Frosted

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    From the "Unites State".... this seems completely legit!!!!

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    Yep I got that one. I reported it as spam so Karen could address the issue.
    I've been BOO'd!!
    Thank you Karen, for fixing my siggy!

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    I got the same one. How do I delete it?
    I've been finally defrosted by cassiesmom!
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    I deleted it for you!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Elyse, I didn't get it, and I could use the money!!

    Well, I have noticed lately that there are a lot of "new members" with usernames such as these:



    Karen, I sympathise with you. Is there a way you can prevent such "users" to even get on PT? I guess there isn't.
    Randi



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    Thanks, Karen!
    I've been finally defrosted by cassiesmom!
    "Not my circus, not my monkeys!"-Polish proverb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randi View Post
    Elyse, I didn't get it, and I could use the money!!

    Well, I have noticed lately that there are a lot of "new members" with usernames such as these:



    Karen, I sympathise with you. Is there a way you can prevent such "users" to even get on PT? I guess there isn't.
    We cannot prevent them from registering, but we do block spammers from actually being able to post, etc., I do that every day.
    I've Been Frosted

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    You should see the list of online users at 3 AM. More spambots than actual members.
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    LOL. Can I get a loan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by happylabs View Post
    LOL. Can I get a loan?
    No loans, I'd just give it away. If I really had come into $8.5 million, I'd put checks in the mail to PT'ers and their favorite shelters, charities and organizations in a snap. I know someone whose life was changed for the worse by a windfall.
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    Cassie's Catster page: http://www.catster.com/cats/448678

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassiesmom View Post
    No loans, I'd just give it away. If I really had come into $8.5 million, I'd put checks in the mail to PT'ers and their favorite shelters, charities and organizations in a snap. I know someone whose life was changed for the worse by a windfall.
    I know Elyse. So many lives are ruined by winning millions in the lottery. I don't even play it.

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