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01/12/2009 02:35:23 PM · #1

Moving this to Admin Announcements to try to keep it all in one place.

Over the last couple of days, some users have experienced one or more e-mails from a scammer using the PM system to engage in communication. Langdon is working diligently to try to solve the problem permanently; however, there may be some that still slip through. If you receive a suspicious PM from a new user, please post the User ID/username to this thread and use Report Post to call it to our attention. SC will be monitoring this thread closely to thwart the scammer.

If you see a thread about this same problem, please direct the conversation here to this thread and use Report Post to call it to the SC's attention.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. We hope it will be a short-lived problem.

And now, back to the OP...


I recieved this email last night from an unknown.....user joymm...I thought at first that it might have been Charlie Strivens ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' joynim but it wasn't.

This user joymm does not have an account on DPC that I can find. I haven't opened this email or replied to it and would, at this stage, suggest to everyone to do the same. It feels like an identity fraud scam.

Here is the email:-

DPChallenge user joymm has sent you the following private message:


Hello my dear,
Nice to meet you, how is everything ,hope all is well with you. My name is Joy Daku, I found your contact after reading your profile I picked interest to contact you. I've something very important which I would love to share with you, but not in a public site like this,therefore, would advise you to kindly write me back on:joydaku@rocketmail.com, so that I'll give you details.

Waiting anxiously for your anticipated corporation,

Joy Daku

To reply to this message, click the following link:

Do not reply to this e-mail -- this is not joymm's e-mail address.

Rozy ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' roz has recieved the same email last night also.

I'd be interested to see if anyone else has recieved crap like this.

Message edited by L2 - If you get an e-mail from a suspicious user, please post to this thread and use Report Post.
01/12/2009 02:37:53 PM · #2
I got one this morning, too.
01/12/2009 02:38:03 PM · #3
I received one today and after checking member's name, deleted it unopened.
01/12/2009 02:39:15 PM · #4
Other thread

It's been dealt with :)
01/12/2009 02:40:27 PM · #5
Yes, I received it too...and looked up the user id number here and the account has been canceled (I think our SC mayhap have caught and canceled the account soon after they sent this junk mail -thank you SC- ).

It is very much a scam...do a google search on the name Joy Daku and joydaku@rocketmail.com and you will find that it is a scam.
01/12/2009 02:43:42 PM · #6
I know the other thread said it had been dealt with but I got one from another user ID called janebts so not sure if it needs to be addressed by user ID or not. I will leave SC a note
01/12/2009 02:45:08 PM · #7
I removed one this afternoon, but just got another one...
01/12/2009 02:46:11 PM · #8
Looks like it's time for a site-wide news post.

"If you get x, send note to SC, delete x."
01/12/2009 02:47:19 PM · #9
This account has been terminated, but we don't seem to have gotten rid of her yet. We are still working on it.

Please stand by...we know about it!
01/12/2009 03:00:02 PM · #10
This should be fixed now. If you get another email from him/her, please let us know.
01/12/2009 03:14:32 PM · #11
where's ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' taterbug to take care of it?!
01/12/2009 04:29:04 PM · #12
Me too!
01/12/2009 04:40:34 PM · #13
Me too
01/12/2009 04:44:35 PM · #14
I was just hit this afternoon with this.
01/12/2009 04:57:24 PM · #15
MAN!!! My photos don't ever get stolen and now I don't even get scam PM's. Life is unfair!!!!
01/12/2009 05:04:07 PM · #16
Originally posted by vxpra:

MAN!!! My photos don't ever get stolen and now I don't even get scam PM's. Life is unfair!!!!

I'm right there with you. Nobody loves us :(
01/12/2009 05:07:03 PM · #17
I just got one - she sounds hot :)
01/12/2009 05:11:18 PM · #18
I got it too :)
01/12/2009 05:19:33 PM · #19
I don't get pm's. Even a spam one would be a nice change!

eta; Whining works! And it wasn't even spam :D

Message edited by author 2009-01-12 17:39:42.
01/12/2009 05:30:34 PM · #20
You might find this funny (I don't) but am getting spam from my own email address and as I'm on 'catch all' I get them from my domain name as well.
01/12/2009 05:44:30 PM · #21
Originally posted by Ecce Signum:

I just got one - she sounds hot :)

I wonder what she has to tell us all.

I wonder if she wants to deposit a large amount of money in our bank accounts...
01/12/2009 05:46:18 PM · #22
You should answer it. You may be in line for some money or something.
01/12/2009 05:51:07 PM · #23
I just got one from her today too.
01/12/2009 06:14:57 PM · #24
Originally posted by kenskid:

You should answer it. You may be in line for some money or something.

If anybody can't sleep you might want to read most of a bait I did a couple of years ago, I say most cos I never wrote the ending up.

The Princess and the Pantomime horse is a 4 month 419 scam bait.
01/12/2009 06:15:33 PM · #25
I got one - I thought I was special and now I know I'm just ... not!
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