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Discussion in 'Forum Announcements' started by SQL_Guess, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. SQL_Guess New Member

    I just received a email, forward via the forums, which was somewhat concerning. Forum admins - please see what can be done.... It is clearly a variation of the infamous "Nigerian" scam's - but is concering to me, since it's the 1st time I've seen it being done via the forums. In the meantime, I've removed the ability to email me from the forums [:0]



    quote:
    Hello SQL_Guess

    You received the following message from: meche01 (doujey_1982@yahoo.fr)

    At:http://www.sql-server-performance.com/forum/

    From Michela Doujey
    Avenue 5 Lot 172 Cocody Quarters
    Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire
    email me doujey_1982@yahoo.fr

    Good day Dear One,

    Greetings and How are you today,I am Michela Doujey I would like you to permit me to apply through this medium for your co-operation and to secure an opportunity to invest and do joint relationship and business with you in your country.

    I have a substantial capital I honourably Inherited from my late father late Chief Edward Doujey
    who deal in Cocao-coffee platation and share from family Gold, diamond Minining site.The Epmgigo rebels killed Him recently in poltical crisis in our country that have resulted to war since this past two years.

    I intend to invest this money in profitable areas in your country into a very lucratives business venture of which you are to advise and execute the said venture over there for the mutual benefits of both of us . Most especially is for you to help me come over to your base if possible for You be able co-operate with me to become my business partner in your country and create ideas on how money will be invested, properly managed and the type of investment after the money is transferred to your custody with your assistance.
    I inherited this sum from my late father whom the rebels killed because he was not supporting their selfish intrest to topple the president Gbagbo the present president.Meanwhile, on indication of your willingness to handle this transaction sincerely by protecting my Interests and upon your acceptance of this proposal.I would furnish you with the full detailed information, procedure, amount involve is below and we shall mutually agree on your percentage interest or share holding for helping me to secure the release of the deposit and investing the fund into a lucratives profitable venture in your care.It is The sum of Three Million,Five Hundred Thousand USD $3.500.000USD I shall be glad to reserve this respect and opportunity for you, if you so desire, but do urge you to give the matter your immediate attention it deserves.I want you to be rest assured that everything is in order and legitimate it was due to the political crisis in our country that have resulted to war which cause everybody to find a way to get out the country, that make's me to use this medium to request for your assistance hoping that you will not let me
    down.

    This money is legitimately acquired by my late father from sales of cocoa-coffee and diamond dealings. Looking forward to your prompt response Thanks and God bless Michela Doujey.



    Panic, Chaos, Disorder ... my work here is done --unknown
  2. FrankKalis Moderator

  3. Madhivanan Moderator

    It is better not to respond to such mails

    Madhivanan

    Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  4. FrankKalis Moderator

    Regan, you're obviously not the only one, to whom this happened. Unfortunately only the forum admin, Brad, can ban a member from the forums. The moderators can't do a thing right now. Probably the best immediate action is to deny members to send you mail via the forum. Just like you did. I've pinged Brad and I guess that's all for now. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  5. SQL_Guess New Member

    Thanks Frank,

    I kinda guessed there wasn't much else we can do. I fear that the horror that ruined newsgroups could be extending to forums? Maybe I've been lucky so far?? Just though it was my duty to report it.

    @Madhivanan: naturally, I don't respond. But I think it is necessary to let people know it happened - hence my post here.
    CiaO 4 NoW

    Panic, Chaos, Disorder ... my work here is done --unknown
  6. Madhivanan Moderator

    >>Regan, you're obviously not the only one, to whom this happened

    Are you referring SQL_Guess?

    Madhivanan

    Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  7. FrankKalis Moderator

  8. Madhivanan Moderator

    Well. As you called him Regan, I got confused<br />I think he is your friend whom real name you knew [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  9. FrankKalis Moderator

    Well, you only need to look at his forum profile. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  10. Madhivanan Moderator

    &gt;&gt;Well, you only need to look at his forum profile<br /><br />[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  11. SQL_Guess New Member

    *grin*<br /><br />Does this mean I can say I have an MVP as a friend [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br /><br />I certainlty can say I have been helped by a friendly MVP in the past, and I'm sure to bug him (and others) in the future [8D]<br /><br /><br />Panic, Chaos, Disorder ... my work here is done --unknown
  12. bradmcgehee New Member

    This just started yesterday. I have deleted the use who was doing this, but he may sign up again under another name. I'll try and keep on top of this, and hopefully he/she will give up.

    If you don't want to receive these, you can go to your profile and change the setting "Allow Forum Members to Send you E-mail" from yes to no. This will prevent this type of spam. It will also prevent you from receiving any e-mail from other forum members also.

    Isn't it a wonderful world we live in where people have nothing better to do than sit around and do this kind of thing? :-(


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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  13. satya Moderator

    Even I too got same email and I agree with Brad to keep our eyes open and act accordingly.

    Satya SKJ
    Contributing Editor & Forums Moderator
    http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com
    This posting is provided “AS IS” with no rights for the sake of knowledge sharing.
  14. benwilson New Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by SQL_Guess</i><br /><br />*grin*<br /><br />Does this mean I can say I have an MVP as a friend [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br /><br />I certainlty can say I have been helped by a friendly MVP in the past, and I'm sure to bug him (and others) in the future [8D]<br /><br /><br />Panic, Chaos, Disorder ... my work here is done --unknown<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />Thats what i love about this forum and the internet in general...it makes it easy for anyone to talk with the best and brightest from around the world- how else could i get SQL tips from people in Germany, USA, South Africa, Indid, the UK (and everywhere else people participate from!), and depending on the time of day, often in real time!<br /><br />It is a real shame that people abuse it by sending spam, etc...<br /><br />'I reject your reality and substitute my own' - Adam Savage
  15. ranjitjain New Member

    Brad,
    meche01 (doujey_1982@yahoo.fr) is still sending mails and is not blocked yet i guess.
    I received a spam mail from him today morning.
  16. FrankKalis Moderator

    Change your profile setting according to our recommendation temporarily. It's frustrating and annoying, but the only way for now.<br /><br />Anyway, aren't we all friends somehow who share the same passion for SQL Server? [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  17. ranjitjain New Member

    Frank,<br />I had noted down the recommendation but i did not changed the profile as we all are friends [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]and as it will also stop others to mail me up.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />
  18. FrankKalis Moderator

    Yes, that is sadly the downside of such abuse. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  19. mmarovic Active Member

    I recieved the same email. However, because of one spam email I'm not going to change my profile.
  20. ghemant Moderator

    Hi,<br />then i am lucky in this regards , i don't receive such kind of mail but its really sad :-(<br /><br /><img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /><br />Regards<br /><br />Hemantgiri S. Goswami<br />ghemant@gmail.com<br />"Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemantgiri S. Goswami<br />
  21. bradmcgehee New Member

    The spammer got another account, but I have deleted it. I have also temporarily turned off automatic acceptance of new members. This means I will have to accept every new member before the can post. Hopefully, I can turn this off after the spammer hopefully gives up.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com

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