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SPAM — vb  , spams spamming spammed
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unsolicited electronic mail or messages simultaneously sent to a number of e-mail addresses or mobile phones or social media accounts.

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As many of you know, we've been experiencing some problems with SPAM (i.e. digital junk-mail) in the community.  Some of you have been receiving unsolicited messages on your profile page and subsequently your email inbox.  I'd like to address a few issues regarding this problem:

 

  • First of all, we work very hard to prevent SPAM in this community and will continue to do so.  However, we are unable to stop 100% of the events.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Receiving these type of messages can be frustrating, time consuming, and a bit disheartening.
  • Do not be alarmed if you receive SPAM.  You were simply one of the unlucky few who was randomly selected by the SPAMMER to send a message to.  
  • The SPAMMERS do not have access to your personal information such as email address, etc.  The reason you may be receiving emails is simply because the community is automatically notifying you of a message you received from within the community.  
  • A bit of background information regarding our efforts to thwart SPAM: when anyone signs up to become a member of the Kreg Jig Owners' Community they have to answer a simple question.  By answering this question correctly, the community software knows you're a real person.  This prevents automatic-type SPAM computers from making profiles automatically and using them to SPAM community members.  Unfortunately, if the SPAMMERS are really persistent and are committed to getting in they can still do so by hiring real people to fill out the form to create a real-person profile.  Up until recently SPAM had been virtually eliminated in the Kreg Jig Owners' Community.  We will continue to work to keep the community as free from SPAM as possible, but we need your help.
  • As our community continues to grow (now over 26,000 members and thriving) we will continue to be a bigger target to SPAMMERS.  This means that members will need to take a more active role in pointing out problems when they surface.
  • If you see any questionable posts/messages (someone inviting you to send them money or to buy something or to visit their website for a 'good time,' etc.) please report it to KregRep by sending a personal message.  To send a personal message, simply visit KregRep's Page, and then click 'send a message'.  Be sure to include the name of the spammer, or perferably, a direct link to the spammer's personal page as there are sometimes multiple users with the same name.
  • After being notified by community members of a suspected SPAMMER, KregRep will delete the user's account so further mailings are halted.

Thank you for your patience with this issue.  We're confident measures we're taking will reduce the likelihood of frustrating SPAM in the future.

 

-KregRep

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Qws44 added a comment to your profile on Kreg Jig Owners Community

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nancy_12desmond@yahoo.co.ukGREETINGS FROM nancy ................................................HelloMy name is miss nancy. viewing and going through your profile address today has made me to became intrested in you,i will also like to know you more,and i want you to send an email to my email address so that i can send you my picture, for you to know and see whom i am.Here is my email address( nancy_12desmond@yahoo.co.uk) believe we can move from here!I am waiting for your mail to my email address above.nancy .(Remeber the distance or colour does not matter but love matters alot in life)PLEASE I WOULD LIKE YOU TO GO DIRECT TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW TO CONTACT ME NOW...................................................................HAPPY TO READ FROM YOUBYE....nancy_12desmond@yahoo.co.uk
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I have received this inquiry twice now. Perhaps you guys can do something about this.

 

To whom it may concern,

 

I haven't received any spam from kreg forums.  I use registerforless.com, basically a website where I have my email sent to.  I can make up as many address as I want and have them forwarded wherever I want (usually a free service like gmail).  One of them was for kreg@mywebsite.com.  I have a filter where everything from mywebsite gets sent to my inbox.  when I receive an email, I can look and see who it was sent to and I know who I gave that custom email to.  I haven't received any spam from kreg.

When I do receive spam I do let whomever know right away.  I have not received any spam from kreg.  Are they being selective about who they are spamming?  Was I just not one of the chosen ones?  Are you sure that it is kreg that was infiltrated?  

Just stirring up that grey matter between your ears.

 

Dave

Thanks so much for addressing this so directly.  It really frightened me and almost drove me off the site until I realized this was sent as a blanket message to 86 pages of Kreg Community members.  Some folks just have too much time on their hands and bizarre things going on in their minds, I guess.  Working in psych, you'd think I'd not be shaken by this kind of thing, but when it arrives in your email mailbox, it sure can be scarey.  Again, thanks so much!  Roberta in Oklahoma
Thanks for all you've done to prevent the spam.  I'm a new member and was ready to end all association with Kreg due to the vulgar emails I was getting.  I appreciate the help.....Pat

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