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#1 posted 10-05-2018 04:08 AM

not unless you open a link within their post.
which “could” contain spyware or malware. but once you open it, you will never know
until your computer or phone goes all funky on you.
Teds WoodWorking Plans is one of the worst for containing malware (from what I hear).
they change their name every year or so – but is still the same bogus site.
eventually the spam post is deleted by Admin – and if you did respond, it leaves your post
just sort of dangling out there in the wind, making no sense.
and yes, I have been a victim on numerous occasions, just now getting a finger on the pulse
of how scammers and spammers work on the WWW.

the Sheriff and her Posse does an outstanding job of keeping the threat down.
but when the Admin members are on the Central or West Coast time zones, the East Coast
members are usually the first ones that see it. which makes them more vulnerable to the threat.
just pay attention to what you are responding to.

- John Smith

When Martin still ran the place from Czechoslovakia, a disgruntled member (nothing to do with LJs, BTW) went ape with posting porn. Because of the time lag, it took awhile for the mess to get cleaned up, and some more sensitive members got PO’d and left. It’s a shame, too, because Martin’s only involvement with that debacle is that it happened on his website.

As always, good advice not to click on lnks that you don’t know where they lead. It’s like when you’re walking down the street and a guy calls from an alley saying he wants to sell you a good watch, cheap. That never ends well.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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