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Forum topic by Don posted 11-22-2019 08:59 PM 224 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don

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11-22-2019 08:59 PM

I received the following “New Private Message” from Lumberjocks! It looks like SPAM, and as far as I’m concerned, it is spam!

Does this mean I need to un-check all email Private Messages to avoid this kind of content?

Is this for real, or am I missing something?

-Don

postscript: I just discovered other posts on this topic.

Email…......................................................................

LumberJocks Notifier
Thu 11/21/2019 9:13 PM
You received new private message. DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL
To view the message, or to send a reply, visit:
http://lumberjocks.com/messages/5138582

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From: woodworksncv
Subject: Dear Woodworker, do you want to learn woodworking? or gain additional experience?
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Good day, dear woodworker-participant lumberjocks com … and we want to encourage the retired master craftsman to finally reveal his secret archive over
16,000 plans – more details on the link (deleted) click here

-- Don


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John Smith

2083 posts in 725 days


#1 posted 11-22-2019 09:08 PM

there are already 3 or 4 threads on this issues. Admin is working on it.
yes, it is the infamous Ted’s Woodworking Plans, 16,000 free plans is SPAM !!

here are a couple of the threads:
https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/306950
https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/306946

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therealSteveN

4318 posts in 1136 days


#2 posted 11-22-2019 10:17 PM

Any unbidden message, email, or letter with 16,000 in the first sentence is TRASH. Don’t play, he’s about taking everything you own, not about woodworking plans. Just say Oh HAIL NO!!!!!

-- Think safe, be safe

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Andybb

2228 posts in 1165 days


#3 posted 11-23-2019 03:45 AM

I’d just ignore it like any other spam. They’re easy to spot and a minor temporary annoyance IMO. I’d hate to turn off messaging as I get PM’s that I want to see and would have no other way of contacting a member. Forum sites like ours don’t have billion dollar spam filters like gmail etc. so we’ve gotten used to not seeing much spam but if you check your spam folder you’ll see that your uncle in the Dominican Republic has died, again, and left you money, again, and that hot chick in Uzbekistan still wants to be your love slave. Pretty obvious that English is not their first language. “dear woodworker” sounds almost like the Korean equivalent of “dear leader”.

LumberJocks Notifier
Thu 11/21/2019 9:13 PM
You received new private message. DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL
To view the message, or to send a reply, visit:
http://lumberjocks.com/messages/5138582

————————————————————————————————-
From: woodworksncv
Subject: Dear Woodworker, do you want to learn woodworking? or gain additional experience?
————————————————————————————————-

Good day, dear woodworker-participant lumberjocks com … and we want to encourage the retired master craftsman to finally reveal his secret archive over
16,000 plans – more details on the link (deleted) click here

Clicking on the message to view or reply is harmless. Just don’t follow the links in the message.

Cricket and her crew are working on it but it’s a huge job as they just make another user name and keep on going.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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