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  • Spam messages on Folksy

    Hi all

    I recently had a spam message on my folksy shop and I thought it would be a good idea to let others know about it and what it contained so that everyone is aware of what a spam message looks like....

    Here is the message I received:

    Hello. I am interested in buying your item. Do you accept PayPal? What is your final asking price? I will want you to get back to my direct email for a quick response (an email address was provided here).

    I let Folksy know about this and they confirmed that this was a spam message. The advice is, if you get a message like this one let Folksy know so they can delete the spammers account.
    http://peaceofgem.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://folksy.com/shops/peaceofgem
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peace-of-Gem/

  • #2
    Thanks for this, i havn't had anything like this but i will keep a look out now.

    Dave
    Clocks that ROCK!!!
    Hand built clocks from unusual things
    facebook, twitter & Online. www.clocksthatrock.net

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    • #3
      Not on folksy but recently had several phishing emails allegedly from my bank, and one this morning spoofing paypal - forwarded them on to the bank/paypal's phishing peoples and deleted them - can't believe how many I've had lately. Also had one random person send me an email about how he wanted us to do business together - checked with some friends and they've confirmed it was spam. Beware out there!
      Lucy Blossom
      Shop and blog: http://www.lucyblossomcrafts.co.uk
      https://www.facebook.com/LucyBlossomCrafts

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      • #4
        Hi Lucy,

        On you site you have your email on every page top right corner.. Programs that harvest emails will get hold of it with ease..

        you have a contact form on the site to stop the need for putting the email top right...

        basically if you publish your email online you are going to get tons of spam..

        Always best to use forms..

        .


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        • #5
          Originally posted by 0103media View Post
          Hi Lucy,

          On you site you have your email on every page top right corner.. Programs that harvest emails will get hold of it with ease..

          you have a contact form on the site to stop the need for putting the email top right...

          basically if you publish your email online you are going to get tons of spam..

          Always best to use forms..

          Yikes, are you talking about my weebly site? I can't see my email address anywhere, perhaps it only shows up with certain browsers - i use safari....
          http://peaceofgem.blogspot.co.uk/
          http://folksy.com/shops/peaceofgem
          https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peace-of-Gem/

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          • #6
            No he means me!
            Lucy Blossom
            Shop and blog: http://www.lucyblossomcrafts.co.uk
            https://www.facebook.com/LucyBlossomCrafts

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            • #7
              oooooh! You are a lucy on weebly too!! he he

              thanks for clearing that up for me!

              Like your site
              http://peaceofgem.blogspot.co.uk/
              http://folksy.com/shops/peaceofgem
              https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peace-of-Gem/

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