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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2008 2:51 p.m. PST

Someone seems to be joining Yahoo groups to get email addresses.

OR, something called "Grouply" (?) will do something naughty when they get someone to reply to their "Be my friend" email to you.

I got one through PirateWargames today, from a "John Hodson".

WECW seems to have the same.

Well, we are all grownups here, and we know better than to reply to strangers wanting to be our friend, right? grin

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 Dec 2008 3:02 p.m. PST

Grouply bills itself as a way for people to manage their Yahoogroups and etc. This, of course, requires you to hand over your passwords and such, but the problem comes when Grouply accesses your entire e-mail data base to get everyone else to join.

John Hodson is probably a member of the PirateWargames group and likely didn't realize that Grouply was going to spam the group.

Wyatt

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 Dec 2008 3:29 p.m. PST

I got that one from the GASLIGHT group

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2008 8:20 p.m. PST

Mr Hodson did apologize on the 1870 group may get to yours soon. I did get one from Michael Reese asking me to join grouply saying how much he enjoyed my posts on the spearhead group. Don't remember when I posted there last so he must have a wonderful memory…lol

The Hobbybox Inactive Member23 Dec 2008 1:06 a.m. PST

This hit the Flintloque group today too. I got a Grouply.
It's a very obvious phishing scam.

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