Don't post your email addresses....

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by dolsgirl, Nov 16, 2002.

  1. dolsgirl

    dolsgirl New Member

    We're not supposed to post our email addresses on this board yet I just found a thread where a ton of people posted their email addresses! Don't come crying to Mikie when you get email from people selling their snake oil. Your asking for someone to contact you that you don't know when you post your email. The snake oil people will then sell your email or give away to the next and the next...

    The good doc/bad doc list is right here at Immune Support. You don't have to look far. dolsgirl
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  2. dolsgirl

    dolsgirl New Member

    We're not supposed to post our email addresses on this board yet I just found a thread where a ton of people posted their email addresses! Don't come crying to Mikie when you get email from people selling their snake oil. Your asking for someone to contact you that you don't know when you post your email. The snake oil people will then sell your email or give away to the next and the next...

    The good doc/bad doc list is right here at Immune Support. You don't have to look far. dolsgirl
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  3. dolsgirl

    dolsgirl New Member

    I've made the mistake of posting my email & you wouldn't believe the number of snake oil specialists there are out there. It's just a warning to those that don't realize who is getting their email on this board. Alot of people that are not sick at all or don't have FBS,CFS screen the boards simply to procure email addresses. It's a heads up to everyone. dolsgirl
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    To post your e-mail address, but James did warn people about the unscrupulous people who may use this info if you decide to post your address. You do this at your own risk.

    Everyone, please know that your computer can be hacked when it is turned off and your firewall is not activated. Every time you turn off your computer, disconnect your modem line or cable. My own computer was hacked for months and viruses were sent out using my e-mail address so that my friends felt safe opening the e-mails which I never sent.

    Finally, my hard drive was all but destroyed. Fortunately, a very nice couple of people were able to revive it and give it to a man of limited means who just lost his wife and can now e-mail his children. you can read about it if you want on the CCF or Worship Forum under my post about a Heartwarming Story.

    Unfortunately, there are a lot of people with no ethics out there who are either selling something or engaging in illegal hacking. They can be as dangerous as any street criminal. Be careful when inviting them into your home, because even though that is not your intention, by posting your address, that is exactly what you are doing.

    Mikie - Moderator.
  5. James

    James Guest

    To let you all know there are a number of people who lurk on the boards and swipe email addresses. Ann Hildebrandt has been recently reported of doing it multiple times to sell her snake venom, I mean oil.
    There are also "spiders" that index content and information on webpages. Many companies send their spiders to find any email address and sell it to companies to add to their spam lists. And of course their is computer viruses.
    The number of complaints we got about snake oil salesman, spam, and computer viruses nearly vanished since we added the rule, don’t give out your email address. It will save you a lot of trouble. :)
  6. Grams

    Grams New Member

    Why was my post about webcrawlers and posting an email address safely deleted?
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