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Hello dear, my name is Rebbecca...

Blog Posted:10/7/2012 6:27:00 PM
You may have seen these posts (below) in your comments box or Soup Mail. It's a scam originating from Senegal. We delete the accounts when we are aware of them. Obviously, never reply to these types of requests. Never reply to ANY requests for your email address or other information. It's ALWAYS a scam.

"Hello dear, my name is Rebbecca, i came across your profile now on this Site . So I decided to stop by an let you know that I really want to have a good friendship with you. Beside i have something special i want to discuses with you, but I find it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site. I will be very happy, If you can get back to me, through my e-mail.( So we can get to know each other better,and i well give you my pictures and also tell you more about me OK, you can contact me through my e-mail id Is, ( Regard, Rebbecca"

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  1. Date: 10/19/2012 7:06:00 AM

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    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 10/19/2012 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 10/19/2012 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 6:11:00 PM
    me too Sara whenever I see them I refer them to my soup mail,gives you time to figure out what they are really about

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  1. Date: 10/9/2012 10:40:00 AM
    I have always spoken to and writen the folks I have met a long time, usually over a year. Before I came to this site I was a gamer for years in a [mudd] role playing, well in about 2001 I went cross country and back through the Canadian Rockies by train and stayed with fellow game players. It was a wonderful trip, everyone was just what & who they said they were.

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  1. Date: 10/9/2012 10:12:00 AM
    We need to refer them all to each other and let them be friends..Sara

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  1. Date: 10/8/2012 3:37:00 PM
    If ..hmmm I had to function constantly in a state of distrust, hmmm, I have shared my email and phone with many on the site and I am an ok person ;) And I have visited meeting in person two people and this week a third ;) BE CAREFULL but don't let a few bad eggs ruin your joy at meeting new people

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    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick Date: 10/9/2012 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Always check and see if they have an account and have entered some poems..I always tell them that I will be happy to share soup mails..Only then after a long time of soup mailing back and forth have I offered email addresses but even then there is a chance that all won't work out..Sara
  1. Date: 10/8/2012 12:59:00 PM
    Had one of these but it was a Bill by name. Thanks for putting this up for others to see and letting us know this is happening. phyl

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  1. Date: 10/8/2012 8:52:00 AM
    So how do we block her, or any others that try this?

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    theKidster Avatar SillyBilly theKidster Date: 10/8/2012 9:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Just click on that icon that looks like an eye in the upper right corner of "her"/"their" comment box.
  1. Date: 10/8/2012 8:44:00 AM
    I'm soooo glad that my intuition was correct. Now I don't feel so bad about sending "her" an email address that will infect "her" computer with a virus.

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  1. Date: 10/8/2012 8:37:00 AM
    Thank you for helping us Team PoetrySoup. I'm sure these things will try to get in from time to time.

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  1. Date: 10/8/2012 1:31:00 AM
    I've just received it now. Thanks for sharing it.

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  1. Date: 10/8/2012 12:57:00 AM
    Hey, how come Rebbecca managed to post so many comments? It's weird.

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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 10:50:00 PM
    i also received these 2 times already..thanks for the info dear Admin. :) Good day!!

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    Falotico Avatar Michael J. Falotico Date: 10/8/2012 5:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No love my way??? Lol :•)
  1. Date: 10/7/2012 9:15:00 PM
    I received two of these. I have also been receiving calls on Skype originating from Africa.

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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 6:55:00 PM
    Rebecca is a scam???? ...but she said she loves me! : (

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    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland Date: 10/8/2012 10:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    no worries Ruben..her sister is much better:-)
    Tsiluma Avatar Vicky Tsiluma Date: 10/8/2012 12:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL Ruben! Too funny!
    SajSam Avatar MariaDiding SajSam Date: 10/7/2012 10:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes, we love you Ruben (^_^) forget her okay? hahahaha
    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman Date: 10/7/2012 9:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Don't worry Ruben...everyone at PS loves you. lol
  1. Date: 10/7/2012 6:42:00 PM
    Thank you for your response to this problem. Michael

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