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Spam on Soup Mail?


Blog Posted:7/6/2018 11:50:00 AM

I'm not sure who to repot this to but I just got an "Urgent" Soup Mail" from " Jon Hountalas" advising me to "want to sit on the money someone I presumed to be your brother died and abandoned here as unclaimed monies which will automatically deny me who was his account officer and has been watching over the money for years the opportunity to see a cent from it."

Obviously spam but I hope Soup Mail can filter these things out in the future.

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Date: 7/7/2018 5:22:00 PM
Thanks all. It is good to know that most everyone here is spam aware and other than July Morning, no bank account numbers were divulged.
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July Morning
Date: 7/8/2018 7:25:00 PM
I'm prayin' for ya lad...
Date: 7/7/2018 3:22:00 PM
... me too :(
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Date: 7/6/2018 7:33:00 PM
I received the same email from the same person and deleted it.
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Date: 7/6/2018 7:16:00 PM
Wow! You too, DW!? (and several others I'm seeing as well) I did as well from the same Poetry Soup account and the content is like yours. I "just" finished posting a blog entry about this very same issue, complete with a screengrab of the scam Soup Mail incident. Collecting/saving data of anything suspicious is second nature with me, since I have a computer-programmer-stalker problem. I'm going to report it to PS. Thanks for sharing! :) ~ Artsie
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Date: 7/6/2018 3:44:00 PM
These names aren't real people, they're all manufactured emails. The best thing to do is delete, always delete whom you don't know......James.
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Date: 7/6/2018 3:42:00 PM
This isn't the first time this has happened. PS will have security/privacy measures in place, but sadly it's nigh impossible to stop such. Even in business emails such debris exists, and persists, so please don't over condemn the Soup. They'll have it in their lives also, apart on here..... James......
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Date: 7/6/2018 2:37:00 PM
yup me too & I don't know how to contact administration-does anyone?
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Broken Wings- Dear Heart
Date: 7/9/2018 4:26:00 PM
Debbie, I sent admin a personal email, they responded with thanks for letting us know, but that Jon character is still here , so admin did nothing (yet)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 7/6/2018 3:43:00 PM
I just used the 'contact us' at the bottom of the page Debbie.:-) hope you are well:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 7/6/2018 2:11:00 PM
Hi DW ... I got one of those too, I checked that person and they have no poems listed, first that should not be allowed by poetry soup, no poem no membership should be a rule. I have reported that person. But also blocked him/her/whatever.
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Date: 7/6/2018 1:46:00 PM
I wrote a poem about internet and phone scams!:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 7/6/2018 1:44:00 PM
I got one too. I thought I was special.
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Date: 7/6/2018 1:42:00 PM
I got the same scam email. I blocked the guy from ever sending me any more.
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James Fraser
Date: 7/6/2018 3:43:00 PM
Robert, they don't exist, it's all manufactured emails. The best thing to do is delete, always delete whom you don't know......James.
Date: 7/6/2018 12:58:00 PM
Sounds legit to me. I'd comply because, well you know ...
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Date: 7/6/2018 12:56:00 PM
I got the same mail, I am gutted it was sent to many on soup I thought I was special lol:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 7/6/2018 12:20:00 PM
Hi D.W., I got the same email this morning. It is nothing but a scam, scam artist are trying to get your bank info. Block them and report to team poetry soup.
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