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Scammer sent me a purple message,




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From: robert dogbey
To: Mart Hale
Date: Today 12:21:23 PM
Subject: Hi Quote
Hi

I am  Mr. Robert Dogbey. a  banker by profession, worked with First  Gulf Bank in Abu Dhabi for 15 years.( United Arab Emirates ) now currently holding the post of director auditing in the account department of the bank .I have the opportunity in transferring the sum of  US $  11,480,000,00)eleven million four hundred and eighty thousand dollars) i  being deposited in to an escrow account by our  Customer who  unfortunately  died on 15th July 2012 in a fatal plane crash in Northern China which involved the lives of his entire family. Based on this negative  circumstances the deceased customer late Mr.Benson Rashidovich have no relation like his next of kin or beneficiary left behind to file application of claim for the funds to  the management of the bank. Regard to this opportunity i am contacting you  to stand forth as the deceased customers beneficiary to receive the funds in your country. I will use my position and influence in the bank in  working hand in hand with you on  legal procedures and direction on how to materialize a successful transfer of the funds into your external provided  account details. What is highly required of you is the ability to be reliable, honest,  trusted and to keep all information concerning this  transaction and your involvement as the beneficiary strictly confidential to avoid public exposure, as you can understand that the less people involved the better. I  am willing to offer you 40% out of the total funds for your vital role in  standing as the beneficiary of the funds and i assured you that there will  be no risk  or anything incriminating against your freedom or reputation with your involvement with me in this transaction. I am hoping in the favor of your urgent response.   This is My email: you can contact me in my email
robertdodbey11@gmail.com
Thanks    Mr Robert Dogbey
 
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Thanks for the heads up!  We are now on the hunt!

This might be a good time to point out that many years ago, PMs were called "private messages" and when we had a problem like this, the staff was extremely reluctant to look for stuff like this.   But since the switch to "purple moosages" (and the big note saying that staff can read all that) then we now have no qualms at all about digging through PMs.  

The account has already been locked.   We are removing the icky PMs and exploring possible software modifications to prevent it happening in the future.



 
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Ah yes I got that one, I couldn't find anyway to report a message, is there a way?
 
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Skandi Rogers wrote:Ah yes I got that one, I couldn't find anyway to report a message, is there a way?


We don't have a feature to report a PM yet. I think it would be a good feature to add.

If you ever see a spammy/scammy PM again, please feel free to inform any steward.
 
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Doesnt even seem like a very good offer, I would want atleast 60% if was going to get scammed.
 
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Devaka Cooray wrote:

Skandi Rogers wrote:Ah yes I got that one, I couldn't find anyway to report a message, is there a way?


We don't have a feature to report a PM yet. I think it would be a good feature to add.


You now have the feature to report PMs.
 
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What is highly required of you is the ability to be reliable, honest,  trusted and to keep all information concerning this  transaction and your involvement as the beneficiary strictly confidential to avoid public exposure, as you can understand that the less people involved the better.



Perhaps your inability to keep this confidential is the reason you won't be getting your 40%...
 
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