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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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Default beware of "Club Tread" email scams

Just thought I'd pass this warning along of a scam using Club Tread as a hide-behind name. Today I received the first scam email masquerading as a Club Tread community user. I'm hoping a moderator can do something to try to block these things.

We've all seen various scams on email, Kijiji etc. You know the ones: "King So-and-so" from Uganda wants to deposit a million dollars into your account, someone else wants you to send money yada yada.

The email came from a and was titled "Sent from Club Tread Community by John10" with the message:

Can you assist me to transfer funds into your account and help me to invest in your country or any part of the world. Please let me know so that I can detail you more.

My Regards, John Wei.
It gave a link -- -- which looks familiar to all of us, but when you hover over it actually links to something completely different. DON'T click on it, of course it's phishing for your bank account information.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 08:25 AM
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The person has been nuked already, Paul.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 08:56 AM
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Yeah I just recieved this email this morning.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 09:00 AM
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I got the email today, from the same spammer.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 09:01 AM
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Gave me a good laugh. I don't know how retarded one needs to be to fall for this.
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 09:06 AM
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I received it too.
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 09:06 AM
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So, all our private email addresses are taken from CC and loaded to spam engines in China?
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post #8 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 09:21 AM
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quote: So, all our private email addresses are taken from CC and loaded to spam engines in China?
No, if you read the explanation by Longshadow, as long as you didn't reply, you're fine.
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post #9 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 10:07 AM
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Oh ya! I did to and posted about it in The Lodge. Hasta la vista John Wei!
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post #10 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2013, 10:20 AM
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Aw damn, and I thought I was going to get rich! Guess I'll call back that Nigerian guy that contacted me yesterday.
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