Monday, February 01, 2010

If anyone receives and e-mail from sandradon25@yahoo.com, please do not open it. They are someone phishing for love on my website. So far 3 people have e-mailed me this morning. It is obviously a professional. Just always be careful when you leave personal information on anyone's blog or websites. Get a separate e-mail just for posting. You can get one for free from Yahoo, Google, Hot Mail, etc. Takes a few seconds and then you have a secure way for people to get a hold of you online.

*I just want to add that this is not only happening with my website but other blogs as well. There are people who watch the blogs and websites that get a lot of hits. Just take the extra steps to keep yourself safe and never let your children comment on a blog or website.

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75 comments:

  1. I received an email from that person this morning. I guess I will have to use a different email when writing on your website.

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  2. I received that email. People have nothing better to do...
    Leticia

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  3. Robyn, I also received an e-mail from that person this morning.

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  4. Oh my! I just got that same email however it went right to my spam folder so I didn't even open it! Thanks for the warning.

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  5. I got the email too, unfortunately, I opened it, but sent it to spam. I use yahoo. Hopefully nothing will happen. I think if we leave an email address on one of your post it probably should read:


    name at yahoo dot com - instead of using the symbols.

    I have heard that you should do i this way.

    Thanks for the info Robyn!

    Marilyn C.

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  6. I got it too, did delete it after opening it. I hate having to put my e-mail, but I don't have a blog.
    Kathy

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  7. Sorry to say, I got it too. I wonder about people who abuse something so innocent as a posting to your blog.

    Have a good day!

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  8. Thanks for the heads-up. Too bad some have to ruin it for so many!!

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  9. I also received that e-mail but deledted it

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  10. Received it also, deleted. Thanks Robyn for the heads up on this.

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  11. Thanks Robyn for that info!
    hugs,
    Emma:)

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  12. Hi Robyn,
    Yeah I got the e mail this morning too. Thanks for posting on the website to address this as well but I have contacted my local network provider to put this person on their list =)
    Thanks!
    ALice

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  13. Oh I got that! I'm so glad I didn't open it! Oh dear, I only have one email for everything!

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  14. Yup I got one too, anyway of taking down our comments? Can I find them myself and delete them??

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  15. I got it too. I was wondering how it made it past my spam blocker? Hopefully it isn't a virus.

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  16. I just got it too and opened it, I think if you click on the link to My Pink Stmaper website, that will lead you to a bogus website. So don't click on anything in the email. People have nothing better to do!!
    Richelle

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  17. Thanks for the update Robyn! I will pass your suggestions on to all my friends and family. You can never be too safe. Thanks!

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  18. I got that one and two others. Good idea setting up a second account. More info. to remember though!!!!

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  19. I got it too I marked it
    as phishing I hope nothing bad will happen!!

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  20. I got it too and marked it as junk so I should not be getting it again. Thanks for the heads up.

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  21. Robyn I received it as well and just blocked her from my email.
    peggy

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  22. Thanks for the post! Do you mind if I post it on my blog?

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  23. I got one too...I said "What do you want?" lol
    Thanks for taking care of this.
    Lori

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  24. I got it too.. Its sad they come to this website to do that.
    I couldnt believe what I was reading. I didnt click the link to this blog.
    Happy that you post a warning here.

    Take care Robyn and Thank you....

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  25. Got it to, it went to my spam. I opened it and then deleted it. Just DON"T open the link in the e-mail. I usually send these to the BBB but didn't think to do that with this one wasn't thinking.

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  26. I am just thankful I didn't click on the link inside the email when I opened it up. After reading the rest of the email, you just knew it was spam/junk. I sent it to spam and then deleted it. I think I will go back and block that person too.

    I use Yahoo, so it will happen on any provider it looks like. :(


    I know I am guilty of using the symbols in my email address, and I have read where you should spell your email address out completely in order to avoid spam.
    So- this is probably how is should read:

    your name AT isp provider DOT com

    Hope that makes sense.

    Marilyn C.

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  27. I got an e-mail from that person, too and I think it's terrible. I will probably stop following blogs.

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  28. Robyn, I also received that e-mail. It made me SICK!!! IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT!!! I am so sorry that sick people out there use such wonderful sites as yours to prey on people. I will just change address's.
    Kathy

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  29. Great advise. We all need to be aware that not everyone has your best interest in mind.

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  30. Sorry this happened to you Robyn ~ thanks for sharing your great advice!

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  31. I also got the same email.. Thanks for looking out!

    ~Lori

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  32. I also got the email. Crazy people out there.

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  33. Received this one too,can never be too careful. :-)

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  34. I to received this email too!
    the numer was 80 not 25..

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  35. Robyn, I opened it before I read your post. Since it came from your site, I thought it was okay. I hope I don't get any more from that person. I love coming to your site, and it's a shame someone has to ruin it for all of us. :(

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  36. was just about to let you know about this. I got 3 emails from her. How desperate can someone be. They need to get a life. Thanks for the heads up.

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  37. Robyn thanks so much for the heads up- I checked my email as soon as I saw your warning and sure enough there was an email in my junk folder form this person. Its horrible that people do that! Thanks again for the heads up!

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  38. I got the email too. I didn't open it because I didn't reconize the name. I too will have to find a different way to leave an email address when I post on your site. I don't have a web page so it is harder.
    People are so strange, why would you take the time to do all that.

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  39. I was just about to email you with the same issue. Some people are just unbelievable!!

    Have a great day Robyn!!

    Annette

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  40. Thanks Robyn. That person sent me an e-mail this morning also. I didn't open it. People have some nerve. Dh bought me your dvd for Christmas. I really like it. Had to go out and buy some stickles to try. FUN! Now if only I can get my scrapbook room back to normal again. LOL! Thanks again! Take Care! Deanna

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  41. Thank you Robyn for the info. I received an email, too and I couldn't figure out where they were getting my info. from. I've gotten about 3 in the last week or 2. Have a great day.
    Teresa

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  42. Hi Robyn,
    I had already opened my email when I read your announcement. Unbelievable, what people do on the internet! Looking for love from a bunch of women (or mostly women) pursuing their love of creating things. How sick is that! Thanks for the warning and keep your creations coming!
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  43. I never thought about my email being access until I read your blog today. Thanks for the tip. I am going to create a separate email to use for blogs. What a pain...another email address to track! Someone always has to ruin a good thing.

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  44. Robyn.....I also rec'd that email a few times. I didn't open it as I didn't know who it was from.
    Thanks for letting us know.

    Scrappin Time Gal

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  45. Hi, just wanted to let you know I received that email also. Can I just leave my cricut message board name from now on when entering your contests?
    Thanks, Diana
    Scrapperdi (MB)

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  46. i received it too and will no longer post comments on blogs not worth the hassle

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  47. Yep, I got one also. It was in my SPAM folder.

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  48. Thanks for posting this Robyn. I JUST send you an email forwarding what this sicko sent me! It's so sad that these people have nothing better to do!

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  49. Thanks Robyn. I usually delete those emails, but to make it easier I got a different account. Makes it easier for posting anyway.

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  50. I received that same email...
    some strange people in this world!

    Bridgette

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  51. I got one from them too. I just reported them to the SPAM people of their domain. They were not really using yahoo..it was a fake account. And you can get info about them in the properties if you right click and choose properties for the email. It has all the info you really need there. Anyhoot....They are also on my blocked list. And if they pop in again, same thing will happen again. Block and report. Oh well.

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  52. I got it too. I kicked it to the curb and tossed it out with the trash lol. Thanks for the warning Robyn. Smiles, Lynda

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  53. I guess im not the only one who received the email, but didnot open it. It said omething about finding love so i knew it was something suspicious. Gloria C.
    gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

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  54. i received the email this morning too., I did not open it either.

    Kathy

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  55. I just deleted it immediately. I knew it was not from you at all. It's really sad that they have to try and use your site for their sick pleasure. You are such a wonderful person and I knew for sure you did not have anything to do with it!
    Hugs!
    Cassandra

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  56. I got one today and was trying to find an email for you to give you a heads up. I'm glad you are aware of the problem.

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  57. i got it but deleted my junk mail.

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  58. Thanks Robyn! Guess we all got it. Not going to let anyone ruin it for me or Anna Claire. She loves
    "her" Mrs. Robyn.

    scrapbug@live.com

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  59. I am so glad that I read your blog first! Sure enough I had an email from that name...I did not open it thanks to your warning!

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  60. I got one too
    jan

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  61. Thanks for the heads-up!!! Why do people have to do stuff like this???
    Sandy

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  62. I haven't gotten any, but thanks for the warning. Isn't it sad that some people have to do these kinds of things and hurt it for the rest of us? Too bad there isn't a way to know who we are without having to put up our e-mails.
    And YES it certainly does happen on other blogs and sites. We have gotten some rotten e-mails from our business site.

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  63. well I am just glad that i was not the nly that received this email. I did delete as soon as I read it said love.
    Miami, FL

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  64. Hi Robyn,

    I'm adding my name to this list of recipients. I think what I will do until I start a blog is that I will give my name and the City/State where I live. That way, if my name is selected for a prize I will just get in touch with you. I hope that is okay.

    Mary R
    Chattanooga, TN

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  65. Hi Robyn. I rec'd this email also. I quickly put it to my spam and emptied the trash. I can not believe that someone like to do something so low as that. I guess bad people find a way. Have a great snow day. Lisa

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  66. I got the email also. If people would put as much effort into working as they do stuff like this they'd go far in life. I always delete email if I don't recognize the name. Thanks for the heads up. We know you care about us!

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  67. I got the e-mail too!! Pretty sad...

    sharon

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  68. I got it also yesterday. Deletedit,

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  69. We are still snowed in here also. My kids are to young to go to school yet, but I am ready to get out of the house. I can only imagine how you are feeling. Hopefully tomorrow they will go back to school.

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  70. I received the email as well, I deleted it without opening it.

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  71. Yes I got one too!

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  72. I am not sure if this is the place to post a comment for the apron. I am fairly new to scrapbooking and just love your videos! Thanks so much for all your help...this new technology confuses me and I just love my cricut!

    The apron is so cute! I would love it!

    Please email me at sheree.burress@gmail.com

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