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Friends please be aware of people who are abusing this site. I already received  invitations from 2 people who are not supposed to be on this sit (as far as I'm concerned)

Her first invite:My name is Lucy.
I really do like to share thoughts with you as a friend please you kindly
contact me
through my id (lucyabell@hotmail.com)
hope to meet you there
thank I will be waiting because i have something VERY important to tell you.
Lots of love

Lucy Abbel invited me and when I replied This is what I recieved.     dearest
I am more than happy in your reply to my mail. How is your day?.Mine was hot over here in Dakar Senegal. My name is Lucy Abel (24) single and never married, tall and fair in complexion, Good looking girl but very sharing, giving, caring and loving, above all God fearing, i am from ivory coast in west Africa and presently i am residing in the refugee camp here in Dakar Senegal as a result of the civil war that was fought in my country. My late father Dr .Desmony Abel was chairman managing director FAN INDUSTRIAL COMPANY LTD, in ivory coast and he is also the personal adviser to the former head of state before the rebels attacked our house one early morning killing my mother and my father. It was only me that is alive now and i managed to make my way to near by country Senegal where i am living now as a refugee. I would like to know more about you. Your likes and dislikes,your hobbies and what you are doing presently. I will tell you more about myself in my next mail. Attached here is my picture and i  Hoping to hear from you soonest.
Yours Forever Lucy,, The previous girl also did  this and told me that she was a princess ,blah blah,but I deleted her from my e-mails. I reported this one as spam. 

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Ive also just had that message.

i guess they will try all of us ! ;/

 

Well, now I am really glad that I made you all aware of this problem. I think we should all stand together and just tell the next spammer that we are are aware of them.

YES THANK YOU , I WOULD NOT HAVE KNOW IT WAS SPAM! I JUST SAID HUMMM I DONT KNOW HER OR WHAT SHE WANTS TO TELL> ME <:' / ? SO I WONT RESPOND TO IT ! YES I AGREE WITH YOU , THIS IS MY FAV SITE , AND I AM SURE FOR MANY THEY FEEL THE SAME , WE DONT NEED THAT KIND OF MESS ON HERE !

As a general rule, whenever someone posts their personal email be suspicious.  Never, never post your personal email here.  Not even in discussions.  You can send a message through CWB if you want someone to have your email address but if it is in one of the discussions it can be "scrapped" by spammers and then who knows where it will end up.

This happens all the time in forums. That is why we don't auto-approve new members. One time we had a rash of auto-sign ups coming in hundreds at a time. I'm sorry if you've been bothered. We try to evict these people as fast as we can.

THANK YOU THERESA ; ) NOT YOUR FALT ; ) , I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS STRANGE ! ITS NEVER HAPPEN B4 TO ME ON HERE , SO I DIDN'T RESPOND TO IT !

Yes Shirley, I think you have the right approach. If they don't have any cakes to show, they do not belong on CWB and have to be treated with wariness. We are all here for the same reasons , we have the same interest ( we  help, motivate and inspire each other)... so no show no go.

Agreed to all of that.  I would always do exactly as suggested.  Check out their CWB page first, see where they are registered as living and see if they have joined in any REAL discussions and know anything at all about cakes.  I'm an old sceptic anyway, so little gets past me.  Beware my friends, do not get suckered in by these scusbuckets!

I got it too. I didn't open it because it didn't sound right. Some people really suck :(

I saw her posts the first day she joined Magdalena. I reported it to Theresa right away, she had already booted her off.  As a Moderator, I can speak for me and the others, including Theresa, to say we all try and run through the site at least once a day. If we see something like this, or nasty comments, obscene photos etc. we deal with it right away. Sometimes tho, we are busy and aren't on the site, or we just plain miss something. We appreciate it if members bring these types of things to our attention. I had several "requests" on my page a couple of months ago from someone suspicious, so I checked the member out. First clue, no cake photos, no activity in forums. Refused request, and bumped them from the site.

We do our best to be vigilent.

 Thank you June. So it is actually better to talk as much and freely as I do. lol! You are trusted if you are active. Nice to know! That is why I feel so comfortable here

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