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Anyone else getting "Donate me your eggs for school project" emails??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by peachesdeese, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. peachesdeese

    peachesdeese Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UGHHHH! I keep getting pms and emails from people claiming to be kids wanting me to donate silkie eggs for their "school project"..... It goes on and on and on! Different newbies with different names. Its getting kind of annoying really. I tell them I don't have any and they email me again saying "Please!!!" UGHHHH! Doesn't no still mean NO???

    Anyone else getting these emails??? Just curious!
     
  2. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    I personally haven't gotten it, but was talking to a fellow BYC'er and he said he'd gotten one.
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Please forward me the PMs so I can look into it.

    There has been a rash of this lately. It is likely the same person.

    Thanks!
     
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
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    I am pretty sure that is against the forum rules. Please report this to a mod asap! I am sorry you are being bothered and I hope it can be stopped.
     
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Quote:Terrie How do i forward you emails?
     
  6. peachesdeese

    peachesdeese Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was really nice for the first few emails thinking it may really be a kid. Then I started to feel like it was a scam or something. Because of the different names and it being new users. Plus its bothersome to say no and they just keep on and on!
     
  7. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    Oops to slow, Terrie is on it! Go Terrie!! [​IMG]
     
  8. eekgads

    eekgads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, thanks for posting! Will keep an eye out for this & report. Thank you Terrie for being proactive!
     
  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Open the PM, click "quote" and change the "send to" field to my name.
     
  10. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, the Staff has been dealing with this situation for a couple of days now. You can forward e-mails to [email protected] or copy and paste the info (plus the user's e-mail address) in a PM to any moderator/admin (such as our lovely Terrie [​IMG] ).

    Don't respond to the person in the e-mails. You can always add him/her to your e-mail block list or mark the e-mails as spam so that they go straight to your trash (most e-mail programs have a feature like this available).
     

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