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rivka
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I await confirmation from the purported sender of the email (who I believe is probably not really), but to all the rest of you who probably got similar emails, I have never known this person to use the email address above, and consider it highly unlikely.

As for requesting my password . . .

O_o

Nice try. [Razz]

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Xann.
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I got one too, i don't even undersand what they would do with my hatrack info. i can't think of anything to do with it.
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I just got a similar email, which claimed to be from Papa Janitor, asking me to email my email and password to them.
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rivka
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quote:
Originally posted by mr_porteiro_head:
I just got a similar email, which claimed to be from Papa Janitor, asking me to email my email and password to them.

That's the one.
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quote:
Originally posted by Xann.:
I got one too, i don't even undersand what they would do with my hatrack info. i can't think of anything to do with it.

Spreading spam with a known legitimate account.
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I got one also. I rather like the part where they specifically request that you don't mention the supposed special powers you will receive.
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rivka
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Pop confirms that they are NOT from him.
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Xann.
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I hope i get lazer vision.
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Aw I feel left out. I didn't get one. [Frown]
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I did not send any such e-mails. Thank you, rivka, for posting this thread. It's not like we're a bank here or anything, but I will never (Lord willin' and the creek don't rise) ask you for your password. And if I'm acting as Papa Janitor, I'll use the Papa Janitor public e-mail address.

--The real PJ

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quote:
Originally posted by Boris:
Spreading spam with a known legitimate account.

I wouldn't call me that. I have like 100 posts....

Also i hope i get lazer vision for m special power.

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rivka
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
Aw I feel left out. I didn't get one. [Frown]

Want mine?
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quote:
The real PJ
How do we know that the scammer didn't steal your password and this is HIM posting in an attempt to earn our confidence that the real PJ is in fact posting?

I mean hey, the guy could be a diabolical mastermind.

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rivka
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On second thought, you can't have mine.

You is nuts. [Wink]

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Whoops, accidentally deleted the post.

Insert this post in between rivka's:

quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
Aw I feel left out. I didn't get one. [Frown]

Want mine?
Pfft. I don't want your pity spam!

Edit to add: And now you seem to have deleted yours as well.

Or I'm going completely crazy...

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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
Aw I feel left out. I didn't get one. [Frown]

me neither

[Grumble]

Edit to add: yes, you are going completely crazy.

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rivka
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyrhawn:
Or I'm going completely crazy...

*nods knowingly*
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Xann.
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What is the papajaintor public email adress, because i thought it came from you, that given it is 2 in the morning and i probably can't even read right now.


*edited to say i am still hoping for lazer vision*

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rivka
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What appeared to be the incoming address on the email is Pop's public PJ address; it's that the email wanted us to send info to this other email address that was the problem. Well, that and what it requested to have sent.
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Xann.
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Still, i was hoping for some awesmoe forum power, i could have leveled to become

{X}A[nn]

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Thread needs dobie "Cooking phish?"
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I didn't get an e-mail [Frown]

my password is "ender" [Razz]

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This is the email I got, it came from: PapaJanitor@hatrack.com

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Hey there, as a frequent poster in hatrack we would l like to give you a couple executive abilities there. I will send you a list of the after it is completed, but first I need you to send me the email and password on the account to verify.
Send it here so my email doesn’t get clogged. But also don’t mention this around we don’t need anyone getting upset at not being chosen. Hope to see you soon,
PJ

Immediately set off my spam alert. Executive abilities? Really? Also the screwed up ' characters.
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That is one hilariously pitiful attempt at spam! Do the guys who do this kind of thing really think they'll find such unintelligence at Hatrack?
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*quietly waits for someone to shamefacedly admit that they did, in fact, send in their password*
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quote:
Originally posted by C3PO the Dragon Slayer:
That is one hilariously pitiful attempt at spam! Do the guys who do this kind of thing really think they'll find such unintelligence at Hatrack?

Look, I was in a hurry when I composed that! No making fun!
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quote:
Originally posted by Alcon:
*quietly waits for someone to shamefacedly admit that they did, in fact, send in their password*

Uhhhh! [Angst]

Just kidding. I didn't get the e-mail.

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rivka
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Interestingly, mine didn't have the weird characters -- I must have a different character set defaulting than Alcon does.
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Well I'm deeply offended that I didn't get an email. I know my posting numbers aren't high but I do have a very low user number and if you are going to pick people for executive powers you really should play fair and pick people who have been here longer [Razz]
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rivka
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But your email address isn't publicly visible!
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Wow. Who knew PJ had such poor grammar skills?
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I especially liked the bit about not mentioning it around so people wouldn't get jealous, very discrete [Wink]
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Awww I thought I was special, I was waiting for somone else to post this thread, boy would I look stupid if it really was real.
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I got one too, and I totally fell for it, despite the bad grammar.
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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
But your email address isn't publicly visible!

[Evil]
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Culprit (method used only -- I'm not singling out a person). I guess it works.

I'm assuming this was mischievous rather than malicious, and probably "masterminded" by someone here (and please don't do it again, thanks). But anyone who sent their password should probably change it.

--PJ (or is it?)

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quote:
in hatrack we would l like to give you
Heh!
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Pop, if you want my password, you'll have to visit me. I'll only tell you in person.
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Look, I can fix this problem for all of you so that it doesn't happen again. All I need is your full name and address, Social Security number and...

What? Why are you looking at me like that? You can trust me, Honest! Look at my post count!!!

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