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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lothiandon1940, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Just got an e-mail today from some outfit calling themselves FIFTYSIXDELUX, custom chrome and ammo. The heading said; We're a member of the Jalopy Journal and we just wanted to introduce ourselves. My question is, how did they get my e-mail address in the first place? I'm just a little annoyed by this intrusion and will be even more annoyed if I find that it was sourced from the HAMB/Jalopy Journal. Did anyone else receive this particular e-mail? I'm hoping that it was gleaned somehow from another source..Just for the record, I'm not accusing anyone of malfeasance, I know that spammers have their ways. Really just wanted to let the powers that be on here know that someone is using the JJ association to spam us.:mad:........Thanks, Don.
     
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  2. Dino 64
    Joined: Jul 13, 2012
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    Dino 64
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    from Virginia

    I got one too Don, seemed strange to me as well. Some kinda scam ?


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  3. I didn't click onto their website for fear that it was a scam. Hopefully it's just spam,but it is very annoying.
     
  4. VANDENPLAS
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 969

    VANDENPLAS
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    It may have been sourced off the HAMB
    As far as it being sold by the HAMB, I would think not likely.

    Don’t take much for these scammers to set up an account and start trolling through our personal info for what they need to start spamming.

    Or it could be they just know the HAMB has a “ good name “ and hope folks are blinded by that and send them money etc.

    Sucks either way. Sure RYAN or one of the other mods will chime in.
     
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  5. Anyone else get this e-mail?
     
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  6. Hombre
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
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    Hombre
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Me Three
     
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  7. louisb
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 807

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    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Yeah I got one as well. Was it only alliance members who got them?

    Thanks,

    —louis
     
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  8. VANDENPLAS
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 969

    VANDENPLAS
    Member

    Might be a legit business and they are trying to get there name out. But if they don’t have permission from the HAMB they are going about it all wrong.
     
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  9. 1964countrysedan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
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    1964countrysedan
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Texas

  10. ..................I just removed the reference to "selling" as I know that's not Ryan's style at all. It was more a general reference to it being sold by some vague entity out there.
     
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  11. V8 Bob
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
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    I got one too.
     
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  12. LOL! I JUST POSTED in the "To the editor's" Bastards! That was just before I read this thread.....
     
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  13. louisb
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    Quick check of the Alliance Vendor page shows them to be a legit vendor.

    —louis
     
  14. Just looked, I got one too. Didn't open it.
     
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  15. wingspread7
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
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  16. .................I've never used my e-mail address in any kind of correspondence on here so if that's how it happened, they hacked the HAMB for my log in info.
     
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  17. Not just Alliance, I got one too. I have never posted my email on here that I can remember. So don't know how they got it.
     
  18. egads
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  19. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
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    Don - did it only come through as an email? In other words, did it also appear as a PM? Checking my spam to see if they sent one to me.
     
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  20. No PM and it didn't show on my PC either, just my phone, that is weird.
     
  21. Bill Nabors
    Joined: Jul 24, 2011
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    I got it also. Said from UK. Had a hat and light for sale
     
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  22. alphabet soup
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
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    alphabet soup
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    Got one also.
     
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  23. r2c1
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
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  24. ..............Only as e-mail...........no PM on here.
     
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  25. ................That's reassuring, but I still don't like the fact that they somehow got my e-mail address.:mad:
     
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  26. Got one too.
     
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  27. .................Thanks for posting it there as well. I should have posted it there, but I know a lot of folks don't look there and I really wanted to find out how many people got the e-mail.
     
  28. Once I saw it on the main board, I should've....... Just happened to sit at the idiot box, and saw it....
    Glad you threw it up for everyone. Next time......and I'm sure there will be.....
     
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  29. Did anyone let @Ryan know about this?
     
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  30. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
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    I’ve already let them have it.

    Obviously, I had NOTHING to do with it. And I’m pretty pissed about it.


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