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Old 02-25-2006, 08:06 PM   #1
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Exclamation Security notice - MSN scammers

It seems someone is going on MSN Messenger pretending to be an administrator/webmaster for some popular bulletin boards, claiming they'll make you a mod but they need your password to verify who you are through MSN chat. They make it sound good and have an answer for everything - but don't get fooled. This scam seems to be spreading from what I have read...

Discusscooking admins and site helpers will never ask you for your DC password. We have no reason to ask for it and we don't need it to make any changes to your account. If you need a reminder for your password, you can Contact Us and request a reminder be sent by the system.

This scam probably won't hit DC, but I don't think it hurts to let everyone know about it. I will do everything I can to protect this community.


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Old 02-25-2006, 08:10 PM   #2
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Thanks for the advisory.

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Old 02-25-2006, 09:27 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Thank you MJ!! This is why we all enjoy this site. All you Admins. and site helpers make it safe, fun and comfortable!
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Thanks for the advisory, and thanks for protecting our community!
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Old 02-26-2006, 06:35 PM   #9
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You're welcome.

Like I said, it might not happen to us but, hey - now we are prepared. Just don't ever give your password to anyone. Our DC Site helpers do an awesome job of keeping the house clean too - you might not always see the bad things that get posted because the site the helpers are quicker cleaner uppers (we just got hit hard a few days ago).
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