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    I have not used this site since it stopped being CLIE Source. Now my first problem is that I even got this letter (posted below). I do understand if you have an email address you will be targeted by these guys at some point and time, it happens no big deal.

    Second problem is that after seeing the source I come to this website looking for a email address to someone of authority and after looking for 10 mins could not find one. Consider a CONTACT US link or something on the front page. Im guessing I could have sent an email to webmaster@ but not sure it would have been the right person.

    Basically their are spammers using your service to send out crap emails, I have posted the one I have received. I wish my account to be removed from this site, thank you.




    This is a message from justinego at TreoCentral.com ( http://discuss.treocentral.com/index.php ). The TreoCentral.com owners cannot accept any responsibility for the contents of the email.

    To email justinego, you can use this online form:
    http://discuss.treocentral.com/sendm...r&userid=37433

    OR, by email:
    mailto:franky2003tg@yahoo.com

    This is the message:

    FROM: JUSTIN EGOR,
    AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT.
    FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT.
    BANQUE TOGOLAISE POUR LE COMMERCE ET L'INDUSTRIE,
    (BTCI)LOME- TOGO
    EMAIL; justinego2004@hotmail.com

    Dear Friend,

    I am writing following the impressive information about your profile through the website your capability and reliability to champion this business opportunity.

    In an introduction of myself, I am MR. JUSTIN EGOR, From the northern part of TOGO LOME working with the above bank,Married with three kids but lost their mother some few years back ,you may ask why this unexpected letter which is normal I will want to seek your assistance after my discovery during auditing in this bank, I as the head of Auditing department discovered an abandoned sum Fourteen millions U.S dollars ($14md) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family in 31 October,1999 in a plane crash.

    Since we got this information about his death, we have been expecting his next of Kin to come over and claim his money because we can not release it unless somebody applies for it as next of Kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking and financial policies but unfortunately we learnt that his supposed next of kin or relation died along side with him in the crash leaving no body behind to claim the money.

    It is therefore upon this discovery that I and decided as the head of this department to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed bills.Do not view this as been illegal but to help people like us that have no hope in life instead of the bank converting this much money to the security funds of the bank because if you dont assist us the bank will lay hold on this money.

    Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged,you must apply first to the Bank as relation or next of kin of the deceased indicating your private, telephone and fax number for easy and effective communication and location where the money will be remitted.
    I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is 100% hitch free and that you should not nurse any atom of fear as all required arrangements havebeen made for the smooth transfer of this funds and your acceptance is what will crown this effort.

    You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter and don't fail to detail me with your contact numbers to enable me call you and detail you more. We can conclude this operation within some few banking days based on the amount of coperation you will contribute.
    Please keep this very confidential for more information about this crash and person you can contact this website:

    http://www.greatdreams.com/PassEAir990.htm.

    I long to hear from you soon.
    Remain bless,

    Mr. JUSTIN EGOR .
    EMAIL; justinego2004@hotmail.com
    Aaron R Kelly
    aaronrkelly@hotmail.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronrkelly
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    Aaron R Kelly
    aaronrkelly@hotmail.com
    umm maybe you should consider removing your FULL EMAIL ADDRESS from your signature when posting on PUBLIC message boards also..
  3. #3  
    If you click the link on your name

    aaronrkelly <---click this
    Member

    Or if you visit this URL http://discussion.treocentral.com/me...p?userid=13545 you will notice your profile is displaying your e-mail address, this can be turned off in preferences...click mine and you will notice my email doesnt show.
  4. #4  
    Quote Originally Posted by aaronrkelly
    I have not used this site since it stopped being CLIE Source.
    This site never was CLIE Source... it's always been TreoCentral.


    Consider a CONTACT US link or something on the front page.
    There's a Contact Us link at the bottom of every forum page.
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  5. #5  
    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEagle
    There's a Contact Us link at the bottom of every forum page.
    Obviously those were not a well spent 10 minutes looking for a Contact Us link.

    Hotmail=SpamCentral. He shouldn't be surprised that someone sent him garbage. I SERIOUSLY doubt it's his first spam email to that address, unless he just opened it yesterday. Plus, he can filter it in Hotmail and just be done with it.

    It would've taken less time to do that than to write that post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmill72x
    Obviously those were not a well spent 10 minutes looking for a Contact Us link.

    Hotmail=SpamCentral. He shouldn't be surprised that someone sent him garbage. I SERIOUSLY doubt it's his first spam email to that address, unless he just opened it yesterday. Plus, he can filter it in Hotmail and just be done with it.

    It would've taken less time to do that than to write that post.
    Yes you are correct I overlooked the contact us link, yes I copied the entire message for everyone to see and yes I could have just deleted the email message and forgot about it.

    You see I guess my thinking in this matter was you guys would like a headsup as to what your forums and website is being used for. The successfull running of a website/forum requires that your clients and visitor not being constantly being badgered from spamming losers. I dont visit this site and Im not intending on reading posts. My palm device broke many years ago and I have not bothered with one since. I use to be an avid poster on Clie Source (many years ago) and thought this site had evolved from that one. I dont remember signing up for this one nor have I ever owned a Treo so I just assumed 1+1=2......my mistake.

    Your mistake is taking a less than well intentioned approach on someone that clearly took some unnecessary time (you pointed it out yourself) to enlighten you to a possible problem to your site. I have nothing but good intentions so if this thread is not wanted or needed simply remove it - no problems from my end.......just trying to spread some information.
    Aaron R Kelly
    aaronrkelly@hotmail.com
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    Aaron,
    Instead of pointing the finger listen to peoples replies.
    YOU put your email in plain sight on a PUBLIC forum.
    If you write your phone number on the pavement, do you blame the city counsil or the phone company if you get (prank)phonecalls?

    Same story if people use the email feature, do you blame the phone company if somebody gets your number from the phonebook and makes a prank call?
    We can and will not monitor/censor email between users. If a user abuses the system notify the mods and they can take action.

    This is the year 2005 and spammers scan the net for email adresses to use for their lowlife purposes. Its a reality we have to live with.
    If users harass you notify the mods so they can take action. Simple.

    For now I banned 'justinego' for spamming you, especially since made 0 posts and seems to just have signed up to spam people.
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