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Old 09-07-2023, 05:38 AM   #1
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Exclamation Warning! More unsolicited PM Spam

There aren't any Moderators on the forum at the moment. There is another PM spam with probably a virus link to the same location as a couple of days ago. Believe the PM was sent from user Flyguy1967.

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Old 09-07-2023, 05:45 AM   #2
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Mine came from user craigj. We’re these real users that were hijacked or brand new?
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Old 09-07-2023, 06:09 AM   #3
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I got the Flyguy one...

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Old 09-07-2023, 06:40 AM   #4
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Yep. Mr. FG touting emerald yachts as well...Looks like hacker(s) has found fertile ground on TF. I expect this may be the second of many to follow although I hope not.
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Old 09-07-2023, 07:21 AM   #5
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I got it too, but was from a user called 'unixdood'.
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Old 09-07-2023, 07:24 AM   #6
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At first blush it appears the offender has highjacked current user accounts...

Site Admin have been notified.

MEMBERS ARE CAUTIONED TO NOT OPEN ANY LINKS IN SUSPECT PM's
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Old 09-07-2023, 08:16 AM   #7
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Yep. Mr. FG touting emerald yachts as well...Looks like hacker(s) has found fertile ground on TF. I expect this may be the second of many to follow although I hope not.
Ditto!
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Old 09-07-2023, 08:21 AM   #8
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Hello!

If luxury yachting speaks to your soul, "Emerald Yachts" is your calling. Since 1997, we've been setting the gold standard in yachting excellence.

Don't miss out! Dive into<link deleted>for a mesmerizing 3D tour of each of our vessels. We promise it's an experience you won't forget.

Warm regards,
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Old 09-07-2023, 08:22 AM   #9
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same

Strikes again

Hello!

If luxury yachting speaks to your soul, "Emerald Yachts" is your calling. Since 1997, we've been setting the gold standard in yachting excellence.

Don't miss out! Dive into <link deleted> for a mesmerizing 3D tour of each of our vessels. We promise it's an experience you won't forget.

Warm regards,
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Old 09-07-2023, 08:29 AM   #10
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is this guy really a member?
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Old 09-07-2023, 08:39 AM   #11
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They got Cruiser Forum and Sailing forums too
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There aren't any Moderators on the forum at the moment. There is another PM spam with probably a virus link to the same location as a couple of days ago. Believe the PM was sent from user Flyguy1967.

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I noticed a yacht broker advertising to me on private messaging. Someone or company I’ve never heard of. Spam is a pain. Hopefully it’s an isolated case.
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Good morning. We're looking at this - stand by.
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Old 09-07-2023, 09:56 AM   #14
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From the look of the PM's I got here on TF and on CF, it would appear that accounts have been hijacked. The PM on CF was from Emerald Yachts and the date is getting changed in different PMs.

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I noticed a yacht broker advertising to me on private messaging. Someone or company Iíve never heard of. Spam is a pain. Hopefully itís an isolated case.
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no one is going to click the link, so besides pis...g people off, what do they get?


oh well, moderator is on, there will be a fix.

just annoyances of life

at a transient slip, HOT!!!!
rigging a shade for the vberth hatch.
now, this is a serious matter in comparison.
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no one is going to click the link, so besides pis...g people off, what do they get?


oh well, moderator is on, there will be a fix.

just annoyances of life.
Well, someone might click on the link and it is almost a certainty that someone will. Then they get hacked. Just a question of numbers. Email X number of people and some percentage Y, however small, will click. Some number Z of those that click will be hacked. If X is large enough they will get lots of hacked systems and some of them will generate money for the hacker.

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Old 09-07-2023, 10:08 AM   #17
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Just received another private message email from Flyguy1967 regarding "Your emeraldyachts.org Team", this one was sent at 3:28 AM..............
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Well, someone might click on the link and it is almost a certainty that someone will. Then they get hacked. Just a question of numbers. Email X number of people and some percentage Y, however small, will click. Some number Z of those that click will be hacked. If X is large enough they will get lots of hacked systems and some of them will generate money for the hacker.

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Please stop posting the copy of the PM you received with the embedded link. This could cause a problem for someone perusing this thread if they inadvertently click on your message.
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