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Topic: OT: What is this thing w/Twittermail lately??? (8 msgs / 172 lines)
1) From: Lynne
O.K., I just responded to a message on the list - this was to Sherrie.
But it was to the homeroast list (homeroast) -
and
I got this in my email right away:
Hello from Twittermail!,
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How is Twittermail getting this, when I don't have an account and I assume
that we aren't
getting Twitter messages from Sweet Maria's.
This is the second time I got something like this (both times it was through
the SM list).
Anyone have any ideas? (and I'm wondering if my note to Sherrie & all got
posted).
Could this be some sort of phishing/spam thing going on?
Lynne
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2) From: dennis true
TOM!!!!!!!!
Can we ban all Twittermail address' from Home roasters?
Dennis
On Mar 10, 2009, at 9:25 PM, Lynne wrote:
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3) From: Lynne
But the thing is, I don't think Shari's email is Twittermail - and the last
time this happened, the OP had gmail.
As I said, this is strange...
Lynne
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4) From: raymanowen
Probably just set up a filter to send all such communications to your Bit
Bucket. Now, Tom has to play Wet Nurse too? They probably have better things
to do than play with this radio...
On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 7:27 PM, dennis true  wrote:
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5) From: Lynne
Well, Ray, I was most certainly not asking "Tom to play Wet Nurse."
I don't have Twittermail, nor do I use Twitter. I was simply posting this
because it
seems to be an example of phishing, and it is arriving at my mailbox via the
homeroast list:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PhishingIf I'm getting these kind of messages, perhaps other members of the list
are, also.
People might already know this, but even if you get an email that looks
"official," do NOT use
a link by email to give out your private info, especially your credit card
number, but also your
user name, passwords, social security numbers.. and more.
Instead, go directly to the website in question.
from the Wiki article:
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and
Social networking
sitesare now a
prime target of phishing, since the personal details in such sites
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6) From: Jim Anderson
I don't post much, but the last time I did I got the same Twitter response.
I reminds me of when people use there work e-mail and go on vacation. You
end up with a bunch of Out of Office replies.
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7) From: Sherrie
Hey - I don't have a Twitter account at all!

8) From: Lynne
See - I KNEW it!
I don't have the time to research it extensively, esp. where I have a Mac
(figured it's protected more than pc's), but the little bit of googling I
did do, seemed to point to just what I thought: it's some sort of phishing
scheme.
Word of the wise to everyone - if you do get an email like this, and you
happen to have an acct. w/them, don't fall for the "we need your info again"
ploy.
Lynne
(sorry for more OT banter - but this is important, and could protect someone
on the list)
On Sat, Mar 14, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Sherrie  wrote:
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