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URGENT MESSAGE


Monday, June 24, 2013



TO ALL SPARKIES!!!

I wanted to pass this along to you all!

Have you gotten an response to anything that just didn't seem right???

Today I got a response to a pic. on my Spark Page that got me to wondering.

It was a response giving me their e-mail address to write if I wanted their friendship.

If any of you have, let me know so we can see if it is the same message and intent.

It may be intirely innocent, but, let's see for ourselves.

COME ON, LET"S FIND OUT!

Blessings,
Janet
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JENNY712 7/1/2013 8:42PM

    Safe is good. I never give out my address, e-mail, or etc. Praying about this. HUGS! Jenny emoticon

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LYNETTEMOM 6/27/2013 1:08PM

    don't do anything that makes you uncomfortable, as in any situation.
I don't know if SparkPeople would/could actually do anything so be your own best friend

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NEVERORNOW 6/27/2013 9:05AM

    Janet, There's a new member with the username Gordon-Powers who is looking for friends and asking them to contact him thru a personal email address. He friended me a few days ago after I'd welcomed him to SP when he posted to the new member board. He also posted on my page with a request for friendship. He says he is mildly to moderately disabled. He has info about himself on his page. Is this the same one you heard from? Obviously, giving out your private email address or any other personal info on here is not a smart thing to do with a stranger, but I think this guy probably is simply lonely and looking for friends. I told him I don't share personal info but that I'd be happy to be friends here on SP. I haven't heard back from him yet. This isn't the place for him to be looking for email pals, but I don't see him as a danger or any reason at all to panic as long as people use a little common sense. emoticon

Comment edited on: 6/27/2013 9:21:51 PM

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ANGELREJOICES54 6/25/2013 10:35PM

    Thanks I have not receive anything like that but i will be on the lookout this does not sound right! emoticon

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CINDYCHARLENE 6/25/2013 10:05PM

    Thanks for the information. I will be on the look out. That sounds fishy to me. If they wanted your friendship they can do it here on SP.

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TRESSWANN 6/25/2013 8:42PM

    stick with safe. I have shared my email with some SP but only for "legitimate" reasons and only after we have been aparking for a long time.

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LACEEJO11 6/25/2013 5:48PM

    I would rather err on the side of caution...than the alternative! I have a couple great friends from SP who also became my friends on FB...tho I knew them a long time here before it progressed there!! emoticon

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DANLIN60 6/25/2013 9:43AM

    Better to be safe and don't give out your email address; they can contact you thru your email on SP.

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PATTYKLAVER 6/25/2013 8:08AM

    It's strange to me that this person wants your email when this person can talk to you through SP. I wouldn't give it out.

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USMAWIFE 6/25/2013 12:14AM

    most likely this person is perfectly innocent, someone who is new to SP and is looking for support and friendship

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ELSCO55 6/24/2013 11:28PM

    strange

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SHOES17 6/24/2013 11:05PM

    I would stick with safe!

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CATHEMARIE 6/24/2013 10:27PM

    Better safe than sorry!

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TERMITEMOM 6/24/2013 9:56PM

    This is strange asnd if you do not feel comfortable, just do nothing. Wait and see what that person does. If it continues to look fishy, then I would contact the Sparkpeople Team.

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MILLYMOUSE1 6/24/2013 9:17PM

    I haven't either, never click on anything you have a bad feeling about or you don't know the person


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TEENYSMOM 6/24/2013 8:53PM

    I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING THAT EVERYONE HAS SAID HERE.

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PAMNANGEL 6/24/2013 8:22PM

    Seems a bit odd.

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BIGPAWSUP 6/24/2013 8:08PM

    I've had this be something innocent and not so innocent. Use caution.

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SARAHTAIT 6/24/2013 7:34PM

    Never click a link you are unsure of...and do not give your email address out until you know someone very well.....you can be their friend on spark people first...get to know them before giving ANY info.
Hugs,
Sarah

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RGEETING 6/24/2013 6:43PM

    It's good to be cautious! I agree with a comment below... if you want friendship, befriend them on SP to start with...

You can also ask SP @ support@sparkpeople.com.

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NELLIEC 6/24/2013 5:38PM

    I think I have but it was a while back, and I ignored it.

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SLIMTHICK2 6/24/2013 5:23PM

    Will do!

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SPARKCHANTAL 6/24/2013 4:56PM

    right, if you want their friendship, just befriend them.

and I go with lalatidah on this, keep spark within spark and keep private (personal) stuff separate. you never know, and you don't need to learn the hard way. on the other hand, you're not losing anything by not connecting.

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CAT-IN-CJ 6/24/2013 4:55PM

    Maybe you should report it on the Spark Team

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LALATIDAH 6/24/2013 4:51PM

    I agree with EMMABE1. I keep my SparkPeep stuff within SP. Safer that way.

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EMMABE1 6/24/2013 4:46PM

    No - but I would not be responding to an email address nor clicking on a link - if the person wants to contact you they have Sparkmail to use!!

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