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I'm not sure where to post this, or to whom it should be addressed to, but I received a private message today that appears to be spam. This has not happened before, so I'm not sure how Paizo handles this type of issue.

The message allegedly comes from a person serving in the US military overseas and the author reportedly "needs ...[a] source of contact for an urgent purpose. For security reason, Reply asap once you read this for more info."

Thanks.


When I refreshed the site there were 4 other messages from the person, who is now sending them to my NPC Aliases.

Silver Crusade Assistant Software Developer

baldwin the merciful wrote:
When I refreshed the site there were 4 other messages from the person, who is now sending them to my NPC Aliases.

Can you post the profile of the person who sent them here? That's a new tactic.

Dark Archive

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I had a similar PM to baldwin the merciful. The profile of mine is "captain Greg 865." The message is as follows:

Almost Definitely A Scammer wrote:


Good Day Friend,

I'm Capt. Greg Schneider,in 4th Battalion,64th Armored Regiment unit here that
Patrols the
helmand province, Afghanistan. I need you as my source of contact for an urgent
purpose.
For security reason, Reply asap once you read this for more info.

Kind regards
Capt Greg Schneider.
United States Soldier:Afghanistan


Misroi wrote:

I had a similar PM to baldwin the merciful. The profile of mine is "captain Greg 865." The message is as follows:

Almost Definitely A Scammer wrote:


Good Day Friend,

I'm Capt. Greg Schneider,in 4th Battalion,64th Armored Regiment unit here that
Patrols the
helmand province, Afghanistan. I need you as my source of contact for an urgent
purpose.
For security reason, Reply asap once you read this for more info.

Kind regards
Capt Greg Schneider.
United States Soldier:Afghanistan

That is it. I have 28 new messages from him to all my NPC aliases.

Sent 2 hours, 38 minutes ago
From captain Greg 865 Add to Contacts
To baldwin the merciful
Subject Good Day Friend, Reply

Good Day Friend,

I'm Capt. Greg Schneider,in 4th Battalion,64th Armored Regiment unit here that
Patrols the
helmand province, Afghanistan. I need you as my source of contact for an urgent
purpose.
For security reason, Reply asap once you read this for more info.

Kind regards
Capt Greg Schneider.
United States Soldier:Afghanistan


I've now deleted all the messages from my PM box but the original one. I saved that one in case Paizo needs to see it or track the sender. I did block the sender though.


Been hit with the same message from Capt Greg 865

Sovereign Court

I was hit with that message as well.

Silver Crusade Assistant Software Developer

Yes. Just delete them. He's been banned. If it's a new user please let us know the username or preferably the profile url

Scarab Sages

Just found one myself this morning.


Aberzombie wrote:
Just found one myself this morning.

I thought I was the only one he had the urgent request for!!!

Sovereign Court

I got one from "captain Greg 131" as well.

Sovereign Court

Ditto. I deleted the PM though without thinking much about it.

I'll remember next time to instead post here first and wait until deleting it.

Silver Crusade Assistant Software Developer

Yep. He's been suspended.


Hi,

Got this yesterday as well but see its already been dealt with;

Sent Yesterday, 04:34 AM
From captain Greg 131 Add to Contacts
To Lord Raptor
Subject Good Day Friend, Reply
Good Day Friend,

I'm Capt. Greg Schneider,in 4th Battalion,64th Armored Regiment unit here that Patrols the helmand province, Afghanistan. I need you as my source of contact for an urgent purpose.

For security reason Reply asap through this email address message.info050@terra.com once you read this for more info.

Kind regards
Capt Greg Schneider.
United States Soldier:Afghanistan

Liberty's Edge RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32, 2011 Top 16

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It would be sorta cool if the US military actually needed the urgent aid of Pathfinder players though..


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No, it would be terrifying.

I got the same message.


Got another one this morning from Captain Greg 903.

Silver Crusade

captainGreg903

The alias he sent it to hasn't even been used since February of 2012, so kinda curious how he even found it to send it.


I've also got captainGreg903.


I also got one from captainGreg903.


Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

Count me in as one visited by the captainGreg903 spammer.

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16

I got 903 as well today.


I got 2 from captainGreg903 as well sent 2 hours ago.

Silver Crusade Assistant Software Developer

OK. He's been banned.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I was hit by captainGreg903 as well, this time on an alias that hasn't been used in over a year. Rather random.

Shadow Lodge

Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber
GlennH wrote:
I got 2 from captainGreg903 as well sent 2 hours ago.

Me too. I've now deleted it.


Just a minute ago, I got a spam message from captainGreg500. >:(


EX-TER-MIN-ATE! EX-TER-MIN-ATE!!!

The Exchange

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wow... I feel kind of left out.
I haven't gotten any of these...
What, I don't post enough or something?

(just sarcasm people!)

Shadow Lodge

Apparently, you haven't posted stuff on an alias a long time ago (as in multiple years).

Scarab Sages

Got another one!

Dark Archive

You should just add in a business rule that no profiles can be created with the name captaingreg in it. Because &*#% that guy.


^Just got that same one.

They spent a lot of time writing their scam, I'll give them that.

Dark Archive

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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Confirmed: Kytons invented the Spanish Prisoner con.


Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Janet Isi in my PM inbox as well.

Just a question: are there actually people gullible and greedy enough to fall for this crap?


Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber
Feros wrote:

Janet Isi in my PM inbox as well.

Just a question: are there actually people gullible and greedy enough to fall for this crap?

As in my Inbox as well...I suspect there are more stupid people out there than you realize, he he.

Liberty's Edge

Misroi wrote:
Confirmed: Kytons invented the Spanish Prisoner con.

Among many, many other things, luv.

Sovereign Court

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure, Companion, Lost Omens Subscriber

I just got the one from Janet Isi.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Please don't quote the spammers. We don't want to help their googleability.


I have received two messages from a "Captain Greg 131" as well.

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