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Something to make you laugh , and a question, what do I need to do to prevent some strange (non SL) people sending me something like this in the future? I put stars over her name:) the rest is genuine like she is lol

 
Greetings my dear,please contact me with(***4love@yahoo.com)
My Dearest One! Greetings to you,I am miss *** 24years, I hope this mail will find you well and healthy and I hope we can established a relationship since we
are meeting here for the first time,I have gone through a profile(community.secondlife.com)that speaks good of you,  I was impressed and decide to communicate with you.
 I like honesty, trust, love, caring,truth,& respect
all this qualities in me, kindly respond to me through my private mail
box (***4love@yahoo.com
)  and please send mail to me ok, so we can know ourselves better.  Thanks and hoping to hear from you soonest Then
i will send my pictures to you and remain bless.
Miss ***.
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My guess is the saucy temptress is also trying her luck with many others apart from you, the hussy!  It looks like a phishing exercise to me to extract your email address at the very least.

Sadly you have not found love's intended and there is very little you can do to stop this except close your profile off from search and your SL feed to friends only.

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I get "offers" like that all the time in my main email account, and have a large collection of different ways to spell Viagra from there.

But in 5 years of playing SL, I have never recieved a single spam message in the email account I started for my SL avatar.  I made a special account, expecting to be bombarded with junk from outsiders, but LL seems to be exceptionally good about not letting others have email addresses.   (Yeah, I am sure there have been breaches over the years, but all in all I am impressed).

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Since you say it is from a non-SL resident, it is possible the person picked up your avatar name off the SLum feed.  If you have your privacy setting for your feed to 'everyone' it is open to the entire interwebz.

How they got your email address is anyone's guess but it is an example of phishing.  Never reply to it and delete it immediately.

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Tamara Artis wrote:

Hello good people from forums:)

Something to make you laugh , and a question, what do I need to do to prevent some strange (non SL) people sending me something like this in the future? I put stars over her name:) the rest is genuine like she is lol
 
Greetings my dear,please contact me with(
)
My Dearest One! Greetings to you,I am miss *** 24years, I hope this mail will find you well and healthy and I hope we can established a relationship since we

are meeting here for the first time,I have gone through a profile(community.secondlife.com)that speaks good of you,  I was impressed and decide to communicate with you.

 I like honesty, trust, love, caring,truth,& respect

all this qualities in me, kindly respond to me through my private mail

box 
(
***4love@yahoo.com
)  and please send mail to me ok, so we can know ourselves better.  Thanks and hoping to hear from you soonest Then

i will send my pictures to you and remain bless.

Miss ***.

this was one i had gotten back on 4-30-2011 lol

hello my name is v***an i saw you profile here today please i will like us to hold a strong relationship i will like you to contact me with my email address (k**********an21@yahoo.com) so that i can be able to send my picture to you and for you to know more about me.I will be anxiously and eargly waiting to hear from you soonest through my private email address k**********an21@yahoo.com Have a nice day, Best Regards Yours V***an

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I'm going to second Venus's remark about how you have your privacy preferences set.  I've never gotten anything like this here and I haven't had a letter from a Nigerian prince in years on my RL email. Then again, maybe my profile don't speak so good of me! :matte-motes-grin:

 

 

Quandry. Is that Venus' or Venus's? 

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Rhys Goode wrote:

I get "offers" like that all the time in my main email account, and have a large collection of different ways to spell Viagra from there.

But in 5 years of playing SL, I have never recieved a single spam message in the email account I started for my SL avatar.  I made a special account, expecting to be bombarded with junk from outsiders, but LL seems to be exceptionally good about not letting others have email addresses.   (Yeah, I am sure there have been breaches over the years, but all in all I am impressed).

ditto on all counts.

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Tamara Artis wrote:

haha thank you for all replies! I thought same but still hoped maybe there's a way.. always hope lol

And I wanted to share "my first" with the community!

I wish you all a great SL day:)

 

Chain mails are considered 
a
scourge
of the Internet. A good way to limt them is
:
  1. Don't give your mail everywhere in public
  2. Don't answer to them

Have a nice day too!
:)
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LoveAngeL Lyre wrote:

Hello Tamara. The usual spams, known as "chain mails". You can't do something to avoid them, just ignore.

Correction: "Chain mail" is mail that you are requested to send copies of to people - hence "chain".

I don't know exactly what these are but I get them all the time. I haven't seen one stating my Second Life profile though but, then, I never read them beyond the first few words, so I wouldn't know.

I'm not so sure that this type is just after email address confirmations though. This type could be after scamming money when they get a bite. They are all not natural english speakers - often claiming to be Russian - and they may be after getting the cost of the visit to <whatever country>, and, of course, never visiting. They might also be after money because times are very hard where they are, or a family member is sick and there is no money to pay for medical attention, or some fictional reason why they are desperate for your monetary help.

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Ellyn Elan wrote:

..I've never gotten anything like this here and
I haven't had a letter from a Nigerian prince
in years on my RL email. 

 

but..your avatar looks like a Nigerian princess.   I just assumed you got a letter, my apologies. 

I prefer to think goddess. TYVM. 

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Phil Deakins wrote:


Ellyn Elan wrote:

Quandry. Is that Venus' or Venus's? 

Venus'
:)

Heh. I finally googled it for myself. This is why I was scratching my head. From an American English grammar site:

When a name ends in s, we usually treat it like any other singular noun, and add 's:

  • This is Charles's chair.

But it is possible (especially with older, classical names) to just add the apostrophe ':

  • Who was Jesus' father?

So since Venus is OLD (the name! really! I meant the name!) I think we'll go with your suggestion of Venus'.

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I am old - really :) - and I remember being taught just to stick an apostophe at the end. I haven't come across the fact that ...s's is also correct.

And speaking of words that end in "s", I've recently wondered how to spell the plural of "series". I didn't do any checking and I decided that "series" is also good as the plural.

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For information, I received these messages HERE in these fora, as Personal Messages. I never received those on my email address or on my web profile. But almost everyday I have to clean my boss' email inbox. He gets stuff like that all the time (generally with suggestive photos of young and attractive - well not always so attractive actually - ladies from Eastern Europe or Russia). There's just one step to think he provoked this! :smileyvery-happy:

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Phil Deakins wrote:

And speaking of words that end in "s", I've recently wondered how to spell the plural of "series". I didn't do any checking and I decided that "series" is also good as the plural.

It's like the word resource: it is already plural if in context.  Although many do, I do not plualize by adding the extraneous 's' i.e., resources.   

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valerie Inshan wrote:

For information, I received these messages HERE in these fora, as Personal Messages. I never received those on my email address or on my web profile. But almost everyday I have to clean my boss' email inbox. He gets stuff like that all the time (generally with suggestive photos of young and attractive - well not always so attractive actually - ladies from Eastern Europe or Russia). There's just one step to think he provoked this! :smileyvery-happy:

same here..and mine have been before the feeds were around..

i just think they are hitting us up in forum IM's is all..kind of like those ..hey this is doctor so and so..i have this 7 million dollar deal for you..

i've had a few of those from here as well..

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Phil Deakins wrote:

 

And speaking of words that end in "s", I've recently wondered how to spell the plural of "series". I didn't do any checking and I decided that "series" is also good as the plural.

Isn't series plural to begin with?

Surely you must have more than one of a thing to have a series of them. I could be wrong though. It's quite common for that to happen. ;)

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Eloise Baily wrote:


Phil Deakins wrote:

 

And speaking of words that end in "s", I've recently wondered how to spell the plural of "series". I didn't do any checking and I decided that "series" is also good as the plural.

Isn't series plural to begin with?

Surely you must have more than one of a thing to have a series of them. I could be wrong though. It's quite common for that to happen.
;)

It's a collective noun. Like a flock of sheep is unlikely to just have one poor lonely sheep in it.

But a farm might have several flocks of sheep.

Sheep is an interesting one too.

Fidor

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Eloise Baily wrote:


Phil Deakins wrote:

 

And speaking of words that end in "s", I've recently wondered how to spell the plural of "series". I didn't do any checking and I decided that "series" is also good as the plural.

Isn't series plural to begin with?

Surely you must have more than one of a thing to have a series of them. I could be wrong though. It's quite common for that to happen.
;)

You can have a series of numbers which could be considered a single set. So a series can be a singular thing made up of parts. Or you can have a series of series so a plurality of series.

And how much wood can a wood chuck chuck?

I go with series is either/or. I go with resource if you are talking about one thing, like trees, but resources if it is trees, animals, grass, minerals, etc.

Gah. This is horrible! A long time ago I made 99th percentile on SAT English and now, now I'm reduced to a babbling idiot of "where does the apostrophe go?" Usually a forum like this has resident grammar wonks. Where are they? Probably off stomping on what is left of my linguistic skill neurons.

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Ellyn Elan wrote:


Eloise Baily wrote:


Phil Deakins wrote:

 

And speaking of words that end in "s", I've recently wondered how to spell the plural of "series". I didn't do any checking and I decided that "series" is also good as the plural.

Isn't series plural to begin with?

Surely you must have more than one of a thing to have a series of them. I could be wrong though. It's quite common for that to happen.
;)

You can have a series of numbers which could be considered a single set. So a series can be a singular thing made up of parts. Or you can have a series of series so a plurality of series.

And how much wood can a wood chuck chuck?

 

But that series of parts is made of more than one part, making it several things to make one series, right? Therefore it is plural, or collective, never singular as far as I can tell.

I have a book about collective nouns, called "A Crash of Rhinoceros". Clowder of cats anyone?

If a wood chuck could chuck wood then a wood chuck would chuck wood, but I dunno how much. How much you got? ;)

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