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SAS Community is so popular - I Got Spam on Private message on SAS Community inbox

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SAS Community is so popular - I Got Spam on Private message on SAS Community inbox

SAS Community is now so popular that people creating fake id on SAS community to send Spam messages

 

Today I recieved this Private message

 

Hi,
My name is XXXXXX, i want to be your friend, write me back at (xxxxxxxxxxxx@hotmail.com) So that i will tell you more about me and the reason why i have contacted you and send you my photos. Thanks

 

I have removed name and email id purposely from above message.

 

I do not know, I should be happy or worried. Rest I will share the actual message to the Comunnity Manager.

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Re: SAS Community is so popular - I Got Spam on Private message on SAS Community inbox

And here I thought that Helen had targeted me as being special.

 

Art, CEO, AnalystFinder.com

 

Super User
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Re: SAS Community is so popular - I Got Spam on Private message on SAS Community inbox

I got it too...I don't believe I'm that special Smiley Happy

Super User
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Re: SAS Community is so popular - I Got Spam on Private message on SAS Community inbox

I totally believed I was that special Smiley LOL

Super User
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Re: SAS Community is so popular - I Got Spam on Private message on SAS Community inbox

Got one from helen also; reported it as spam. As soon as the people in Cary are online, they will delete that account.

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Re: SAS Community is so popular - I Got Spam on Private message on SAS Community inbox

Thanks, everyone, for reporting this spam. As @KurtBremser mentioned, we have banned the user. But all the PM notifications will remain in your in box. We have changed some permissions and hope this will prevent future PM spam. But please do continue to report as inappropriate if you receive anything in the future.

 

Thanks for helping keep our communities on a professional path!

 

Best,

Shelley

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Re: SAS Community is so popular - I Got Spam on Private message on SAS Community inbox

@ShelleySessoms Keep up with the good work. As I already mentioned privately, these sporadic messages are just a small nuisance compared to the flooded forums we had earlier on.

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