Phishing scam?

Last Update: Jul 9, 2016

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As some of you are aware, I was receiving numerous suggestive emails sent to me from my contact form. This was more of a nuisance than anything and I just ignored them. I don't know why but they have stopped (knock on wood).

Today I received an email from Wordpress that said I had a comment pending approval on my "About Me" page. I logged on and read the comment. The comment was entirely pleasant and positive, actually one of the best comments that I've received so far.

What concerns me is that Wordpress had noted in red: "Be careful with this message. It contains content that is typically used to steal information." When I clicked on "Learn More" the message went on to say "We'll show you a warning above any message that looks like a phishing scam but comes from an address in your gmail contacts list." The odd thing is that "Beth White" isn't in my contacts.

Has this happened to anyone else? Should I report this?

Thanks!

Erica

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This has not happened to me, but I had an incident on my twitter account a few years ago, with something similar.

Best to report it, Erica. That is what I would do.
Blessings,
Margherita

I totally think you should report this, thank you for sharing and I hope you are able to get this fixed.

It has been fixed and I approved the comment. Everything is now fine.

This is quite unique. Have not experienced it, but glad measures are in place.

Hopefully this won't happen to anyone else but if it does they should check to make sure its not another WA member posting the comment.

Kyle and Carson have put in new spam measures, only in the last few weeks which is maybe why you are not getting anymore spam!?

That's good to know. Thanks Michael!

Erica I have not experienced this. But, I am really glad you shared. This helpful to the community at large.

Thank you :)

Thanks for the info.
Has not happened to me yet.

It is great when you have a question wich is resolved quickly with no mystery

Agreed! Wish everything was that easy.

I hear that

Problem solved! The comment was posted by another WA member whose site I have reviewed. Still don't know why I got the message though.

First time I have heard of this.

Very odd! Thanks Steve.

This is incredible Erica. I have not had phishing messages before although I do not have comments facility in my About Me page. Hope you find answers.

Thank you Chuka. I hope so too!

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