Scammers and Stalkers and Jerks, Oh My!

Last Update: March 03, 2018

What the heck is going on here at WA? Since I started in 2009, I haven't seen so many instances of crazy nonsense going on. One jerk is trying to steal referrals and several others are hitting on women. Then, you have others that seem to be trying to scam people as well.

Let's just keep vigilant and report these idiots. To the idiots - none of your ploys will work. You are going to be reported. I for one, will be turning you in and I know other conscientious members will do the same! You have been warned!

Maybe it's the full moon last night. Who knows?

Let's keep WA free from this nonsense!

Best Regards,

Jim

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rjkennedy Premium
I'm with ya, Jim
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rjkennedy Premium
I'm with ya, Jim
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KristylaureL Premium
Amen! I noticed some flirting going on with introductions.. I’m glad you brought this up!!!
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Calmkoala Premium
Absolutely YES! No hiding place for such behaviour, thanks Jim. Sue :)
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arielharris7 Premium
Yes yes!
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Lazyblogger Premium
When something good is about to happen, trials always seem to come in thy way. Now I know for sure this is going to be WA best year ever. Let us keep the Focus and not lose the Faith. Peace!
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arielharris7 Premium
Well said David
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GoranBockman Premium
Absolutely. Can't allow them to give WA a bad rep.
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MarkBa Premium
Agreed! ~Mark
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GomMagtibay Premium
It's good to know that there's an increasing awareness inside WA about these things. I thought only few of us are concerned about these problems, we've been discussing these privately with some concerned members.

You're right. Let's be more vigilant and report any crook spotted here.
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Flash4 Premium
Cheers Jim! ☺
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Give It A Go Premium
Thanks James (and all of the other decent men here) for showing your support for we women who were approached by the man hitting on women here. I agree, there definitely has been a few more scammers lately, but I had no idea there was a person trying to steal referrals. Goodness. I'm so glad the rest of the community are quick to act.
Ange
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
May I also add my thank you.

Tried and True

Elaine
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DebraScott Premium
Thank you
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Elijah1916 Premium
Absolutely, a platform of over a million members, why do you not expect this? The so called scam is Chris501 online business. Those of us on MMO Niche have always said there are many scams as there are 'legi' ones. Caution is the watchword. Unfortunately for Chris501, he has come to a platform that he will soon realise he cannot succeed, he will have to move on.
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Elyta Premium
Thanks for the warning. Hate to hear of this stuff happening but it is unfortunately to be expected on any online platform. Hopefully with everyone on the look out we can try and stamp it out.
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
especially woman with kids.

Tried and True

Elaine
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heikob Premium
Yes there is a very bad apple amongst us. Hopefully this will end soon. This community is great and some people misuse it unfortunately.
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heikob Premium
Hey techhound. Kyle should be informed so we can protect the community from this perpetrator that scams and prays on women.
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Zarina Premium
That was exactly my thought just a few seconds ago lol!
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TerryAsh Premium
Yes, hitting on women? How do we ladies report such horrendous behavior anyway?
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techhound Premium
Hey Terry, although there is no line item in the SPAM IS A NO NO post specifically geared towards that behavior (maybe there should be?) I believe it should fall within the No Inappropriate Content line item. That is my two cents on the issue.
Best Regards,
Jim
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Give It A Go Premium
When I was hit on by the person everyone is talking about, it was by a personal message sent to me. At the top right of the message there is a drop down arrow. I clicked 'report spam' but I wish there was an option to answer why I was reporting the person, at least it would be instantly recognised by the 'higher ups' ie Kyle and Carson to act quickly on it. I think the women here need to be protected from this behaviour as quickly as possible. I'm so glad to see so many men here reaching out and offering their support too. Thanks guys!
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TerryAsh Premium
Yes. Bully & Bravo to the guys!
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bpais1 Premium
I'm with you James - 100%! Let's fumigate the place!

Jim
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
I had a stalker contact me but thankfully another member contacted me and warned me.
I thought something was fishy so I wasn't giving out anything that was personal.
Be ware ladies there is a stalker out there by the name of cheerbrian.

Tried and true

Elaine
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TerryAsh Premium
I got hit by the same schmuck. This is a business & education portal--NOT a dating site! Sheeeesh!
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
When he started his conversation with "I hope this doesn't lead to a proposal" my red flags went up and up high.
I'm sorry this happened to you also but I agree I am here to learn a business not find a guy. I could go to a bar for that.

Tried and true

Elaine
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Cindyda1 Premium
I had no idea this was a big problem here. I think maybe I have gotten 1 or 2 spam in the approx. 9 months since I've been here, both of which I reported (I'm not in the loop)! ;-)
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JamesJB Premium
So far nobody's approached me with a scam, but they won't do it twice as they'll get shot down, or worse.
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Cindyda1 Premium
"Off with their heads" Eh James? ;-)
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JamesJB Premium
Hahaha...yes, exactly so :)
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mrronnie Premium
The good news is that each time some of those jerks show up...usually the community here is fast to react and they get banned quickly.

But yeah I agree it has been a lot especially the last day...
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BrianCh Premium
Hi Jim, I feel as though I've been hit by a sidecar on the freeway. I'm really thrilled to know that people here are quick on the draw to pin down these vigilantes.
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Sui_generis Premium
I totally agree, Jim. WA is such a great place to be with like minded people who don't have time nor energy to deal with spammers or creeps. I have my share of creeps on FB and I'm not even a young chick!

We just need to remain vigilant AND I know Kyle and/or Carson will take care of them.

~Debbi
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Internetgranny Premium
Agree - can't remember ever having quite so many cases of spammers, stalkers and referral thieves all in a day!

To everyone here - if you notice any such activity, please press the Report Spam button.

~ Isabella
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techhound Premium
Hey Isabella, I had to start wondering if I missed all of March and if we somehow jumped right to April 1st. LOL
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DEversley Premium
They are everywhere, Jim!
I came across one recently trying to promote a product to me via PM. I easily spotted this because what he was doing didn't need to be privately sent to me.

Thanks for sharing!
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VickiG Premium
Thank you Jim for standing up, VickiG
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skendrick4 Premium
We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto!
Thank you for the warning. I hope the scammers, stalkers, and jerks all leave.
Sheila
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