Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?

Dwarven Forge SPAM from Jeff???
(1 viewing) (1) Guest
Go to bottomPage: 12
TOPIC: Dwarven Forge SPAM from Jeff???
#7119
Dwarven Forge SPAM from Jeff??? 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
Hey all--I just received an email this a.m. allegedly from jeff@dwarvenforge.com that reads:

The following is an email sent to you by an administrator of "dwarvenforge.com". If this message is spam, contains abusive or other comments you find offensive please contact the webmaster of the board at the following address:

jeff@dwarvenforge.com

Include this full email (particularly the headers).

Message sent to you follows:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

www.free-money.notlong.com

To keep the site alive

we want to offer you this :

currently we are making around $5 per day off a program called studiotraffic.

you could make up to $1150 per day off this program

just check it out

www.free-money.notlong.com
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

What is up with that? Surely this can't be a real email from DF?! The site looks like a total pyramid scheme site. Anybody else receive this?
Dante
Ogre
Posts: 857
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: The 9th Circle and Climbing...
The administrator has disabled public write access.
"Thus it is willed where everything may be
simply if it is willed."

Dante's Inferno Canto III (77-80)
 
#7120
Dwarven Forge SPAM from Jeff??? 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
I got the same email. It's likely that Jeff's machine caught a virus and sent us all emails.

He probably already knows about it, but it wouldn't hurt to drop him a note, just in case.
Yukon Cornelius
Ogre
Posts: 674
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Right behind you
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Visit my: Website
 
#7121
Dwarven Forge SPAM from Jeff??? 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
I figured that was the case after looking at all of the bogus headers in the mail but thought I'd post here 'cause he probably won't be able to make heads or tails of his acct. if he was hacked.

Thanks for responding!
Dante
Ogre
Posts: 857
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: The 9th Circle and Climbing...
The administrator has disabled public write access.
"Thus it is willed where everything may be
simply if it is willed."

Dante's Inferno Canto III (77-80)
 
#7122
Dwarven Forge SPAM from Jeff??? 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
I got it. The only email I am getting from the site. I am not getting notices when replies are being posted. Sounds like a real problem there.
brvheart
Minotaur
Posts: 1029
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: San Antonio, TX Birthday: 08/20
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#7123
Dwarven Forge SPAM from Jeff??? 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
I hate to say it but its bloody irresponcible for a webmaster as such to distribute span such as that.

NOT happy.
Ninthgoose
Orc
Posts: 134
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: UK North Wales
The administrator has disabled public write access.
AD&D, Civ & Sorc 3rd SWG
 
#7124
Dwarven Forge SPAM from Jeff??? 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
I don't think it was intentional.
brvheart
Minotaur
Posts: 1029
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: San Antonio, TX Birthday: 08/20
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#7125
Dwarven Forge SPAM from Jeff??? 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
I agree, brvheart. I don't think it was intentionally sent. It's classic spam, and as you suggested, probably from a trojan virus or something that got on his home machine.
Dante
Ogre
Posts: 857
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: The 9th Circle and Climbing...
The administrator has disabled public write access.
"Thus it is willed where everything may be
simply if it is willed."

Dante's Inferno Canto III (77-80)
 
#7126
Dwarven Forge SPAM from Jeff??? 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
I am sounding in on brvheart and Dante's side on this.
I get a feeling that someone has hacked into a bit of the page and then decided to have a bit of fun with us.
At least it is not Pepotamo again; no porn for me.

As far as not getting notifications, I still am.
brvheart, you want to check your preferences in the profile area of your account.
Something may have been tripped accidentally.
RabidFox*
Ogre
Posts: 962
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Western U.S.A.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
SF: Starter(3), Passage(2), Alpha(7), Beta(2) someday soon;
Cavern: Cavern, Cavernous Passages, many individual pieces, Cavernous River & Wall and Cavernous Lake someday soon;
Fantasy: Room & Passages, Room, Octagonal Room, Wicked Additions I&II, Adv. Builder, Diagonal Walls Set, Dungeon Accessories, Medieval Furniture, many individual pieces.
 
#7127
Dwarven Forge SPAM from Jeff??? 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
Of course as soon as I said it, 15 minutes later I start getting the messages. Whatever it was, it seems to have resolved itself. I know though there was a couple of days of posts I missed. Had to browse the fourm to find them.

As for the spam, I think at least we should give them the benifit of the doubt at least until some announcement is made.
brvheart
Minotaur
Posts: 1029
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: San Antonio, TX Birthday: 08/20
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#7128
Dwarven Forge SPAM from Jeff??? 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
All sorts of forums and communities are pestered with spam, either going the pepepotamo way of flooding the forum with junk, or hi-jacking email accounts and pretending to send stuff by way of legitimate addresses. Either way, it's usually not particularly productive to blame the webmaster.
willypold
Orc
Posts: 397
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#7129
Dwarven Forge SPAM from Jeff??? 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
I had sent a message to Admin questioning whether they had intentionally emailed me SPAM, the reply:

No...of course not.

I guess we got hacked again. I have a message into our webguy to figure out to stop it.

Sorry for the trouble.

Jeff

_________________
Jeff Martin

President
Dwarven Forge, LLC
MightyZug
Goblin
Posts: 71
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#7130
Dwarven Forge SPAM from Jeff??? 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
Haven't heard a peep. I agree--it would be nice for admin to just pop on and say, "Sorry, my computer got nailed by a virus. I would never send out that kind of garbage."

I knew it didn't come from Jeff after looking at the mail headers. When I posetd I just wanted to make sure I wasn't the only one that received it otherwise I would have suspected something wrong with my server and system.

Hopefully there aren't too many newbies out there who got pissed off thinking that it really came from DF.
Dante
Ogre
Posts: 857
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: The 9th Circle and Climbing...
The administrator has disabled public write access.
"Thus it is willed where everything may be
simply if it is willed."

Dante's Inferno Canto III (77-80)
 
Go to topPage: 12