Watch your Mail....

@TLChimes (4842)
United States
February 24, 2009 8:44am CST
The bad guys here on MyLot are going after anyone that stands up to them. If you get an e-mail asking to delete your MyLot account log in right away and send a message to the MyLot folks. For those who don't know, you do that by clicking the link at the bottom that says "contact". Let them know what's going on and that way you are on record with what happened and they are less likely to act against you and will be more likely to back you if need be. Watch your back and cover your...
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
24 Feb 09
Wow! I JUST checked my email account and I have TWO unsubscribe emails in my inbox! How the hell are these people getting my email address for one???? I am using the contact button right this minute and will delete these 2 emails immediately. This is BS. Once again, HOW THE HELL IS MY EMAIL BEING LEAKED??? Thanks for the heads up TLChimes.
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• United States
24 Feb 09
honey your email isnt being leaked they dont need your email address to do it just your usesrname your email is safe
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
24 Feb 09
The "Contact" link only gives me the option to post my email address and find out my username or password if forgotten. How do I inform them of this breach please??
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
24 Feb 09
I still haven't figured out what I did to make them want to waste their time on me but what ever. I think The Sparks is going to be a bit mad when she comes back. Glad you caught them and are fighting back. Lets hope we are all heard! And you're welcome.
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• Canada
24 Feb 09
Thank you for the warning, and advice. I will start watching my mail, becuase normally i just delete most of my messages from mylot. I think that is crazy why people would want to do this to other people. It is quite simple if you dont like what someone is saying then dont write to them. I dont know it dosnt make any sense to me. Thank you for warning!
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
24 Feb 09
When you get the message, it will say MyLot (in the from spot) and UNSUBSCRIBE (in the subject spot) so it's pretty clear. But if you are someone who just glances through and didn't know you might miss it. Your welcome! Isn't it dumb what some folks do for fun or spite?
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• United States
24 Feb 09
Yes TLChimes it really is... I mean if you dont like it here...then dont come back...dont ruin it for the people that are here and love it!!!
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@owlwings (39626)
• Cambridge, England
24 Feb 09
The reason they are doing this, Kayla, is because they feel that they have a bone to pick with persons that they suspect of reporting them for misbehaviour and thus getting them banned. MyLot is aware of the problem and very concerned. They are doing their utmost to trace these [offenders, trolls, criminals, scumbags, useless wraiths of humanity - choose your epithet!] and to deal with them appropriately.
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@cooiky (548)
• China
24 Feb 09
what maile? our personal email or just private message in mylot?
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Personal e-mail. I'm not sure if it would come across on the private or not but watch this discussion because people who have been here longer may be able to give us more information. Great question, thanks.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
21 Mar 09
Those mails will not be arriving any more as myLot have put a stop to it!
• United States
24 Feb 09
thank you so much for this information, this is getting crazy around here with all that is going on!!! I mean it is a fun place to visit, chat, ask and learn things new of all discussions and these people are ruining it... that just doesnt make sense to me. I am glad that you let us know what to look for...thank you!!!
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
24 Feb 09
Your welcome... I just didn't want anyone else to be at risk. So many good folks have had bad things happen. Keep an eye on this because more information may come through from people who have been here longer.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
21 Mar 09
It won't happena again as myLot have made it impossible
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• Mexico
24 Feb 09
Very interesting...Sometimes things like that happen everyday on internet.I really hate when people sent fake mails scaring people.Thanks a lot for warning us...and beware of all the scam mails
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
24 Feb 09
People really need to learn to use their time and life better. Just causing trouble is dumb. Your welcome for the heads up. Just trying to keep us all safe and happy.
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@sconibear (8010)
• United States
24 Feb 09
i wonder how these idiots got a hold of members email addresses. i haven't got anything...........yet..........but i always fly under the radar. thanks for the warning though.
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
24 Feb 09
I hadn't done anything.... much.... but I guess I flew a little too high. I have no idea how they do it but MyLot needs to figure it out in a hurry. Stay low!
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@owlwings (39626)
• Cambridge, England
24 Feb 09
How they do it is extremely easy. They don't need to know email addresses, just your username. There are two options on the 'Unsubscribe' dialog. The first is to enter your username and the second is to enter your email address. Either one works and will send an email to the email address that you were obliged to enter when signing up. Unfortunately (unless MyLot have changed the system in the last few hours), ANYONE can enter any valid username and an automated mail will go to that person.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
21 Mar 09
MyLot have altered everything now so that only the user can delete his own account so no more mails will be arriving!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
24 Feb 09
This is a firdst for me here. I have not recieved any emails along those lines. It has to be a spam mailing is my guess and not from admininstration. The emails shopuld be forwarded to myLot admin. when one recieves them so that they are aware and can tend to this matter quickly. I hope I never get one either. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
24 Feb 09
They aren't fake because we've lost a few to it. They aimed at me because i stood up for someone when someone else was being mean. If you do get one, please report it as soon as you can. Thanks for reading!
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@owlwings (39626)
• Cambridge, England
24 Feb 09
No, the mails do come from MyLot and they are 'authentic' in that they are part of the procedure that MyLot uses when you want to close down your own account. They are automated mails, however, so MyLot are not (in a way) responsible for sending them. As a matter of fact, it would be child's play for anyone here to do it. If anyone receives one (that they didn't generate themselves by going to the Unsubscribe page), they should forward the details to MyLot as TLChimes, says, using the Contact link at the bottom (and choosing 'Other' as the subject).
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
21 Mar 09
They won't come any more Grandpa as myLot have fixed it. No-one can delete your account now except yourself!
@ronharold (555)
• Philippines
24 Feb 09
Thanks for the warning! But what can be the reason for asking you to delete your account? Have you personally receive an email from them?
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
24 Feb 09
I received and email from MyLot asking to comfirm the delition of my account. I did NOT request it and did not want it. Someone didn't like me standing up for a friend and got mad at me. There are some not nice people playing not nice games.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
21 Mar 09
Those mails will not be arriving any more as myLot have seen to it now!
• United States
24 Feb 09
unfortunately this is not a new trick for the trolls they tried that with me a couple of months ago and it didnt work the bad thing is that if you DO receive one of those you are probably going to lose your account anyway because the trolls not only tried to cancel your account but have also been reporting you to admin to try to get you banned as well oh the sad worthless life of a troll! LOL
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
24 Feb 09
That's why I went ahead and e-mailed the admin. I wanted them to know that I wasn't doing anything to deserve nastiness (other then reporting bad behaviors) If I have a record of it, it makes it easier to fight. And if people are informed ahead then they are armed at least a bit. I know you've been through a lot. I've read about you in several things since first coming on here. I know you to be tough and that you stand up for others. I think you have a target inked into your back now. Thanks for stopping in.
• United States
24 Feb 09
yup I do i just got one but like I said this isnt a new trick so the troll isnt going to rattle my cage with this I sent a message to admin I am not going anywhere!!!
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• United States
24 Feb 09
LMAO I just got #2 silly trolls LMAO
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• India
24 Feb 09
hello, i haven't noticed anything like this yet,....but, good that you have informed that such thing are happening here.........and i will definitely contact mylot of i get any such messages. happy mylotting...and have a nice day..
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• India
25 Feb 09
OK ...sure, i will....that's very nice of you to keep us all informed... have a nice day.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
21 Mar 09
No more mails will be arriving as myLot have fixed it so that only users can delete their own accounts from now on!
@mrsl2008 (635)
24 Feb 09
Thanks for the warning. I'll keep an eye out x :-) MrsL x
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
24 Feb 09
If you play nice and don't yell at the bad creeps that come on here you should be safe. But I wanted everyone to know what is going on if they do get something they didn't ask for themselves.
@mrsl2008 (635)
24 Feb 09
Thing is, I'm quite happy to play nice and enjoy but I won't stand for any **** either so I'll have to just see what happens x Nice to know there are people who take an interest in looking after everyone x MrsLx
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
21 Mar 09
It's been fixed. MyLot have set it so that only the users can now delete their accounts so no more fake mails will be arriving!
@dpk262006 (56483)
• Delhi, India
25 Feb 09
Many thanks for the useful information. But how did you come to know about such mails, did you receive the same or some one else warned you about it. I think we all should be careful about such mails.
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I got 4 of them yesterday. But MyLot is really trying to fix the issue so let's hope it doesn't continue. Just be careful and let them know of anything you get that seems out of the normal.
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
21 Mar 09
There will be no more of these mails - myLot have seen to it an set it so no-one can send them any more!
• United States
24 Feb 09
Wow! That's scary, I've not checked my email yet but will, thanks for sharing this info here; so much craziness for sure always going on here lately; its really sad!!! thanks again!
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
24 Feb 09
It is sad. It's dumb what some folks do. Keep yours eyes open and your head down.
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
21 Mar 09
It's all over now as myLot have put a stop to it!
• United States
26 Feb 09
i havent ran into that.. yet.. lol im sure in time i will
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
26 Feb 09
At least you're warned if you do. I was too...sort of, but I wanted to be sure others who weren't aware had a bit of a heads up. If we all share information, the nasty folks can't hurt us as badly.
@Bethany1202 (3432)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Thanks for the heads up. People like to send many phishing emails, so I would be wary anyway if I received such a mail, but it's always great to know of something such as this ahead of time! Best wishes.
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
25 Feb 09
Mylot received several informative e-mails and is trying to fix this. Thanks for responding!
• United States
24 Feb 09
i have not gotten one but thanks for letting us know so i can be on the look out just in case! thanks so much
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I've gotten 4 today and the MyLot crew said they've gotten many reports of this and are trying to clear it up.
• United States
24 Feb 09
Isn't it sad that some people have so little to do in their life that they must become spiteful and hateful toward anyone that disagrees with them? Sad, very sad. Namaste-Anora
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
24 Feb 09
It is truly a poison. I wish it on no one. Be well.
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