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StillaThrill
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Spam Email

Over the last 2 days I have received spam email from C36 member accounts.  The subject of the emails are invoices both to paying and receiving.  Also emails concerning UPS packages arriving with a tracking number link.  Is anyone else receiving this type of spam?  I did NOT click on any of the links or invoices.

Is this a known issues?
Thanks
Ralph
Still a Thrill #765
Lake Texoma

Ralph
Still a Thrill # 765
WK, STD Rig
Lake Texoma, TX

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Ralph
Still a Thrill # 765
WK, STD Rig
Lake Texoma, TX

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Haro
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Ralf, what indicates it came through c36 website. Are you receiving private message? If so either it is an account created by a spammer, or a user's password is stollen. Contact Nick Torino. He can track the spammer.

StillaThrill
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The emails are NOT coming from the C36 website,  I mentioned the website because all of the names on the emails are names that I recognize as C36 members.I didn't mean to imply that the website was spamming me.

 

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Ralph
Still a Thrill # 765
WK, STD Rig
Lake Texoma, TX

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Chachere
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I got one from an address which I recognize as that of our Commodore.  I'm going to try to contact her off-forum, but it does seem as if some email address harvesting is happening.

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Matthew Chachère
s/v ¡Que Chévere! #466
1985 C36 MKI tall rig fin keel M25
Homeported in eastern Long Island, NY

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Haro
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I understand the problem.
Since I administer other websites using Drupal - I recently discovered foreign (unrecognised) files in the root directory of the site. In examination of these files it showed that the person had hacked in and tried to get all the user names, passwords and emails from the data base. I am not sure if they got any of them. I removed these files and saved them for future examination.
I guess the best thing would be for all users to change their password. At lease those that you are getting these emails from.

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Channel Islander
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Hi Ralph.Why do you say that the spam sender address is a C36 member account? How can you tell that? Is it perhaps related to the email list rather than to the website? We have had spam in the past where a list member's email is hacked and their computer starts sending spam to any address in their address book. If that includes the list, list members ghet the spam emails. Are you a member of the list?

Cheers

Nick

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Nick Tonkin
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*Former* owner, C36 tr/fk #255, Santa Barbara, CA
StillaThrill
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Nick,
My spam blocker has deleted the emails, so I cannot tell what the email address is.  However, what I saw were names listed as the sender were names that I have seem on the website. One email had your name and Laura's full names as the sender and another that I cannot remember.  So the only place for me that all of the names were associated were on the website or the email list.

It may have been better for me to say: Received spam emails with C36 members names as the sender.
Does this help clarify?
Thanks

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Ralph
Still a Thrill # 765
WK, STD Rig
Lake Texoma, TX

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Chachere
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I got one from Lauren Nicholson (Secretary) today, and another from Laura Olsen (Commodore) a few days ago. 
Both attached an invoice (which I did not open).

 

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Matthew Chachère
s/v ¡Que Chévere! #466
1985 C36 MKI tall rig fin keel M25
Homeported in eastern Long Island, NY

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bakerha
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Nick / All:  I have also received several of these SCAMS sent to my membership officer email account.  From:  uses some of our organization names with bugus actual email names.  Nick - I have forwarded you one of those for your use.  Maybe the names came from the Home page / officers list?  Just a thought.

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Harold Baker
S/V Lucky Duck
Duncan Bay Boat Club
Cheboygan Michigan - Lake Huron
1989 C-36 mkI TR/WK M25XP

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