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Watch for new members who are here under false pretenses


 

A few days ago I approved someone who wanted to join TekScopes.
Fortunately one of our members alerted me that he recognized the email ID.
The person (or group) using that email ID was joining other groups to post
ads for face masks.
Groups are easy prey for scams like this so this is going to happen again.

Now that I know about this I will be watching for others with the same
intent.
You can help too. Let me know if anyone in other groups has attempted to do
this.
Send me their name or email address via the Group Owner link at the bottom
of this post.

Dennis Tillman W7pF


Tony Fleming
 

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!!

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 11:56 AM Dennis Tillman W7pF <@Dennis_Tillman_W7pF>
wrote:

A few days ago I approved someone who wanted to join TekScopes.
Fortunately one of our members alerted me that he recognized the email ID.
The person (or group) using that email ID was joining other groups to post
ads for face masks.
Groups are easy prey for scams like this so this is going to happen again.

Now that I know about this I will be watching for others with the same
intent.
You can help too. Let me know if anyone in other groups has attempted to do
this.
Send me their name or email address via the Group Owner link at the bottom
of this post.

Dennis Tillman W7pF





 

Hi Roy,
Did you forget to include what you wanted me to know?
Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of Roy Thistle
Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2020 9:58 AM
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Watch for new members who are here under false pretenses

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 09:56 AM, Dennis Tillman W7pF wrote:


Let me know if anyone in other groups has attempted to do this.




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Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator


bill K7WXW
 

This is why all of the groups I manage are set up so that the first two or three new member messages are moderated. On most of them, I also send a message to anyone applying to join, asking them about their interest in the group. People looking for easy ways to post spam almost always move on. For me, the additional work is worth the result: spam free lists.


Tony Fleming
 

Thank you for all you do!
Most of us do not know exactly, since only few of us know how much work you
do every day!
Have a great weekend and stay safe all of you out there.
Tony

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 12:34 PM bill K7WXW <@QRPDX> wrote:

This is why all of the groups I manage are set up so that the first two or
three new member messages are moderated. On most of them, I also send a
message to anyone applying to join, asking them about their interest in the
group. People looking for easy ways to post spam almost always move on.
For me, the additional work is worth the result: spam free lists.




Roy Thistle
 

On Sat, Jun 6, 2020 at 10:32 AM, Dennis Tillman W7pF wrote:


Did you forget to include what you wanted me to know?
Dennis
Hi Dennis: I PMed it... nothing that important.
Roy


 

Hi Bill,
Requiring me to check a new members first two or three messages makes more work for me that I am hoping I can avoid it for a while longer.

Something like this has only happened twice in the past 18 months.
In both cases I would have spotted it before approving them if I knew what to look for at the time.
The latest one was easy to spot from the reason he gave to join but since it was plausible I let him in. That won't happen again.
Now that I know what to look for and that I need to be more suspicious I will be looking at each membership request much more critically.

Dennis Tillman W7pF

-----Original Message-----
From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of bill K7WXW
Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2020 10:35 AM
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Watch for new members who are here under false pretenses

This is why all of the groups I manage are set up so that the first two or three new member messages are moderated. On most of them, I also send a message to anyone applying to join, asking them about their interest in the group. People looking for easy ways to post spam almost always move on. For me, the additional work is worth the result: spam free lists.





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Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator