This is what is going on.
Emails are being sent out that appear to be personal. If you open them up,
they have a question worded something like "Have you seen this site?" and
then a link is given.
It is signed by a member of the forum. So at first, I thought it was legit
because I know all the people here, especially these two that I got the emails
But something kept me from clicking on the link because it just didn't look
Well, I then got another email from yet "another" forum member.
This is when I started to suspect that somebody was harvesting forum
member names and sending out what they hoped to look like legit "personal"
I almost clicked on that link. Who knows where it would have taken me or
what would have happened.
Now, I did respond to the one email (I admit this part) pretending that I
looked at the link and replied "No, haven't seen it. Where did you find it?"
but got no response. This confirmed my suspicion that this was spam and
Please, if you see ANY of these emails, do NOT click on any links. They are
NOT from the forum members here who they appear to be from.
I'm sorry for "lying" to one of my friends that I had looked at the site, but
something just didn't look kosher. I couldn't imagine him sending me something
bad, but still, I was actually skeptical.
So please, be on the lookout for these. If I almost fell for it, anybody can.
** UPDATE ** It has been determined that this is most likely happening from
Facebook account ID's being harvested using some sort of software. All these
emails are coming from Facebook friends and groups that I belong to.