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Unwanted attempts at advertising on Slickdeals, or possible scam/virus?

Jebusfreek666 1,221 1,053 December 17, 2015 at 10:09 AM
I know this isn't a deal, but I didn't want this to get buried in the tech support threads. I just received this email today from Butcher Adrian (xxxxx@hotmail.com) here is what it says:
"Re:Could you help us to post deal on slickdeals
Hello,

Are you the user named Jebusfreek666 on slickdeals?

Our company sells electronic products on Amazon.
Please give me a reply hurry, let's talk about the possible cooperation.

Hope to hear back from you soon.
Have a nice day!"

I did not reply, and suggest anyone who gets this ignore and delete it as well. Keep an eye out. This is the first time I have seen something like this.

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#2
seen this in my spam box before
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#3
Trying for some collusion. Probably could have gotten a kick back if you responded. Thanks for the heads up and for being ethical.
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#4
I don't think this is the appropriate place to post this......
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#5
In for 1, thanks.
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#6
No HDMI, no deal
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#7
Maybe tell him to send you his junk then don't post. Maybe they will learn?
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Maybe tell him to send you his junk then don't post. Maybe they will learn?
It's more fun to reply, get the information on the product, and then send it off to Schooby to get their product banned from SlickDeals entirely. Needless to say, they no longer send me requests to post products laugh out loud
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Quote from Jebusfreek666 View Post :
I know this isn't a deal, but I didn't want this to get buried in the tech support threads. I just received this email today from Butcher Adrian (butcheradrian@hotmail.com) here is what it says:
"Re:Could you help us to post deal on slickdeals
Hello,

Are you the user named Jebusfreek666 on slickdeals?

Our company sells electronic products on Amazon.
Please give me a reply hurry, let's talk about the possible cooperation.

Hope to hear back from you soon.
Have a nice day!"

I did not reply, and suggest anyone who gets this ignore and delete it as well. Keep an eye out. This is the first time I have seen something like this.

thank you for reporting this. If they contacted you on SD via pm, could you please forward the message to me or another mod? Thank you!
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Quote from finzz2dlft View Post :
thank you for reporting this. If they contacted you on SD via pm, could you please forward the message to me or another mod? Thank you!
Will do.
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#11
laugh out loud Had someone try and do that on Facebook and I told them I wasn't related to SD directly and they should ask directly to advertise. I then blocked them.
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I just got this email today also. My main question is how did he get my email address from Slickdeals?

"Hello,

Are you the user named rssniff on slickdeals?
We are looking for someone who can help us to post deals on slickdeals. We will pay for your help. Please let me know whether you have the interest.

Thanks.
Hope to hear back from you.
Have a nice day!
butcheradrian@hotmail.com
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Quote from rssniff View Post :
I just got this email today also. My main question is how did he get my email address from Slickdeals?

"Hello,

Are you the user named rssniff on slickdeals?
We are looking for someone who can help us to post deals on slickdeals. We will pay for your help. Please let me know whether you have the interest.

Thanks.
Hope to hear back from you.
Have a nice day!
butcheradrian@hotmail.com
Hi, I can assure you that they did not get your email address from us. It had to be after you purchased something from them or one of their partners.
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#14
Just received the same email today . It does show my SD screen name too , but thats not hard to find .
Not going to respond and will report/label as gmail spam and block .
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#15
Have definitely received more of these PMs in the last 3 months than the entire 9 prior years we've been on SD. Just keep on reporting them to the mods.

Haven;t received any via email yet, but also don't have our SD screenname in any of our email addresses...
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