Spammers Working Adobe PM's Again

LEGEND ,
Aug 27, 2010 Aug 27, 2010

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Looks like Spammers are back at it, with Adobe PM's. Been about 6 mos., so I guess that it was time.

Here's the most recent on [Links Removed]:

Hello,
Please write to my email address box: [Link Removed]
My name is Precious, a good looking Liberian girl.
I
became interested in you after going through your profile and i wish to
continue relationship with you which if nature will permit we have a
long way to go.
I
have a special reason of contacting you which i will make known to you,
tell you more about myself and also send my pictures to you. I will
like you to get back to me through my email address:
[Link Removed]
Precious

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 27, 2010 Aug 27, 2010

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Account name so we can disable the account?

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LEGEND ,
Aug 27, 2010 Aug 27, 2010

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Thank you.

Here is the full PM:

Hello,
Please write to my email address box: (elkaprecious@yahoo.com)
My name is Precious, a good looking Liberian girl.
I
became interested in you after going through your profile and i wish to
continue relationship with you which if nature will permit we have a
long way to go.
I
have a special reason of contacting you which i will make known to you,
tell you more about myself and also send my pictures to you. I will
like you to get back to me through my email address:
(elkaprecious@yahoo.com)
Precious

Here is the Profile.

That is all that I can furnish, unless there is something more in that PM. Let me know if there is a way to access more info.

Appreciated,

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 30, 2010 Aug 30, 2010

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Above the body of the message there should be a block with:

To: Your Name

From: User Name

Sent: Date

Subject: Subject Line.

The From name is what we need to find the account and deactivate it.

If you are looking at your list of private messages it should have columns for Subject, From, and Date. Give us the name in the From column.

Thanks!

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LEGEND ,
Sep 01, 2010 Sep 01, 2010

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John,

Sorry that I did not furnish the complete, and necessary data. Unfortunately, the Trash has been emptied, so that PM has gone to bit-heaven.

If I get another, I'll try to do better - sorry.

Thanks,

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 01, 2010 Sep 01, 2010

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Hi Bill. We were able to figure it out from the info you provided. The account is gone. But if they had used a different email address on their account than was in the message, we wouldn't have been able to. I was surprised that they used the same account info in the message and on their registration.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 02, 2010 Sep 02, 2010

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Great news, and sorry that I did not get everything for you the first time. Promise to do better if there is ever a "next time." Over the years, this was only the second spam PM, that I received. Just not on my toes.

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New Here ,
Sep 07, 2010 Sep 07, 2010

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I'm really surprised that you would get a pm like that in an Adobe forum.  I would think those types of pm's would be on dating/social forums.

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LEGEND ,
Sep 08, 2010 Sep 08, 2010

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In my case, this was only the third such PM, since the changeover to Jive. The first, and the third seemed quite limited, or at least I was one of the few to bring attention to them. The second, about 6 mos. ago, hit dozens of forum users, and especially in the Premiere fora.

So far, it has been a very limited attempt by the spammers, or so it seems. Perhaps they have only been "test runs?"

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