FanBox.com is a spam ...

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  1. KarissaMann05

    KarissaMann05 Active Member Premium Member

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    I can't believe I fell in for it.... for the first time. :mad: Hell, I'm being so caution for many years.

    Okay... I know one person that is usually sent me some of her artworks and pictures at my yahoo. Until, I didn't realize that she sent me this: "http://www.fanbox.com/" in her e-mail cos the e-mail said she had a picture for me. I thought it was about her artwork picture or something else. I opened it and to see her picture but itturned the famous cartoon but I don't remember what name for that cartoon. But i didn't realize it took me to the website and it automatically signed up as a member of FanBox! :eek:

    I immedately closed this account and i checked for back up and scanning... and everything....

    If you see this e-mail address, "fbNOREPLY299@myfanbox.com" ... DONT CLICK IT. Mark it as a spam.

    Sigh.............

    Now I warned my friend who sent me an e-mail cos i don't think she realized it is a spam website she went to there.
     
  2. Frisky Feline

    Frisky Feline Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. oh boy!
     
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    What's more is they tend to gain access into contact list of people in hotmail or yahoo account of a person who has registered with them so they can send emails to these people over again and again.
     
  4. KarissaMann05

    KarissaMann05 Active Member Premium Member

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    Okay, i done with some stuff and now this scanning on my laptop...

    I don't know if the spammer could look in my yahoo information or something... :( what would i do? I already know what I will do with my laptop as in a case....

    :(:(:( I feel so terrible!
     
  5. KarissaMann05

    KarissaMann05 Active Member Premium Member

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    only contact information?
     
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    Royale Active Member

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    If you do not sign up with the Fanbox, you do not need to worry about them. However, it is safe to scan everything to make sure that nothing serious or bad have happened to your laptop.
     
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    Yes, like address book
     
  8. KarissaMann05

    KarissaMann05 Active Member Premium Member

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    Never mind! Thankfully, i don't add any more information about my personal!! I just checked to see my information but I realize I never add anything at all.

    PHEW! But I already changed my password for in a case...
     
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    saywhatkid Huked on fonix werx! Premium Member

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    I received a few emails titled "Nicole has asked you a question" or something similar, about a year ago. I researched and found out they are really BAD NEWS. I have copied a short article, from: Scams: "Welcome to FanBox" - How to Cancel / Block Fanbox.com

    Spam and Scam:Fanbox.com
    "Welcome to FanBox"
    Fanbox.com, formerly known as sms.ac, is one of the most annoying and sleaziest spams and misrepresentations going right now. Here's how to stop receiving this spam.

    If you are receiving email list this, we urge you to forward them to the federal Trade Commission. If they receive enough complaints, perhaps they'll get off their lazy government backsides and do something about the scum behind this scam:

    How to Block Fanbox Emails or Cancel Your Account
    Don't click on the link to cancel your account. That will only confirm to these scum that your email address is being used and ensure MORE spam. And since you never signed up for it, you haven't got an account to cancel. They are just trying to trick you into clicking on a link and confirming your information!

    Instead, put fanbox.com, fanboxapps.com, and sms.ac in your junk / blocked senders, junk email or spam list in your email program (eg., Outlook junk mail list)

    Report these spammers to the government:
    To forward unwanted or deceptive spam to the Federal Trade Commission; send it to spam@uce.gov,

    Also see the FTC and here to Report Porn Spam. In California, also use caspam@doj.ca.gov. In Missouri, use spamcomplaint@ago.mo.gov. In Virginia, use cybercrime@oag.state.va.us.
    If you think you have been taken advantage of by a spam scam, file a complaint with the FTC online at Federal Trade Commission. Complaints will help the FTC find and stop people who are using spam to defraud consumers.

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    How their scam works:
    When you sign up for FanBox, it asks for your permission to email everyone in your address book. After you give them your password (DON'T do it!) it will start spamming everyone in your contact list / address book. It will send them these stupid ":____ asked you a question" spams.

    We've received them here; and verified that the senders had no intention of sending them to us, or "asking" a question. They felt victimized.

    For detailed discussion of this scam see these links:

    Fanbox is the new plaxo
    Spamhuntress.com: sms.ac turns into fanbox/
    Steve Riley: faxbox, the latest in password scams
    Fanbox: do not touch it
    Fanbox SPAM Continues the SCAM

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    Here is an example of the spam:

    Welcome to the FanBox platform

    In this email, we'll tell you about your new FanBox account and:

    Why you want it
    How you got it
    How you can control or cancel it
    Why you want it

    FanBox enables millions of people to use thousands of applications provided by the best application developers from around the world.

    Applications that improve your life - such as:

    Your own @FanBox.com totally spam-free email address
    Automatically backs up your PC files — you can access them from any Web connection
    Games to entertain you for hours
    How you got it

    You were provided with a free FanBox account when you used an application called "Question It!", recommended to you by otiko.

    To help avoid a double-registration process, users are instantly provided with a free FanBox account if they attempt to use an application (such as "Question It!") that runs on the FanBox platform.

    How you can control or cancel it

    Visit your Web-desktop to enjoy games and applications

    Visit email settings to control the frequency of emails

    You can instantly cancel your account in one easy step

    We hope you enjoy FanBox as much as millions of others.

    Look for the "Suggest!" links all over the site to let us know what you think. We're here to serve you.

    Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | FanBox — 255 G Street #723, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
     
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    KarissaMann05 Active Member Premium Member

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    No, when I opened an e-mail to click a picture but i didn't realized it took me to FanBox.com and automatically signed up as a member of FanBox by itself...
     
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    KarissaMann05 Active Member Premium Member

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    I just finish reading and sent a warning message to friends and family. Gah!!! I did it for nothing.

    Well, at the least, I didn't add anything and changed a password.

    I'm kinda of mad at someone else for not being careful... :mad:
     
  12. rockin'robin

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    1 or 2 years ago, a friend told me about FanBox....said I might wanna join??....Lucky me, I didn't becuz I had no time for another site....Later on, I did read somewhere that it was scam....and I emailed my friend to tell him...but heard nothing back....

    I, too, recently changed my password!....Unusual activity on my account.....I also deactivated myself from FaceBook. Reason:??...My friends on Facebook kept getting scams about "adopting children".......And I was the only one who has adopted children!...So I know somehow a scammer got into my profile.
     
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    Yes, I got those all the time. One of buddies didn't know any better sending these cutesy emails, I knew not to open it but they still come to me its odd.
     
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    None of your damn business!
    It happened to me once
     
  15. Brian

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    I have received some of this when my friend signed up on FanBox.com (before it was turned into a mobile thing).

    Don't blame them for doing this. It was partly your friend's fault for not paying attention to the option giving her/him, if she/he wanted them to fetch her/his contact info/address book, so they could send to her/his friends to join or not. Believe me, they don't hack into your account for any reason.

    Facebook, Myspace, AOL/AIM, Yahoo, Gmail and other websites are all the same though most of them don't send out repetitively like FanBox does.

    It is always a good idea to have an E-mail account with nothing in the contact info/addressbook, specifically only for sites like FanBox, free offers, sweepstakes, etc. :)
     
  16. KarissaMann05

    KarissaMann05 Active Member Premium Member

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    :D! Now I feel so much better!

    Thank you, Brian!
     
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    I look up on OpenDNS that appear to sayin fanbox.com is "Proxy/anonymizer"
     
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    Your friend is at fault. Fanbox will not send an email to another person unless your friend did not read the check all / uncheck or pick from list options given to you right in your face. So don't go blaming legitimate companies for lazy people who can not read.
     
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    Yeah, I know what is happen in the fanbox can't sent for e-mail.
     
  20. saywhatkid

    saywhatkid Huked on fonix werx! Premium Member

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    Whoa there pardner....sounds like you have an interest in the success of FanBox. Why would a legitimate company create at least 15 variations of the "sender" address, thereby bypassing my blocking of the original address? I was getting myfanbox.com, fanbox.com, fanboxmail.com, fanboxnotes.com, and more. All these addresses were designed to force their way to my inbox. Did one of my "careless friends" create these? I think you better do your homework before making your first post a blanket blasting of members here.
     

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