Florence

Author Topic: Possible scam using FP usernames  (Read 840 times)

Offline maxiboy

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 23
Possible scam using FP usernames
« on: February 01, 2013, 12:31:05 PM »
Hi,

I received this yesterday.

"Dear maxy boy,
Welcome to Yuku!
We upgraded this Forumer site to a new forum experience and you are now part of the Yuku family. This upgrade brings you the benefits of a new home forum plus a new community of sites to explore.
New username has been generated for you because the old one contained invalid characters. In order to change your username enter this link: http://www.yuku.com/login/updateaccount/i//h/bc4a84e37f868da5f9978382076a0a5e
To get started, just click the link below to set your new password and log into your new Yuku account:
http://maxy_boy.fourpaws.fr.yuku.com/settings/account
Username: maxy_boy
Password: 51086ce3af5538.77394650
If you have problems signing in, please try signing in with your email instead of username
Your new Yuku forum:
http://fourpaws.fr.yuku.com
If you would like to know more about how the new systems works, visit: http://help.yuku.com.
Again, welcome to the new site and, enjoy!
Sincerely,
The Forumer (now Yuku) team
."


I thought it looked a bit fishy so I checked on the FP website where there was no note of a change and I immediately deleted it.
I'm not sure if it is spam but thought I'd let you know as they have my username from somewhere and who knows what might happen if you click on the links!

Yvonne
Miss Mawi, Mellow Max
so missed - Bailey x

Offline DextersMum

  • Trustee
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 17,141
  • Gender: Female
  • Princess Maisie
Re: Possible scam using FP usernames
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2013, 14:36:30 PM »

Hi Yvonne,

Thanks for flagging.  We've investigated this and these are spam/phishing emails which haven't come from us or the forum.

Anything coming from us would have an @fourpawsanimalrescue.org.uk address so always best to do as you've done and delete if unsure.
Fran, Dexter, Princess Maisie and Anya xx
Bridge babies Barnaby & Mollie

Offline charlies mum

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 702
  • Gender: Female
Re: Possible scam using FP usernames
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 15:32:14 PM »
I had one too yesterday