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Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Paul Gordon » June 9th, 2010, 2:49 pm

I just got the following private message. How can this happen? Has anyone else got it?

[color:#CC0000]hello am Cynthia by name am very happy
to see your profile today at geniimagazine.com
i will be very happy if you contact
me in this my private email ok .
i will tell you all you need to know
about me including a picture of me .
remember that age did not matter
anything .the most important things
is love and caring .
(cynthia02real@yahoo.com )
Please contact me on my email so
i will give you my foto for you to know
me more ok please don't say no to me[/color]
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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby El Mystico » June 9th, 2010, 2:54 pm

Yes, Paul;
It looks like Cynthia is after us both.
I'm hurt that she seems to be two-timing me already, this early in our relationship. Maybe we sshould share her?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » June 9th, 2010, 2:58 pm

Not sure how this happened, but lots of people are getting these.
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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby David Oliver » June 9th, 2010, 2:59 pm

I may be wrong, but I believe that "Cynthia" could be an anagram of "Mark Lewis."
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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Ian Kendall » June 9th, 2010, 3:00 pm

Maybe it would be nice to have someone with which we can discuss the merits of the diagonal palm steal in a mature and safe environment.

Just saying...

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Diamond Jim Tyler » June 9th, 2010, 3:14 pm

I just got the email too.
Magically,
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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Matt R » June 9th, 2010, 3:40 pm

I got the message too

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Postby Curtis Kam » June 9th, 2010, 3:43 pm

It was bound to happen, chix dig magic.

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby magicking » June 9th, 2010, 3:44 pm

I got it too and my wife saw it first and was not happy..I had to explain I did not know this person
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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 9th, 2010, 3:46 pm

This was done manually.

We have changed settings so this shouldn't happen again.

Our database was not compromised.
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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Jim Martin » June 9th, 2010, 3:56 pm

Further proof that things haven't been the same since Close Up Magic Week.........
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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Rene Clement » June 9th, 2010, 3:57 pm

I think Cynthia likes to meet all of us!! No matter what part of the world we are looking.

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Paul Gordon » June 9th, 2010, 4:03 pm

Jeez...now I've got 20 bloody messages from her! She sure has good taste, but I wish she'd bugger off! :)

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby David Alexander » June 9th, 2010, 4:25 pm

And I thought it was my manly reputation that had proceeded me.. ah well....

A few moments with Google and we find that "Cynthia" is almost certainly a chap sitting in an Internet Cafe in Nigeria working what is known as a "419" scam.

Do not bite...do not write back...it is a hustle. There are several websites devoted to scamming the scammers. Some are extremely funny. Just Google "419 scam" and have a laugh at some of their messages.

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Dustin Stinett » June 9th, 2010, 4:58 pm

I have to make sure it's not my wife hitting on all you guys.

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Tom Frame » June 9th, 2010, 5:15 pm

That treacherous, conniving tramp Cynthia sent me the message too!
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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Joe Naud » June 9th, 2010, 5:19 pm

I'm hurt, no message for me. I guess I'm not as hot as I thought I was.
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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Bob Farmer » June 9th, 2010, 5:25 pm

I got the message. It's why I got into the magic in the first place -- chicks.

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Terrence » June 9th, 2010, 5:37 pm

Don't think that'll be answering back. Flattering, I imagine...

Thanks David for the heads up!

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Richard Perrin » June 9th, 2010, 5:38 pm

Got this from "her" and respond: Huh?

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby AnthonyBrahams » June 9th, 2010, 5:42 pm

I received the same message but not to the e-mail address I use for Genii. I did not follow the link.
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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby mrgoat » June 9th, 2010, 5:52 pm

You are all idiots. I emailed her and we made sweet, sweet love all afternoon and boy is she a go-er. Purley? Purley? Know what I mean?

I pity you all for missing the chance for this no strings fun.

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Ian Kendall » June 9th, 2010, 6:27 pm

Really? I found her advocacy of the double undercut over a well timed pass to be simplistic and a bit old fashioned to be honest.

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Myron Lowenstein » June 9th, 2010, 6:54 pm

I too heard from Cynthia.....

I just quit my membership on Jdate, Match & Plenty of Fish..
The Genii Forum is the new in-place to meet Babes!

Gotta go paypal Cynthia the $$ so she can fly over to meet me.

She could be "the one".......

Thanks Forum for making my dreams come true.

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby David Alexander » June 9th, 2010, 8:17 pm

mrgoat wrote:You are all idiots. I emailed her and we made sweet, sweet love all afternoon and boy is she a go-er. Purley? Purley? Know what I mean?

I pity you all for missing the chance for this no strings fun.


Apparently your screen name is appropriate.;-)

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Mark Paulson » June 9th, 2010, 8:35 pm

Cynthia's a man, baby!

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby jason156 » June 9th, 2010, 9:03 pm

Have not gotten my email yet, why? Am I not good enough for her...I'm so depressed.

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 9th, 2010, 9:31 pm

If you haven't received the PM already, you won't. We've changed a few things so this can't happen again.
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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Gord » June 9th, 2010, 11:52 pm

I googled the email address and it's associated with the 419 scam.
So ... dibs!

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby mai-ling » June 10th, 2010, 1:22 am

she emailed me too.

but since my email server has been down,
i didn't get any notifications.
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Private Message from "Cynthia" ............

Postby mehtas » June 10th, 2010, 4:09 am

I see many other members received private message from this "Cynthia" person.

Doing some research I just found out who this person is.

You'll never guess in a million years.

http://timnovate.wordpress.com/2010/05/ ... made-cell/

We need to get the word around that "Cynthia" has evolved and goes around magic forums looking for company :)

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Re: Private Message from "Cynthia" ............

Postby Doomo » June 10th, 2010, 2:39 pm

That two timing whore! Never again! I was going to share my millions that await me from my inheritance from Nigeria... But now... NEVER!
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Re: Private Message from "Cynthia" ............

Postby David Alexander » June 11th, 2010, 9:25 am

For a few laughs about "Cynthia" and her ilk you might visit http://www.ebolamonkeyman.com/ This guy's hobby is scamming the scammers and then posting his adventures.

There are several other sites like this on the web. Just Google "Nigerian 419."

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Greg Edmonds » June 11th, 2010, 11:35 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:Not sure how this happened, but lots of people are getting these.


Unfortunately, it appears ALL of us got these. What will Cynthia do with all these new friends to talk to?

PS Thanks for the fix, Richard

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 11th, 2010, 12:06 pm

No, all of you did not get them, nor could all of you have received them.

We have many thousands of members, and only 100 to 200 people got them before we patched the loophole.
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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Smurf » June 11th, 2010, 2:45 pm

Mr. Kaufman is certainly correct. I did not receive one and I don't feel left out. I am relieved that you dealt with the issue so quickly and competently. Very nice job!

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Bryan Dreyfus » July 27th, 2010, 5:29 pm

Due to the fact that I have, indeed, found my present wife on the internet, I must take umbrage to the TOTAL negativity to such happenings. I see and understand the funniness of the prospect as one of my nieces told us it was, "sick and wrong". Just know that the prospect has been gaining popularity steadily.

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Ian Kendall » July 27th, 2010, 7:11 pm

I know at least four people who met their spouse on the interwebs. And possibly more who haven't told me. There's no shame in it.

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Re: Has Genii been hacked?

Postby Smurf » July 27th, 2010, 7:51 pm

Bryan,

What does your story have to do with a targeted spamming intrusion of a private user list on the net? Did you meet your wife as a random recipient of an offer of her favors as long as you are a loving person? If so, then I see the connection. If not, what is the connection? Why post in this thread?

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