[Ansteorra] Fwd: Grouply Warning? -- OT
tinabetta at gmail.com
Sat Nov 8 15:40:06 PST 2008
Good rule of thumb- If you didn't ask for it and you don't know who it is
from, DELETE IT! It it probably spam or a scam. All that glitters is
probably trying to steal your gold....
On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 11:45 AM, Carolyn Young <caitlin37 at comcast.net>wrote:
> I've gotten several of these invites lately from other lists I'm on
> as well as Ansteorra lists. I haven't been able to find anything
> about whether the warning is true or not. Does anyone else know
> anything about Grouply?
> HL Caitlin nan Cnoc Airgead
> Shire of Gate's Edge
> denarae at ...> wrote:
> I got this from another group and couldn't find anything on Snopes.
> ----- Original Message -----
> Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 9:27 AM
> Subject: [Church_Of_Our_Lady] Grouply Warning?
> WARNING ABOUT GROUPLY.COM!!!
> Warning about Grouply.Com
> This is a new site which advertises they can make accessing your
> Groups faster and easier. Most of us are too seasoned to fall for
> Something like this, but I am posting this in case anyone here has
> Not already heard the warnings that are being posted around the
> Groups. Just last night I received an invitation in my personal e-
> To join this site.
> This is what happens when you join:
> "First, when a member joins, it AUTOMATICALLY CHANGES THEIR
> PRIMARY E-MAIL ADDRESS FOR THE GROUPS giving them a @grouply.com
> Extension. This is being done UNAWARE TO THOSE WHO ARE JOINING!
> Secondly, members who join the grouply website are having to give
> Their member ID and password. This opens up a security issue for
> Those members.
> Thirdly, once a member joins grouply, IT OPENS ACCESS TO THE
> FILES AND POSTS OF EACH GROUP TO THE GROUPLY WEBSITE.
> Grouply staff can then access these files. If they get hacked, then
> It OPENS THE DOORS TO THE GROUPS GETTING HACKED as well.
> It has also been reported that it's generating a lot of spam
> In other words, information from a group can be made accessible to
> Everyone, and massive amounts of spam with your email address can be
> The following information tells you the steps which need to be taken
> If someone has joined Grouply..com
> IDENTIFY THEFT AT GROUPLY.COM
> There is a message going out to different Yahoo Groups advertising
> And suggesting that you join a new group called GROUPLY. This group
> Claims to help manage all your Yahoo groups and you will get a
> Summary, at the end of the day, telling you what is going on in all
> Your groups.
> IF YOU JOIN THIS GROUP, they use your Yahoo ID and password to
> Post "mass mailings" (can be junk, can be porno) and send them to
> Anyone, and since it's YOUR ID they are using, others will think it
> Is coming from you.
> For instance, you could get an email CLAIMING that it came
> >From "JohnDoe" Yahoo group and it really is not from this group. I
> Could get an email, with this mass mailing, claiming it came from me,
> And it wouldn't have been from me.
> Again, IF YOU HAVE JOINED THIS GROUP called "GROUPLY" IMMEDIATELY
> Leave Grouply. Then go into your account at:
> http://groups.yahoo.com/mygroups and change your password. Some
> Groups have posted that this will help. Unsubscribing from that group
> Won't make a difference (but I think you will want to) so CHANGE YOUR
> YAHOO PASSWORD!!
> BY JOINING GROUPLY.COM YOU HAVE ALSO EXPOSED ALL YOUR GROUPS, GROUP
> MEMBERS AND GROUP LEADERS TO HACKING OF THEIR E-MAILS AND GROUP
> Because of this problem, all members with a email grouply.com are
> Being removed from the affected groups. This is the only way to
> Protect all the members. This is how Identity theft gets going.
> They now have your real email, your yahoo emails, any emails listed
> In your yahoo group and CAN MAIL AS YOU IN AND OUT OF THE
> YAHOO GROUPS.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> --- End forwarded message ---
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