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Is anyone else getting weird spammy messages? I've gotten 2 that are basically the same form with different names and emails inserted. "Hello Can we Be Friends? Am Gift, Oneida of 24 years of age,I saw your profile which interested me much and i decided to contact you.I really want to have a good friendship with you i want us to be friends OK ,i have a reason of selecting you as my friend,pl if you wish to know my reasons try contact me through this my email (giftoneil91@yahoo.com) We need to talk and know yourself more and equally share pictures to each other.hope to hear from you. Bye with a warmly hugs. my email is(giftoneil91@yahoo.com )please write me now with it" Is anyone else getting stuff like this? What is this? I don't even.

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Hubert V. Yee's picture
Hubert V. Yee
social media and marketing manager of startup

Hi Alayna,

We were hit with spammers yesterday. Please delete it from your account. Our dev team are working to eliminate the spam and the spammer. We will be putting in a permanent solution to this. Thanks!


Maureen Aragon's picture

Hi, My name is Maureen Aragon. I live in Costa Rica and i have the same problem. I receipt this mail yesterday and I checked if it was a question of a real girl.

But when it looks for the name in this site it brought me to this page and I realized that it was spam.

Please help me.


Maureen Aragon.

Hubert V. Yee's picture
Hubert V. Yee
social media and marketing manager of startup

Hi Maureen,

Thanks for your email. Non robotic spammers created spamming accounts on our site. We have deleted the accounts and are putting a permanent solution in to reduce live spammers. Do apologize for the spam. Please feel free to forward or copy and paste the info to me at hubert.yee@edutopia.org. Thanks!

kezia's picture
counselor/learning support teacher, from Indonesia

Hi, my name is Sylvia, from Indonesia. I received the same email yesterday and will delete it now.

Hubert V. Yee's picture
Hubert V. Yee
social media and marketing manager of startup

Thanks Sylvia for letting us know! We will definitely address this.


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