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It has come to my attention that a new member who joined our site last week, has been sending solicitations to members via Private Messages, this after I deleted their ads for fly ties from the classifieds section. I explained to this person that the classified section of our site is for members to advertise items for sale or items they are looking to buy. It is not for commercial businesses to sell their products. Solicitations via Private Messages are not allowed on this site. That person only joined this site in order to market their products, not to participate in our fishing community. I have banned them from the site.

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I suppose the country that you were supposed to send the money to was Nigeria. That sounds like one of the scams the nigerians are famous for. If you questioned the long response time it would be due to the overwhelming response and for another 50 or a hundred bucks you could get that many more. Anyway legitimate buisnesses don't spam!
 

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Randy, Thanks for taking care of it. I hope I didn't come across too harsh...the contempt wasn't meant for you or the site. I'm pleased to see you take a hard line on this one.

Gary
 

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Absolutely! I hate spammers and unsolicitated stuff. Please let me know anytime things like this happen. We want the site to be open for any anglers to join us. It is a shame that some folks just try to take advantage of our open forum.
 
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