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New members please be aware. 1 week 1 day ago #3483367

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Dear Buzzers

While Buzz always tries to protect members from scammers and others who want to lure members away from the site, we also need your cooperation in order to do this.

We are once again receiving reports and complaints that some new members are being persuaded to exchange personal details as soon as they join.

This is normally a tactic of a scammer lying in wait and only when they do this are me made aware of them, but then it is too late as they are then in possession of the member’s personal contact details to be used as they wish.

This is not allowed as the Terms and Conditions of Membership clearly states, as our intention is to try and protect our members from scammers to the best of our ability, but this needs cooperation from members and this is to report immediately, in confidence to us if you experience this behaviour on joining the forum.

Members must be made aware of the danger of exchanging personal information with a stranger when joining.

Many members already report suspicious members, but unfortunately many don’t, they either ignore or block them if the scammer contacts them but unfortunately they don’t report them..:(

It is vitally important to report before the scammer feels ‘comfortable’ and moves on to others asking for personal details in the hopes of getting a ‘catch’ the sooner they are caught the sooner we can remove them.

We need to know this is happening otherwise we can’t do anything about it.

These people operate with flattery and excuses that they ‘can’t get online often’ so they ask to exchange email addresses or to go on Hangouts etc.

Please be assured that all reports are confidential and will be investigated.

We thank you for your cooperation in our efforts to try and keep Buzz safe for all of us.

Pats.

On behalf of Mila and the team.

Thank you and stay safe.
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