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Community Manager Note

  • 1.  Community Manager Note

    Posted 04-15-2019 09:28
    Hi all,

    I just wanted to note that there appears to have been a spam type of individual that slipped through my moderating of the community. I have banned the user. I always try to assure a safe place for everyone, but unfortunately sometimes things slip through.
    Please ignore any messages you may have received in your inbox to connect with random individuals.

    And ALWAYS feel free to reach out to me if something feels off about someone. I want everyone to feel safe and secure when sharing and connecting here in the community.

    Thank you!

    Andrea Baer
    Grapeville PA
    (724) 396-7820

  • 2.  RE: Community Manager Note

    Posted 04-16-2019 05:06
    I received that scam in my inbox!
    Luckily, I am “ street smart”, and knew to delete it: after forwarding it to Mike W to look in to!
    As you are aware, not everyone in our MH community is tech savvy!
    The site really needs to be monitored much better!
    It could have caused a lot of anxiety and stress.
    With a lot of collateral damage!
    It is not something to be taken lightly!
    Bev Goldstein
    Chapter 333
    The Villages, Fl

    Sent from my iPhone

  • 3.  RE: Community Manager Note

    Posted 04-16-2019 08:31
    Hi Bev,

    I think that a lot of people did and that is why I posted this. Unfortunately, I am just one person and while I work really hard and do the VERY best I can, the chance is still there for things to happen. This one was not easily detectable because it was done through private message.

    As a tip for EVERYONE.....never answer an email or private message that is from someone who is vague, not someone you know, or is not directly related to the topic of support. And, NEVER share your personal information, such as bank, social security information, address, etc. with ANYONE online.

    I will continue to work hard to manage the community and as always, if something doesn't seem right, please let me know.

    Andrea Baer
    Grapeville PA
    (724) 396-7820