Message Board Privacy and Security from MarineParents.com
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Old Message Board Note
There has been a recent rash of emails being sent through the MarineParents.com message board community from folks who login as members with the express intent of scamming folks into sending money. We have implemented a solution that will curb unsolicited emails being sent to members of our message board communities.
If you are NOT a member of the message board community for either the Recruit or Marine Parent message boards, this alert does not impact you.
Data has NOT been Compromised
We apologize if you are on the receiving end of these emails. Please be assured that no databases have been compromised and this activity is under control. The person sending you the email has not been given your email address or contact information. As long as you do not reply to the sender, your email address will remain confidential.
Soliciting is Prohibited
For your protection, MarineParents.com will NEVER send solicitous email to you through the message board community. Members are NOT allowed to solicit via the member-to-member email interface. If anyone sends you an email through the message boards asking for money, donations, purchasing, advertising, assistance, calls-to-action, information, last names or phone numbers it has NOT been endorsed by MarineParents.com and should be reported immediately.If you feel the are on the receiving end of a user in violation of these guidelines, DO NOT reply to the sender, but rather forward this email in its entirety to Report@MarineParents.com with your questions and/or concerns. Thank you in advance for your help.
Donations Claiming to be for MarineParents.com
The message board community has been wrongly used in the past to solicit donations for what appear to be well-deserving organizations. Additionally, there have been reports of emails being sent member-to-member asking folks to donate for a project endorsed by MarineParents.com. This is FALSE information and should be reported immediately. Remember, we will NEVER send you email through the message boards requesting donations or action. Requests from MarineParents.com will ALWAYS be posted publicly on the message boards; never sent privately through email.
Communication FROM Members
Very often our members have legitimate reasons for wanting to communicate with one another via email. The new email sent through the message boards member-to-member will include these alerts and notices so you can immediately report anything suspicious. Please be advised that the content of emails sent from one member to another has not been reviewed nor approved by MarineParents.com or any of our volunteers.
Communication FROM MarineParents.com, Inc.
The only OFFICIAL information that we send via email, is the MarineParents.com, Inc. Bi-weekly Email Newsletter. To receive the email newsletter via email, you MUST register for it separate from the message board community. This is the ONLY official communication we send via email. To learn more about the newsletter click here.
Internet Safety, Privacy and Scams
- Overview & Resources
- Email Scams
- Email Spam Filters
- Toolbars & Spyware
- Message Boards
- Our Posting Guidelines
What You Can Do
When using the messsage board communities at MarineParents.com, you have the following options available to you to protect your privacy:
Report Suspicious Email
Email sent from the message board community will be identified with the message board address and the name of the member sending the email. If you are on the receiving end of a suspicious email sent to you FROM the message board community, please report the suspicious email to Report@MarineParents.com for our prompt attention. Your report will be handled confidentially by one of our trained volunteers.
Remove Member-to-Member Email
You have the option to "turn off" members (and therefor scams) being able to email you through the message boards. To do this, change the setting under "profile" to "no" under the question "Allow members to send me email". To do this, login to the message boards and click the "profile" link near the top right of the web page.
Post in the Discussion Group
To learn about possible new scams and/or join in a discussion on the topic of email scams through this internet community, we invite you to read the discussion board. It includes lists of "members" that have been banned for sending scam email through the message boards as well as examples of scams being sent.