Do people spam on WikiTree?

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I received the following email. Normally I would treat this as spam. Should I report it to somebody on WikiTree? Thanks!

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The following was sent via the private messaging system on WikiTree.com.

 
Hello,
 
you got a nice profile and i really like your profile and i feel it would be nice to get to know you more better.
Here is my email address: (susanw42@yahoo.com)
I have something very important to discuss with you privately.
hope to hear from you soon.
Sussan & Desmond Williams

This message is from Su Wim (sw415055@gmail.com). Click here for their WikiTree profile: https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Wim-1

The sender was on this profile page when they sent the message: https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Baur-215

in The Tree House by Jim Baur G2G6 Mach 1 (17.3k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
This is an ongoing problem. Do not reply to these messages. The sender has been blocked.

If you get such a message, report it to info @ wikitree.com
I got that too - ignored it but think I kept it to show in case anyone needed to see it - I will now delete as it is exactly this same thing

4 Answers

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Best answer
This is spam, do not reply but you could forward it to info @ wikitree.com They have been at it for several days now, creating new guest member accounts on WT.

I have blocked the user Wim-1, hope that will do for now
by Maggie Andersson G2G6 Mach 8 (83.2k points)
selected by Jim Baur
+10 votes
A number of people have received emails with this exact wording, but from different WikiTree profiles.
by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (181k points)
+10 votes
Unfortunately, WikiTree has been hit with spam emails from a couple of people recently. DO NOT RESPOND to any of these messages. Just forward them to info @ wikitree.com. This particular one has been blocked and will be deleted from WikiTree.

Sorry you were inconvenienced.
by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (414k points)
+2 votes
I got the same mail I wonder why people has to spam other people

It is so rude
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (1.9m points)

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