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I recieved an email from a person who is associated with LiteracyBase where I recently joined.

The problem seems to be that in the email it said I was to inherit over a million dollars but only had to reply to the email to get more information. The thing that really bothers me about this is, since I opted to get updated emails about posts by various writers at that site, I am disturbed that this one was probably a bold attempt to gain access to my bank or PayPal account because I know I did not inherit millions of dollars. If I was such a candidate to receive this much money I bet I would get a certified letter in the US mail.

Have you ever received any email SPAM or SCAM email from any members in your inbox from LiteracyBase in email notifications?

If so it should be easy enough to report abuse at that site by contacting their Admin.


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Dawnwriter wrote on May 12, 2016, 11:57 PM

Judging from the forums, almost every member on Literacy Base got this email and I got it too. It is definitely a scam.

Support wrote: This is a spam, so ignore it please. We are blocking it.

Kasman wrote on May 13, 2016, 2:10 PM

No, not from LiteracyBase or any other blogging site but I did have a donation of $1 added to my Paypal account from a source I have no knowledge of. I have completely ignored this donation and have not even clicked on ''Accept'' or ''Reject'' on my Paypal account. Why anyone would donate to me is a bit of a mystery but just in case it's some sort of scam I will do absolutely nothing - not even send a query email to the source. After a period of time Paypal will return the donation to its source without any action from me.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 13, 2016, 3:55 PM

What if the email contains a virus? I hope that they catch the low life.

lookatdesktop wrote on May 13, 2016, 4:01 PM

Yes. Donations that go directly to PayPal from an anonymous source is not trustworthy. For that matter the only people who should be able to access our PayPal accounts should be legitimate sources such as the writing sites that we are working at and PayPal should indicate the sources. If you get anonymous deposits this sends red blags that need to be considered as a possible breech of security by a hacker even if it is legitimate. The only ones who should be legally entitled to deposit are the Administrators of legitimate sites that we are working at. If people want to donate money of any amount it should be up to the Administrators of the sites we are members of and the money should not go to PayPal, but rather to our onsite virtual banks at each site we write at. You might be able to contact PayPal and tell them you believe the deposit was from an unknown and untrusted source and that you want it removed from your account.

But I remember once purchasing an item from a 3rd party known simply as Partsgeek dot com. The part I ordered had to be paid for from my debit card. I remember they deposited a little under a dollar then debited it back out again. This was their way of making sure my debit card was good and that I could be trusted. Then the bank debited my account for the amount of the item plus sales tax and shipping. The item I ordered was confirmed in an email and my account was not further debited and of course, I did some research on this site before purchasing anything. With PayPal, I have used PayPal at times to donate 5 dollars from PayPal account to Wikimedia Commons and was given an email confirmation from Wikimedia Commons as well as an email confirmation from PayPal and I went to the PayPal site to see my recent transactions and the 5 dollar donation was indicated and indicated that Wikimedia Commons accepted the 5 dollar donation. You see, everything we do online has to have at least one or two forms or confirmation and authentication, without this system anyone could take money from our accounts and never be traced and they would never have to be accounted for. At this time I guess, I have to be my own police force to make sure my accounts online are safe and secure otherwise I am no better off going back to a cash system.

Last Edited: May 13, 2016, 4:08 PM

bestwriter wrote on May 15, 2016, 11:16 PM

I too have received it and have just deleted. This is a routine on the Net. Just ignore it.