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 Posted: Mon Sep 3rd, 2012 11:29 PM
   
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DesertMarine



Joined: Wed Nov 12th, 2008
Location: New Mexico USA
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One of our members received an email supposedly from HandloadersBench.com. 
It is a supposed survey.  HandloadersBench has not sent this.
It is a spam email.  Do not open the link/

This is what the email says:

"Visitor Survey:
Handloadersbench.com


September 3, 2012




You have been selected from the area to take part in our 30-second survey!

Upon completion you will have the opportunity to claim a $1000 Walmart®Gift Card,
the NEW Apple® iPad2, or an iPhone 4S®, with valid participation* in our promotion.


Simply click START NOW to begin our 30-second survey:


LINK REMOVED



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 Posted: Tue Sep 4th, 2012 01:01 AM
   
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fryboy
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Joined: Sun Feb 24th, 2008
Location: 3 1/2 Miles Past The Sticks ...., USA
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i agree , i wouldnt open such a link , at best it's a phishing attempt , at worst it's malware , it may also manifest as a popup . one should always try somewhat to verify links and in the context they're placed in , as DesertMarine stated that link/add/survey etc is in no way from the handloader's bench
if you do see such or worse click one by accident i suggest closing their window and immediately run a malware scan as well as dump any cookies you can ( our's is easy just click the reset cookie tab on the log in page ) safe surfing everyone !



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 Posted: Tue Sep 4th, 2012 02:48 AM
   
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Rockydog



Joined: Tue Jul 26th, 2005
Location: 160 Miles SW Of The Frozen Tundra, Wisconsin USA
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Again, The important thing is that Handloaders Bench DID NOT send this. Don't open it! This is not related to this site and may be the result of one of our members being susceptable to someone tracking his visited places on the net and using the fake survey as a phishing or spam vehicle.RD



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 Posted: Thu Nov 8th, 2012 01:16 PM
   
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muzzlebrake1
Junior Member


Joined: Thu Nov 8th, 2012
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Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: rifle
My favorite chambering is:: 25-06 7mmwsm 338-06
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:troll: Tanks for the info. muzzlebrake1



 Posted: Thu Nov 8th, 2012 01:21 PM
   
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BEAR
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Joined: Mon Oct 12th, 2009
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My favorite chambering is:: 260 ...
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sorry I have to believe it is related to the note to effect admin@handloadersbench.com .



 Posted: Thu Nov 8th, 2012 02:35 PM
   
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JackHerer
Full Member


Joined: Fri Nov 2nd, 2012
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posts: 35
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Thanks for the advice!!



 Posted: Thu Nov 22nd, 2012 11:30 AM
   
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1shotj
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Joined: Thu Nov 22nd, 2012
Location: Ontario Canada
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thanks for the update



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 Posted: Thu Nov 22nd, 2012 11:35 AM
   
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fryboy
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one thing to keep in mind is that nowadays the sender's addy can be spoofed ie; you can post any return addy you wish , many spammers and scammers do this , 99% of e-mails that the bench would send out would be about a reply to a watched forum or a received PM ( personal message ) almost any other type link would be suspect ( such as the alleged survey above in the original post ) while we cant keep you safe we do try to be informative



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 Posted: Sun Feb 17th, 2013 03:06 AM
   
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gsteffek
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Joined: Sat Feb 16th, 2013
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thanks for the heads up i will know not to open it if i get one



 Posted: Sun Feb 17th, 2013 12:17 PM
   
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admccrea
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Joined: Wed Jan 16th, 2013
Location: Pennsylvania USA
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Favorite type of cartridge to load?: pistol
My favorite chambering is:: 9mm and ,45acp
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Good to know, thanks!



 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2013 02:37 AM
   
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Biblethumper
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Joined: Wed May 29th, 2013
Location: Lima, Ohio, Ohio USA
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My favorite chambering is:: 38 special
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Its best to be skeptical of all internet correspondence. Just saying 8-P



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 Posted: Mon Jun 10th, 2013 01:22 AM
   
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rwcp
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Joined: Sun Jun 9th, 2013
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My favorite chambering is:: 308 ...
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Good to be here! I shoot long distance up to 1000 yds with a Sportco Omark Auzzie rifle in 308. Great old rifle!



 Posted: Fri Oct 4th, 2013 05:34 PM
   
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GrandpaHalfdime
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Joined: Sat Sep 28th, 2013
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Two things you can do to ensure an email isn't SPAM or Phishing, first is if it offers something that is overboard or ridiculous, like the offer
"Upon completion you will have the opportunity to claim a $1000 Walmart®Gift Card,
the NEW Apple® iPad2, or an iPhone 4S®, with valid participation* in our promotion"

The other, and I do this regularly, is to hold the cursor over the link and copy the information in the popup box. If the address doesn't look right then don't trust it. Most legitimate sites will be http://www.website.com. Most illegitimate sites will have something like http://www.realwebsite.badwebsite.com or realwebsite.badwebsite.com. These websites will actually take you to badwebsite.com (extensions might also include a foreign country like .ca for Canada (such as realwebsite.badwebsite.com.ca). This is a dead giveaway that you have been targeted and you don't want to go there.

Finally, if they ask for your password, social security number, or a credit card, don't go there.

And YES, I've been caught, but not for a long while now (over 10 years) and I am doing my best to continue that streak.



 Posted: Fri Nov 15th, 2013 04:19 AM
   
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Athabasca River
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Joined: Wed Nov 13th, 2013
Location: Alberta Canada
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Helpful as I try to understand how the whole forum works.
Years go I learned to be cautious after I shot a skunk in the chicken coupe about midnight. A couple of unthinking seconds led to a few days of cleaning along with a fair amount of fallout from wife. The net seems to have it's fair share of skunks.



 Posted: Sat Nov 16th, 2013 01:53 PM
   
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3DogNight
Junior Member
 

Joined: Sat Nov 16th, 2013
Location: USA
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Favorite type of cartridge to load?: rifle
My favorite chambering is:: 300 Win Mag, 300 WSM, 308 Win, 30-06 ...
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Thanks for emphasizing this bit of prevention. It is best not to click on any links in emails that you are not sure of the sender.
Thanks again!



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 Posted: Mon Nov 18th, 2013 05:01 PM
   
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CyberRon
Junior Member
 

Joined: Fri Nov 1st, 2013
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Thanks for the warning! Spam is everywhere! Would like to use the spammers as target practice... ;-)



 Posted: Sat Jan 11th, 2014 11:39 PM
   
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redman134
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Joined: Sat Jan 11th, 2014
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Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: big bore dangerous game
My favorite chambering is:: .40 Super
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Thanks, it does appear that spammers are everywhere, aggravating everyone they can.



 Posted: Mon Mar 10th, 2014 08:37 PM
   
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marlinmark26
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Joined: Mon Mar 10th, 2014
Location: Michigan USA
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Favorite type of cartridge to load?: none
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thanks for the post...



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 Posted: Sat Mar 15th, 2014 02:07 AM
   
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BRFirefighter
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Joined: Fri Mar 14th, 2014
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Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
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Thanks for the heads up



 Posted: Mon Mar 17th, 2014 07:50 PM
   
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BuckyShoots
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Joined: Mon Mar 17th, 2014
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As a new member, I thank you for the heads up.



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