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Scammer On Instructables! Answered

Beware of this scammer on instructables.
Going by the username of 'soukayna', they will have no profile picture. Clicking on their profile will show that they claim to be a 24 year old female. They'll send you a message via orangeboard or PM reading thus:
"Nice To Meet You My name is Favor, i saw your profile and it drew my attention to write to you. I would like you to communicate me through my e-mail address (favormadi@hotmail.com)so that we can get to know more about each other more and also to exchange our pictures. I am waiting to her from you. until then continue to be blessed. Favor"
A quick google search on the alleged "Favor Madi" revealed that they've posted this scam on several websites. The best thing you can do is immediately delete their comment. If anyone knows a way of reporting them to the instructables site, please do so.
It's dissapointing to me that the first comment on my orangeboard was a scam.

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mikeasaurus (author)2013-06-25

This has been handled, thank you for letting us know. In the future, please email us at support@instructables.com and we'll investigate.

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You're welcome. I sent you a PM about emailing.

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mh76dk (author)2013-06-25

Still the best offer I have gotten in a while :-)

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Kiteman (author)mh76dk2013-06-25
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Kiteman (author)2013-06-25

Comments on your orangeboard can be removed easily - there should be a "remove" button beside them.

Otherwise, send an email to service@instructables.com to alert HQ, and if you need a quicker response, have a look to see what members of the Community Team are online, and ask them to help.

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Chikpeas Brother (author)Kiteman2013-06-25

I know comments can be removed. My aim in posting this is to alert those who may be taken in by this scam and to alert instructables to remove the scammer.

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Kiteman (author)Chikpeas Brother2013-06-25

I have already alerted HQ, but there won't be a response for a few hours, since they're eight hours behind the UK, and probably fast asleep right now.

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Chikpeas Brother (author)Kiteman2013-06-25

Thanks for the help. I can't believe this is happening on instructables. Is nothing sacred?

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Kiteman (author)Chikpeas Brother2013-06-25

Popular sites attract spammers, and this is just what squeezes through the net - there's a whole lot more that gets caught before it reaches public viewing.

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BrittLiv (author)2013-06-25

Hi, I got the same message. Since you have a typo in the user name it is: soukayna

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Thanks for the tip. I deleted the comment right away and forgot to get the username.

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