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A long time ago I commissioned lilstiney (otterfox) for some icons. That went very well, and as such, I am not posting a warning about her. No, this is a warning because it appears that her email has been hijacked.

I just got some spam from her account; so, if you dealt with her in the past, you might be getting some weird emails from her account, josie.murray AT gmail dot com. I have no way of contacting her anymore (the email lists a phone number, but I am outside the US) and I am weary of replying to her email, for fear of getting bombarded with spam from whoever got the account.

I am in no way denouncing this artist, she did right by me a few years back with some icons which I absolutely adored, but I'm just letting people know about this situation so they're on the lookout in case someone tries to scam them using her name or email.
Artist's beware has moved!
Do NOT repost your old bewares. They are being archived.


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Aug. 7th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
artkyn is her current username, and I believe she's a member of AB so hopefully she'll see this post. You may want to message her just in case, though, since LJ posts can be easy to miss if one's busy.
Aug. 7th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
I just left her a message in her most recent post, hopefully she'll get her account back!

Aug. 7th, 2010 07:14 am (UTC)
Just a quick question - how do you know it's from her email account? I could put From: bill@microsoft.com in the headers of my emails, that doesn't mean I've hacked Bill Gates' email account.

There are lots of bots that do this, so many that SpamCop has mentioned this happening in their FAQs. So, we can only hope it's not as bad as it seems!

Aug. 7th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
Simple. I have a Gmail address - and Gmail said the spam was sent from a legitimate Gmail account. This is the easiest way to get around Gmail's spam protection, since the address was never flagged for spam. It only works for a very short while, but that's usually enough. :(

And Josie has confirmed that it was hacked, see her comment below.
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Aug. 7th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
you both checked your computers for key loggers and other malicious software right?
Mar. 25th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Um... you might want to check it out again. I just got another spam message from your account. :(
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