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OK guys. I deserve part of the blame for this mess.

I have known Steve for quite some time. When he reeived the email about this scam, he asked me about it. He did say at that time that he was 95% sure it was a scam but wanted to make sure.

I confirmed that the about he had received was in fact a scam, but asked Steve to post his question here so that the existence of such scams could be discussed in this forum. I asked Steve to remove any of the original contact information from the post and he complied with that request.

When I first saw that the original message got pulled I was surprised... now that I am aware of the reasons, and think about it, it makes sense. While I know that Steve is not in any way associated with this scam, there is no way the staff at TMF could have known that, and I applaud them for taking the conservative route and removing the post.

TMFTippyK, I think you do a great job, and I would be among the last to second-guess you. Thank you for everything you do!

Steve, we are aware that this is a moderated forum. I have visited other financial forums on the Internet. Most of them are overrun with Pay-to-surf spam, MAKE.MONEY.FA$T scams, and people hyping penny-stocks to make a quick (and illegal) buck. Fortunately, the staff here at the Fool get rit of that stuff for us so we can focus on what we're really here for.

I know you're new to the forum, but I'm not sure what you intended to accomplish by reposting.

I apologize for any misunderstandins caused as a result of my request.

Fool on!
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