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      Frank
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      Some of you may have received the same e-mail I received from Daniel at Kolectado. It encouraged joining his web site. The entire message was in very poor English and offered free services. Poor grammer and too much that is free are, for me, red flags that all might not be as it seems. I haven’t gone to his web site and don’t plan to. I have no knowledge about his site, it may be just fine but I prefer to err on the side of caution. I don’t want to pick up any strange viruses or whatever in my computer or get on some, equally strange, e-mail lists.

    • #17820
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      Hi, Frank,

      I, too, received an email from “Daniel” at Kolektado that was an advertisement for his company that apparently offers different kinds of services to collectors. The email had several links in it. If you have not already done so, DO NOT CLICK ON THESE LINKS!

      I did a google search for this company and it seems to be legitimate. However, I would caution you about using the site. Keep in mind that everything that you put on the Internet is kept by someone somewhere! So, if you choose to participate in “Collection management”, for instance, you are revealing to unknown people just what you have in your collection and, perhaps, its value! Now, I don’t know if that will happen but I figure if they can somehow access the ABA email list, they can also easily find out where you live!

      Another thing or two – 1) There is no “Contact Us” information on the Kolektado website (red flag) so we don’t know who they are and where they are located. 2) The company’s name on the website says “Beta” beside it so I am presuming this is a start-up operation and they are testing the interest in their business.

      I will be discussing this issue with our webmaster.

      In the meantime, I advise you to beware of this and any other unsolicited emails (spam) that you receive. When you click on a link in an unsolicited email, you never know where or to what it will take you!

      Please be assured that the ABA has not given or sold information about its members and their email addresses to anyone.

      On the inside cover of our Membership Directory is the statement “This directory is intended for the private and non-commercial use of our members. Contents are CONFIDENTIAL and should not be released to any outside individual or organization.”

    • #17821
      Frank
      Participant

      Thanks, Carol
      Clicking on the links and picking up viruses or whatever is exactly what I feared.
      Frank

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