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Possible Spam RE: making Donations to a Group in Lithuania (JGFF) #general


Maria Krane
 

Hi Genners,
     Has anyone else received an email (possible spam) through the Jewishgen Family Finder requesting donations for a project in Lithuania?

Maria Krane
Florida
Researching KREIN/KRONE, SHULDINER, KATZ, REMER, RAKHMAN, KAMINSKY and KERBEL all from Lithuania.


Nancy Seibert
 

Possibly.
Shows "apples" replacing town names on a map of Lithuania?
Did not realize, until the "apples" showed up again on a Google map of Lithuania. 

Nancy Seibert 
Rhode Island 


Stephen Katz
 

Yes, I received via JGFF what is apparently the same message. The sender's initials were EB (I omit the full name out of caution). The message sought contributions to a "Litvak Memorial Garden." I was initially suspicious, but I did an internet search for "Litvak Memorial Garden" (not using the link in the message) and it apparently does exist. However, the message also gives a Lithuanian email address for the fund: jbfund [dot] lt; whether that's legit I cannot say, and I don't want to risk going to that site.
In any case, I find it quite objectionable that JGFF is being used for solicitation purposes, even if legitimate. I hope the powers that be at JewishGen will address this.
Stephen KATZ
New York

Moderator Note: The message was not authorized and was a violation of the JGFF’s TOS. We are taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen in the future. Thank you


Angie Elfassi
 

Hi,

I also received such an approach from FF and I wrote to the 'owner' email for JewishGen. I did not get a reply and although Im sorry that other's have been approached, Im pleased this has been brought out publicly.

Regards
Angie Elfassi
Israel