Blame The Drugs (bobert225) wrote in lj_userdoc,
Blame The Drugs

Proposed FAQ:

There seems to be a new email scam targeting LiveJournal users, effectively asking them for their login information by visiting a URL that almost matches "". If you receive this email or any others bearing a similar resemblence, please disregard it entirely, and certainly do not click on the link provided.

Dear LiveJournal user,
We have recently noticed that you haven't updated your LiveJournal in
awhile. If you would like to keep your LiveJournal account, you must sign in
within the next 24 hours.
You may sign in at: {link removed}
Failure to sign in within the next 24 hours will result in account termination.

LiveJournal does not delete accounts for simple inactivity, and the reasoning behind this can be found in FAQ 127:
Even though it may appear that a user is no longer updating their journal, this can be misleading; the user might be making Friends-Only posts, or simply use the account for reading friends' posts and commenting on them. Some users also find themselves without Internet access for prolonged periods of time, but will continue with their journal at a later date.

I think that we need an FAQ to address this situation, especially if it ever arises again in the future. This way, users have a definitive resource warning them about the scam. I know that not everyone reads the FAQs, but if they do happen to stumble across such an email, they might get curious and go look. Also, I know that this was posted to news, but I doubt many people who would be affected by this scam read news, either. Just a suggestion, there for the taking or leaving.

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