Ning allows spammers to abuse their system

Several times a week I get crap like this from someone who set up a Ning site for the sole purpose of sending spam. Even though I have my privacy settings to NOT send email for any requests, I still get these. There’s no way to completely block invitations or messages from anyone not a friend.

From: Gidion Kalu
To: Mike Cohen

Gidion Kalu has sent you a message on gidion Kalu

Attention Please,

I am Barr.Gdion Kalu and I am very happy to inform you about
my success in getting that fund transferred.

Now I want you to contact my secretary on his email address below and
receive your compensation of $3.5M from him: NAME: Mr Chinedu Obi Kindly reconfirm to him the following below

Your full name_________________________
Your address__________________________
Your country___________________________
Your age______________________________
Your occupation________________________
Your cell Phone number______________________

Note that if you did not send him the above information complete, he
will not release the cheque to you because he has to be sure that it
is you. Ask him to send you the total sum of ($3.5m )USD CASHIER’S
CHEQUE ,which I kept for you. Note also that I will not be reached by
email or phone for now because I am currently away in Japan for
investment purpose with my share and I will be busy till about six
months time or a year.

Best regards,

Barr.Gdion Kalu.

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