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Old 02-15-20, 10:37 AM
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Shame on you Bike Forums!

You are obviously selling email addresses. Today I received this AD, which I will copy and paste here.
Looking younger was once thought to be a luxury that only women who had access to plastic surgery and costly professional treatments could enjoy.

So while the rich and famous stayed ‘ageless’ — the rest of us just learned to accept our lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin as an inevitable part of life.

But now, a game-changing discovery is finally leveling the playing field, as more and more women learn to fight back against their body’s “aging switch.”

Yes, you read that right. According to experts, not only is it possible to slow down the appearance of aging — it turns out, most women can easily do it themselves.

That’s why the latest anti-aging trend isn’t plastic surgery or expensive creams, but a simple daily ritual that takes less than a minute to perform.

(In fact, if you’ve noticed one of your friends looking suspiciously more youthful and rejuvenated in recent months — there’s a good chance they’re already doing it at home.)

But what makes this approach so effective, and >how does it work?

Well, even though the technique itself was relatively unknown until recent years, the wheels were set in motion many years ago — when scientists first began studying a hormone called DHT.

You see, DHT molecules occur naturally inside the body. But as their production increases over time — tell-tale signs of aging, such as thinning hair, loose skin, and wrinkles, usually aren’t far behind.

(Meaning: it’s not so much our age that determines our appearance, as it is the presence of this one hormone.)

Now, at the time, this discovery was pretty groundbreaking. After all, theoretically, it meant that visible aging could be stopped by simply blocking the body’s production of DHT.

The only problem? For a long time, no one really knew how to help the body do this — at least not without medical intervention.

But then, a plastic surgeon in California uncovered something truly shocking: women can actually help their bodies reduce the effects of this skin-aging hormone naturally.

Moreover, he figured out a sneaky trick for doing this without any professional treatments, creams, or lifestyle changes.

His do-it-yourself tutorial has already been viewed, shared, and tested by thousands of women worldwide — and for the most part, the transformations they report are quite extraordinary.

(The most common effects women seem to notice are firmer-feeling skin and fewer wrinkles, however, some have also reported thicker-looking hair and increased energy as well.)

That said, everyone’s body reacts differently, so your results may depend on a variety of factors — and you will need to repeat the ritual daily in order to see its full effect.

However, if you’re interested in looking significantly younger without the cost and hassle of seeing a professional, this science-backed “shortcut” is certainly worth trying at home.




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Old 02-15-20, 10:40 AM
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I did too.
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Old 02-15-20, 10:49 AM
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Spam said "You have received this promotion as you are a registered member who has opted-in for Bike Forums newsletters." but I have not selected setting
"Receive our newsletter and special promotions from our partners.".
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Old 02-15-20, 11:05 AM
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everyone wants to drive a Cadillac.
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when the product is free IE the forum you are the product at some point. Just saying...I have not received said spam yet but it wouldn't surprise me either.
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Old 02-15-20, 11:33 AM
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I came here immediately after receiving the scam email.

Not what I expect from BikeForums. Shame on them!
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Old 02-15-20, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by sdmc530 View Post
when the product is free IE the forum you are the product at some point. Just saying...
I’m paying for no ads. Nevertheless...


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Old 02-15-20, 11:39 AM
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I’m paying for no ads. Nevertheless...



OK then I would be kind of pissed actually!
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Old 02-15-20, 12:15 PM
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Spam said "You have received this promotion as you are a registered member who has opted-in for Bike Forums newsletters." but I have not selected setting
"Receive our newsletter and special promotions from our partners.".
You're probably automatically opted in, and you have to opt out to not receive. I got the same ad this morning but I don't really mind, as I'm not a paid no ad subscriber to BF. I probably would be if I was given the option to make the choice to pay or not annually, but the automatic renewal charge makes me not want to go that route and the side-bar ads are not really an issue -- I've actually bought some things off of a side bar ad, so that's my way of reimbursing BF.
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Old 02-15-20, 12:48 PM
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I got it too. Bike related ads might be acceptable, but this pure junk spam is irritating.
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Old 02-15-20, 12:54 PM
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I got it too. Bike related ads might be acceptable, but this pure junk spam is irritating.
I got the same spam this morning also - I totally agree, why couldn't it be something bike related?
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Old 02-15-20, 01:47 PM
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because there's a lot more money in medical scams than bikes.

Internet Brands says you have to opt out of the emails via the link in the email, unless or until some EU person pushes it a bit harder.
I agree they should honor the setting in your profile, but they won't, so choose accordingly.

I know some of you won't opt out via the link in the email. Good for you. You probably can filter it right to spam in your email client

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Old 02-15-20, 01:56 PM
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I got the same spam this morning also - I totally agree, why couldn't it be something bike related?
I do get Bike related AD's on occasion, and don't mind as I'm interested in bicycles. This on the other hand really kind of pisses me off to think that I'm being taken advantage of for being a Bike Forum member. I don't recall giving anybody permission to send me this kind of crap! I was under the impression that I joined community of like minded people, not being thrown into the mix for profit.
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Old 02-15-20, 02:00 PM
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because there's a lot more money in medical scams than bikes.

Internet Brands says you have to opt out of the emails via the link in the email, unless or until some EU person pushes it a bit harder.
I agree they should honor the setting in your profile, but they won't, so choose accordingly.

I know some of you won't opt out via the link in the email. Good for you. You probably can filter it right to spam in your email client
Yeah I wasn't sure it really was from bikeforums, so I didn't click any links.
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Count me among those who received one of these spam emails.

Did anybody else notice that the sender's email address was "bikeforums@travel.ibemail.com"?

What makes this really devious is that this has been made to appear to be coming from Bike Forums itself.
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Yeah I got this crap too. Thank goodness it went to my junk where it belongs. A shame to have to pimp excrement like this.
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It’s not insidious. It’s lazy. Like the Internet stopped updating twelve years ago. I’d not mind getting ads for bike stuff. Even the ones for Bikes Direct with their breathless mattress-store exaggerations. This is just spam for a scam. I’ll unsubscribe, but they’ve lost that channel to feed me ads of more legitimate interest.
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Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
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I just got an aggressive email accusing us of abusing people.

I apologize for this and will look further into it.
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Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
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If you block then I'm not sure you get digests of your subscribed threads. OPT OUT of the ads instead.

Anyway, I don't get these.
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Originally Posted by estasnyc View Post
Did anybody else notice that the sender's email address was "bikeforums@travel.ibemail.com"?

What makes this really devious is that this has been made to appear to be coming from Bike Forums itself.
IB owns bikeforums. ibemail.com is a company domain. It does come from bikeforums.
Just to clarify, it's not all that devious
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The most common effects women seem to notice are firmer-feeling skin and fewer wrinkles, however, some have also reported thicker-looking hair and increased energy as well.
...did anyone actually watch the "presentation" ? I would love to have firmer-feeling skin and thicker-looking hair.
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I received the same spam email to the forum-specific mail I used to sign up, so I know for an absolute fact that it was sourced from these servers.

I'm from the EU, and I did not actively opt in to ads from BikeForums.net, or anyone else for that matter.

That's a GDPR violation right there, and means the owners of BikeForums are liable under those laws. Now, how to proceed with this?
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I sent an email yesterday to Internet Brands requesting investigation into this and it will be seen on Monday.

Again, our apologies
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