In the message source, one specific line in the from section states (in the fake one)
Received: from HCHEATHAPPENS ( (may be forged))
where as from a real CH email it states
Received: from Dingo (  (may be forged))
be very careful to look for this since in the real email i didn't have to scroll to find this portion, but in the fake email i had to scroll down a little to find it.
In short, if you receive a random "private message" email from someone you don't normally talk to on here... come to the site and check, do NOT click the link in the email as it will take you to a fake site.
I hope this helps everyone, including staff.
[Edited by moderator PWizard, 7/4/2016 4:33:50 PM]
[Edited by moderator PWizard, 7/4/2016 4:39:07 PM]
However, literally anyone can send an email to anyone else with whatever they want as the "FROM" user so it is always a good idea to be wary of emails from people you don't know. You can also check the links in the email, if they point to www.cheathappens.com and not some weird IP or fake URL then they are from us and should be safe. Just know we can't control who PM's who or the content so if you get something in question forward it to me for investigation.
[Edited by PWizard, 7/4/2016 4:38:38 PM]
However it's interesting to see CH is that famous that it seems to be worth trying to trick other people with it.
I have no problem with anyone pm'ing me... was just weird when I checked here there was none. Thank you guys for responding, if I wasn't already at 100% trust in this site... it would have made me with this. I don't just willy-nilly sign up for sites, let alone have I ever paid for a lifetime membership to one, but you guys have earned it a thousand times over.
Keep up the excellent work.
also just realized I really worded my original message badly (facepalm). apologies for that also as it made it look like I was referring to the wrong stuff as fake.
[Edited by Mooboy2000, 7/5/2016 4:54:03 AM]
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