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Beware of Private Message (PM) Solicitations
We have had a DME soliciting customers to purchase CPAP machines from them via PMs (Private Messages). If you get a PM from a DME (Durable Medical Equipment Supplier), please be aware that this is not a sanctioned Apnea Board activity and is against our rules. If you receive a PM like this, please forward it to SuperSleeper.

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.

06-26-2013 10:36 PM
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RE: Beware of Private Message (PM) Solicitations
Going to call up Guido in Jersey to go down and break their knees?

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06-27-2013 05:02 AM
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RE: Beware of Private Message (PM) Solicitations
(06-27-2013 05:02 AM)Shastzi Wrote:  Going to call up Guido in Jersey to go down and break their knees?

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No, it's my cousin Vinnie from Jersey. He prefers to break their left pinkie. Far more disruptive to their online shenanigans, typing-wise. Cool So, if you see someone who posts with ALL CAPS or all lower case, it might be someone who Vinnie "got to" already, since they can't use the shift key well.

The problem with this particular DME offender is that they were "pretending" to be a "fellow sleep apnea patient" who was simply "recommending" a DME to another patient.

This is the problem with accepting Private Messages at face-value. At least when they post publicly in the forums, we have others here who can see what they post and offer a bit of a critical eye when someone posts information. That's why it's usually safer to go by what's said in the public forum here than by what someone sends in a PM.

Coffee

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.

06-27-2013 06:58 AM
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RE: Beware of Private Message (PM) Solicitations
Quote:This is the problem with accepting Private Messages at face-value. At least when they post publicly in the forums, we have others here who can see what they post and offer a bit of a critical eye when someone posts information. That's why it's usually safer to go by what's said in the public forum here than by what someone sends in a PM.

Coffee

Please REST ASSURED that the " Welcome Aboard PM's" from Bompa ( Official Greeter) are nice PM's and not nasty ones.
06-27-2013 11:10 AM
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RE: Beware of Private Message (PM) Solicitations
When I saw the first message, I was thinking along the lines of "hi, I noticed you are in the market for a <X> device and our office is in your city; you might want to consider coming by and we can fix you up with everything you'll need". Although you get to make the rules for your own forum, I couldn't see too much of a problem with that sort of message.

But "hi, I'm a fellow patient, and these guys did really well by me" is deceptive, dishonest, and underhanded.
06-27-2013 04:12 PM
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(06-27-2013 04:12 PM)RonWessels Wrote:  deceptive, dishonest, and underhanded.

A DME using trickery and deceit to drum up business?!? Say it ain't so! I'm sure the DME in question was sincerely trying to help.

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06-27-2013 04:23 PM
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RE: Beware of Private Message (PM) Solicitations
(06-27-2013 11:10 AM)Bompa Wrote:  Please REST ASSURED that the " Welcome Aboard PM's" from Bompa ( Official Greeter) are nice PM's and not nasty ones.

Also, please be aware of this guy called "Bompa" who claims to be the official greeter... Bigwink

Okay, not really... he really is the official greeter. Not a bad guy either. Coffee

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.

06-27-2013 05:01 PM
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RE: Beware of Private Message (PM) Solicitations
(06-27-2013 05:01 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote:  
(06-27-2013 11:10 AM)Bompa Wrote:  Please REST ASSURED that the " Welcome Aboard PM's" from Bompa ( Official Greeter) are nice PM's and not nasty ones.

Also, please be aware of this guy called "Bompa" who claims to be the official greeter... Bigwink

Okay, not really... he really is the official greeter. Not a bad guy either. Coffee

THANKS SS!!!!
I think the world of you too !!!!!

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06-28-2013 03:17 PM
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