Attention All Members - Update on Stolen Email List and Spamming

Dear HH Community Family,

I am writing to share an update with you on the recent hacking/spamming situation that hit our Community.

Upon investigating, it turns out that one of our (now former) volunteer administrators, for some misguided reason, was convinced to share his account information with an individual named Elshara.  While inside the website, Elshara betrayed the trust of our administrator and stole the member data of the Community.  He then began to spam the members of our Community with invitations from his community website, Cosmic Nation http://www.unitedstarseeds.com

Let me make a point clear here.  Our Admins on this site are awesome.  They are caring, compassionate souls who are there when you have a question or need assistance.  They are co-creators of this wonderful Community (as are you).  BUT…they are not the site owners.  They are volunteers for Humanity Healing International.  We will be implementing further safeguards to ensure that this type of incident does not happen again.

The theft of the proprietary member data from our website is very damaging to our organization, both with the trust of our members in the Community, as it a breach of our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service; but also to our 501c3 Public Charity, Humanity Healing International, http://humanityhealing.org, which relies on the goodwill of individuals to continue its projects, like the safe house for women in Pakistan who are victims of horrendous acts of domestic violence such as acid-throwing, or the Albino Rescue Project in Uganda where we have saved (and now sponsor), 31 children (so far) from traffickers who sacrifice and harvest their body parts for use in superstitious “magic” rituals.

For those who wish to confirm our charity status, our EIN is 45-4215415. http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Exempt-Organizations...

The theft of our proprietary member data by Elshara and its subsequent use to spam our members has resulted in two separate, but related actions taken by Humanity Healing International, Inc.

First, we have filed formal charges with our local police (as this is the protocol) and with the FBI’s IC3 unit, as this is an internet crime.  Also, because Elshara Silverheart (Cosmic Nation), aka Nraesh Talek (Illuminating Minds Society), aka Starseed (Universal Love), aka Josh O’Brian; is a citizen of British Columbia, Canada, we have also filed complaints with the Royal Canadian Mounties and his local police department.

Unless we receive legally binding assurances that the proprietary member data has been destroyed and is no longer being used for any reason, we are prepared to pursue this matter to the fullest extent of the law.

Second, the matter of our members being spammed with our email was turned over to Ning, the service provider who owns the platform these communities operate on.  Elshara has an extensive history, easily Google-able, of taking other Ning Community’s member lists to spam those members and has been banned or blacklisted from multiple sites.

Ning investigated Elshara’s actions, determined he violated Ning’s Terms of Service, and shut down Elshara’s community, Cosmic Nation.  It is our understanding that all of the member’s profiles, blogs, etc. have been completely deleted.  We very much regret the harm caused to the innocent members of this community due to Elshara’s unethical activities, but Elshara was repeatedly warned, including by members of his own community, what would result if he continued to flagrantly violate Ning’s Terms of Service, something he had legally agreed to in order to start his community.  As a community owner, Elshara has a responsibility to his members to make sure his site is in compliance with Ning’s TOS and is operated with the highest integrity.

Ning’s investigations and actions ARE NOT OVER, because the behavior that resulted in the deletion of his community HAS NOT stopped.

Immediately after his own Ning community was shut down because of Elshara’s unethical activities, he began to repeat the same pattern of spamming our Humanity Healing Community members with invites to another site, Illuminating Minds Society.

We would very much regret if this site was also shut down by Ning because of the continued unethical actions of one individual, Elshara, aka Nraesh Talek, who is an administrator there.  It is our hope that the owner of the site will take the necessary steps to ensure that Elshara’s actions do not damage her members.

Yesterday, Elshara again used the stolen email list to begin spamming Humanity Healing Community members with invitations to join yet another Ning community, called Universal Love, which he just created. 

We know Ning is looking at both of these communities now.

There are two things that really surprise me about the course of these events:

First, that Elshara continues to use the proprietary member data he stole from us to continue to send out spam invitations.  He should realize by now that use of it is a red flag in Ning’s continuing investigation of him.

Second, although Elshara professes profusely that all he is trying to do is create a space of Love and Unity, he does not seem to realize that you cannot achieve an enlightened goal using actions that lack integrity.  If we truly want to raise the consciousness of the world, one of the first mindsets we need to drop is “the ends justify the means”.  This is an old paradigm philosophy and look how much harm has resulted from this mindset over the years.

At this point, the investigation of the abuse on the Ning Platform is in the hands of Ning and we await the outcome.

Again, my sincere apologies that the peaceful environment in this community has been shattered and ask for your continued patience until this matter is permanently resolved.

Much Metta,

Christopher Buck

CEO, Humanity Healing International

Letter to HH Community 2015 01 09.pdf

 

 The earlier thread about this matter can be found at http://community.humanityhealing.net/profiles/blogs/attention-all-m...

 

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Comment by Tammy Routley on February 20, 2015 at 4:06pm

Hello everyone :)

I  received new spam from Elshara again after weeks of silence from him.  These new ones are quite offensive and as we can see, dangerous.  I will have to change my email now.

Here they are, has anyone else received similar spam?

Namaste~  I am so grateful for being on this site, even though I went dormant for a time,thank you Humanity Healing, for all you do!

 

____Here is the first email from Elshara after weeks of silence: _____________


Elshara Silverheart invites you to Cosmic Starseeds.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:34 AM Mark as Unread Clear flag
From: 
"Elshara Silverheart" /span>mail@cosmicstarseeds.net>
To: xxxxxxxxxxx


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Hello, 

Elshara Silverheart invites you to Cosmic Starseeds. 

To check out this invitation, follow the link below: 
http://cosmicsxxxxxx

Cosmic Starseeds

____Second email: ( This came as a surprise as I thought he had stopped)____

Your Site Profile Has Been Restored Successfully
Thursday, February 19, 2015 7:35 AM Mark as Unread Clear flag
From: 
"Cosmic Starseeds" /span>mail@cosmicstarseeds.net>
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Hello, 

We have moved our home online to: http://cosmicstarseeds.net/

Note we have provided your new login details below...
#######




Email: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Password: he even gave me a password :(


Cosmic Starseeds


___________Third email: ( The most offensive to me)______________





Welcome To Cosmic Starseeds
Thursday, February 19, 2015 12:37 PM Mark as Unread Clear flag
From: 
"Cosmic Starseeds" /span>mail@cosmicstarseeds.net>
To: 
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Hello Tammy Routley, 

Welcome to cosmic starseeds. Thank you for being here with us, your presence is honorable and respected. Here you will be able to express yourself most freely with love and support always available to you. Come in and explore what is going on, at your convenience. Interests and diversity helps flourish creativity, whether you wish to share something of interest or provide a personal speculation of a topic, idea, consideration or possibility, you have complete control over how this is expressed, managed and maintained. Here is an overview of the site. Anything can be posted, no limits. Things we are working on is improved mobile usability and appearance, however you have complete control over how the site can be customized to your needs. Rest assured we have you covered, and look forward to sharing great vibes an energy with such wonderful people such as yourself and many others, you are among people who care here. There is a chat at the bottom of all
pages and user notifications at the top as well with messages so you always know what is going on. If you wish to filter people, places and things by whatever standards you wish, you can at any time, We are always here to help you if you need anything, we hope you enjoy it here. It is our belief you deserve a great site, a wonderful home and this is exactly what we are committed to doing no matter the task, we are here for you and wish you well. If you are worried about security, how to navigate around or are curious about something, let us know and we will make sure you have a fun and interesting experience here. Smiles warm the hearts of many, the purpose of this newsletter is to bring both familiarity and a sense of family adventure here, no matter what, there is a place for everyone, you are very much appreciated and welcome. Everything is good when we have created a mood to enjoy it in so whether you prefer protection or a world unbound, there is a
will and a way to make the vibe feel like home. We hope you do two, the best things in life are true to the feeling and understanding of peace. Thank you sincerely with lots of love, blessings and support going out to you from the community full of interesting journeys along the way.    

Cosmic Starseeds


________Very sad.  

All the best to everyone!

Tammy

Comment by Tammy Routley on January 17, 2015 at 12:28am
Yes, I received it too, but it went to my junk folder. Many people I know have also received the same one. I was receiving emails from 'Starseed' for the same group, but they stopped, and now the new one from Elshara came today. All in my junk folder, thankfully.
Namaste
Comment by Lynn Thelen on January 17, 2015 at 12:20am

Just in case you need to know I am still being spamed by Elshara even though I have blocked him several times. I just got this email:

Elshara Silverheart (mail@cosmicstarseeds.net)

1/16/15
To: thelenly55@hotmail.com
Show this message...
mail@cosmicstarseeds.net
From:  Elshara Silverheart (mail@cosmicstarseeds.net) Microsoft SmartScreen classified this message as junk.
Sent: Fri 1/16/15 9:58 PM
To: thelenly55@hotmail.com
Microsoft SmartScreen marked this message as junk and we'll delete it after ten days.
Hello,

Elshara Silverheart invites you to Universal Love.

To check out this invitation, follow the link below:
http://cosmicstarseeds.net/invite/id_39409/

Universal Love
Comment by RaK on January 12, 2015 at 11:05pm

Ahmyo, we are taking care of this seriously.  We sent some more documented stuff to NING and we wait until the Canadians finish their investigation based in the proofs we sent. If nothing works, we move to drastic measures, it gives us no pleasure to do so.. But he does not stop...never.

Comment by Lori K on January 12, 2015 at 10:44pm

He is still spamming my emails with invites to universal love as recently as today and over 37 invitation emails. I used to be a member on his site, universal starseeds until he gave all my personal information (my phone number, my email addresses) to perfect strangers and everyone he could send this info to across the ning network, last year. I ran away and was in hiding from an abusive spouse/relationship which Elshara knew about as I unwittingly confided in him the details and he repaid me, by putting my life in danger by disclosing on linkedin, facebook and other ning network communities my personal information, like location, etc. For a time, I dropped all of my ning network communities until I felt safe and eventually returned here to this site as this is the only ning network community I am a member of.

This guy is very dangerous per numerous reasons. He does not care who he hurts and he thinks he has the right to do these things; I almost feel sorry for him but know that I am on a different path, a different journey where hate and anger over this does not serve me so I do my best to let this go, but it is a serious issue and I do hope this is resolved soon for everyone's benefit and best and highest goo; even his...

Thank you for looking out for your site and your members; it is greatly appreciated.

Happy New Year

Comment by RaK on January 12, 2015 at 12:15pm

Send that to me...I have not seen that one

please

Comment by Kevin Leon Lyerla on January 12, 2015 at 12:08pm

I have been getting new ones from Educating Hamanity

Comment by Coralie Matthews on January 11, 2015 at 4:19pm

Well I am certainly not going to let a 'drongo' (Aussie slang) take my peace away, and furthermore it is not your fault, so please do not apologise for the wrongdoings of other ning nongs. (more slang). He must be a bit of a dill to think we are niave (sp), enough to fall for his crap again. I don't care what he calls himself or what site he creates, to me he is see through.  I hope the mounties give him what for, I have heard good things about those guys. Stay beautiful and don't let this nit wit spoil your day. From all the way Down Under Much love Namaste Lee  

Comment by RaK on January 11, 2015 at 10:52am

I did get some more... NING has to do something.

Comment by ozzieowl on January 11, 2015 at 9:10am

Thank you Christopher, I as well was receiving multiple email invitations from `Elshara' (unusual name, maybe it is meant to represent a `sharing' of some kind), but notice they have now dropped off to one or two from time to time,  so hopefully this will be the end of it.

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