They do NOT come from Meetup or our organizers and they are NOT safe. Predators want everything from our personal identification information to access to our homes.
Every week I deny membership to "people" (profiles) that are clearly fake. Today a member forwarded a well written communication from a man who offered to come in and do chores for her. (Never even consider such a thing.)
If the unwanted communication comes from someone who IS a member of the group, let me know and I will remove them.
Stay safe people; but don't forget to come out and have some fun once in a while!