[MERGED] Spam Scam by PM!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ePlanetDesign, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. ePlanetDesign

    ePlanetDesign New Member

    Anyone else getting PM spam from user: Stephanie ?
  2. Maish

    Maish New Member

    Spammed with a PM

    Was I the only one who got a PM like this?

    This is the message that was sent:
    Hi,I'm new here, how's it going?"Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural & spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things as a meaningful unity" - Albert Einstein---Stephaniehttp://stephanie2.110mb.com
  3. Jeren

    Jeren Time Lord

    I've not gotten any PM from this person, but I assume the mods will deal with this fast.
  4. PH-Kev

    PH-Kev New Member


    username stephanie is spamming
  5. rezag

    rezag New Member

    I did get that PM too
  6. KH-Jay

    KH-Jay Administrator Staff Member

    This should be resolved. If not, let us know.

  7. Tru2Chevy

    Tru2Chevy New Member

    I got one too....

    - Justin
  8. Tru2Chevy

    Tru2Chevy New Member

    There is already two threads in the Lounge about this....

    - Justin
  9. qr25de.specv

    qr25de.specv New Member

    I got spam pm from stephanie.
  10. KH-Paul

    KH-Paul CTO Staff Member

    Threads merged. Stephanie's account was banned about 3 hours ago as per Jay's post

  11. ppc

    ppc Moderator

    I have been getting "buddhism" PM spam a lot on different forums lately. Craziness...
  12. diggity

    diggity New Member

    There is talk of a program which can send PM's via forums and blogs. For obvious reasons I am not going to mention the name of it here, but I feel that this is just one of the reasons that many forums are suffering from these strange PM messages.
  13. Jeren

    Jeren Time Lord

    And one reason I like a private forum/blog is to avoid the spam that places like MySpace bring. And now they bring that spam to your own forum! What next? Viagra ads on legitimate sites?
  14. steveninstl

    steveninstl New Member

    Every now and then I get users on my forum doing the same thing...Easy fix...BAN! lol
  15. arowana

    arowana New Member

    Spam Scam by PM!

    Just received a PM by a member - barrolacoker001 here.Can someone take any action?:D

  16. ppc

    ppc Moderator

    Yes, I know - sadly these spammers are getting in.

    Management has been notified and users will be banned very soon.

  17. KH-Jay

    KH-Jay Administrator Staff Member

    The user has been permanently banned.

  18. Jeren

    Jeren Time Lord

    Are there any anti-bot measures that could be taken to prevent future bot registrations? Some kind of 'humanizing' question to ask during the registration process?
  19. ppc

    ppc Moderator

    Yep, that was already done. Either these bots have gotten a lot smarter, or these are real humans who are registering these accounts.
  20. Jeren

    Jeren Time Lord

    If they're actual humans, then maybe there's a pattern to follow that can help us stop them?

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