[MERGED] Spam Scam by PM!

#2
Spammed with a PM

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


This is the message that was sent:
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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
 
#12
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
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?
 
#15
Spam Scam by PM!

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

barrolacoker001 said:
BARRISTEROLA COKER & CO CHAMBERS
(LEGAL PRACTITIONERS & SOLICITOR,
CO-OPERATE CONSULTANT)
NO 3 ALLEN AVENUE, IKEJA
LAGOS NIGERIA.
)
READ IN ENGLISH BELOW.

TOP SECRET(KEEP CONFIDENTIAL)

FROM THE DESK OF BARRISTER OLA COKER.

PLEASE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED SEND YOUR REPLY TO barrolacoker001@myway.com

Hello Dear,

How are you today, coupled with your health? Hope all
is well with you. I pray that this email reaches you
in the best of health, I present my best wishes to you
and your family with blessings, goodness and mercies,
Do not worry on how I got your email address got it
from an email marketing firm on the internet.
In a brief introduction am Barrister Ola Coker
(Esq.) The personal attorney to late Engineer Steve
Moore, an American from Ogden, Uttah,(Utah) USA who
worked with shell Development company in Nigeria. On
April 21,1999,my client, his wife, and their three
Children were involved in a car accident along Shagamu
expressway. All Occupants of the vehicle unfortunately
lost their lives.
Since then I have made several inquiries to your
embassy to locate any of my clients extended
Relatives, but the effort resulted unsuccessful. As a
professional I extended report to the USA Embassy they
still can not trace any of my client relative, After
these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to
trace/contact
You over the internet, and the basis of contacting you
is to assist me in acquiring the money and property
left behind by my client before it gets confiscated or
declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge
deposits were lodged, particularly the Standard Trust
Bank Of Nigeria Plc Where the deceased had an account
valued at ($10.5Million US Dollars) and I have been
Issued a notice to provide the next of kin. Or Have
the account confiscated within the next ten official
working days.
Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the
relatives for over Two years now, hence I seek your
consent to present you as the next of kin of the
deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued
at ($10.5Million US Dollars) can be paid to you and
then you and I in sharing the ratio, I suggest should
be as follows: 60% for me and 40% to you. As an
attorney I will revalidate and notarize all the
necessary legal documents that will be used to back
you up in this claim. All I require is your honesty
and maximum co-operations to enable us see this deal
through.
I guarantee that this will be executed under a
legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any
breach of the law. Know that the change of ownership
Certificate will notarize at the Court of law here in
Nigeria to bear your name and that automatically
makes you the bonafide beneficiary of the late Steve
Moore.
Note, As soon as you receive the fund I will be coming
over to your country for the due share as I stated
above.
Provide the below information to enable me file in an
application of claim.
You’re full name.
You’re Resident address.
Phone/Fax number.
And a brief Biography of your self.

Best Regards,

PLEASE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED SEND YOUR REPLY TO barrolacoker001@myway.com


OLA COKER. (Esq.)
Principal Attorney.
OLA COKER &Co Chambers.
URGENT REQUEST(GET BACK TO ME)

CONFIDENTIAL CONTENT(ONLY FOR YOUR EYES)
 
#16
Yes, I know - sadly these spammers are getting in.

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

Regards,
 
#18
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
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?
Yep, that was already done. Either these bots have gotten a lot smarter, or these are real humans who are registering these accounts.
 
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