Virus spam PM

Discuss anything else relevant that doesn't fit into the other forums, such as ideas for new programs you think I should consider. Please, no spam, it will be deleted!
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n0
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Virus spam PM

Post by n0 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:20 am

Got a PM from "ladyROOT" (profile)

She claims to be a member of the administration and linked me to a website that seems to be either a phishing attempt or a virus download site. If anyone else gets this PM, I recommend you don't click the link.[/url]

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Post by robertw » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:41 am

Thanks for reporting it. I've deleted them now. Spammers seem to get through more often now than they used to, but I tend to find them and delete them within a few days. Their IP address is now banned too.

Rob.

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Post by PolyClare » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:46 pm

Got a PM from "LadyrootFiX":
Dear, PolyClare!

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: xxxxx
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Sincerely, Forum Administration software3d.com.
Just got it today. Yuck!

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Post by robertw » Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:27 am

Sorry about that, getting hard to avoid these things.

I have updated my spam-checking stuff which might help. If it happens again let me know and I'll change it so that hi have to confirm any new members manually.

In the meantime I've deleted three new bogus members and banned their IPs.

Oh, I also blanked out the dodgy link you quoted so no one can click on it.

Rob.

areeba

Post by areeba » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:50 am

Ok thanks robertw

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