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 Post subject: Private Message Spam
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:29 pm 
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On the 2 and 17 this month I was PMed by user Lyagushkka some spam about XRumer. This is the Wikipedia entry on it. Don't run a search it; apparently someone wants you to up its search ranking, and Lyagushkka is a robot in disguise (gasp!).

I just want to help anyone else who has this problem, and I don't know how to report PMs.


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 Post subject: Re: Private Message Spam
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:18 pm 
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Dreamstryder wrote:
On the 2 and 17 this month I was PMed by user Lyagushkka some spam about XRumer. This is the Wikipedia entry on it. Don't run a search it; apparently someone wants you to up its search ranking, and Lyagushkka is a robot in disguise (gasp!).

I just want to help anyone else who has this problem, and I don't know how to report PMs.


Thank you, Dreamstryder.
Only today, I received the very same PM. While I didn't open it (and generally don't accept spam messages from unknown senders), I think this whole scheme is really annoying because when I get a note that I have a PM from a message board, I think it's something urgent from a friend.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:26 pm 
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Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately it happens, and while I try to prune obvious spammers, when they don't make a post to the forums publicly, they can sometimes fly under the radar.

In any case, I've deleted this user, so you shouldn't get any more PMs from that bot, at least. I went ahead and made a scan of other recently registered users with suspicious details and deleted them as well.

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:30 pm 
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I got both too.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:24 pm 
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On the 2 and 17 this month I was PMed by user Lyagushkka some spam about XRumer. This is the Wikipedia entry on it. Don't run a search it; apparently someone wants you to up its search ranking, and Lyagushkka is a robot in disguise (gasp!).


So what you're saying in that this spammer is hiding among us as a truck or jet plane?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:32 pm 
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Now, let's not jump to conclusions, Calibur.

...he could be a car!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:45 am 
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What's odd is I found two emails in my Hotmail account notifying me of PMs from Clay...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:44 pm 
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And now spam from MannInBlackk
"Hello, friend. There are viruses' activities from your computer in last few days. Strongly recommend you to check your computer. You can find a report about your computer's security and solve every problem with it here: URL REMOVED
Thank you. Forum member."

[edit]And again today.[/edit]


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:19 pm 
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I received the same message.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:17 am 
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As did I, twice in fact o.O


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:00 am 
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I've received this annoying message twice now too.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:23 pm 
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'Twas sent on Mon 1 Feb 2010 at 12:52 & 22:38 (GMT-11 hrs); the MiB in question joined the day before, so it flew under the radar.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:04 pm 
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Yup, I've gotten 3 PMs from the new PM spammer.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:18 pm 
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Yes. Please kill the spammer. And take it's stuff. Thank you. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:38 pm 
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And he's logged it now!

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