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Old 26 Sep 2019, 09:15 PM   #1
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Spam in PM

I've received spam via a private message here on the forum, anyone else being spammed?
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Old 27 Sep 2019, 12:18 AM   #2
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Yes, something about hunters and cameras.
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Old 27 Sep 2019, 12:26 AM   #3
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That's right.

I can't see a way to report spam in PM, so I've added this spammer to my ignore list - I don't know if that will block them for the future, though.
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Old 28 Sep 2019, 08:56 AM   #4
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Yes I got it also.........
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Old 28 Sep 2019, 02:19 PM   #5
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Yes, I also received that strange PM and I'm ignoring it. Very weird!

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Old 29 Sep 2019, 12:36 AM   #6
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Another site im on only allows new members to send 2 PMs within 24hrs ... Sounds like a good idea here also
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Old 29 Sep 2019, 03:33 AM   #7
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The same post was (shortly) visible here on the forum. I reported it as spam.
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Old 21 Feb 2020, 11:49 PM   #8
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I got 2 PM's today from the same person, offering me the chance to claim "$4.600 million dollars" in an Advance Fee Scam.

And I'm wondering, because he contacted me twice, does that mean I get two shares of the money?
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Old 22 Feb 2020, 12:38 AM   #9
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I received it too. I'm always amazed that these obvious scams keep coming. Apparently they are somewhat successful or else wouldn't be worth the trouble.
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Old 22 Feb 2020, 01:35 AM   #10
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And I'm wondering, because he contacted me twice, does that mean I get two shares of the money?
I will get two shares too. It's an unlimited pot of money of course
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Old 22 Feb 2020, 02:04 AM   #11
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I wonder if ya replied to the message if they would reply??

Yes all that $$$$$$ sounds good!!
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Old 22 Feb 2020, 08:23 AM   #12
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Also in my PM.
When will this spam terror be tackled here? Come on Edwin or moderators.
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Old 23 Feb 2020, 07:30 AM   #13
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Chasing and deleting spammers is proving problematic. It is not simply a matter of a blanket ban which suffices in other cases.

For those members who are receiving spam PM's the best I can offer is for you to send them to me via PM and I will endeavour to block them. But I may well have to do it on a case by case basis.

Regards,

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Old 23 Feb 2020, 07:51 AM   #14
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Chasing and deleting spammers is proving problematic. It is not simply a matter of a blanket ban which suffices in other cases.
I wonder, how they come in.
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Old 23 Feb 2020, 03:25 PM   #15
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My PM is spam free at the moment.
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