Spam PMs – June 18

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  • #1570033

    Clay
    Keymaster

    Spam PMs were sent to some users today from “melissa Johnson” with title “HELLO.” This account has been flagged as a spam account, so will not be able to send more messages. If you received this message, you can simply delete it. Apologies for the inconvenience.

    #1570429

    drag0nfeathers
    Participant

    Whenever I get am email telling me I have a message titled “HELLO” or “HI THERE” in all Caps I’m pretty confident before even logging in that it’s spam, lol.

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    #1572203

    pony-up
    Participant

    I just received a spam message from Kayla Noyes. Subject was “hello” 😅

    #1572209

    Clay
    Keymaster

    I just received a spam message from Kayla Noyes. Subject was “hello” 😅

    Yes, this user has been flagged as a spammer. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    #1572242

    Skymancer
    Participant

    I think there’s another spam user “Kayla Noyes”. I just received a similar message from them.

    #1572245

    Kimberlee
    Participant

    I got one too from a Kayla Noyes. Definitely a scammer
    And not a native English speaker. Syntax is all wrong
    Probably from overseas.

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    #1572250

    etruscan
    Participant

    Yes, both Clay and Susie are aware of this spammer.

    #1572265

    Lenore
    Participant

    Yes,she messaged me as well..

    #1572266

    Susie
    Keymaster

    Clay has removed several Kayla Noyes accounts now. If any more show up, we’ll remove them. Just delete those messages. We are sorry this spam got into our website. The spammer does not have your personal email address – the email going to you is sent only by our website to tell you that you have a message in the Private Message system.

    sorry for the inconvenience!

    #1572348

    Clay
    Keymaster

    Everyone,

    Just want to let you know that I will be working on this issue over the weekend. The spammers seem to be getting more frequent and more persistent, so I will look at different ways of combatting them. Spam prevention is always a balancing act–how to keep the spammers at bay, while keeping the site easy to use for legitimate community members. I will update you all on new spam prevention measures as soon as possible. Rest assured that your personal info (including your email address) is not at risk. The email you receive is from our site, notifying you that you have a new PM; it is not a message from the spammer directly. Sorry for the inconvenience, and stay tuned for the solution.

    (I’m posting this on the other relevant threads as well)

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