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

            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.

                Looking for Amethyst Dragons for my beloved (Curled, Baby, Emperor, Rising Spectral, Old Warrior, Coiled, Hatching Emperor, Hatching Empress and Hatching Kinglet). Also damaged Windstones. Flapcats, Griffins, Unicorns, Pegasus, winged kitties, empress and emperor hatchlings and fledgling or other baby or young dragons. Also looking for pristine Windstones from 100% smoker-free, ideally scent-free homes (allergies). Pet friendly AOK.

                #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)

                        #1572977
                        etruscan
                        Participant

                          We have another spammer this morning with a message titled “Hello” – ariananesbitt

                          I’m sending a message to Clay about it.

                          #1572980
                          StormDancer
                          Participant

                            Yep, I got one from ariananesbitt titled “Hello” as well.

                            Looking for:
                            "COSMIC SHIFT DRAGONS and KI-RINS" and the "OCTOPUS TANUKI TEST PAINT #1"

                            #1572982
                            Scathach
                            Participant

                              I got that one, too.

                              That’s 4 this month. In addition to all the spam and junk emails that I get just because I’ve got an email address.

                              Life is beautiful.

                              #1572983
                              StormDancer
                              Participant

                                lol, Need a whole new thread for the unsolicited stuff you get just for having an email address, or the phone texts from people you’ve never heard of!

                                Looking for:
                                "COSMIC SHIFT DRAGONS and KI-RINS" and the "OCTOPUS TANUKI TEST PAINT #1"

                                #1572984
                                Ela_Hara
                                Participant

                                  HA! Don’t forget all the SPAMMER and SCAMMER Phone Calls! It’s Terrible!

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