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    ID ZAGFAN Guest

    Default More SPAM PM

    Received this PM and I copied all:


    Private Message: Hello friend!
    Recipients: goodne, GUCrew24, GUfan_1514, ID ZAGFAN, Zaghawk shock

    Today, 09:18 AM

    mattthea892
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    Hello friend!
    Hello friend, i found you
    GUCrew24;Zaghawk shock;ID ZAGFAN;goodne;GUfan_1514


    Confirm Outstanding Receipt
    mattthea892 has requested a read receipt - Confirm?

    I did not open the link or confirm the receipt, figuring they would then know they had reached a real person.

    Please take care of this.

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    Last edited by kitzbuel; 01-27-2010 at 04:38 AM.

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    I also received the same type of PM this AM. From a sender in Liberia named mattthia892. Same message: "Hello friend, I found you. He also requested a read receipt? I took no action other than deleteing the message. This must be a security breach of some kind.
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    I got it too. I was hoping someone wanted to be my special friend!
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    Another one today. The scam artists are sure working hard.
    [/QUOTE]“Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team.”
    ― Scottie Pippen

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    Default Another one today

    Private Message: Attention!
    Recipients: GUCrew24, ID ZAGFAN, shannazag, swamlepow, Zaghawk shock

    Today, 04:02 AM
    detllef626
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    Attention!
    Hello, my friend. I found report about your computer's security at:

    shock;ID ZAGFAN

    Please, take this into account.
    Best regards, Forum Member )

    Since it says banned, I assume it has already ben taken care of. I find this one more scary because it tries to get you to open the link by saying your security has been breached.

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    Last edited by kitzbuel; 01-27-2010 at 04:38 AM.

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    Today, 11:12 AM LadyROOT Redshirt Important message from the forum administration Dear jbslicer;NEC26;gustudentmd;TheBeast;Chicken Ball 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: http:// antivirus.effectmeds.com/jbsl...eBeast;Chicken Ball---------------------------------------------------- Sincerely, Forum Administration www.guboards.spokesmanreview.com.
    I wear a helmet while internetting.

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    From Super Mod Kitz' Announcement posted on the MBB Forum:

    All, please watch out for spam PMs being sent by what appear to be administrator accounts. I recommend being careful opening links or replying to them unless you recognize the username. You can always search the members list to verify.

    If you come across anything that you believe is spam, please report it to the mods and we will ban the user.


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    Default New Spam Pm

    Private Message: Hi I have found you
    Recipients: GUCrew24, ID ZAGFAN, shannazag, swamlepow, Zaghawk shock

    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    Mstr. Bankol
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    Hi I have found you
    I have found you on video shock;ID ZAGFAN
    It is real you? )))


    Confirm Outstanding Receipt
    Mstr. Bankol has requested a read receipt - Confirm?


    ID ZAGFAN
    Last edited by kitzbuel; 01-21-2010 at 08:12 AM.

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    Just got another one from "trueLadyAdmin"... Mods please punt her away...
    Go Pilots!

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    I got one also


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    Default New Spam PM

    Private Message: Please, take into account..
    Recipients: ID ZAGFAN, Kaduce, northsidezagfan, Robzagnut, SonofZagineer

    Today, 10:48 AM
    MannInBlackk
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    Please, take into account..
    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: ZAGFAN
    Thank you. Forum member.
    Last edited by kitzbuel; 01-27-2010 at 04:37 AM. Reason: removing URL

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    I just got another one from "LadyrootFiX"...
    Go Pilots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotNut View Post
    I just got another one from "LadyrootFiX"...
    Me too ! And then I banned the bast--d


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    forumAdmin is bogus and now banned.
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    forumAdmin was pretty doggone brazen ... reaching out to real moderators on the board!

    Important message from the forum administration!

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Dear(s), GoZags;LongIslandZagFan;Angelo Roncalli;NJZag;CDC84!

    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: http://antivirus.effectmeds
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Sincerely, Forum Administration www.guboards.spokesmanreview.com.
    I disabled the link he posted in the real PM by removing the "com" up above ... Can't be too safe!

    If IPs are checked, it's likely to turn up that most of the spam artists use anonymous havens in Northern Europe OR that they have Russian or other associated Eastern European e-mail accounts. Nearly all are likely to turn up on StopForumSpam.com as problem offenders. Ever since October 2008 when some robo-spam programs learned how to decode the twisty letters and numerals of the registration process, the vBulletin boards around the country have been under assault. The registrants tend to fully utilize the "profile" questionnaire to put up links to their porn or dubious Rx websites and provide their e-mail info. All traps.

    One "trick" to help defeat the people employing robospammers is to add a question to the registration process, as part of the "profile". For a taxpayer watchdog group's forums, where we'd had to turn on Comment Moderation for a time while doing research into solutions after the onslaught of October '08, I inserted the question: what is the first letter of the town that this messageboard is all about? It took an English-speaking "human mind" to answer that one.

    For the Zags board, a truly simple question like "What college team is this messageboard about?" -- asked as part of the registration process -- would probably eliminate about 90% of the problem registrations from ever happening. It takes an "Administrator" with full access to be able to perform that action, I think.

    Lots of good tips can be found at:

    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum...Customizations

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    Default More spam PM

    Private Message: Please, take into account..
    Recipients: gu03alum, ID ZAGFAN, IODubyaA, jazzdelmar, oregongufan

    Today, 12:40 PM
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    Please, take into account..
    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: ZAGFAN;oregongufan;gu03alum;jazzdelmar
    Thank you. Forum member.


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    Last edited by kitzbuel; 02-17-2010 at 05:22 AM.

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    Default More SPam PM

    Recipients: BoZarth, gustudentmd, ID ZAGFAN, LAZAGFAN11, Oldsport

    Today, 04:53 AM
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    Hello
    Hello, friend. There are viruses' activities from your computer in last few days. Strongly recommend you to scan your computer. You can find a report about your computer's security and solve every problem with it here: ZAGFAN;Oldsport
    Thank you. Forum member.


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    Last edited by kitzbuel; 02-17-2010 at 05:22 AM.

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    If you post spam messages or PMs here, please make sure to not include the actual url (web address) in the message. First of all, it invites people to click on the link and risk exposure to a malicious site; second, many spambot try to get urls spread across the internet as widely as possible in an attempt to increase search engine hits on the listed website. We don't want to contribute to that.
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    Message came from "Davidbrain"

    Private Message: Take measures immediately!
    Recipients: asoc, JoeZag, LMathletics, MaxellDvc, strikezag

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    Default Take measures immediately!
    Dear, JoeZag;LMathletics;strikezag;asoc;MaxellDvc!

    Spam sending from your computer was detected.
    We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: insertviruswebsitehere
    If you do not pass this test# we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP with attached log file (your IP address, etc.).
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    Don't post 'em; delete em


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    There needs to be a report spam option for PMs on the forums.
    Doesn't seem safe to just have people delete these messages and not report them anywhere.

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    In the corner of each post you will see an image that looks like this . That is the 'Report Post' link that will send a link to the post along with your message to the admins and mods. We can blast it from there.
    'I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.'
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    I could be very blind, but I see no report post/message function for private messages.

    Neither when the message is open or when looking at the in box.

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    Well, correct you are. I missed the 'PMs' part in your post. Best option is to PM admins with info so they can be zapped. Recent changes seemed to have cleared the problem up pretty well, though, so hopefully this becomes moot.
    'I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.'
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