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Old 06-24-2009, 07:24 AM   #1
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It's bad enough to get Spam Mail on your computer thru your isp provide, however; getting it on a private message here is absolutly a bunch of Bull____. How do we stop this, Iam sick and tired of so called good people trying to give me money. Thanks, for you administrators the message is still in my notifications so you may be able to access it.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:33 AM   #2
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We just banned one member for using the PM system to promote her beliefs. The same rules that apply to the Forums applies to the PM system.

Mike, when you get such messages, report them to a Moderator or Administrator and we'll take appropiate action.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:43 AM   #3
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Thanks, Ken have you had a chance to look at it? I left it alone on my incomming messages, I understand there were quite few this a.m. Thanks again
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:39 AM   #4
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You were not alone Mike. But we got the axe after this one and and will have to see how they did what they did.

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Old 06-24-2009, 10:46 AM   #5
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I just received one of these SPAM private messages too. I didn't even open it. It was promptly deleted. However, the notification email I received had the text which contained the old Nigerian scam. These have been around so long I can't believe anyone still falls for them, but I guess someone does as they keep "raising their ugly head" from time to time.

I'm surprised that this crap can actually get into the private messages.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:51 AM   #6
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Anyone can register and sometimes they deliberately spam via the PM system. If you get one of these you can report the PM by clicking on the red triangle above the message. This sends a copy of the PM to the moderators and they can remove the spammers account. Then you can delete the PM.

You can also use that report function to forward sales solicitations are even hostile PMs if needed.

Since no attachments or HTML are allowed in PM's there is no risk of malware from a PM (other than the risk of major annoyance).
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I actually banned 2 new members from China in the last 24 hours. We do catch many but this is the first time in the two and a half years since I have been on forum that I have heard of them hitting the PM system.
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Its because of the software change. vBulletin and Invision Power Boards are big targets. Expect to see ALOT more spammers as time goes by.
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