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    Hi,

    I got a PM this morning which purports to be from the SVNForum admin, but I don't think it's genuine.
    It looks like this:

    From: MichealTracy
    To: <my user id>
    Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:12 pm
    Subject: Take measures immediately! Quote message
    Dear, <my user id>!

    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: <dodgy looking link>
    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.).
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Forum Administration www.svnforum.org
    (Red bits edited by me.)

    Needless to say, I didn't follow the link.
    Can you confirm that this is PM spam?

  • #2
    Re: PM Spam?

    Originally posted by confuzzled
    Hi,

    I got a PM this morning which purports to be from the SVNForum admin, but I don't think it's genuine.
    It looks like this:

    From: MichealTracy
    To: <my user id>
    Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:12 pm
    Subject: Take measures immediately! Quote message
    Dear, <my user id>!

    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: <dodgy looking link>
    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.).
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Forum Administration www.svnforum.org
    (Red bits edited by me.)

    Needless to say, I didn't follow the link.
    Can you confirm that this is PM spam?
    Yes, that is a SPAM. Sorry about that, I will delete the user: MichealTracy

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    • #3
      I got the same thing from user RobertWells today.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SDraconis
        I got the same thing from user RobertWells today.

        Thanks for letting me know. I have deleted the user.

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        • #5
          I got two such messages from a user "GregBowen" posing to be a forum administrator.

          Please kick that guy also!

          Thanks.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Guenther Brunthaler
            I got two such messages from a user "GregBowen" posing to be a forum administrator.

            Please kick that guy also!

            Thanks.
            Done. Thanks.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mahesh
              Originally posted by Guenther Brunthaler
              I got two such messages from a user "GregBowen" posing to be a forum administrator.

              Please kick that guy also!

              Thanks.
              Done. Thanks.
              I have also gone ahead a disabled PMs. If you have any questions, please use this forum.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mahesh
                I have also gone ahead a disabled PMs. If you have any questions, please use this forum.
                And it worked quite well for a while!

                But it seems the spammers have adopted as well: They are posting directly into the forum now!

                See the posting from user "bluesky0213" below.

                Obviously, they are exploiting the fact that all users watching a thread automatically get notification when a followup-article has been posted.

                That's nearly as effective as sending a PM.

                Those guys are really a pest!

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