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Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75024

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Lately we have received a much larger amount of spammers posting in the forums.

When you report them to the moderators, they are actively deleting them and reporting the spammers to admin with other information that allows us to block them.

They are very persistent and look for any opportunity to post their spam so we have to be persistent as well.

So, if you see spam, click on the "Report to Moderator" button please and we will deal with them.

By the way, the majority are coming from China and when I report the abuse to their ISP, they don't respond.

The few in the US we get, the companies respond.

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Re:Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75060

kensikora:

I am a moderator on a very large diesel truck website, specifically,
www.dieseltruckresource.com .

We also have a big problem with these "spammers" from China and all over S.E. Asia. What we do is check all persons applying to be new members by their I.P. ADDRESS through this website:

www.ip2location.com/demo

This helps us immensly in keeping these spammers out and the wesbite is free to use Sir.

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Re:Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75065

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Thanks,

That is a good resource and we are using similar ip blocking techniques.

I have blacklisted ips from CHINANET-FJ based on a lookup of that company. Hopefully, we got them all.

I think twice before buying foreign products in general and this adds fuel to my fire.

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Re:Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75068

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AND a Special Thank You to all the members helping the moderators by hitting the "Report to Mod." button when you find the spam. Even though the board is patrolled regularly, it helps a lot to have all the extra eyes keeping a lookout!

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Re:Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75070

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On Tuesday night while on a ferry boat I logged in on iphone, must have deleted 15 or so fresh spam gifts.
Good thing we have mods from west to east coasts, I'm on second shift!

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Re:Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75079

Thanks guys for all of your hard work!!! That is what makes this site so great!!!!
Bill

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Re: Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75080

kensikora,

I keep intending to send the "spammers" a message & offer to sell them "a life", since most of them seem to have NONE.

yours, satx

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Re: Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75082

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I apologize. I just couldn't help myself !
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Re: Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75098

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I think some of the measures taken have mitigated the attacks. Blocking entire chinese ip addresses.

And you wonder about why it comes from there and what they think they'll gain.

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Re: Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75103

kensikora,

SOME of the "junk" seems like "needless, mindless blathering about nothing". - I guess that I "don't get it".

yours, satx

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Re:Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75104

1960RedG-3 wrote:


I am a moderator on a very large diesel truck website, specifically,
www.dieseltruckresource.com .


Look for me in the queue.

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Re:Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75118

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Looks like your efforts have paid off Ken, nice work! (Early shift reporting in with an "all clear"). :)

I learned the hard way long ago to NEVER click on one of their links, or open an email if you don't know who it's from. Even if it's from someone you do recognize, if the subject looks hookey - it probably IS. I guess it's possible some are trying to sell their rip-off products, but I believe most are just trying to spread a virus or cause some sort of havoc in the (your) computer world.

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Re: Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75158

Good one, Nautilus!

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Re: Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75159

My E-mail got hacked last Friday. From somewhere from South Africa. Probably from that Nigerian prince. Anyway, Yahoo mail intercepted it and I went thru a series of questions to re-activate my account. I appreciate the work FiberGlassics does to protect our accounts. There's another one floating around about grants. They'll ask for your bank account to deposit the money. This one's obvious.

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Re:Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75170

spam has become epidemic in the last few months. I can't post a Craigslist ad without getting fifty spam replies.

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Re:Spammers on the attack 4 years 10 months ago #75176

mtdoragary,

YEP. And posting anything on CL seems to be "an effective way" to get on EVERYBODY's "porn sales list".
(I posted a model boat for sale on the SA Craigslist & within a DAY I had gotten some really FILTHY stuff offered to me.)

yours, satx

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Re:Spammers on the attack 4 years 9 months ago #75833

The day before this thread started I watched this happen! Reported to moderator, then watched as they continued to sign on as new member (1st time post) create their gobbledgooook I believe he or they where on there 4th thread when I not knowing any other way to stop them simply started a thred addressed to them saying "nothing better to do than to spread viruses??!!.....virtually halting for a moment the posting...I continued to report on every thread...real time as it was posted...then while watching who was sighning on noticed billr waspresent and the threads started vanishing. I emailed bill a few times that night during this experience...an hour and a half long...and never heard from anyone..at all.

Karma 1 Kurt

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Re:Spammers on the attack 4 years 9 months ago #75836

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Thank you for your help in reporting the spam to the moderators, Kurt. (Please see the post fourth down from the top above!) I'm sure Bill will tell you, when we're under "attack" from those spammers, the moderators have their hands full trying to delete the posts as soon as possible before anything bad happens. Sometimes we forget to take the time when it's all over to express our appreciation for those who lend a hand. Please be assured that your assistance IS appreciated. ;)

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Re:Spammers on the attack 4 years 9 months ago #75926

Hey Mark thanks for the recognition...just left a bitter taste in my mouth.....I guess especially now since all has been read by everyone and ...you the one whom was not involved, has been the only one to make a comment to me. I guess my theory is justifiable. Glad I e Mailed you bill!! TRULY Kurt

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