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The king and his millions

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by muppethunter, Oct 24, 2007.

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    I can't belive this. One of the members on my forum recieved this as a PM shortly after the person signed up. This is the first time I have heard of this happening on a forum. Has anyone else heard of this happening on a forum?

    SEMrush
     
    muppethunter, Oct 24, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ShounZc

    ShounZc Banned

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    #2
    probably joke?? :confused:
     
    ShounZc, Oct 24, 2007 IP
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    getjimmy Prominent Member

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    #3
    do we need spam to be posted on here? NO

    Dont miss the lifetime offer dude.
     
    getjimmy, Oct 24, 2007 IP
  4. muppethunter

    muppethunter Guest

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    #4

    Sorry...wasn't meant to be spam. I just thought it was funny. Delete it if you want.
     
    muppethunter, Oct 24, 2007 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #5
    I haven't seen that particular message but you'd be astounded if you knew how many people give PM spam a go.
     
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    KingofKings Banned

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    #6
    I'm a King... and I won't give 25% of my cash to you.

    So don't believe it. :D
     
    KingofKings, Oct 24, 2007 IP
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    surfmale Peon

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    #7
    God yes,

    stay clear such a scam normaly you get those at times on dating sites

    and so on..

    Best Advise


    DELETE
     
    surfmale, Oct 24, 2007 IP
  8. getjimmy

    getjimmy Prominent Member

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    #8
    Ha ha Sarank,u got confused(with my avatar lol) and merged Samanthas post with mine.

    This was actually posted by Samantha.
     
    getjimmy, Oct 24, 2007 IP
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    freelancer4hire Peon

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    You confused me completely now as you posted this, Samantha did not participate in this thread yet :confused:. Lol. How much did you sell your avatar for? :)
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #10
    I made a wee error and merged posts... Sammie and Jimmy will forgive me I'm sure!
     
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    markowe Well-Known Member

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    This is popularly known as the "Nigerian scam" or the 419 scam and it is as old as the hills. Its appearance on forums is no surprise. Its appearance on DP forums, complete with active email address is a little more surprising...
     
    markowe, Oct 25, 2007 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #12
    So long as there is money to be made from spamming it'll be finding it's way through to us.
    So long as there are active forum owners like muppethunter trying to keep their forums clean then there will be posts discussing the spam.
     
    sarahk, Oct 25, 2007 IP
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    markowe Well-Known Member

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    Sure, I was just wondering whether it was really necessary to post the entire thing, complete with email address... Someone might fall for it!
     
    markowe, Oct 26, 2007 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #14
    Fair enough, but surely those scams have been done to death and webmasters (at least) know better?
     
    sarahk, Oct 26, 2007 IP
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    solar44 Well-Known Member

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    Pure spam. I thought those kind of mails were from the past by now?
     
    solar44, Oct 26, 2007 IP
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    muppethunter Guest

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    #16
    I definately know better.

    I get them all the time in my yahoo email account. I just found it shocking that they would sign up, pick a random user who was online at the time and spam them in a PM. It has only happened one time, but if it happens again I will disable pm's for new members. That should take care of it.
     
    muppethunter, Oct 28, 2007 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I think you'll find he spammed more than one member.

    there was a guy signing up as einstein and sending a nonsense phrase. I got it from several different forums. I think he was probably testing the PM blaster type software and looking for tolerant forums.
     
    sarahk, Oct 28, 2007 IP