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Post icon  Posted 01 August 2008 - 09:57 AM

Attention forum members if you see new members that post like this....




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This is spam. They will put their spam as a link in their signature. Look out for typos and bad grammars, especially in sentence form. If you see something like this in any of the forums or if it feels suspicious, contact me and I will take care of it. They are getting very slick by making a thread look like a simple introduction to themselves when its actually spam in disguise.

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 09:59 AM

I am da terminatah...I will search and des....err report?
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:03 AM

Yeah! What Xeno-san said!
*grabs a torch*
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:05 AM

Rawr! I'm on it!


I'm all ready for more spamhunting!

::shines up Spam Squad badge::



Oh yeah, I should add that they're posting in already-created threads as well. I saw two posting in a thread about 72 hours of techno (I forgot the thread title).

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:10 AM

:ph34r: Hummm....must sharpen spam skills.....off to go train.....
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:11 AM

I had to delete two of them yesterday. If you see them send me the link so i can take care of it ^_^ Im also putting this warning in the Spam Squad Thread. Were always looking for new recruits!
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:20 AM

Here they are:

Posts 34 and 35 in the "Do You Like Dances" thread. The two bots that made the posts have been banned, but their posts are still there.

EDIT: Actually, now that I look at it, those are fake sigs! Check out the breaker at the bottom--they're not like the ones ACen forums uses.

Geez... I've been playing too much Phoenix Wright...

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 10:53 AM

Don't worry, Phoenix Wright is a good thing!
I can't live without my Phoenix Wright!

Also, I will help.
Um, how would I know they're spammers though???
Name is Jadwin. No. It's not fake. Seriously.
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Posted 01 August 2008 - 11:06 AM

They usually start new threads.

Well, there's the obvious porn/cell phone/iPod/ringtone/video game console spam, but that's been pretty scarce lately.

Then there's the newer kinds that start a thread that appears totally innocent, but has a link that leads to a (usually Chinese-based) website that sells stuff. The problem is, the majority of this stuff is bootleg merch, porn, or the site is a scammer site. The most recent example was a thread started with the bot asking how many different Pokemon there were and linked to a China-based website that sold bootleg Pokemon toys (and OMG people may have bought toys from that site! :ph34r:). It looked totally innocent and tricked a lot of people!

The newest breed, however, is even trickier. They start an innocent-looking thread or post with no link except the one in their sig (or sometimes even a fake sig!). The trick to that is--the link leads to the same type of sites as the spammers use above!


So far, the giveaways are:
*bad english/grammar

*the link goes to a site that has something for sale (or a place where you have to put in username/password or other sensitive info) WARNING--DO NOT BUY THINGS FROM THESE SITES! They can steal your credit card info. There are ways to check if the site is legitimate before you put in that information.

*Just signed up on the forums today (or yesterday)

*Short, simple messages (or long, repetitive ones)

*No personal info in the profile (most forum members who are here to socialize at least put in their birthday, location, etc)

*fake line breaker for sig

This post has been edited by this_chick25: 01 August 2008 - 11:17 AM

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Posted 02 August 2008 - 01:04 PM

that's scary! This makes it hard to trust new members (at least for me)...
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Posted 02 August 2008 - 01:37 PM

I just wanted to add to this_chicks wonderful list of insight.
Don't clicky the linky if they have disgusied it, hover to see if it shows on the lower left of (on IE that is where it shows links, if people with other browsers could chime in and list where it shows address when you hover please do) and manually type it into your browser in another tab (IE7 again). Sometimes those links can have spyware or a virus attached.
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 09:21 AM

Firefox shows the link in the same place when you hover.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 01:44 AM

:o this is preposterous can't go anywhere without spammers follow if i see this i shall report

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 03:02 PM

Thanx for the update! I will keep an eye out for any spam and let u know if i see any! ^_~
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 07:10 PM

Ok, that last post was just dumb...>_<


I shall join the ranks of "Spam Stoppers" ^_^
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 07:21 PM

Gonna steal my favorite line from Marth here and say "Minna, miteite kure!" (Watch out for me!) Spammers!
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 03:40 AM

I was looking at the list of members that had birthdays today and I noticed that the ones that were 3 years old, 59 and one that is 39 are spammers. I don't know if they've posted anything or not, but I looked at the links or hovered over the name to see the link, didn't click on them, and they looked like spam sites to me. Just thought I'd throw that out there. :3
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View PostFoolish Humon, on 13 June 2010 - 07:19 PM, said:

Ladies ladies ladies, if you find a man whose only concern about a woman is her breast size, he just may be dumb enough to believe you if you say you have Ds when you have Bs. :thumbup:

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:14 AM

I've been checking through the new members (mostly the ones with pretty obivious names that just shout I"m a spammer) recently because they have been posting not-so-good links in their profiles to help cut back on the number of spam posts.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 07:05 PM

Spammer Spammer!!! Alert Alert!!!
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View PostFoolish Humon, on 13 June 2010 - 07:19 PM, said:

Ladies ladies ladies, if you find a man whose only concern about a woman is her breast size, he just may be dumb enough to believe you if you say you have Ds when you have Bs. :thumbup:

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:57 PM

Dang, these people just don't know when to give up!!!
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Posted 07 January 2009 - 04:48 AM

They don't know when to stop. TT 3TT
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View PostFoolish Humon, on 13 June 2010 - 07:19 PM, said:

Ladies ladies ladies, if you find a man whose only concern about a woman is her breast size, he just may be dumb enough to believe you if you say you have Ds when you have Bs. :thumbup:

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:03 AM

Ack! They strike again! > 3< Help Mama Help!
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View PostFoolish Humon, on 13 June 2010 - 07:19 PM, said:

Ladies ladies ladies, if you find a man whose only concern about a woman is her breast size, he just may be dumb enough to believe you if you say you have Ds when you have Bs. :thumbup:

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:08 AM

I have eliminated all three of the nasty porn spam......and they will not strike again!!!!!
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Posted 07 January 2009 - 10:44 AM

YAY KURAMA-KUN!!! :3
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View PostFoolish Humon, on 13 June 2010 - 07:19 PM, said:

Ladies ladies ladies, if you find a man whose only concern about a woman is her breast size, he just may be dumb enough to believe you if you say you have Ds when you have Bs. :thumbup:

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 10:47 AM

Um, I'm a girl I know the user name throws people off sorry.
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 08:17 PM

I love doing stuff like reporting hackers/spammers and the like. Count me in.
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 04:12 AM

I don't know if some of these spammers are just stupid or something, because they're not always sneaky. I just reported a topic (it's gone now) that was titled "69 gay porn gay anal gay gay gay"...etc, and there was a monstrous list of links.
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:38 AM

View Postokaonos, on Mar 23 2009, 05:12 AM, said:

I don't know if some of these spammers are just stupid or something, because they're not always sneaky. I just reported a topic (it's gone now) that was titled "69 gay porn gay anal gay gay gay"...etc, and there was a monstrous list of links.


Their called spambots.
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:34 AM

Ah. Didn't think spambots were much of an issue on a site like this. But I guess not. When I think of spambots, I think of them being used on email accounts and social networking sites.
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Posted 23 March 2009 - 08:40 AM

View Postokaonos, on Mar 23 2009, 09:34 AM, said:

Ah. Didn't think spambots were much of an issue on a site like this. But I guess not. When I think of spambots, I think of them being used on email accounts and social networking sites.


Well anybody that keeps coming back with a member name that is altered by adding a number or letter and posting the same topic with slight differences is a spambot to me (even if it is a human doing it). they all originate from the same set of e-mail accounts.
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