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bobtomay
01-23-2011, 08:44 AM
Just a heads up here as we seem to be getting more of these type spammers.

Instead of posting in the forum, they send their junk out via PM or post a Visitors message on a Profile page.

If you receive one of these PMs, let us know. We are more than happy to attempt stopping them dead in their tracks.

Kevriano
01-23-2011, 11:00 AM
Thanks. Not seen one yet thankfully, but will let you know.

TattooedMac
01-23-2011, 02:38 PM
What are they hoping that bc its in private that they wont be dobbed in . . . . . . . Good luck Mods. Looks like you have your work cut out for you :(

iggibar
01-24-2011, 09:19 PM
Good to know. Thankfully, I haven't gotten one yet.

nicecrew
01-30-2011, 04:39 PM
Thanks for the heads up. Luckily I have not encountered a visitor message or PM that had spam but I will keep a look out.
Thanks
nicecrew

Zoolook
01-30-2011, 04:43 PM
I always miss out on the spam...

jamesdean
02-01-2011, 07:24 PM
Yeah the new xrumer is out, it can decode recaptcha.

cwa107
02-01-2011, 08:07 PM
Yeah the new xrumer is out, it can decode recaptcha.

Well, that explains a bit. We've been getting hit pretty hard recently, but thankfully bobtomay is far more crafty than the spammers and they get nuked before they finish registering.

We like to call him "The Spaminator".

Kevriano
03-10-2011, 09:10 AM
Hmmm, I seem to have got one of these today, though it's not promoting anything, it's someone who seems to think they know me!
Will PM details.

RavingMac
03-11-2011, 09:28 AM
I got this today from a member with zero posts. Spam or just excessive enthusiasm?

"Beta testers wanted

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Hi Razormac,

I contact you since it seems like you are interested in apps/games.

Electrolux is soon about to launch an iPhone application called iVac. The purpose of the application is to challenge the users in a digital cleaning experience.

We would like to invite you to participate in the development by serving as a beta tester before the application goes live.

Would you be interested to serve as a test pilot and to get first hand information? Visit The Beta Family - iPhone app beta testing (http://thebetafamily.com) , a nice service for developers who would like to test their apps before releasing them in App Store. Simply sign in and add your device, you can connect with Facebook or just open an account for free!

By serving as a beta tester, you will have the chance to win a Ergorapido vacuum cleaner.

The application will be available in just a few days!

For any questions regarding the application or trial period, send an email to:
christian@prontocommunication.se, or call: +46 8 23 01 00 and ask for Christian.

We appreciate your commitment and involvement in this project!

Best regards,
Christian

Pronto on behalf of Electrolux"

cwa107
03-11-2011, 09:36 AM
I got this today from a member with zero posts. Spam or just excessive enthusiasm?

"Beta testers wanted

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hi Razormac,

I contact you since it seems like you are interested in apps/games.

Electrolux is soon about to launch an iPhone application called iVac. The purpose of the application is to challenge the users in a digital cleaning experience.

We would like to invite you to participate in the development by serving as a beta tester before the application goes live.

Would you be interested to serve as a test pilot and to get first hand information? Visit The Beta Family - iPhone app beta testing (http://thebetafamily.com) , a nice service for developers who would like to test their apps before releasing them in App Store. Simply sign in and add your device, you can connect with Facebook or just open an account for free!

By serving as a beta tester, you will have the chance to win a Ergorapido vacuum cleaner.

The application will be available in just a few days!

For any questions regarding the application or trial period, send an email to:
christian@prontocommunication.se, or call: +46 8 23 01 00 and ask for Christian.

We appreciate your commitment and involvement in this project!

Best regards,
Christian

Pronto on behalf of Electrolux"

Username please? Definitely spam.

RavingMac
03-11-2011, 09:42 AM
Hcpronto

vansmith
03-11-2011, 09:43 AM
Add me to the list of people who got an "Electrolux" spam PM. Username: Hcpronto.

cwa107
03-11-2011, 09:52 AM
All messages and the user are now history.

RavingMac
03-11-2011, 10:01 AM
all messages and the user are now history.
+1 :)

BrianLachoreVPI
03-11-2011, 11:58 AM
I feel left out :Angry: I could have used an Ergorapido vacuum cleaner! At least it sounds like something I could use :\

RavingMac
03-11-2011, 12:05 PM
I feel left out :Angry: I could have used an Ergorapido vacuum cleaner! At least it sounds like something I could use :\
I signed up to be a BETA tester. ;) When I win you can have mine.

BrianLachoreVPI
03-11-2011, 12:18 PM
I signed up to be a BETA tester. ;) When I win you can have mine.

LOL...like they allow vacuum cleaners in Arkansas...:Angry-Tongue:

MacLicious
03-11-2011, 01:07 PM
I got this also this morning. I did not respond to it. The person was still online when I got it and logged in. I did not really understand what it was until I found this post. Thanks.