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  1. #1
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    Spammer attack via PM and Profile page
    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.

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    Thanks. Not seen one yet thankfully, but will let you know.
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    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
    Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
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    Good to know. Thankfully, I haven't gotten one yet.
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    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
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    I always miss out on the spam...
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    Too many macs!
    Yeah the new xrumer is out, it can decode recaptcha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesdean View Post
    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".
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    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.
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    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 , 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"
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    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 , 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.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Hcpronto
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Add me to the list of people who got an "Electrolux" spam PM. Username: Hcpronto.
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    All messages and the user are now history.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    all messages and the user are now history.
    +1
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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