"Phishy" Users

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Lawndart
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"Phishy" Users

Post by Lawndart » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:34 am

I just deleted and banned three "phishy" users from the forums. They all signed up and posted within only minutes of each other (in the same thread). One of them asking a question about playing movies in Messenger, with the other two replying immediately; the first reply innocently eluding to not knowing, but suggesting to search Google, and the second post (by the third user) pointing to where to buy a "fake webcam" for Messenger. I searched online and found other forums with the same three usernames, again with one of them asking a question, and the other two replying to it with info and links where to buy stuff. This spam & advertising will be deleted.

Here are the usersnames (all using the same IP):
ellatwo3
sabrinakornel
familiarimbao

The IP used: 203.99.179.187 is from Pakistan(PK) in region Northern and Central Asia... :?

Should anyone see other suspicious posts/users, please let us know and we'll look into it and remove the ads etc.
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Dang...

Post by Stingray » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:13 pm

Need I say more (?) like WTH...where's my M60 Smiley.

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Re: "Phishy" Users

Post by Tailhook » Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:39 pm

Lawndart wrote:I just deleted and banned three "phishy" users from the forums. They all signed up and posted within only minutes of each other (in the same thread). One of them asking a question about playing movies in Messenger, with the other two replying immediately; the first reply innocently eluding to not knowing, but suggesting to search Google, and the second post (by the third user) pointing to where to buy a "fake webcam" for Messenger. I searched online and found other forums with the same three usernames, again with one of them asking a question, and the other two replying to it with info and links where to buy stuff. This spam & advertising will be deleted.
Better start thinking about upgrading to phpBB3 there LD. Not sure how much longer the phpBB2 security parameters will hold up. :wink:
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Post by Lawndart » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:17 pm

Nah, there's a plethora of mods you can install.
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