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Spam / Scam Bots

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Jegor jegor-m

Spam / Scam Bots

07/11/2017 at 13:26

Dear all!

Please be aware of ongoing spam / scam attacks.

If you get a suspicious message, please message the Moderators ( @xxxolivierxxx ; @flo-2; @jegor-m; @donald) and we will take care of the account sending those.

You can also post here the link to the spammer’s account.

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We have been informed about a number of Suvo Sarkar accounts and spam messages. Please also report to us a message if you see him here.
Other spam users:
Hamid Coulibaly @coulibsulaim

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starter
07/11/2017 at 13:26
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There seems to be a spam bot ingress in the community system. The badly generated/translated message is a text-book scam. The notification e-mail I’ve got for the PM also triggered the scam filter on my e-mail. I’m attaching a screenshot of the message. User id is moureenmax22. All changes on that account are from 1 hour ago, give or take when the PM was send.

P.S. I don’t have a sister 😉

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warrior
07/11/2017 at 13:35
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Yes, I just got exactly the same message.

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warrior
07/11/2017 at 14:19
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same here

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starter
07/11/2017 at 14:23
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Same :/

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warrior
07/11/2017 at 14:55
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sorry for that everyone. User is blocked now!

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starter
07/11/2017 at 14:57
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As wee seem to be running “buddypress” as a comunity engine, I’d suggest adding “BuddyPress Security Check” plugin (bp-security-check). It adds recaptcha on the registration form. Since the map is already google maps, it should be easy to get an api key for the recapcha service.

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helper
07/11/2017 at 18:37
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Got the Same message. 4 hours ago.

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dedicated
08/11/2017 at 08:55
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Me too they must be desparate if they have bald cancer

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starter
29/11/2017 at 08:02
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Hi I’m Andy Short. I am an environmentalist and have lived and worked as a teacher in Sumatra for the past 12 years.

Apologies if this has been covered but I think I have received a scam or fraudulent message via davehakkens.nl – does anyone else receive these? Here it is:
“I am Suvo Sarkar of Emirates NBD bank. I wish to share a business proposal with you, it is in connection with your last name. Please contact me on my email at ([email protected]) so that i will get back to you soonest.”

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new
29/11/2017 at 08:09
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Just got one from same sender, don’t reply just erase it

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starter
29/11/2017 at 08:27
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Same here.

Is there a “report” process here? This happened before, and the scammer profile was erased by the time I checked if the message was legit. If this happens again, should we keep posting about it on the forum only?

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starter
29/11/2017 at 08:31
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Me too

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helper
29/11/2017 at 08:38
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The same thing happened around 2 weeks ago: Spam/scam bots. I think when the folks from precious plastic know of the spam/scam they’ll take care of it just as last time!

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starter
29/11/2017 at 10:33
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Same!

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helper
29/11/2017 at 11:22
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yep! just reported it to gmail but couldn’t select the profile here because I think it’s been deleted. keep your eyes open!

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warrior
29/11/2017 at 13:14
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I got the same message, and the previous one too.

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new
29/11/2017 at 13:21
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Same here, twice already.

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warrior
29/11/2017 at 13:33
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So,

We have deleted that user straight away.

While it is possible to filter the spam bots that post ridiculous topics, it is impossible to control what is being sent to you in messages. If you see something suspicious, report it!

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helper
29/11/2017 at 14:50
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I receive a lot of inbox from suvo sarka from 2 different profils.

For a business bank bla bla bla.

You too ?

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warrior
29/11/2017 at 14:55
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@geat,

You mention second account, can you send me a direct message with the nicknames of that user please.

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starter
29/11/2017 at 15:26
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Aaaand here we go again…

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helper
29/11/2017 at 15:46
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@jegor-m

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warrior
29/11/2017 at 15:47
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@datamatrix, it is sorted for now.

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warrior
29/11/2017 at 15:48
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@geat, user deleted now.

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starter
29/11/2017 at 15:52
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I would agree, a scam….

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helper
29/11/2017 at 15:52
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@jegor-m Cooool you can delete this topic too

Cheers

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warrior
29/11/2017 at 15:54
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@geat, we will do it later, maybe more people will discover messages and decide to write here without reading first )

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helper
29/11/2017 at 19:32
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Ya I got the same

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starter
29/11/2017 at 20:48
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Same here, the exact same message.

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starter
29/11/2017 at 22:03
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I’ve also been researching the web and this scam has been on for a while……. Is there a way we can do something? Cause if we don’t it will keep going on.

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