A couple of spammers have managed compose a bunch of PMs to members before I got to them and banned their asses.
Unfortunately I can't delete the PMs they sent, even though I have removed the users and forum postings.
I'm sure that members know this anyway, but it is worth repeating just in case:
If you get a pm (or email) offering money, services or other stuff that sounds too good to be true then please don't reply - just bin it. If it sounds too good to be true then it almost certainly IS.
Thank You for that information.
We or I
send back a joke
when spam arrived. Then they ll stop it.
Yes, just to confirm Ankhanu's message - please report them and then either ignore or bin the posting.
We'll do the rest. Don't get into replying or, worse, trying to 'revenge post' - it isn't sensible.
Much of the time these are software robots (bots), and even when it is a real person the best solution is for us to ban them and ban their network address.
Wonder how the spammers selected their targets. I'm lucky. Didn't receive any PMs.
sure enough you wan't to have some fun with spammers. But that is depending on the type of spam... And if you got the time. But I have no gotten any spams to report.
Not sure how they selected. I got a pm with the usual 'need to transfer some money, can you help?' scam so I banned the user immediately. Not sure how many other users might have been pmd so I sent out a general warning just in case.
I have not received any such PMs but thank you Mods for all the hard work you do to keep Frihost safe. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
most often it is not the sender that is to blame - so even in this case. So the believed spammers are "lamers" that had some sort of app installed that was a spam-app (troyan). Right now this is a problem on FB, you click on the funny videolink and to view you have to grant some software to have access to you accounts - wham bam your account is spreading loads of spam without you even know it.