Alert: new type of spammer
Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:12 AM
They have the following characteristics:
- they search for a thread and make a semi-relevant follow-up post. Some of the follow-up posts are actually convincing enough to revive the thread.
- the location field is the same as the userid field
- the signature links to an external site
Because of this, these spammers are harder to spot than the traditional "BUY AN IPHONE FOR CHEAP!!!" type spammers. None of the mods have time to open all the threads, so we have to rely on reported posts to find and delete these spammers. If you see any posts with these characteristics, please use the report post function.
Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:32 PM
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:41 PM
I have reported several threads over the past couple of weeks. They are from newly registered members with only a couple of posts. I would report if it looks suspicious as per Keith's first post
Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:48 PM