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OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« on: December 11, 2013, 12:46:53 PM »
Someone be spamming us!!
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2013, 01:04:18 PM »
Dang!  I will fix that.  I wondered about that one.
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2013, 01:39:05 PM »
The first one that slipped through the cracks!
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 02:50:52 PM »
And, I pondered that one for quite some time.  I guess I need to rely on my gut feelings from now on.  Thanks for catching that.
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1980 Concord DL;
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2008 Jeep Patriot Sport - Freedom Drive II

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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2013, 03:07:46 PM »
How do they slip through? I mean I guess they have to be approved by you, but there is some sort of spam filter before the final decision right? Like a caphe or something? I forget cause it's been awhile since I signed up on here!
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2013, 03:20:12 PM »
We have a spam recognition system, but some legitimate folks get deleted because the IP comes back as one that spammers use.  Then I take look at the user name and e-mail.  If they look pretty legit, then I let them thru.  But that is seldom as the spam system is pretty reliable.
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2013, 03:31:28 PM »
I just rejected 11 more.  The one who got thru earlier tried again.  I see some of the more persistent ones are using new IP's to try to fool the anti-spam program.  They are now marked as spammers for future reference for all SMF applications.
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1982 Eagle SX/4 Sport;
1980 Concord DL;
1970 Ambassador 2 Dr HT, SST
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2013, 09:45:19 PM »
So far on the 12th of December, 342 spammers deleted.  11 legitimate members accepted.
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1980 Concord DL;
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2008 Jeep Patriot Sport - Freedom Drive II

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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2013, 10:07:25 PM »
Right on! Keep up the good work!
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2013, 10:49:00 PM »
On this same note I got a PM from a new member with zero posts asking me to ship my car (for sale) to Europe.  I won't post the name because it is possible that it is completely legitimate, but who should I send it to for a heads up?

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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2013, 10:50:39 PM »
IowaEagle is the man around here. He can take care of about anything.
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2013, 08:49:25 AM »
Yes, let me know.  I will take a look into it.  Good thing you checked that person's profile.  I will keep all advised.   I think that is the first one of those we have had.
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1980 Concord DL;
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2013, 09:30:50 AM »
It truly could be an interested buyer from Europe..

I know I've seen several Eagles abroad...but none of them are the SX/4.
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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2013, 09:47:47 AM »
The member appears to be from Austria, which has not been a problem in the past.   I am staying in the loop with lapoltba  and suggested he let the member know, in a nice way, we are watching this transaction.  A legitimate buyer would understand his caution.
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1982 Eagle SX/4 Sport;
1980 Concord DL;
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe;
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport - Freedom Drive II

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Re: OH OH!!! Looks like we got a Spammer!
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2014, 10:00:13 PM »
Given the large number of spammer attempts I have heightened registration requirements a bit to include a simple question that all legitimate folks can answer.  We will see if this helps.  So far today I have deleted 33 spammer requests to join.   Most of them are repeat offenders.
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Not a Jeep.  Not a Car.  Its an AMC Eagle!

1982 Eagle SX/4 Sport;
1980 Concord DL;
1970 Ambassador 2 Dr HT, SST
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe;
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport - Freedom Drive II

 

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