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Postby Kurious » Wed 02.11.2009 4:01 pm

I received spam in the inbox of my account in this forum; from username "izzan".

izzan wrote:From Suzi Izzan
Demark Lout Street,
47820, Petaling Jaya,

Dear Friend, I am writing this mail to you with heavy tears In my eyes and great sorrow in my heart because my Doctor told me that I will die in three months time. Base on this development I want to will my money which is deposited in a security company I am in search of a reliable person who will use the Money to build charity organization for the saints and the person will take 20% of the total sum. While 80% of the money will go to charity organization and helpingthe orphanage. I grew up as an Orphan and i dont have anybody/family member to take care of my wealth. The total money in question is $3.5million dollars. I will provide you with other information is once you indicate your willingness. suzi_izzan@yahoo.com

Best Regards
Suzi Izzan


I believe there is a method to prevent automatic registrations like this; it had something to do with asking a question to the user during registration, specific to this forum.
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Re: Spammer

Postby richvh » Wed 02.11.2009 4:06 pm

I've already banned the culprit. Cleaning these out of people's in-boxes is beyond my authority, but I alerted Phreadom to it so he can handle the cleanup.
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Re: Spammer

Postby Kurious » Wed 02.11.2009 4:07 pm

Cool, thanks.
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Re: Spammer

Postby AJBryant » Wed 02.11.2009 5:48 pm

Yeah, I just followed with a ban, too, but someone beat me to it (meanie!). ;)

Oy. I got the same PM.



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Re: Spammer

Postby phreadom » Wed 02.11.2009 6:58 pm

All PMs from that user removed.

Thanks for the heads up. :)

(We do have such an authentication measure in place. Maybe it's time to update the question/answer again.)
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Re: Spammer

Postby tōkai devotee » Wed 02.11.2009 6:59 pm

I got the same PM too, I think! Well, I was alerted of a PM from "izzan" via email but when I went to check my PM's the message had somehow myseteriously disappeared, presumably at the hand of Phreadom.
Not that I'm sad about that! :wink:
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Re: Spammer

Postby clay » Wed 02.11.2009 7:37 pm

Nice cleanup job.
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Re: Spammer

Postby Sairana » Thu 02.12.2009 12:21 am

I must have had the PM, too, but didn't see it before it was removed. But now my message by the control panel permanently says (1 new message) even though it no longer exists. >.<
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Re: Spammer

Postby phreadom » Thu 02.12.2009 12:52 am

Sairana wrote:I must have had the PM, too, but didn't see it before it was removed. But now my message by the control panel permanently says (1 new message) even though it no longer exists. >.<


Is it still saying that now?
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Re: Spammer

Postby becki_kanou » Thu 02.12.2009 2:06 am

phreadom wrote:
Sairana wrote:I must have had the PM, too, but didn't see it before it was removed. But now my message by the control panel permanently says (1 new message) even though it no longer exists. >.<


Is it still saying that now?


I clicked mine again a few minutes ago and it went away.
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Re: Spammer

Postby phreadom » Thu 02.12.2009 3:14 am

becki_kanou wrote:
phreadom wrote:
Sairana wrote:I must have had the PM, too, but didn't see it before it was removed. But now my message by the control panel permanently says (1 new message) even though it no longer exists. >.<


Is it still saying that now?


I clicked mine again a few minutes ago and it went away.


Thanks Becki. :) That should take care of it for everyone hopefully... *crosses fingers* ;)
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Re: Spammer

Postby ss » Thu 02.12.2009 3:37 am

Same here, it went away when I clicked on the "1 new message".
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Re: Spammer

Postby Mike Cash » Thu 02.12.2009 8:25 am

Does this mean I won't be getting 20% of $3.5 million?
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Re: Spammer

Postby keatonatron » Thu 02.12.2009 8:43 am

Mike Cash wrote:Does this mean I won't be getting 20% of $3.5 million?


I have used my contacts in the US Senate to set up a relief fund for those here who have had their hopes shattered by the mismanagement of this promise of millions.

For all those who have received this wonderful windfall only to have it ripped from your inbox by a greedy Phreadom (who wants all $3.5 million X number of TJP members X 20% for himself), please PM me your bank account numbers, social security information, and a processing fee of $150 (check payable to "cash") right away.

Don't miss out on your chance to reclaim 35% of 3.5 billion today!

Sincerely,

Hameeb Mufeeb

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Re: Spammer

Postby clay » Thu 02.12.2009 9:41 am

I'm beginning to think this is all one big hoax. I mean, for Mr. Mufeeb to be a Prince AND a world-class hacker who is able to crack Keat's password is a little too convenient if you know what I mean.
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