Beware of Spam Personal Messages (PMs)

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Beware of Spam Personal Messages (PMs)

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:05 pm

I have had a couple of reports of members receiving PMs from new members they don't know, often in Russian (Cyrillic) and with a link in the message.

These are spam posts DO NOT CLICK THE LINKS!

We have a safeguard on this site that stops new members from starting a thread on their first post without it being approved by a moderator. However, it seems that these spammers can quite happily post PMs to members without approval.

Hopefully we will come up with a countermeasure, but in the meantime, if you get a PM and you are unsure, do not click any links and either notify a moderator, or delete it if you are certain it is spam.

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Re: Beware of Spam Personal Messages (PMs)

Postby Quatermass » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:45 pm

Having worked as a mod elsewhere, I'll lend my own experience here. Tony's right. Do not click on any links on unsolicited PMs. This leads to nothing but trouble. :|
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