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How to report spammers Discussion, Updated spammer info in Registration Problems/Site Related Issues; Users rx-cons and truth. I clicked the report icon and included a note. Seems as though they both joined today ...
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    Users rx-cons and truth. I clicked the report icon and included a note. Seems as though they both joined today to bash on other posters free country but seems like they are trying to take advantage

    Also just noticed rx-terminator. All joined today

    Gfcat now too.

    They are getting away from talking about the cars

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    Re: Report spammers here

    Admin is looking at your several reported posts. If new members sign up to get diagnosis or to offer information, then until foul language or insults begin they have every right to post - and offer insight. If subsequent posts turn out to be lies or unnecessary flaming, the member disappears.

    We all have our fan clubs, and we all have our detractors. That's life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Submariner409 View Post
    Admin is looking at your several reported posts. If new members sign up to get diagnosis or to offer information, then until foul language or insults begin they have every right to post - and offer insight. If subsequent posts turn out to be lies or unnecessary flaming, the member disappears.

    We all have our fan clubs, and we all have our detractors. That's life.
    Saw the note. Much appreciated. I went to that thread looking for info and just found them ranting. Hopefully the 5 or so threads they have in the different sections die down

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    Re: Report spammers here

    General info today - Our series of clowns from the Middle East (the spammers of the "Watch XXXXCCCCMMMMM Online" stuff) has branched out into several other forums - the last being XLR-V - at 0800 this morning - 3 threads. There have also been 4 or 5 in the CTS forums recently.

    Report them and be careful - many of the posted "links" to movies are actually malware downloads.

    As always, use the little triangle ! icon in the lower left of a post to report it to Admin for the ban hammer. Thanks. CF Staff

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    Re: Report spammers here

    Are the spammers still around? Are they still from the middle east or some where else now?

    KOT

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    Re: Report spammers here

    Every 2 - 3 days one of the spammers from India sets up a phony account, posts a slew of gibberish "movie reviews" with "Watch this online" links (actually, malware downloads), someone logged into CF reports it and we permaban the offender. So far there's a list of these jerks as long as your arm. The last one - yesterday morning - posted 3 threads in . . . . . Cadillac Customer Care !!! XLR seems popular, as do any of the CTS forums.

    FWIW, the permaban button removes the offender, all their posts and threads from CF. Plus, we get to leave the offender a nice, polite message on the billboard .............

    You can't see the deleted threads, but one of jerks actually started three threads of "watch this online" right next to this one ! One week ago today. Rolex killed that one.

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    Re: Salvatoregranger, Troll?

    Update as of 0830, Sept. 25. So far, since my last post in here, we have permabanned about 9 gibberish "watch this online" spammers and 2 selling a complete laundry list of oddball cell phones - they were permabanned also.

    The last middle east spammer was banned at 0830 this morning, in the Allante forum.

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    Re: Report spammers here

    Nailed two more this morning - both signed in early AM, posted 3 gibberish threads each - same style, one for "watch this online" and one reporting on "newport cigarettes cheap". Three of the links in the cigarette reports contained the PIKOR_AV Trojan horse malware and a virus worm.

    The CTS forums and a couple of other "new model" forums appear to be the targets for these guys, although we have seen one in Allante and two in Catera. Be careful, don't get infected, and report suspicious posts to Admin. Thanks.

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    Another one from India on 10/13 early in the morning - 3 absolutely stupid gibberish "watch this online" threads in Clubs; Great Lakes. As usual, the links were virus and Trojan Horse downloads. These clowns are desperate to get e-mail address lists - be careful.

    A weird one this morning 10/12 - some clown from Nigeria posting two threads in CTS-V - selling every sort of cell phone on earth for stupid prices. Two of the embedded links were Trojan Horses.

    6 more within the past week - 4 of the gibberish "watch this online" types and 2 new types - A pedophile porn spammer from Russia and a seemingly legitimate short "I like that" sort of reply with an added link - to an e-mail contact list theft download.

    4 more since 10/04. Primarily in the "newer model" forums - XTS and ATS. One actually posted 3 threads in Cadillac Customer Care (warranty and dealership problems) - and it was "taken care of".

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    Re: Report spammers here

    late last night - 3 more of the same "watch this online" junk, all with malware in the many links.

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    Re: Report spammers here

    .........to 10/25 - 5 more spammers - 13 threads - removed from 5 different forums.

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    Re: Report spammers here

    .......to 11/09 PM - still more of the same spammers removed. Go back through this thread for info.

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    Re: Report spammers here

    Update - As of today the number of spammers/phony threads has stayed about the same. The group from the Middle East continues to post the long-winded gibberish threads with links to "watch this online ...." and many of those links continue to be plagued with malware, keystroke loggers, and just plain malicious viruses.

    There's another, less numerous type coming into play - a huge thread with every sort of camera, camera part, TV, outboard motor or cell phone offered at ridiculous prices. Many of these are central/western Europe or Chinese in origin. Be careful: It's your credit card or PayPal at risk - huge risk.

    All these phony threads can show up in CTS, XLR, Clubs, The Lounge - anywhere. Hard for a few people to cover all the bases.

    The Moderators keep plugging away to clean out the garbage, but the active CF Member is the front line in site maintenance. Please keep your eyes open, the Report button handy and Happy Holidays, Hanukkah or Christmas to everyone from CF and the Staff.
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    Re: Salvatoregranger, Troll?

    Add another clown to the lists - In several different, scattered forums, including The Lounge, a simple thread something like "Hi, just joined !" or "Hi ! I'm the new girl !" with a simple, quick short post about how wonderful all the site info is - BUT there's a link included. Be wary of that link if you stumble across it before we delete the thread - Click on it and what you open may not be in your computer's or even your best interest. Most of this sort of spam is from Central or Western Europe.

    As always, report suspicious threads and posts to Admin. Thanks, and a Happy New Year to all from CF !

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    Re: Report spammers here

    Now we have one trying to sell Ping and Callaway golf clubs - same caution: Many of the links are malware and viruses. Don't click on anything - report the post to Admin.

    Two examples of the phony usernames connected with the spam are Gloria132 and abby444.

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