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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby Dave » Sat May 09, 2009 2:12 pm

I'm sure somebody well versed in the dark arts of php has written something to crawl the web doing this, I've seen a few things that can register and post spam but this seems somewhat more elaborate. I registered ages ago so I can't remember the system does HG have a captcha type thing, all I remember is I needed to e-mail Sharon to get my account activated.
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby RichW » Sat May 09, 2009 3:58 pm

I got it too. Seems to have been cleared. Oh well got me to look around. :)
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby tam » Sat May 09, 2009 4:14 pm

I received mine, today........no message attached.
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby BrigitDoon » Sat May 09, 2009 4:44 pm

I don't get emails notifying me of pm's for some reason.

Anyway, I've been bothering my swede...

What *would* happen if I took Viagra?

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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby alexxe » Sat May 09, 2009 6:02 pm

Hi guys,

You won't know me because I haven't posted since 2004 and I got this message weirdness, so thanks for figuring it all out that it was Viagra. Less Viagra aggro for me then. Cheers.
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby Dave » Sat May 09, 2009 6:47 pm

Looks like one for the conspiracies thread

HG Admin send out anonymous message to all members knowing that many may not have contributed in a while. Or other such nonsensicle ramblings...............
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby BrianCharlton » Sun May 10, 2009 12:18 am

I got one too today !

Don't buy the Viagra it is fake (I am told :roll: )

They are just made out of concrete dust - :D
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby hughie » Sun May 10, 2009 3:01 am

dave3009 wrote:I registered ages ago so I can't remember the system does HG have a captcha type thing,

Hi Dave,
Bots have been able to get through the current phpbb3 Captcha for the past few months - it was always going to be just a matter of time. The fix is said to be in the next upgrade. But there are easy ways to keep them out if they are bots - real people are a different thing.
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby dydo » Sun May 10, 2009 5:22 pm

Today, I had exactly the same experience as Luco. What a waste of time ! What is this all about ? Is anyone getting anything out of it apart from the adolescent thrill of annoying a lot of people :? :?


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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby Jazza » Mon May 11, 2009 2:39 pm

Someone created an account (using a script most likely) to Spam people. I deleted that user along with their content , hence why some people who clicked through after that didnt have the message at all.
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby conn75 » Mon May 11, 2009 8:57 pm

And there was me thinking I was wanted...
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby Josef » Mon May 11, 2009 9:16 pm

conn75 wrote:And there was me thinking I was wanted...


Au contraire - we're dying to see your latest batch of digital photos, Conn. :)
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby Sharon » Tue May 12, 2009 7:56 am

I never got the spam...I feel left out!!!

Thanks to all the folks who drew attention to the prolific spammer.... though Jazza had him nuked before i got them :)
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby [Paul Ferrie] » Mon May 25, 2009 3:34 pm

Can you not disable new users rights?

I got my second spam PM today from here.
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Re: suspicious mail?

Postby oorwullie » Mon May 25, 2009 8:23 pm

i just got one from a newish member with no posts to his name. any moderator with a few minutes to spare please annihilate ferracont.

or maybe it is a moderator just trolling to get old members to post something. :wink:
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