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zardoz
05-29-2007, 08:45 AM
I just got a spam private message from "rebecca2"...how can I get rid of this?

this is 'her' message...

Greeting

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Hello,
I'm new here and just wanted to say "hi"

How's it going?

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rebecca2
http://becca.freehostia.com

jameswillmott
05-29-2007, 08:55 AM
Same. These forums are infested with spam... :(

Iain
05-29-2007, 09:55 AM
I got it too. Nearly replied as well!

Wonder if she's a looker...........

JamesCurtis
05-29-2007, 10:12 AM
Yeah I had it too. I just deleted it

To get rid of it you have a selector with Move, Delete, and other options. on your Private Messages page to get rid of it Probably not much else you can do except this.

I don't know exactly how this spam would get there, unless somehow they found a back door into the Private Message area and was able to mine it for links.

I think the Moderators need to broaden the watch some more.

Red_Oddity
05-29-2007, 10:52 AM
I just didn't open it, i saw the name and figured, 'a chick in a 3d forum, riiiiight, and i'm the king of Kashmir.'

Mr Maze
05-29-2007, 10:59 AM
I got the exact same message only it was on the Spinquad forum. I deleted it...

iconoclasty
05-29-2007, 11:02 AM
Guys, we're never going to attract any women to these forums if we keep rejecting their advances.

tribbles
05-29-2007, 12:30 PM
I had rebecca2 yesterday/Sunday as well. And also one on spinquads with exactly the same message...

Matt
05-29-2007, 01:05 PM
The beehatch didn't message me! The slag!

:D

No fear, I have Daphne to keep me company anyway, and she's way hotter!

scribbla
05-29-2007, 01:07 PM
same message

ahhhh and i thought i was in there...shucks

mattclary
05-29-2007, 01:17 PM
Mmmmm... "Becca"... I like the sound of that. :devil:

gjjackson
05-29-2007, 02:11 PM
That's my daughter's name. Well, wait, it's not spelled the same.

byte_fx
05-29-2007, 02:17 PM
add me to recipient list - at least here.

Haven't checked SQ yet.

tribbles
05-29-2007, 03:09 PM
This was my SpinQuad spam (from Jensen rather than Rebecca2). Looks familiar?

Hello,
I'm new here and just wanted to say "hi" :)

How's it going?

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jensen
http://jensen.freehostia.com

ghostlight
05-29-2007, 03:15 PM
Who HASN'T she messaged? Skank.

Matt
05-29-2007, 04:08 PM
Who HASN'T she messaged? Skank.

LOL!

JVitale
05-29-2007, 06:11 PM
I am one of the few females in the forums and she emailed me....Almost replied until I remembered a thread here about spam in the forums...good thing I checked....if they are privately messaging they must have an account here too...I hope the moderators ban this account

mattclary
05-29-2007, 07:29 PM
I don't think my darling Becca loves me any more, as she has not PMed me... :cry:

Such is the way with women of loose morals. Never returning the love of the ones who truly love them.... :cry:


;)

prospector
05-29-2007, 07:38 PM
Becca was called back to the Andromeda, and repremanded for upsetting the natives.

mikala
05-29-2007, 07:42 PM
Both here and SpinQuad only on Spin she was Abigail

Silkrooster
05-29-2007, 07:45 PM
Those of you that have pm spam on SQ, please pm me or one of the other SQ mods and we will take care of it asap. Include a copy of the message
Thanks,
Silk

Dexter2999
05-29-2007, 09:48 PM
I got the same PM here (nothing at Spinquad). I clicked the link and it appears just a personal website. No banners or apparent money making stuff. Some links about Buddhism and meditation and a variety of artwork, a couple of Escher's and some other stuff. So I returned the PM.

Also if it is spam, why does her profile list a first and last name and city?

This whole thing is a little odd.

THREEL
05-29-2007, 10:00 PM
I received the same PM as well. A couple of red flags for me were these:

1. I had never seen this person on the Newtek forum.
2. The name under her "call sign" read "Banned".
And C. "lol" Her post number read a BIG FAT "zero".

Arrgh!!! :D

vadermanchild
05-30-2007, 01:10 AM
If you re-arrange the letters in her mail it spells out

"BUY MODO - IT HAS GOOD BEVEL TOOL"

I think its brad peebler having a laff.

Matt
05-30-2007, 05:34 AM
I got the same PM here (nothing at Spinquad). I clicked the link and it appears just a personal website. No banners or apparent money making stuff. Some links about Buddhism and meditation and a variety of artwork, a couple of Escher's and some other stuff. So I returned the PM.

Also if it is spam, why does her profile list a first and last name and city?

This whole thing is a little odd.

Very odd, not a porn link in sight, which is a pity! :D

R Haseltine
05-30-2007, 05:53 AM
Maybe a script - if you can hit the profile from a post (the link is the user name, so I imagine that could be done) then every other step in sending the PMs would be pretty easy to automate. Yes, I received one too :D . Maybe "she" PMed every poster to some thread - Cats for example?

aurora
05-30-2007, 07:27 AM
I got one from Jensen too, and it was not even to my normal EMail but my CGFocus Email and this one via SQ as well.

lots
05-30-2007, 09:19 AM
I feel left out :P

Iain
05-30-2007, 10:04 AM
While you guys have been jabbering away with all your suspicious talk, me and Becks have been out on a few dates.

It's early days (and of course there's the small issue of my wife and kids) but it's going very well thank you very much.

That'll learn yer.

Matt
06-01-2007, 09:14 AM
Lol

kopperdrake
06-01-2007, 09:30 AM
While you guys have been jabbering away with all your suspicious talk, me and Becks have been out on a few dates.

That'll learn yer.

Yet another instance of the early worm catching the bird...pah :twak:

byte_fx
06-01-2007, 10:29 AM
lain -

have you met her brother?

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69251

sammael
06-01-2007, 11:19 AM
Damn I thought I had something special going with this bird :(