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Weird Spam - 9/11/2018 11:04:16 AM   
Linda S.

 

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I just logged in and noticed 2 spams in this part of the form, and it looked like
two different spammers were working in pairs!

Anyway, I clicked to delete and picked up some kind of virus or something that
made my computer go wonky! Seems to be ok now...but isn't that weird? I
didn't click on any of their links.

Also, a box popped up that said I couldn't delete right now...never saw that
before either. But I notice both spam messages are gone now.
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RE: Weird Spam - 9/11/2018 4:51:54 PM   
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Isn't it odd that this is starting again after so much time has passed since the last time we were inundated with spam? Even though you can't find a problem with your computer I'd do a system scan with an anti-virus program just in case.

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RE: Weird Spam - 9/19/2018 12:40:00 PM   
Linda S.

 

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Carol, I started a new post to alert members to the danger of this particular spammer.
A couple days ago there she was again, and once again I had trouble deleting her posts
(and there were a string of them). But I caught some kind of virus while deleting which
has never happened before.

I'm guessing that through the process of deleting her, I must have come too close to
her link or something....now she's back again with a whole string of them and she put
them right under Shirley's post titled: THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR YOUR SPAM!

So this spammer is now ticked and targeting this forum. I need time to figure out how
to handle this....not wanting to be off line again for a few days. After being infected
last time, I could only get online for a short while before my laptop went wonky.

This particular spammer does this for pure spite. Unlike some who want to advertise their
product, this one does it just to spread a virus.....and it's a real pesky one. Wish I were
more computer literate.

As moderator, we don't have the ability to permanently block someone from membership....
at least not that I know of. This is different from other groups I moderate, where we
can simply block them from ever trying again. I would love to ask the MP Co. for help,
but don't want to call us to their attention or be a problem....since I'm just glad they
allow our forum to continue....if you get my drift ; ).

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RE: Weird Spam - 9/19/2018 7:14:35 PM   
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Thank you, Linda, for your efforts to keep the forum clear of troubles.

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RE: Weird Spam - 9/19/2018 8:31:17 PM   
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I just saw ALL these spam posts.

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RE: Weird Spam - 9/20/2018 9:54:27 PM   
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Thanks for all your hard work trying to keep this forum spam-free, Linda! Really appreciate you!!

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RE: Weird Spam - 9/21/2018 1:15:45 PM   
Linda S.

 

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Awww shucks MoDo...you're welcome and I thank you for your kind words. It's my
pleasure....I love this forum. If not for this little spot on the internet, I would never have met this great
bunch of ladies, including you my dear friend!

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RE: Weird Spam - 9/21/2018 6:40:20 PM   
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We're all such great people

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