View Full Version : Private Message Spam

Feb 11th, 2010, 03:42 PM
I'm not sure if what I received just now is the same thing, but it certainly looks similar to what has been going on on some other forums. Accounts with names like SYSTEMADMIN or DUDEGUYMODERATOR send private messages and if you open them you get all kinds of diseases and send everyone in your contacts list a bunch of emails or something. Is there any way you can ban the use of "admin" or "moderator" in usernames to stop this bullshit?

Feb 11th, 2010, 04:16 PM
Yep, good call Sacks... I just added those to the banned user names list. I received a PM from a "RootModerator" telling me that I had a virus on my computer.

Fortunately, in addition to banning these users, we have the ability to instantly delete every PM they sent out... so I always delete all of their PMs right after I'm done banning 'em.

Apr 2nd, 2010, 05:43 PM
KENDRICKWARREN is at it again!

Dr. Boogie
Apr 2nd, 2010, 08:27 PM
I got 'em.

Apr 2nd, 2010, 11:17 PM
Please keep posting in this thread about any users who send spam via PM. Not only can we ban them, but we can instantly delete every message they sent out before the majority of users have a chance to even read 'em. Thanks!

Apr 3rd, 2010, 12:33 AM
I don't wear this avatar for no reason.

Robodie III
Apr 8th, 2010, 05:51 PM
Here is a private message I got a few days ago.
JoshuaaNave (http://www.i-mockery.com/forum/member.php?u=12861) http://www.i-mockery.com/forum/images/mockery/statusicon/user_offline.gif
Forum Virgin
http://www.i-mockery.com/forum/new-user-avatar.gif (http://www.i-mockery.com/forum/member.php?u=12861) Join Date: Apr 2010

http://www.i-mockery.com/forum/images/mockery/statusicon/post_old.gif Apr 5th, 2010, 05:59 AM Take measures immediately!!!
Dear, freezedriedfetus;hawaiian mage;Todeswalzer;ernasty10050;Robodie III!

Spam sending from your computer was detected.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: LINK REMOVED
If you do not pass this test* we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP with attached log file (your IP address, etc.).

Forum Administration i-mockery.com

http://www.i-mockery.com/forum/images/mockery/buttons/forward.gif (http://www.i-mockery.com/forum/private.php?do=newpm&forward=1&pmid=41090)

Apr 10th, 2010, 01:09 AM
Thanks Robodie, that user has been banned and all private messages deleted.

May 20th, 2010, 06:37 PM

Private message spammer

May 20th, 2010, 06:49 PM
I found how to ban him, but I have no way to remove his pms.

10,000 Volt Ghost
May 20th, 2010, 10:15 PM
I thought the pms said penis

Dr. Boogie
May 21st, 2010, 12:08 AM
I took care of his penises.

May 21st, 2010, 08:35 AM
Man, the mods really do have the power if they can do that :hypno