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geekygirl
August 10th, 2008, 03:09 AM
Hi, I just received one of those spammer PM's today from a user by the nickname of "conkhongem"

It had a url to a dodgy Rolex watches site disguised as asking a question about a thread topic. :mad:

I am just reporting this so that everyone else out there knows, and how do I get this sorted?

Thanks :)

cdtech
August 10th, 2008, 03:10 AM
I also received the same link. :)

LaRoza
August 10th, 2008, 03:12 AM
Please forward a link to profile pages when you get these (you can send them to me)

This is getting really annoying and we have a plan to end it soon.

Canis familiaris
August 10th, 2008, 12:32 PM
There are lots of posts regarding this in the Resolution Centre too.
Spammers are trying to target Ubuntu Forums.
I scarcely think anyone would buy those things by this method.
What do the spammers gain?

Joeb454
August 10th, 2008, 12:36 PM
What do the spammers gain?

A ban :)

Canis familiaris
August 10th, 2008, 12:37 PM
A ban :)

:lolflag:

Jeenyus
August 10th, 2008, 06:23 PM
I received this PM as well,

hello, is this your thread? http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?f...oster&t=707988 ('http://www.preownedwatches.us'). Thanks

Thanks

Canis familiaris
August 10th, 2008, 06:33 PM
Why dont PMs have a Report Button?

Joeb454
August 10th, 2008, 07:44 PM
I received this PM as well,


Thanks

Banned :)

editrix
August 12th, 2008, 10:55 PM
He's back, using the name toilatoi

gezzabob
August 12th, 2008, 11:09 PM
I have just received a PM from toilatoi too ....


Hi!
hello, is this your thread? http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?f...oster&t=707988. Thanks

glantucan
August 12th, 2008, 11:50 PM
I have just received a PM from toilatoi too ....
Me too!

:mad:

lisati
August 12th, 2008, 11:54 PM
There seems to be a lot of this going on at the moment, and there are other threads where some ideas for dealing with it have been tossed around - may the patiences of the mods not get too strained.

p_quarles
August 13th, 2008, 12:10 AM
He's back, using the name toilatoi
That user is now banned. :)

Elfy
August 13th, 2008, 08:04 AM
Sorry - didn't know I've just pmmed you with another one ;)

Vishal Agarwal
August 13th, 2008, 08:10 AM
A ban :)

I also reported on two days ago.

How they can send the message without getting a post count to 75 ?

Vishal Agarwal
August 13th, 2008, 08:14 AM
I don't know why these messages are there. It these are in the favor of Rolex Watches. I will never buy any Rolex watch, because of this way of approach.
:guitar:

WillemToerien
August 13th, 2008, 08:17 AM
Hi!
hello, is this your thread? http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?f...oster&t=707988. Thanks


I also got a PM from banlaai.

Elfy
August 13th, 2008, 08:19 AM
I don't know why these messages are there. It these are in the favor of Rolex Watches. I will never buy any Rolex watch, because of this way of approach.I don't think that Rolex would rely on this sort of approach as advertising - they prefer people with more money than sense.

lisati
August 13th, 2008, 08:21 AM
I don't think that Rolex would rely on this sort of approach as advertising - they prefer people with more money than sense.
I probably wouldn't use the "little blue pills" I often get offered by email - my cardiologist reckons it would have an adverse interaction with legally prescribed pills I have....

Elfy
August 13th, 2008, 08:28 AM
I probably wouldn't use the "little blue pills" I often get offered by email - my cardiologist reckons it would have an adverse interaction with legally prescribed pills I have....
- do you think I'd be able to get my money back - I was going to try the little blue pills lol

lumix700i
August 13th, 2008, 10:03 AM
Just get this from lamsaoday (21 hours ago)

Hi!
hello, is this your thread? http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?f...oster&t=707988. Thanks

lisati
August 13th, 2008, 10:06 AM
- do you think I'd be able to get my money back - I was going to try the little blue pills lol
I don't know. But the "Nigerian" scamsters usually go away when I start pestering them to get my personal details from the phone book (they know enough about me to know my email address) and to send a deposit through PayPal

Joeb454
August 13th, 2008, 12:05 PM
Just get this from lamsaoday (21 hours ago)

This user was banned too :)

amadeus266
August 13th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Here is another one:

36 Minutes Ago
boivitin
Ubuntu Green Coffee Beans

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Hi!
hello, is this your thread? http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?f...oster&t=707988. Thanks
boivitin is online now Forward Message Reply With Quote
boivitin
View Public Profile
Send a private message to boivitin
Find More Posts by boivitin
Add boivitin to Your Contacts

overdrank
August 13th, 2008, 05:04 PM
Here is another one:

36 Minutes Ago
boivitin
Ubuntu Green Coffee Beans

Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Hi!
hello, is this your thread? http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?f...oster&t=707988. Thanks
boivitin is online now Forward Message Reply With Quote
boivitin
View Public Profile
Send a private message to boivitin
Find More Posts by boivitin
Add boivitin to Your Contacts

Thanks to all user banned.

cyberdork33
August 13th, 2008, 05:22 PM
I don't think that Rolex would rely on this sort of approach as advertising - they prefer people with more money than sense.
I believe they are just knock-off watches anyway...

Joeb454
August 13th, 2008, 05:40 PM
THEY WERE?!?!?!?!!! I bought 10...

FuturePilot
August 13th, 2008, 07:18 PM
THEY WERE?!?!?!?!!! I bought 10...

Give me one!


But wow there's a lot of this PM spam going on.
But I haven't gotten one yet. :D

Canis familiaris
August 13th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Give me one!


But wow there's a lot of this PM spam going on.
But I haven't gotten one yet. :D

Neither have I. :)

Elfy
August 13th, 2008, 07:36 PM
But I haven't gotten one yet.I said that just yesterday and woke up to one ;)

American_Jesus
August 13th, 2008, 07:58 PM
new spam PM from boivitin (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=643692)


Hi!
hello, is this your thread? http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?f...oster&t=707988. Thanks

cyberdork33
August 13th, 2008, 08:01 PM
THEY WERE?!?!?!?!!! I bought 10...
Hence the reason they dropped a PM in your box :)

lukjad007
August 13th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Wouldn't it be really funny if one of these spammers spammed this thread?

beatme101
August 13th, 2008, 09:10 PM
new spam PM from boivitin (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=643692)

I just got it too.

Vishal Agarwal
August 14th, 2008, 04:11 AM
Neither have I. :)

U are not that much famous in forums. :)

FuturePilot
August 14th, 2008, 07:27 AM
I said that just yesterday and woke up to one ;)

oh great..... :-|

Thelasko
August 14th, 2008, 02:39 PM
New spam by dalamrui

p_quarles
August 14th, 2008, 02:42 PM
New spam by dalamrui
Yep: that user fits the profile of this spammer. Banned. :)

Animeniac
August 16th, 2008, 12:23 AM
I got one.


hello, is this your thread? http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?f...oster&t=707988. Thanks

I was going to reply to the PM, but I couldn't:


hello, are you a spammer?


hello, is this your thread? http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?f...oster&t=707988. ThanksThanks.
Is that user banned, already?

p_quarles
August 16th, 2008, 04:36 AM
Is that user banned, already?
Yes.