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    MarcH
    Moderator
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    There is a spam private message that has been posted.  I don’t know who or how many forum participants this may involve or effect.  The forum Developer ChrisB has been notified of this situation.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-It)

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    #45298

    JKingRPh
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    I received one which seems strange and somewhat inappropriate.

    Inbox
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    Compose
    soniyalove2017@hotmail.com
    Conversation between you and Kristen. Delete
    Kristen Sent 1 hour, 4 minutes ago
    Star
    Nice to meeting you;
    I am Miss Kristen i see your profile on meet and I really love your profile, I have chosen you to my friend. please, I want you to reply directly to my private email at (soniyalove2017@hotmail.com) so that I can give you more of my pics and tell you all about me.

     

    I do not understand what she could see in my profile as there is almost nothing there.    I  most definitely did not reply.

     

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    #45299

    SDMF74
    Participant
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    I just recieved The same email message to my gmail account! From sonialove2017 wth?

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    #45300

    MarcH
    Moderator
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    It appears the same private message was sent to all members of the Wicked Edge group.  You will receive an email notification to the email address you used in your profile, when you enrolled in the WE forum, anytime you are sent a ” private message” from a WE Forum participant.  This message was not sent to target any individual in particular.  Again, we apologize for any inconvenience.

    Marc
    (MarcH's Rack-It)

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    #45301

    Mickey
    Participant
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    I got it too.

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    #45304

    developer (ChrisB)
    Keymaster
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    Yep, sorry about that, but this spammer made it through. We have been pretty successful at blocking the spammers for the past couple months, but every now and then one of them is willing to put in the effort to make it through the defenses. It’s definitely annoying, but we can’t provide anything 100% effective against the spammers, without making things unusable for legitimate users.

    Here’s a chart of how many spammers get blocked per day, by our defenses. Most of these are ‘bots’ that are automated scripts trying to log in, and mostly from eastern bloc countries. But every now and then, someone more local, using a legitimate email address, will put in the effort to sign up as a human.

    2018-03-03_22-00-17

    Working to make knife.wickededgeusa.com a great forum!

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    #45307

    Mickey
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    ChrisB – interesting chart. I had no idea there would be that much activity.

     

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