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New Spam Technique

 
 
djjd62
 
Reply Mon 13 Sep, 2010 03:06 pm
to me at least

a new poster posts a question, and then another new poster supplies a link

seems to be really popular in the last few months

i report both as spam
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 13 Sep, 2010 03:09 pm
@djjd62,
I generally just report the one with a link. They are getting common, aren't they?

Once in a while, I follow a hunch and check to see the join date. If it's an old hand with a number of reasonable posts, I let it go.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 13 Sep, 2010 03:14 pm
@roger,
I've been noticing this for several months.

Too much of a coincidence that a first timer asks a question then to be immediately followed up by another first time a2ker with a very convenient link.
sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 13 Sep, 2010 03:20 pm
@tsarstepan,
I've seen 'em now and then for quite a while. At least years I think.
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 13 Sep, 2010 03:21 pm
@sozobe,
i've only got into the whole reporting thing in the last year or so, maybe thats why i think they are newer
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 13 Sep, 2010 03:28 pm
@djjd62,
I'm not against one name dropping one's company for greater exposure. Good for them. I report these links because the link provider has no earned credibility and these links could in fact lead to phishing and malware laden sites. I never click on these newbie produced links.
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 13 Sep, 2010 04:10 pm
@tsarstepan,
just not a big fan of Spam

now Klik, that's a whole different story
http://www.virgeweb.com/rage2/spam/spam06.jpg
jespah
 
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Reply Mon 13 Sep, 2010 04:11 pm
@djjd62,
We've had call and response spam since we've had A2K. It's fine to just report the first of the two posts; we'll figure it out. Thanks! Smile
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 13 Sep, 2010 04:32 pm
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

just not a big fan of Spam

now Klik, that's a whole different story
http://www.virgeweb.com/rage2/spam/spam06.jpg


Where can we buy Klik? It looks delicious.
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jgweed
 
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Reply Tue 14 Sep, 2010 07:20 am
This forum spamming trick is not recent; fortunately- - - because it involves more effort on their part, and some subtlety in actually composing believable posts and replies to evade detection- - - spammers have not widely adopted this technique.
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