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Profile Yanivicious
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Message 1217271 - Posted: 12 Apr 2012, 13:53:32 UTC

Amazingly, I received a private message this morning that looks like it is spam. Its supposedly a girl who is really interested in me from my profile and wants to become best friends with me and send me her pictures, so she wants me to email her at her yahoo email, lol. Of course it is worded in strange english like most spam from overseas (particularly the check fraud spammers who are always writing you polite emails from africa and asking you accept a $1 million payment and keep some for yourself before sending back the balance). It came from a user that has 0 credits so doesn't look like they are an actual cruncher. Is there a platform for reporting spammers?

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Message 1217280 - Posted: 12 Apr 2012, 14:13:20 UTC - in response to Message 1217271.

Nope. There's also nothing that can be done against that, as everyone can start one or more accounts here without credit. But at least they can't make a profile or post in the main forums, without requiring some RAC.

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Message 1217849 - Posted: 13 Apr 2012, 23:11:33 UTC - in response to Message 1217271.

The good thing is they (anybody) can't send more than 10 (?) Private messages per hour (?) (from the same account)

You can "Block messages from this user" using the red square next to his/her name (in "Private messages: Inbox").


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