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SPAM
Total posts: 187
Joined: 14 year(s) ago
Posted 11:56 AM 1/29/2010

Is anyone else getting this spam message:


You have just received a new message from Kate Love.

Hello my dear.
My name is kate, i saw your profile today at(www.outdoorsclub.org) and i became intrested so please i will like you to send email back through my email address:
(kate_aliyu@yahoo.com). pls i will like you to send me your email address so that i will tell you more about my self and also my picture you to know who i am .hope you understand.thanks.And i will like you to contact me trough my email adress(kate_44u@yahoo.com)
Am waiting to see your lovely reply soonest.
Miss kate.


Or this other message that I received just after the first one:


You have just received a new message from Kate.


Hello my dear.
My name is Kate, i saw your profile today at(www.outdoorsclub.org) and i became intrested so please i will like you to send email back through my email address:
(kate_aliyu@yahoo.com). pls i will like you to send me your email address so that i will tell you more about my self and also my picture you to know who i am .hope you understand.thanks.And i will like you to contact me trough my email adress(kate_aliyu@yahoo.com)
Am waiting to see your lovely reply soonest.
Miss Kate



Total posts: 59
Joined: 11 year(s) ago
Posted 12:07 PM 1/29/2010
Unfortunately, yes. Both profiles contain the same ridiculous wording. I say both, and any other memberships like this one get the BOOT immediately.
Total posts: 107
Joined: 6 year(s) ago
Posted 2:03 PM 1/29/2010

I think a lot of us received the same crap.

The first profile was deleted (i.e. Kate Love), but this spammer is evidently persistent because he/she/it created a new profile (i.e. Kate).

When you do get spam from people, make sure you report it by using the "Report this Person" link in the spammer's profile.

Total posts: 2053
Joined: 9 year(s) ago
Posted 2:11 PM 1/29/2010
You can also block them
Total posts: 59
Joined: 12 year(s) ago
Posted 3:20 PM 1/29/2010
Hey, look at mine :)

Hello Josh K.,

You have just received a new message from Kate Love.

Hello my dear.
My name is kate, i saw your profile today at(www.outdoorsclub.org) and i became intrested so please i will like you to send email back through my email address:
(kate_aliyu@yahoo.com). pls i will like you to send me your email address so that i will tell you more about my self and also my picture you to know who i am .hope you understand.thanks.And i will like you to contact me trough my email adress(kate_aliyu@yahoo.com)
Am waiting to see your lovely reply soonest.
Miss kate.
Total posts: 276
Joined: 11 year(s) ago
Posted 7:15 AM 1/30/2010
I got same too. The person is claming to be from West Africa but the emails were sent from Illinois. Some kind of a scam. If you do reply to email she sends a picture and a sob story...
Total posts: 59
Joined: 11 year(s) ago
Posted 9:38 AM 1/30/2010
It's too bad there isn't a way to to filter this kind of crap out before it happens. By my count, this person or persons, just created their 3rd profile two hours ago. Lee and Kelly's advice is best, report and block. And of course, don't responed to any of it.
Total posts: 107
Joined: 6 year(s) ago
Posted 10:14 AM 1/30/2010

Tim,


I think the list of "Features and Capabilities" in SocialEngine provides a solution to this SPAM problem. I believe you can take advantage of either Email address verification or Automatic "CAPTCHA" images, or both.


I doubt whether "Kate" is using real e-mail addresses, and if he/she/it is, then CAPTCHA should prevent the SPAM from being generated automatically.


Total posts: 393
Joined: 10 year(s) ago
Posted 4:05 PM 1/31/2010

I got it a few days ago.


I deleted it right away.

Total posts: 393
Joined: 10 year(s) ago
Posted 4:05 PM 1/31/2010

I got it a few days ago.


I deleted it right away.

Total posts: 5
Joined: 9 year(s) ago
Posted 1:56 PM 2/7/2010
Guess we all are getting the same junk. I'll just delete it.