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Old 17-10-2017, 08:11 PM   #11
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Anyone that runs an internet forum gets really familiar with these really quickly. A forum like this is going to have layers of defences against automated spambot registration and that's why you hardly ever see spam on a modern forum these days. Every now and then unfortunately one slips through and it's down to the vigilance of members that ensure it gets an IP ban.

As to the question of why 'these people' do it? The answer is they're not people, they're automated spambots that are coded to know how to register against all the common forum engines and they're playing the numbers game.
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Old 17-10-2017, 08:42 PM   #12
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Saying that apparently a woman called Jill from CITI group has money to transfer into my bank account. And I should do It at once. All I have to do is just give her my bank details........
Apparently I've won the Spanish lottery and will receive 68 million... funnily enough, I don't remember buying a ticket, or even going to Spain....
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Old 18-10-2017, 04:28 AM   #13
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Anyone that runs an internet forum gets really familiar with these really quickly. A forum like this is going to have layers of defences against automated spambot registration and that's why you hardly ever see spam on a modern forum these days. Every now and then unfortunately one slips through and it's down to the vigilance of members that ensure it gets an IP ban.

As to the question of why 'these people' do it? The answer is they're not people, they're automated spambots that are coded to know how to register against all the common forum engines and they're playing the numbers game.


I manually allow or deny all new registrations and most spammers are fairly easy to spot (I won't go into detail) unfortunately the odd one gets through, thankfully members are quick to report them so their rubbish doesn't stay on the forum long.
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