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Old     (pnichols)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-17-2010, 11:33 AM Reply   
I received this message through someone who just signed up with WW.

What the heck is this about?


Hello dear Greetings to you ,My name is miss Karen, i read about you in this site and i decide to communicate with you and it will please me if you will be my friend, i wish if you will respond to my mail box(karen_b82@yahoo.in) so that i will tell you more about my self and also send you my picture for you to know who i am, i hope to hear from you. yours Karen write me here email at (karen_b82@yahoo.in)
Old     (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       03-17-2010, 11:35 AM Reply   
Karen wants you....
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       03-17-2010, 11:35 AM Reply   
spam bots
Old     (bremsen)      Join Date: Aug 2005       03-17-2010, 11:37 AM Reply   
Yep. Got the same message.


delete.
Old     (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       03-17-2010, 11:41 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by dakid View Post
spam bots
NO NO NO NO NO. It is a horny chick in Bulgaria that saw your Facebook pic and wants a piece.

Come on you KNOW that kind of stuff happens!
Old     (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       03-17-2010, 11:46 AM Reply   
what the hell...how come I didn't get a message. Maybe I need a more seductive profile pic
Old    aXtion            03-17-2010, 11:52 AM Reply   
yea I received a similar message and just deleted it. It would be nice to have a 'Report message' feature where it would send it to the admins so they can remove the user.
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       03-17-2010, 12:30 PM Reply   
It's spam and you can flag it as such in your mailbox in order to bring it to my attention. Posting it on the discussion board really doesn't do anything other than spread the spam further.
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       03-17-2010, 12:38 PM Reply   
Just click on the person's name and it will bring up their profile. Then you'll see options to either ban that person from PMing you again and/or report that person to me. Your help is appreciated so that we can limit this kind of crap.
Old     (chris4x4gill2)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-17-2010, 1:38 PM Reply   
I got a similair PM. I reported it to the site. I have alos got the same type thing on another site this week, guess the spammers ahve figured out that they cant get their posts through on most message boards anymore so they have switched tactics.
Old     (pnichols)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-17-2010, 3:00 PM Reply   
I only posted it to see if anyone else was receiving them. I also did what you mentioned about flagging the person.
Old     (mc_x15)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-18-2010, 6:40 AM Reply   
Got it too. SPAM for sure
Old     (jimmy_z)      Join Date: Jun 2009       03-19-2010, 9:44 PM Reply   
Paul......your a chick magnet!!!!!

Its sometimes hard to determine if they are really about you or just the size of your wake!!!!!
Old     (pnichols)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-20-2010, 10:19 AM Reply   
Jim, I don't mind being used, as long as it's a two way street. NIce to know I still got it.
Old     (kyle_L)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-21-2010, 6:01 PM Reply   
got the same message, but how do they get our names for our message box on here?
Old     (gunz)      Join Date: Sep 2001       03-21-2010, 7:20 PM Reply   
Kate is obviously a whore
Old     (pnichols)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-22-2010, 6:29 AM Reply   
^^^^NO SHE'S NOT!! She's the daughter of King Aku Uka of Wukari, and we're getting married, once I can get her out of her Nigeria.

Edited: Sorry Ricardo, I thought you were talking about Karen.

Last edited by pnichols; 03-22-2010 at 6:31 AM.
Old     (rbrandon)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-22-2010, 8:59 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmy_z View Post
Paul......your a chick magnet!!!!!

Its sometimes hard to determine if they are really about you or just the size of your wake!!!!!
Too Funny lol
Old     (brettw)      Join Date: Jul 2007       03-23-2010, 8:40 PM Reply   
First that crap from Kate and just now this crap:

Nawal Jafar
4:33 PM March 23, 2010
Hello dear new friend,
How are you today? I hope you are fine.
My name is Nawal,I am kind, flexible, responsible, curious, easy-going, romantic and sensual. I prefer active way of life style. My dream is to spend time and share life with a partner, who will be my lover and friend,if you're interested with my proposal here is my email address (nawaljafar@hotmail.com) I will be waiting for your email.

I'm going to have to use one of my bogus emails to email back to this person. We'll see what happens.

And 'Nawal'. What the heck kind of name is that?
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       03-23-2010, 11:17 PM Reply   
Remember, you can go into your settings and make your profile private to just you and your friends if you want to avoid this kind of thing. We're working on some fixes on our end as well.
Old     (chris4x4gill2)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-24-2010, 5:37 AM Reply   
I've gotten three spammer messages so far. David does the software allow for a bot test at registration? I cant remember if there is already one or not. Not a whole lot you can do about "real" spammers other than requiring admin aproval for first posts / messages.
Old     (sammm724centurion)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-24-2010, 8:26 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by wakeworld View Post
Remember, you can go into your settings and make your profile private to just you and your friends if you want to avoid this kind of thing. We're working on some fixes on our end as well.

My profile is set to private and I still got two messages from these "bots". You can still send a message to a person even if they are not your friend.

Thanks for working on it!

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