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    ADMIN please remove spam about gambling in the General forum areas. Two instances of it showed up late Sunday night.
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    It's all gone
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      One thing I noticed was the names of new members. I think they collect your website address and then send spam to that. When this forum came back on line and I updated my account info I noticed I was getting spam mail all of a sudden. It was a bit coin scam. They threatened to post damaging pictures to my friends. Well I don't keep an email addresses on my computer of people I communicate with. I just ignored it and it went away. What also helped was eliminating my website address in the account info. I tracked one guy down to Russia and sent his ISP a note on what was going on. So be careful what you put in your account info on any forum.

      Bernd
      New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bernd View Post
        One thing I noticed was the names of new members. I think they collect your website address and then send spam to that. When this forum came back on line and I updated my account info I noticed I was getting spam mail all of a sudden. It was a bit coin scam. They threatened to post damaging pictures to my friends. Well I don't keep an email addresses on my computer of people I communicate with. I just ignored it and it went away. What also helped was eliminating my website address in the account info. I tracked one guy down to Russia and sent his ISP a note on what was going on. So be careful what you put in your account info on any forum.

        Bernd
        Bernd, Curious on how new members are collecting your email address.. i have been looking through the screens as a " registered member " and cant seem to find that..

        thanks

        Joe

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rrladmin View Post

          Bernd, Curious on how new members are collecting your email address.. i have been looking through the screens as a " registered member " and cant seem to find that..

          thanks

          Joe
          Ok, I think I screwed up. On the old forum you could list your website and e-mail address in the account information . I see you can't do that on this one. On the other forums I'm on you can list your website. I think the new members that are spammers mine the info. Also if you put it in your tag line. Once I removed my website from the forums information the spam stopped. I had also noticed that when I removed my e-mail address as a mouse over on my website and listed it with the words (at) and (dot) the robots didn't pick those up.

          I went through some of the members on the forum and I see some signed on way before I did with zero posts. I suspect they were spammers. Also some of the names gave them away, at least in my book. Perhaps I'm a bit paranoid. Just my thinking.

          I see we have a new way for the spell checker to work.

          Bernd
          Last edited by Bernd; 11-11-2021, 08:37 AM.
          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

          Main thread to all that's happening on the NY,V & N Rwy. The New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy. - Railroad Line Forums (railroad-line.com)

          New York, Vermont -and- Northern Rwy HOn30 Quarry Line https://railroad-line.com/node/31167

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