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  • .BIZ spammer registers and posts, even with image verification

    Has anyone else had this?

    Today, one of the usual ".biz" email addreses signs up and posts a link to some stock exchange thing.
    I double checked and sure enough, the image verification was turned on
    So has anyone else had this problem?

  • #2
    Image verification only prevents people from using automated software to register on your site. If the guy manually signed up, there's nothing you can do.
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    • #3
      I'm not sure wether it was automated or not, it looked automated because of the weird email address and posting style.

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      • #4
        There's a thread on this over at The Admin Zone. I had one of these show up on my forum the other day as well and promptly deleted the user. At the moment about all that can be done is to ban the email domains and the IP addresses.

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        • #5
          I have started the thread just above you. It also is.biz and all the same. They registered yesterday and came calling today.admin - can this and the thread I started yesterday be joined. Same spammers - looks like.
          Ed Shuck
          noevalley.com

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          • #6
            Same here, somebody from bakedpotato2005.biz was making wierd registrations with strange usernames like akhwywlkasdf ... my forum got atleast 10-15 such registerations last month and eventually i had to ban that ip, and it seems to have worked with me.

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            • #7
              The one I Got wassss

              Email Address : waylon153@lacedwhitepanties.biz

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              • #8
                Welcome to the life of a forum admin. As your board gets bigger, this will be a lot more common and it won't go away anytime soon. Luckily, there are plenty of tools available for us to deter these spammers.
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                • #9
                  Heh, had another one sign up tonight

                  Email Address : efrain430@bagelsandcreamcheese.biz

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                  • #10
                    Thank you for confirming that it's not just me. We had two .biz registrations today, with visual confirmation, and one posted about a stock offering. They're now banned, the e-mail .biz disallowed, and the message has been trashed.

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                    • #11
                      Got my board... russ somthing or other, I will just delete them as they come by. and report the domain as abuse.

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                      • #12
                        It is quite strange that individuals can hit so many boards at once. I wonder if its some sort of thing like a telemarketing company, where its one company managing hundreds of "work from home from your own computer!" workers who get paid low hourly wages to sign up for boards (which they might get from bigboards.com or something) and flood them.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Zachery
                          and report the domain as abuse.
                          Where can we report the abuse ?

                          Thanks

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                          • #14
                            My board is small, and I have plenty of time, so I like to play with them a little LOL

                            My email banning list so far

                            connie141@bagelsandcreamcheese.biz
                            moises743@bakedpotato2005.biz
                            efrain430@bagelsandcreamcheese.biz


                            You can report domain abuse to the registrar or their host, usually listed in their WhoIs information.
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                            • #15
                              "edison608" hit my site yesterday as well from a .biz email address and, yes, I have image verifications turned on.
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