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Post by Rwolf » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:44 pm

Another coin spammer, "mmodiy1"; most of its posts are deleted - returning for more punishment perhaps?

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13445

Status: Posts removed. Accounts banned.

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Post by Rwolf » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:11 pm

A set of posts from the tinfoil-mad-hatter 'jamlieleven'.
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13940

There is a link in the profile to the junk shop, maybe that can be added for filtering.

Status: All posts Trash Heap'd. ~MrFlibble

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Post by MrFlibble » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:50 am

This user has all the signs of an "infiltrator" spammer:
  • username appears like a real person's name
  • there's a signature with some text, which can be replaced with spam links/keywords after some time
  • made some general, unspecific posts with no real content but pretending meaningful participation in a conversation
I think it should be watched for now.

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Post by Rwolf » Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:23 am

One obvoius spammer here: 'herbalextractor'
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13887

and another suspected spammer-to-be here: 'Sandy9789'
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13986
(Made a Johnny-come-lately addition to an old thread with a generic praise post.)

Status: Herbalextractor has been banned. Post has been removed. Spam words updated.
Status: Sandy9789 has been banned. Post has been removed. Spam words updated.

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Post by wardrich » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:34 am

Good call on Sandy9789. They had a bogus link to (what I assume) is a virused apk file.

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Post by Rwolf » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:14 am

Spammer 'fifa17sara' posted some nonsense with a spam link.
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=13997

(I tried using google to find out what this actually was, but all the results that came back were spam from sellers. Wikipedia finally explained the use in a game)

Banned account. Removed post. Updated spam words

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Post by Rwolf » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:00 pm

Another spammer 'Sandy413' posted a generic message with an irrelevant forum quote, containing a spam link, in the general gaming forum.

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14004

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Post by Rwolf » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:22 pm

Our resident (?) tin-foil-mad-hatter 'jamlieleven' made some more postings; same nutty message as before.

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/search.ph ... amlieleven

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Post by CPT Worm » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:03 pm

Rwolf wrote:Our resident (?) tin-foil-mad-hatter 'jamlieleven' made some more postings; same nutty message as before.

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/search.ph ... amlieleven
Posts deleted and user/IP has been banned.
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Post by Rwolf » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:03 am

Some odd 'business' ramblings from a coin spammer 'mounes'.
(spam site link in profile)

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14022

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Post by Quadko » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:30 am

alexpaul doing the "post text from earlier posts" thing...
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/search.ph ... r=alexpaul

Like here:
http://dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18519

Status: All posts trash heap'd ~MrFlibble

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Post by Rwolf » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:48 pm

Wall-of-text poster 'baiyu' made some random postings, probably testing the waters.

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14024

Status: Posts trash heap'd ~MrFlibble


'Mollylane' made a generic 'thanks' post in reply to a soon year-old seasonal posting, which looks a bit silly this late - holding off for a month or so would perhaps have made it relevant again.

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14025


(I should have caught that 'alexpaul' bot if I had searched around a bit better. At least it posted in the relevant forum here.)

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Post by Quadko » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:28 am

Yeah, initiating a a relevant looking post - that's a new sneaky one I hadn't seen. And the post I caught him on - boy I thought he sounded smart... wait, he's just quoting me! :)
Nice work!

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Post by Rwolf » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:51 am

'Mollylane' followup - to another year-old posting with a link to a website selling keys for various games. These 'cheap' keys *may* or *may not* work, depending on the original publishers policy and/or vigilance - sometimes they are intended for a specific market only. Buyers beware.

Status: Posts trash heap'd ~MrFlibble

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Post by Rwolf » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:23 pm

Spammer 'mounes' posts some more walls of random text. (was reported before on earlier posts).
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/search.ph ... hor=mounes

A malicious 'spam' posting from 'Becki2323' made in a year-and-a-half old thread.
Link to site with malware/adware content.
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14032

Another spam link in this users profile/post:
(can't decide if they are 'sumitkumar' or 'jack'?)
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14034

Status: All posts trash heap'd ~MrFlibble

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Post by Rwolf » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:49 am

Spam from 'JenniferKnox' in a +2year old thread.

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14046

Status: Trash heap'd ~MrFlibble

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Post by Rwolf » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:43 am

A 'generic thanks' post by 'Davidsmith150' with spam links, also in profile.

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14052

Status: Trash heap'd ~MrFlibble

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Post by Rwolf » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:48 pm

A spambot 'kalys001' is trying to engage in a discussion, in an old thread from 2008.

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14057

It posted a reply as an attempt at making an opposing view, and while appearing to quote a previous poster, also surrepticiously inserted a link to the spammers site in the quoted text.

(Possibly trying to frame the original poster for the spam?)

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Post by MrFlibble » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:13 am

Rwolf wrote:(Possibly trying to frame the original poster for the spam?)
No, this seems to be a tactic aimed at concealing spam links from the moderators. Not very frequently used but happens from time to time. I think this might be coupled with the delayed spam link insertion (when the post is initially free of any links whatsoever).

Anyways the offender is trash heap'd and the topic locked to prevent future abuse.

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Post by Rwolf » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:50 am

Suspicious registered user 'peter47' introducing itself, with spam link in profile.
(there was a post made about a gaming site, but it got wiped)

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14074

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A 'generic thanks' post from another possible spammer to be, 'Tyson69', with a french spam link in profile:

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14077

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Same spamlink as above is also used in another (also french speaking) 'generic thanks' posting by user 'zupka'

http://www.dosgames.com/forum/profile.p ... le&u=14084
Last edited by Rwolf on Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:26 am, edited 1 time in total.

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