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mafia.slayer
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Joined: 09 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Virus spreading in inbox? Reply with quote

Got a message from this guy recently (today)
http://bfpirates.com/phpBB2/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3561

It contained
Quote:
Dear, mafia.slayer!

Spam sending from your computer was detected.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: LINK REMOVED TO PROVIDE SAFETYIf you do not pass this test we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP with attached log file (your IP address, etc.).

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Forum Administration bfpirates.com


Is this real deal, or scam?[/b]
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[BFA]Jukke
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Joined: 08 Sep 2007
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got it to, it looks like if you go to the site you will get virus or other nasty stuff.
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TheLightKeeper
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Joined: 02 Mar 2010
Posts: 64

PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this forum unfixable guys?

I really hate PHPBB since 3 was out, I mean. I've been hosting a forum ready for when a website launches. And It's got 5 registered bots, can't get rid of them whatever site precautions i use.
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mafia.slayer
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Joined: 09 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just wonder if that was a real admin or a new functionBOT you guys had added. But this prooves it, its a scam BOT, maby send out a warning to everyone?
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(EoD)TrahnLee
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Joined: 21 Sep 2007
Posts: 6

PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear, (EoD)TrahnLee!

Spam sending from your computer was detected.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: No Link posted for safety
If you do not pass this test we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP with attached log file (your IP address, etc.).


Got the same from our "newest member".. JamesCutter ... Seems you got some illegal people on the forums trying to scare or force people into buying or installing software. Everyone should report these people and this company to their ISP.

You all can email James personally here:

jamescutter@dynadmin.webhop.biz <jamescutter@dynadmin.webhop.biz

He list his occupation as this in his personal info:

Occupation: manager StopSpam organization
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TheLightKeeper
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Joined: 02 Mar 2010
Posts: 64

PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't - emails a fake. You'll make it WORSE for yourself if he has your email.

Always, ALWAYS google these guys emails if you suspect anything..

Chances are they show up on a list of some kind. Smile
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PiratePlunder
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Joined: 17 Aug 2006
Posts: 815
Location: Wales, UK

PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More to the point why would we know, and particularly our forum, know about your email address sending spam. Clearly spam.

Anyway, on behalf of the board I appologise - i would sort it out but dont have access to this sort of thing. I have tried to get in touch with detrux who does.
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De trux
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Joined: 14 Nov 2005
Posts: 950
Location: Scurvy Cove

PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I apologize for the inconvenience, we will try and get this sorted ASAP.

Please do not click the link.

Can you please clarify if this was a PM or email?
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(EoD)TrahnLee
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Joined: 21 Sep 2007
Posts: 6

PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a private message to me.. In fact, all of them have been PM's.. .

I get a notification on my email like this:

Quote:


From: admin new private message has arrived.


I then open up the email and I see this:

Quote:

Hello (EoD)TrahnLee,

You have received a new private message to your account on "BFPirates" and you have requested that you be notified on this event. You can view your new message by clicking on the following link:

*link removed for safety - However, it just directs me to my inbox at BFPirates*

Remember that you can always choose not to be notified of new messages by changing the appropriate setting in your profile.

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Thanks, The Management
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De trux
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks bud
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Sir. Tasty
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Joined: 20 Aug 2007
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hah, well he managed to get me to log back in! :p
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