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A Matter to be concerned about ?

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A Matter to be concerned about ?

No jokes please the question is serious, equally it may not be but sensible answers please.

On 28th August 14 messages appeared in my private messages on the Plusnet site,

From: jenifer555
Sent: ‎26-08-2016 7:57 AM
 
 
 


hello am Jenifer female single ,
please i have very important thing to share with you
reply me here for more details about me okay
reply me (su4222@hotmail.com )

 

How has this got into my private messages ? Yes I can block them but the question is how they got there in the first place and why 14 ?

Why raise this now ? Well only returned from holiday yesterday so this is the first I saw of them ?

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Re: A Matter to be concerned about ?

quite simple really.
a spammer created an account on the forum and then sent you 14 PMs.
how else do you think it happened?
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Re: A Matter to be concerned about ?

i had the same message 5 days ago and i reported the message to a mod, either they didnt ban the account or its found a loophole to get back into the system.

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Re: A Matter to be concerned about ?

The account is definitely banned as of the 26th of August.

Customer and Forum Moderator.

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Re: A Matter to be concerned about ?


chenks76 wrote:
quite simple really.
a spammer created an account on the forum and then sent you 14 PMs.
how else do you think it happened?

OK, got that but do you have to be a Plusnet customer to create an account ?

If not then the system is open to anyone who wants to send spam to private messages on the forum.

I get enough [-Censored-] in my email box without the need for it to be appearing in my private messages.

Moderator's note by Mike (Mav) Avoidance of swear filter edited as per Forum rules

 

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Re: A Matter to be concerned about ?

No , anyone can create an account. No links what so ever to any Plusnet product purchase.

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Re: A Matter to be concerned about ?

So it would be true to say that the incidence of this is now far greater than it once was as the forum is now open to all.

Unlike the old forum which I think was only open to customers ?

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Re: A Matter to be concerned about ?

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Re: A Matter to be concerned about ?

Did you get any of the "brucie" ones as well.

 

It can't be all down to plusnet washing it's hands of control and having an open forum.

As someone else mentioned on the numerous threads on this, like them this is the first private message spam I've had. Never had any on the dozens of other forums that I've used over the years and are still using.

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Re: A Matter to be concerned about ?

But wasn't chit chat open to all on the old forum? I can't remember Undecided

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Re: A Matter to be concerned about ?

I've received a few, now just don't visit General Chat as much, 

  

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Re: A Matter to be concerned about ?

The two emails, from Brucie, and Jenifer555, have been well documented and discussed on another thread...  It is a bit pointless doing further discussion on here about something that has < hopefully > been dealt with by PN staff and Mods already.

 

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Re: A Matter to be concerned about ?


shutter wrote:

pointless doing further discussion on here


 

Yes you're right the discussion has been done but this is the chat.

 

Here we're free to speculate and deviate without the post being removed, chopped up, altered, or closed.

 

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Re: A Matter to be concerned about ?

Maybe someone from PN should state what action, if any, they have taken.