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Re: Hello Spammer; Goodbye Spammer !!

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Seiko7A38 wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:18 pm I haven't recorded every spammer that I've banned and deleted recently, but while I remember, there were a couple more who newly registered late last night. No great surprise, the IP addresses were located in the Russian federation:

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They claimed to be 'on holiday' in more exotic locations. :roll: They're now taking a rather more permanent vacation. 8-)
For the record (to remind me), including the 2 above, that's now a total of 39 I've banned and deleted in one week. :mrgreen:
One week on, more of the same. :roll:

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Two more Russian spammers caught napping and despatched while still inactive this afternoon. Ivan and Svetlana have been exiled to a rather less exotic location than where they claimed to be. They used different email addresses, but shared a common proxy IP address, located in Romania. (Note to self: for the record, they were users #111 and #112).
Seiko7A38 wrote: Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:44 pmBy a quick bit of mental arithmetic: I've actually deleted a total of 39 (mostly Russian) spammers in the last week ! 8-)
Perhaps things are gradually slackening off. Those two bring my tally to 49 banned, blocked and summarily deleted. :mrgreen:

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To my surprise and annoyance, 'Ivan and Svetlana' were back again this morning as newly registered inactive members.

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Note once again, their imaginative choice of exotic locations. :roll: They used the same email addresses as previously, but punctuated differently, with numerous full stops inserted. This time they shared a proxy IP address located in Moldova. As best I can tell, or remember, this is the first recurrence of a Russian spammer(s) managing to register a second time. I suspect they're just another smarter than average automated spam bot, but let's see if they try again.

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I can't even finish my breakfast of Spam fritters, scrambled eggs and tomatoes in peace ! :roll:
This Russian spammer registered while I was unpacking my food shopping after coming back from the supermarket.

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I suspect Andrew's another returnee (under a different alias, possibly 'Joshualow'), because when I came to block his IP address (incidentally located in Finland, not Yugoslavia), there was already a very similar IP address in the blocked list. So, I've blocked the entire range. While I was cooking my breakfast he managed to rattle off this single post - an odd mix of alpha-numeric gobbledegook and cyrillic.

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Bugger me ! :o Svetlana snuck back in under the radar late this morning !! :x

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This time, their IP address location showed as Ukraine and funnily enough was close to another I'd blocked previously, so again I've blocked that entire range of IP's. Anyway, I've had enough of this silly game. Tomorrow, May Day is a favourite Russian national holiday. Automated bots or not, they're going to observe it and leave me in peace. I've seen to it. 8-)

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Re: Hello Spammer; Goodbye Spammer !!

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The forum has been SPAM free for exactly one week. :) The Q&A counter-measure appears to have done the trick. 8-)

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