Malicious PMs

  • #1
    Copy of the email:

    DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL!
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    Dear cogaritis,

    You have received a new private message at DiabloFans.com from Mstr. Bankol, entitled "Hi I have found you".

    To read the original version, respond to, or delete this message, you must log in here:
    (LINK TO DIABLO FANS PMs)

    This is the message that was sent:
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    I have found you on video (BAD LINK REMOVED) It is real you? )))
    ***************

    Again, please do not reply to this email. You must go to the following page to reply to this private message:
    (LINK TO DIABLO FANS PMs)

    All the best,
    DiabloFans.com

    Anyway, thought you should know.

    D
  • #2
    His (Bankol) account was banned early this morning.
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  • #3
    ...Bankol? OK, that's creepy, it's the last name of a character in my story. o.O
  • #4
    There's nothing we can do unless these are reported- we don't have any kind of software that can... Wait, I have an idea.

    Edit~

    Erm, so thanks for reporting it :thumbsup: Forgot to finish that thought.
  • #5
    The problem is I can delete the PM's but not the emails that get sent out from receiving a PM.

    I deleted the PM's this morning.
  • #6
    I got a malicious PM yesterday too (well I'm not sure if the link is malicious, but it is a fake PM). The user was forumAdmin and it said I had a virus on my computer and adviced me to click on a link to get virus software.
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  • #7
    lol its not just the pm thats shady its the username which is too :P

    none the less our mods have it taken care of :)

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  • #8
    Quote from "maximusje" »
    I got a malicious PM yesterday too (well I'm not sure if the link is malicious, but it is a fake PM). The user was forumAdmin and it said I had a virus on my computer and adviced me to click on a link to get virus software.

    Please tell me you didn't click, :/. Staff members have colored names, that is just a random spambot.
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  • #9
    Quote from "Sixen" »
    Please tell me you didn't click, :/. Staff members have colored names, that is just a random spambot.


    I didn't click, don't worry ;).
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  • #10
    Quote from "maximusje" »
    I didn't click, don't worry ;).

    Okay, good. Usually our Mod staff is good at catching them before the user actually see's the PM. However, if you have it set to e-mail you when you receive a PM, you'll see it via your e-mail.
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  • #11
    Quote from "Sixen" »
    Okay, good. Usually our Mod staff is good at catching them before the user actually see's the PM. However, if you have it set to e-mail you when you receive a PM, you'll see it via your e-mail.


    Well I saw it via the forum interface and I received it yesterday haha. Wait this is my 666th post!
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  • #12
    Hey, look at that, I got it too.

    Thankfully I (and hopefully the rest of you) are smart enough not to fall for such a fail scam.

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  • #13
    Well, I got this just now:

    From XandderrMan
    Hello, friend. There are viruses' activities from your computer in last few days. Strongly recommend you to check your computer. You can find a report about your computer's security and solve every problem with it here: <>
    Thank you. Forum member.

    Me, winston the 4th, Doppel, and dunno who the other guy is.
    ROFL?
  • #14
    Hey! That's the one I got....

    You know, I got a memo from my work that malicious emails and forum whispers // posts have increased exponentially. Interesting that it happens here, on a video game fan-site.

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  • #15
    Took care of it. Look at the user's profile though -- most of the profile fields are filled out, :(.
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  • #16
    Quote from "maximusje" »
    Well I saw it via the forum interface and I received it yesterday haha. Wait this is my 666th post!


    Hmmmmmmm lol. I think this: http://www.religionnewsblog.com/11134
    might mess that up a bit.

    Anyways... I never get malicious pm's or anything so I'm good.
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  • #17
    Quote from "Eskanasi" »
    Hmmmmmmm lol. I think this: http://www.religionnewsblog.com/11134
    might mess that up a bit.

    Anyways... I never get malicious pm's or anything so I'm good.


    Hmm interesting article. I wonder if I can get the Greek text somewhere online...

    EDIT: I did find a page with greek manuscripts, but can't find that text there unfortunately :(.

    http://www.csntm.org/Manuscript/

    Quite an interesting website though. It's amazing to see the actual manuscripts.
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  • #18
    Uh, is this still on topic? I'm kinda confused here :P
  • #19
    Looks like these guys are relentless, this time from RazzorrMan:

    Hello, friend. There are viruses' activities from your computer in last few days. Strongly recommend you to check your computer. You can find a report about your computer's security and solve every problem with it here: antivirus.podzone.net/hitin.php?land=20&affid=41000&detected=flobernoggin;NecroNova;Tyrael's bitch;Welshie;OathofChaosThank you. Forum member.

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  • #20
    Razzorrman was caught and eradicated last night.
    Sixen deleted the PMs here on-site, but obviously can do nothing about the email notifications, if you have that option enabled.
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