COOPERMARIE !

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Ahlir
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I received this kind message a little while ago:

Hello Dear
i saw your profile and became interested in you, my name is Marie Cooper i am working with united State Army, i will like to have a friend like you,
i have something to share with you, please email me through
(coopermarie442@gmail.com) for more information about me, i will check my mail to know if you have contacted me because i am working at the moment.

This board has been remarkably free of spam (well, relative to many others). How to deal with these particular attacks? They seem human (as opposed to scripted); do you have to know how this specific board works or is it a WordPress issue?

 


paulheckbert
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I received a bikepgh.org private message from coopermarie also. Identical. So that suggests scripted.


Eric
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Everything is a bot unless proven otherwise. It’s too much work to set up a fake account and cut and paste badly written English. Without stronger recaptcha bots can break through bikepgh registration and message system. But I bet in several years the spammers will break recaptcha v3 and then Google will develop v4. And so on.

Bikepgh seems to use off the shelf WordPress and plugins and I’m sure spammers know how to spam these.


Swalfoort
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Got the same


Eric
Member
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Well, did anyone respond? I bet you are passing on a million dollars or so.


jonawebb
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