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Windows 7: PM From A Forum Mod on game file forums

14 Feb 2010   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monkeys breath View Post
i seriously doubt they are going to send anything to your isp. as i said chances are a regular user at that forum ran across your email address and other forum members email addresses while searching the forum. the user was just too stupid to see that you had not been active in the forum for two years when they sent out his / hers spoof email(s). just go in and tell the admin what you received and ask them to close your account.

edit:

again i seriously doubt there was actually a virus at all.
In effect, I have already done that by replying to the PM...assuming that the reply actually goes to the admin, instead of someone else.


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14 Feb 2010   #12
monkeys breath

windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by monkeys breath View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I must assume that whoever did have the virus was using my login ID, but apparently he didn't post anything in my name...at least it doesn't appear under subscribed threads. I don't care about keeping that account, but if they do send a notice to my ISP as threatened, will that likely cause me any trouble?
i seriously doubt they are going to send anything to your isp. as i said chances are a regular user at that forum ran across your email address and other forum members email addresses while searching the forum. the user was just too stupid to see that you had not been active in the forum for two years when they sent out his / hers spoof email(s). just go in and tell the admin what you received and ask them to close your account.

edit:

again i seriously doubt there was actually a virus at all.
In effect, I have already done that by replying to the PM...assuming that the reply actually goes to the admin, instead of someone else.

go to the actual forum itself. not to be harsh but you should have never responded directly to that email.

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once in the forum upload them a copy of the email so they have the same info you do. if it is not them who sent the email they will more than likely want to nip this in the bud before it hurts their rep.
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14 Feb 2010   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote:
go to the actual forum itself. not to be harsh but you should have never responded directly to that email.
It wasn't the email that I responded to, it was the PM itself.
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14 Feb 2010   #14
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Id report that post quoting its contents to the forum administrator so the spammer can get banned.
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14 Feb 2010   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

In essence, that is what I did by replying to the PM, since it would also contain the message as a quote. The problem is that the PM should never have been sent in the first place.
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14 Feb 2010   #16
z3r010

 

The PM was from a junior member of that forum that signed up yesterday - GameFileForums - View Profile: SuperModer

And it looks like they are doing a tag team PMing event with this guy - GameFileForums - View Profile: Admin&Moderator
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14 Feb 2010   #17
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
The PM was from a junior member of that forum that signed up yesterday - GameFileForums - View Profile: SuperModer

And it looks like they are doing a tag team PMing event with this guy - GameFileForums - View Profile: Admin&Moderator
its refreshingly secure to know you're on the ball z3ro10 thank you
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14 Feb 2010   #18
z3r010

 

Although what happen there could not happen here, I have just tightened security a little more just to make sure
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14 Feb 2010   #19
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That has been happening on a number of forums. It seems there are a few people out there going from forum to forum and using the PM system to spread their poison.
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14 Feb 2010   #20
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
The PM was from a junior member of that forum that signed up yesterday - GameFileForums - View Profile: SuperModer

And it looks like they are doing a tag team PMing event with this guy - GameFileForums - View Profile: Admin&Moderator
Thanks for noticing that, I took it on face value. I attempted to locate a way to contact their admins, but if there is a way, I didn't find it.

EDIT: Oops! I didn't see your second link. I'm writing them now.
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