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Holy Cow! longtime dormant accounts suddenly spamming nonsense

changkoh 490 111 September 3, 2015 at 01:27 AM

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Thank you; I appreciate your MA's on this, as well as fellow SD'ers who also helped. I have notified our team so they can determine what needs to be done. In the mean time, I have closed all of those accounts to put a stop to the spamming.
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Quote from finzz2dlft View Post :
Thank you; I appreciate your MA's on this, as well as fellow SD'ers who also helped. I have notified our team so they can determine what needs to be done. In the mean time, I have closed all of those accounts to put a stop to the spamming.
This seems to happen to any company that has dormant accounts and someone can benefit from them. My company had to shutdown accounts after inactivity to prevent fraud proactively .e.g. after 6 months.
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Last edited by jimkiler September 4, 2015 at 06:57 AM
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I was wondering if anyone else was noticing this was going on and finally came to this section to see someone had mentioned it. I honestly thought there'd be a pretty long thread about it by now. It's happening in the thread linked to below too.

http://slickdeals.net/f/8080428-zevia-naturally-sweetened-drinks-cola-24-count-pack-of-24-13-97-tax-for-some-after-coupon-s-s?v=1&p=78025652#post78025652

Here are the posters in that thread that appear to be what the OP so far.

http://slickdeals.net/forums/member.php?u=194028
http://slickdeals.net/forums/member.php?u=354797
http://slickdeals.net/forums/member.php?u=418278
http://slickdeals.net/forums/member.php?u=1332579
http://slickdeals.net/forums/member.php?u=4352696
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Last edited by Diamonique September 4, 2015 at 12:51 PM
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This is happening all over the forums, here's a few more bot accounts. Definitely bots. All saying similar things, in random posts, all in bursts taking place within the same minute.

These 3 users:
jcup http://slickdeals.net/forums/member.php?u=381030
zerazax http://slickdeals.net/forums/member.php?u=219510
ginnycsagan http://slickdeals.net/forums/member.php?u=1822952

All bots, all the last 3 replies in this post:
http://slickdeals.net/f/8081768-ge-z-wave-in-wall-smart-switch-30?v=1&p=78024012#post78024012

Very odd indeed that these just recently started popping up.
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Thanks for the heads up.. They are looking into this .

I have been blocking the IPs that most are coming in through in the meantime.

So please keep posting when you run across the posts. Keeping in mind that earlier posts were likely already IP blocked. But we'd still like to remove the posts themselves.
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Last edited by Arex September 4, 2015 at 02:54 PM
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Thanks, I am also trying to go through tons of posts from them and deleting the recent ones.
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