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Unsolicited messages

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Robmoney, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Robmoney

    Robmoney Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone else getting unsolicited messages saying buy this and it will cure reverse t1 t2 have blocked them but getting hacked off with it
     
  2. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think you should report them to an admin. Such people have no place on this forum, and no, I never received such spam in here.
     
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  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    If you are receiving these via PM? Please report any member sending them.. There is a "report" button under any PM message, which will alert moderators.
    DCUK does not condone these actions of spam by any user.
     
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  4. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry you're getting this - I've been here 10 years and never had anything like this - its not normal for this forum I'm sure the mods will sort it :)
     
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  5. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    To stop getting PM's that are spam or just plain $#@% do this in your profiles preference section. Choose "People You Follow Only" from the list.

    Make sure you save the changes for it to take effect.

    [​IMG]

    Edit: I forgot to say this will only stop forum related messages, not any malware related messages.
     
    #5 Tipetoo, Feb 18, 2019 at 7:53 PM
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2019
  6. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Moderator
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    That is fine to stop messages to one’s own account.

    However, as @Jaylee has already mentioned, unless the spam type PMs are reported moderators won’t know of them, so will be unable to stop others receiving them.

    Please report if you get spam messages.
     
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  7. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I do not get PM's spam or otherwise because I have them blocked as per the graphic.

    I also use uBlock Origin for the Chrome browser which blocks all adverts, as there is a good of getting a rogue malware packet served up especially from the home page of this website.
     
  8. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Now that's not entirely true. Moderators,can transgress any user settings regarding PMs.. If the need should alow. ;)
     
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  9. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Moderator
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    Thanks @Tipetoo, for the clarification.

    To clarify my meaning in previous post, I want to make sure that if any member is receiving spam messages, moderators do need to know, so that we are able to eliminate the risks for others. We can only act on issues we know about.
     
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  10. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    How remiss of me to forget to mention that, must remember to post a "naughty" word again mate to check if it's working ok still. :D
     
  11. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Are these unsolicited messages to your account on here, or elsewhere? If they are here, please either include me in such messages, by adding a recipient, oy use the Private Messaging service to let me or any other Mod have the names of the sender or senders and it will be dealt with appropriately.
     
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  12. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't get spam either, but do the get occasional legit PMs from other members who're not following me, and let's face it, the people not following me are the majority ;) I wouldn't like disabling that feature as I'm open to striking up friendly and suitable conversations here or at the bus stop.
    I do have a selection of ad blockers installed, but I doubt that would make a difference to PM spam.
     
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  13. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    It will not make a difference at all, setting your profile up the way I said in post #5 is the only way to stop it.
     
  14. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    True. Well, I've never had any upsetting PMs, and it doesn't look as if it's a general problem.
     
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  15. Ponchu

    Ponchu · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve given Montel Williams my credit card for safe keeping.
     
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  16. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I've only had one unsolicited spam message which claimed to be from a young lady (?) expressing interest in having a relationship with me! :).
    I think it was one of those fraudsters looking to get money out of me. I did report it and I think that account was deleted.
     
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  17. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How could you do that to a young innocent lady who was just looking for looove :D
     
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