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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:27 am    Post subject: Interesting Occurrence Spambot? Reply with quote

Okay I was posting some new pics on my mod thread (oh hi btw after about a year)

and when I used the word kit-chen (without a dash) this came up



as you can see:

I am going to the kitchen for a glass of milk

spell the word without a dash and that comes up. Virus? Bug?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:52 am    Post subject: Interesting Occurrence Spambot? Reply with quote

no it is not a bug - we had a plethora of spambots
selling kitchens if you remember and we put the
change of words in the word filter. As we now
seem to be free of these I will change the filter
to fit.

If for some reason we have any more kitchen
sales, we will have to think of another way of
identifying them pesky bots.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:17 am    Post subject: Interesting Occurrence Spambot? Reply with quote

Oh haha yeah the kitchen salesbots. goodness they were a pain.
I even parodied it once:
http://mafiascene.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9402
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting Occurrence Spambot? Reply with quote

Mr Robville wrote:
Oh haha yeah the kitchen salesbots. goodness they were a pain.
I even parodied it once:
http://mafiascene.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9402


LOL I guess I missed that fun on my "vacation"
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:31 am    Post subject: Re: Interesting Occurrence Spambot? Reply with quote

Mr Robville wrote:
Oh haha yeah the kitchen salesbots. goodness they were a pain.
I even parodied it once:
http://mafiascene.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9402


Oh yeah I remember that one. In my case on the Android forum I moderate, it's usually pills or porn from Russian bots; we rarely, if ever, get spam from unscrupulous kitchen sales sites.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:26 am    Post subject: Interesting Occurrence Spambot? Reply with quote

Yeah I doubt if there would be much success with this kind of spam. I never heard anyone who had recently installed a kitchen say "Ooh, I saw this cheap deal on this gaming forum the other day and bought one off the bat"

Same goes for any other spam message actually. Why need to buy Viagra or asperins from some sketchy online store while there are certified pharmacies everywhere to be found? Or is it such a rare occurance in the USA, Russia & Ukraine?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:26 am    Post subject: Re: Interesting Occurrence Spambot? Reply with quote

Mr Robville wrote:
Yeah I doubt if there would be much success with this kind of spam. I never heard anyone who had recently installed a kitchen say "Ooh, I saw this cheap deal on this gaming forum the other day and bought one off the bat"

Same goes for any other spam message actually. Why need to buy Viagra or asperins from some sketchy online store while there are certified pharmacies everywhere to be found? Or is it such a rare occurance in the USA, Russia & Ukraine?


"Canadian" Pharmacies are a popular modus operandi as meds are cheap up north, hence why spamming rings in Eastern Europe take advantage of that in order to gain revenue from either gypping customers with fake meds or selling them nothing at all, at the cost of their credit card info that is.

And I doubt anyone would be arsed to buy Ray Bans just from a post made by a hacked Facebook account either. Then again there are always people who are gullible, anyway.
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