are you getting spammed?

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Im suddenly recieving between 30-40 junk emails from bots replying to threads ive commented on. Is there any way to stop this ? I have turned off all notifications but i want to have them on so i can respond to legit questions/ answers to what im saying. Anyone else experiencing this?
 
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DO NOT ... reply to bot spam , usually to unsubscribe , if you reply you will send an electronic signal back to the spammers that their machines have made contact with an email address that actually exists , then you get more.

Games companies tell us to keep our details secure but a lot of them break their own guidelines and sell our details on. How else would you explain that i get emails that start hello #user name or hello #game tag , and they are from companies i have never dealt with.

Try this , set up a new email address and DONT you use , now wait and see how quick it gets hit by spam machines. I did this to prove to wife i was not doing porn , within days it was full on bitcoin , viagra and F buddy invites. Before i deleted the email address that inbox was getting about 300 a day.
 
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OsaX Nymloth

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Outside of regular bots spamming fortnite-themes topics and links, I don't get anything else that would be "new". And luckily nothing on my private messages....for now. Notifications on for some stuff.
 
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In 2002 i got my first pc and knew nothing !
I updated all the pre-installed bloat ware , well no ! , they launched and updated themselves.
Whilst doing this i did a bit of surfing and a box come up say gator needs to update so you can continue.
I did not suspect anything because of all the other updates that were happening. I clicked it and my 30 minutes used pc got trashed.

The best spam advice i cant give is , you get an email you dont recognise , ask all users if the heading means anything and if they say no just mark it junk and delete it.
 
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Yup just got 6 of them between 10:30pm and 6am today. Though it was only on 1 older thread that I was watching. It's specifically related to this forum - not your regular spam. Hopefully, the forum admins were able to patch this security hole.

Though it interesting to learn that 6 completely different independent females expressed their interest in having a conversation with me and all i had to do was click on a link.
:unsure::sneaky::eek:
 

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Thank you for reporting this. We are currently investigating this issue.

Please press the report button button on any spam posts, private messages, or profile comments that you see, and we can then remove the spam and ban the spammer.
 
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