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PM Spam

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PM Spam 2021-04-05 14:45:54


We've had an uptick in PM spammers these past few days. If you receive something like an offer to have sexy chat or something claiming to be a prize from NG, know that it's a scam and you shouldn't engage with it.


You don't need to PM me and you don't need to make a forum thread about it; simply click the flag button in the PM and it will send a copy to us so we can delete the account.


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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 14:50:37


I THOUGHT IT WOULD MAKE A FUNNY THREAD! FORGIVE ME, O MIGHTY NEWGROUNDS!


We're trying to see the sunrise inside the sunset

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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:00:34 (edited 2021-04-05 15:11:00)


Thanks man I almost got scam but knew it so thanks (If your when was it was today)


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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:02:46


Oh thank god, i feared that muting, reporting and then deleting the mail was kind of counter intiutive

i wanna add however is the fact that I usually recieved the spam email after i sent a message to somebody, if it can help.

Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:06:10


Is a spam detector being worked on to reduce the current wave of spam?


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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:12:49


hey tom, can the peeps behind the bots go to jail for putting those messages on my movies and pms :0


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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:14:22


At 4/5/21 03:06 PM, Prankitron832 wrote: Is a spam detector being worked on to reduce the current wave of spam?


I doubt that would do anything good, as it would most likely either


a) Ineffective and everything gets through

or

b) False positives and non-spam getting auto-detected as spam


It's best handled on an account-by-account basis or if the IPs doing this are all coming from the same area, then that block of IP addresses. (Though it should be noted IP addresses can and do change and blocks on them can be worked around and sometimes blocks on ranges of IP addresses may inadvertently block legitimate but innocent users)

Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:16:28


Listen to Tom.


These messages are how I met my EX wife.

Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:20:07


Supporters get access to our sexy chat ;)


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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:22:54


At 4/5/21 03:06 PM, Prankitron832 wrote: Is a spam detector being worked on to reduce the current wave of spam?


If I remember right Newgrounds does use a service or participates in a service to block spam sign ups and they can report back new spammers to the database so all subscribers will be protected. But you know the internet is always an arms race between spam and spam filters


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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:23:06


WAIT THOSE SEXY CHAT ROOMS ARENT REAL???!?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I WANTED TO GET ELECTRONICALLY LAID


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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:26:39


Alright but you guys better be okay with me cutting your dicks off



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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:29:43


At 4/5/21 02:50 PM, PurpleShoes wrote: I THOUGHT IT WOULD MAKE A FUNNY THREAD! FORGIVE ME, O MIGHTY NEWGROUNDS!


Precisely my thought process! I hadn't yet laid my eyes upon this scripture, forgive me, Lord Fulp.


having a pardy

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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:38:13


Dont worry I'll ask daddy fulp if he can ban em


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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:39:50


Not a minute after seeing this post do I get not one, but two spam PMs, what a coincidence!


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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:47:29


At 4/5/21 03:39 PM, Gimmick wrote: Not a minute after seeing this post do I get not one, but two spam PMs, what a coincidence!


I think the spammer or spammers are using the forum user list as a way to target active people so I don't think it is actually a coincidence.


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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:48:22


At 4/5/21 03:39 PM, Gimmick wrote: Not a minute after seeing this post do I get not one, but two spam PMs, what a coincidence!


Dude same...


I'm the Devil in denim,

The rock n' roll ghost.

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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:49:20


thanks tom, that's what you get when the site gets popular

i thought i was about to finally get laid but damn....


keep up with the times

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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 15:54:38


Right after I see this post I get a message from one of the bots


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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 16:00:16


Damn, I thought spam messages was an opportunity to talk to someone...


Skippidy bop mm dada

Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 16:00:57


God I wish those sexy big tittied spam bots were real


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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 16:09:10


I got one who was a NewGrounds Agent. I deleted it, I should’ve flag it.

Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 16:10:55


When am I gonna get some of those sexy chat messages? I can't believe even fake women don't want me

Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 16:12:10 (edited 2021-04-05 16:17:39)


Cool! This has happened to me 3 times already! Looks like free whistle points for all of us!

Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 16:22:57


The second you posted this. I just got an message from a spammer. xD


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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 16:23:04


I glad you address it, though it can be ineffective later on.

We already got two types of scams in the last day pr so and already send across active users (that like 500-1,000 or more each scam message being sent) and I can predict there going be another one.

Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 16:23:34


At 4/5/21 04:00 PM, Wegra wrote: God I wish those sexy big tittied spam bots were real


You wish

Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 16:24:09


At 4/5/21 03:22 PM, Malachy wrote:
At 4/5/21 03:06 PM, Prankitron832 wrote: Is a spam detector being worked on to reduce the current wave of spam?
If I remember right Newgrounds does use a service or participates in a service to block spam sign ups and they can report back new spammers to the database so all subscribers will be protected. But you know the internet is always an arms race between spam and spam filters


I just thought of something. Why not add an option that blocks PMs fom newly registered users and users with no activity (reviews, posts, etc.)? This could be an option for portal submissions too.


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Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 16:24:51


I was surprised how many individual threads popped up about the same issue. I do like that we can flag PMs now!

Response to PM Spam 2021-04-05 16:25:00


Wait. This is only happening to new users? (And users with no content?)