Spam sent via my Proz profile!! (staff: 'spammer has been blocked')
Thread poster: Helene Martin-Hernandez

Helene Martin-Hernandez  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:43
English to French
+ ...
Apr 5, 2007

Hello everybody!
I have just received a spam (about a poor girl in Africa who needs me to get many millions out of some account...) sent via my Proz profile. In my profile, my e-mail address is not visible, so I went to check the "visitors" page. I saw that the "spamer" had to go through the Proz contact page. I understand that this specific page and the contents of the message sent are checked by the Proz moderators... It is apparently not the case. Is there something that can be done about this? I have to say, it is very annoying, and this is precisely why I do not let my email address visible...
Thank you for your help!
Helene

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2007-04-05 13:31]


 

Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 09:43
Member
Spanish
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I received it too Apr 5, 2007

I was gonna submit a support ticket but it would take too long and there's not much ProZ's staff can do anyway, spammers are very sneaky. I guess they could ban the IP: 196.207.198.131.

Helene, I don't think the moderators check the messages.


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 16:43
English to German
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Submit a Support Request rather than a forum posting Apr 5, 2007

Hi,
Moderators check these messages, but we would need to see the message headers in order to block a certain sender.

Rather than posting in the forum, the better thing to do is to submit a Support Request to ProZ.com staff.

Best regards,
Ralf


 

Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
Member (2003)
French to Italian
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Yeah just received Apr 5, 2007

IP address 196.207.198.131

Am I allowed to post the text? If I am I will post, can a moderator please let me know?

Thanks a lot

Angioletta
P.S: my email address is not visible in my profile

[Edited at 2007-04-05 11:46]


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 16:43
English to German
+ ...
Please read my posting above Apr 5, 2007

Hi Angio,

Am I allowed to post the text? If I am I will post, can a moderator please let me know?

Cannot answer that without having seen the text...icon_smile.gif

Once again, I suggest to submit a Support Request.

Best, Ralf


 

Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 09:43
Member
Spanish
+ ...
DONE Apr 5, 2007

N/T
Ralf Lemster wrote:

Hi,
Moderators check these messages, but we would need to see the message headers in order to block a certain sender.

Rather than posting in the forum, the better thing to do is to submit a Support Request to ProZ.com staff.

Best regards,
Ralf


Edit: Sorry for the caps. Thank you Ralf.

[Edited at 2007-04-05 11:51]


 

Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
Member (2003)
French to Italian
+ ...
Thank you Ralf Apr 5, 2007

My apologies

When I was writing the post your one was not visible to me, so I didn't see it,
I think they were posted simultaneously.

Best regards

Angioletta


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 16:43
English to German
+ ...
No worries... Apr 5, 2007

...and thanks for submitting the SR!

Best, Ralf


 

justin C
United States
Local time: 10:43
English
Spammer has been blocked Apr 5, 2007

Hey everyone,

We've blocked the spammer's IP address from use of the site completely. Thanks to all the users who submitted support tickets regarding the issue, which quickly notified us of the problem.

Best regards,
Justin


 


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