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[ATTENTION] Fake Private Message from Admins
« on: February 08, 2010, 12:56:57 AM »
Important warning

If you have received a Private Message like this:

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Dear, <your name here>!

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: http://<fake_link>/<your name here>
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Forum Administration forum.simutrans.com.

We did not send this Private Message. It's a fake message. And do not click on the provided link on PM.

Also, such member who sent such PM is already banned from the forum.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Re: [ATTENTION] Fake Private Message from Admins
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 03:20:42 AM »
more info, copy/paste from another thread:

The user was real, and has been banned. Also, "forum" and "team" are disallowed from usernames. Personal messages are a little more restricted than previous.

Also, I normally look at new users who sign up; I hadn't caught up on emails before this happened; but I will continue to monitor them (while catching up, I caught a spammer who hadn't posted yet thankfully).

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Re: [ATTENTION] Fake Private Message from Admins
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010, 09:49:17 PM »
I have been programming in PHP since April of 2007 but I am worried about my experience is short to I could help you.

I have one small idea how to avoid (at least for some time) this but I have not read source of this forum yet regardless I have had it for few days. I have download it via its webpage.  :)
« Last Edit: February 11, 2010, 09:54:19 PM by VaclavMacurek »

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Re: [ATTENTION] Fake Private Message from Admins
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2010, 09:52:45 PM »
The problem with customizing the forum software is that the customizations go away after each upgrade. However, we are probably about to implement a system that should get us to near 100% spammer-free status. :)

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Re: [ATTENTION] Fake Private Message from Admins
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 03:58:19 PM »
Umm...why is this forum called the "Hatted Simutrans Forum"? Is it maybe related to this?

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Re: [ATTENTION] Fake Private Message from Admins
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 04:05:17 PM »
Umm...why is this forum called the "Hatted Simutrans Forum"? Is it maybe related to this?

http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?topic=4384.0