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Old 02-14-2010, 02:32 AM
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Default Fake Moderator Alert

Please do not be tricked by the following users, who use the usernames "ForumModerators" and "Admin&Moderator." They are posing as moderators. I just received a private message from each, with them pretending to be moderators of this forum.

Here's a sample of the private messages that they send out; they try to get you to click a link to "pass a security test" *sigh*

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Dear, zheka;DurfZoorrygom;cyberyoshi24;dazed_n_confuzd;8 8 Camry!

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: [link removed]
If you do not pass this test* we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP.
===

Anyhow, as a rule, never click on any links from unfamiliar users. If the moderators would kindly look into this issue (and maybe prune from the database users who have chosen to user ID names to impersonate forum moderators), that would be most appreciated.
 
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:25 AM
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Default fake virus alert

I received the same one but received a real virus on the tacoma world forum last week. Took forever to fix! Please do somthing to fix this!
 
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Old 02-14-2010, 05:52 AM
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I received the same message. But I think noone cares about the camry forum or is trying to fix anything. The whole forum is full of spam and junkmails.
 
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:16 PM
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I also just got this message:

Dear, kingkong_1986;mbelsky;ripper101;sooljoongdok;brami r!

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:
[LINK REMOVED] (links to virus)
If you do not pass this test* we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP.
----------------------------------------------------
Forum Administration camryforums.com.


YEAH RIGHT. Like I am going to trust some1 on a random forum to tell me I have a virus! They are trying to get you to download a fake antivirus that is actually a virus! One easy clue is that the user Admin&Moderator just joined this month and has zero forum posts. Give me a break. Can real admins plz ban this idiot's IP?
 
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:51 PM
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I got the fake virus email today. Glad I googled first.
 
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:28 PM
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Exclamation Attention moderator: please delete account quaker_emu

I received this fake alert message too. Fortunately I used a disposable email when joining because effective immediately it will start bouncing mail. The forum owner and moderators could do a lot more to control spam but clearly are not so I will be leaving. Please delete my account on this forum ASAP, thanks.
 
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:02 PM
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I wonder if it is a "hack attack" from that other Toyota site where you can't criticize german cars or "Fat Guy" tires?
 
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:06 PM
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Exclamation mail headers indicate a forged email

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CLASSIC SPAM EMAILS CONTAINING LINKS TO MALWARE WHICH WILL INFECT YOUR COMPUTER AND STEAL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

BEWARE!!
 
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:52 AM
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not trying to flame anyone or anything but is this even a car forum anymore? i among others joined to learn and get help with our cars. can the mods clean all these **** and selling phones and all these trash threads up?

we all know what the internet is obviously, and if you want **** there are sites for that. this is a car forum. i dont understand what the problem is. i understand this forum is free, so is funding for this forum the issue? and the ad's are this forums sponsors? i dont want a pm. other members deserve to know what's happening here as well.
 

Last edited by st184; 02-22-2010 at 01:58 AM.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:43 AM
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I no longer own a camry and this forum is ****. EVERY new post on the list is spam and ****. Delete my account please.

I forgot I was a member here till I got an email saying this crap which I knew was bogus.. I came to inform them that some idiot is sending out these messages but its clear that they are aware of that and dont care.
 

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