Hey community members,
As was reported earlier on Saturday there was a couple of spam sent thru private messaging about making money $$$$ someway somehow.....
There are 29 new members that created their accounts between 9:31 pm pst and 9:36 pm pst when no one has posted since at least 8:36 pm pst until @Korth an hour later.....anyhow expect to see spam in your private messages in the morning. I messaged @Andu_S a heads up since I have yet to recieve any spam to be able to report it. As usual do not click on any links or repost them. Report the spam and delete it. Watch out for the following new members private messaging you......
Yup. They are definitely out in full force over the last day or two.
Good on you @darlicious for informing people👍 - this is something Public Mobile should be doing more routinely.
Information from a previous thread from the moderators.
We’ve heard that some of you have received spam in your Private Message folder on the Community. The team has put great effort into filtering out spam messages, but in the case you do receive one, here’s what to do:
1. DO NOT click on any links within the message
2. Report the message
3. Delete the message
Note that you do not need to submit a ticket. Our Moderator team will be taking immediate action and banning users sending the spam messages upon reporting.
Your safety and security is top priority for us. We are investigating additional ways to help limit these instances. Please help us by staying vigilant and reporting any suspicious activity on the Community.
- The Public Mobile Team
Seems a pretty easy fix - don't allow new members to have access to private message existing members unless the existing member reaches out to them first.
Heck - make it a user-defined setting so users can determine whether, and from whom, they can receive incoming messages.
Some may only want to be able to receive from only those with the designation of MOD or PM. Others probably couldn't care less - give the user the choice.
Well... problem is that ANYBODY can sign up to be Community member.
If ONLY PM account holders are to be Community members, you will not have spammers...
I see no point on general public being Community members. Are they going to contribute something just for fun? with no potential reward.
But in this covid situation we are now, maybe a looooot of people have a loooot of free time on their hands.