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siddiqua

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Spam on TIG
Jun 4, 2009

Recently I've been getting messages from some members of TIG. I think they're not genuine because their messages are like the ones you receive in your email spam box - this is an example

From Miss Mary John
Greetings to you, I hope this mail will find you well & healthy and I hope we can established a relationship since we are meeting here for the...i will give you my pictures,and remember that love doesn't count coulour or distance so we can know our ...
Miss mary.


Maybe we could have someone check the authenticity of these profiles because they are pretty much like spam, and probably there is no real person behind the profile.
Its not a very serious issue but I'm sure none of us want to be confused with what's real and what's not.

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prieten47

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Re: Spam on TIG
Jun 10, 2009

My leather Lingerie in the Current Events forum is obviously spam


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siddiqua

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Re: Spam on TIG
Jun 10, 2009

certainly looks like spam. so TIG shouldn't celebrate a quarter of a million members milestone so soon. I've received eight spam messages in this past week, the most recent about a million dollar transaction because of a dead relative. Can we do something about this ?


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prieten47

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Re: Spam on TIG
Jun 11, 2009

I used to send insulting messages to the senders, but now I just "report" and then "block" them from sending me anymore messages.


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Yashoda

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Re: Spam on TIG
Jun 12, 2009

Its like every day, I get such emails and I report them as I see them. Not only spam but also there are some people who are misusing the site as site for promoting pornography. I think such accounts should be deleted from TIG and give TIG a space as usual. I feel ashamed when I see some people doing so and reducing the charm of TIG.


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prieten47

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Re: Spam on TIG
Jun 13, 2009

I agree, Yashoda. Maybe the anonymity afforded by TIG's sign-in procedure makes it too easy for spammers to always set up new accounts. It smacks of censorship, but there must be some way to screen new members or their posts to make sure they are serious and not just spamming.


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siddiqua

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Re: Spam on TIG
Jun 19, 2009

Can someone tell me what is happening here? All the following members have the same content, but why are they on taking it global ? I think they should stick to casual dating sites.
Is there someone who could regulate this?


http://profiles.tigweb.org/DatingOlderUk6

And similar profiles :
-CasualDating75
-MarriedDating2
Transexual17
WomenLooking19
SinglesBars37
WomenLooking79


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siddiqua

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Re: Spam on TIG
Jun 19, 2009

Maybe we should have volunteers here who if they come across such members to report and delete their profiles.


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PennyStocks

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Re: Spam on TIG
Jun 24, 2009

Email spamming is a big problem. Even on forums you get spam PM which surely looks disturbing. secretive


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prieten47

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Re: Spam on TIG
Jul 6, 2009

"home based businesses" in the Globalization forum is obviously spam.


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Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.

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Re: Spam on TIG
Sep 30, 2009

Absolutely! Spam, Porn- All unnecessary ! Thank you Sid, for keeping that open eye to unveil more of these problematic issues.
"Evil develops it's greatest strength, in the air of the most sacred". {Chaucer}


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Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.

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Re: Spam on TIG
Sep 30, 2009

Oh sorry I forgot to mention that---
One time I had answered an E-mail that lead into a direct Yahoo Messenger contact. It was taking a bit of time for this person to answer a question. I was watching my Mal-ware flipping in threats, as it may have been possible hacking dut to its report of "suspicious activities". I RAN, lol, and blocked this individual, and made a thorough report to T.I.G. and also to my worldwide detection system.
so be careful, a good hacker can get you online and acquire a lot of your personal information.
Pura Vida!
Tim


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Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.

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Re: Spam on TIG
Mar 2, 2010

Tell her your leather boots are on hold for her with pointed chrome spikes just waiting on the charge! LOL
I get letters ALL the Time from "Tigweb" member #572,632 that wants my email. My Email is, "CastrationIzWonderful@deadmeat.com"


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Timothy G. Branfalt Sr.

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Re: Spam on TIG
Mar 2, 2010

EXACTLY Yosh,
Right On!


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Michael Furdyk

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Re: Spam on TIG
Mar 15, 2010

We're continuing to fight this and implementing a new spam detection tool this week!


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