Recently, people have been receiving messages on their walls from suspicious-looking users who say that they want to be friends and want to exchange emails. So far there have been three of them, all of which have been banned (though there may be more that we have not discovered yet). Somehow I doubt that this will be the last of them, so I felt like we needed a way to block them from making any more accounts.
Here are some examples of what they have posted:
hello It my pleasure to contact you after veiwing your profile today at http://pokemondb.net i love it and also became interested in knowing more about you,please i will you to contact me through my email ([email protected])so that i will give you my details for you to know more about me and where i from contacted you, Joy - joymbia
>please write me back in this my private Email(gracenelson555@ yahoo.co.uk) so that i will tell you more about myself includes my pictures awaiting - grace777
hello dear;nice to see you here,please reply me directly here at [email protected] for my picture and more introductions as i love to know and be close to you as a friend[i am really sorry if i come to you uninvited but,that;s the reason of here] or keep your email so we take it from there because i am not always here,remain blessed and God bless you as i look forward to your mail with love. - ruby4u
They appear to be bots/scammers. Even if they mean well, they don't appear to have anything to contribute to the site.
Do any of their IPs match or have any similarities? If so, it may be a good idea to block those IPs and other similar ones to prevent them from filling the site with spam (we don't want a repeat of Attourney Jobs lol). Or are there better ways to do this?
They have been in ban report for a while, but I felt like I should raise awareness that they are here.
If anybody finds any more of these accounts, comment here so mods can quickly remove them from the site. And of course, don't send them anything back.