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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 7:50 am   #21
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Nothing is free from this crime. No name, No profile, caution. Just my thoughts. John.
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 8:52 am   #22
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Another form that I moderate checks all new users against the Stopforumspam database using their API.
We do that too but that doesn't catch all of them.
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 9:10 am   #23
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I've now disabled "Receive Email from Other Members". Wouldn't it be better if this was the default condition?
There is no option to have that disabled by default.

However users with zero posts cannot email members through the forum, so that can't be used to send these scam messages.
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 11:37 am   #24
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I have added this mod https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=234294 and set it so that members with less than one post can only send PMs to moderators.

Hopefully this should stop this issue. But please still be wary of PMs similar to the examples in this thread from new members with low post counts.
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 4:49 pm   #25
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Stopforumspam is very useful.
When I moderated on another non electronics forum you had to do many checks including looking at street view to validate it existed as full addresses were required on registration.
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