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Dealing With, Reporting, Eliminating Spam and Abuse

Unread post by Turnsteel » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:31 pm

There is a Spam posting in general discussion. The name of it is Free Credit Report. I tried to report it but it said an error occurred so I'm posting hereto let you guys know.

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Dealing With, Reporting, Eliminating Spam and Abuse

Unread post by Lara » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:41 pm

If you feel that you need to report a post due to commercial spam, personal abuse, copyright infringement, or inappropriate content, you may use the "Report This Post" Image option available on every post.

1. Click the "Report This Post" icon Image next to the title of the post.

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2. Then fill out the "Report this message" by selecting the topic from the drop down list box.
3. Choose Yes/No if you'd like to be informed of the status of the issue.
4. Enter in the reason why are you reporting the post.
5. Click the Submit button.

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Thank you in advance for your help in keeping the forums safe from abuse, scams, and flooding. We appreciate your efforts and will investigate each reported post as soon as possible. We at Lucky Mojo are committed to providing a community that is free of trolls, copyright violations, and inappropriate content.

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Re: Dealing With Advertising Post (Spam) in Forum

Unread post by nagasiva » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:17 pm

Thank you, the post has been deleted and the forum settings regarding posts appearing as spam have been adjusted.
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Dealing With, Reporting,, Eliminating Commercial Spammers

Unread post by Mama Micki » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:48 am

Until Forum Support can delete michelleho permanently, please put her and all spammers on your foe list instead of responding. That way you won't have to waste time reading these ridiculous posts. 8-)
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Re: Put spammers on foe list

Unread post by nagasiva » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:01 am

This has been handled, but a good tip nonetheless. :)
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Re: Put spammers on foe list

Unread post by kmew1315 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:02 am

Actually I prefer to be able to read their posts so that I can report them if nobody else has yet. :lol:
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Re: Put spammers on foe list

Unread post by Mama Micki » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:43 pm

Of course, you probably need to read at least one post to determine if someone is a spammer, although some are obvious from the title.
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Reporting Spam, Scams, Spammers, and Scammers

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:28 pm

There are two basic kinds of spammers and scammers who try to post here:

1) Commercial Spam. This group includes those who post and then delete their registration name, which makes it more difficult to find and delete their posts. They usually want to sell you something that is not hoodoo-related --- like light fixtures, movies, viagra, or porn.

Most of the full-time commercial spammers send their emails from India, Russia, Poland, Nigeria, China, and Roumania. If you're curious about them, you can copy the IP address in one of their posts, and go to google and look it up. Most of them will appear on a spam list or bots vs. browsers list.

2) Occult forum spammers and scam artists. These people are trying to lure clients to hire them to perform rootwork or spell-casting or give psychic readings. They may post the same message about a "powerful spellcaster" or "great spell-caster" over and over again under different names, or them may try to engage other posters in brief dialogue and lure them over to their email or web site. They often deny they are spammers, and try to pose as a successful client of some wonder-working miracle-spell caster.

Some examples:

A) India
An occult psychic reader and spell-caster from India has been banned from this forum many times under many names, email addresses, and IP addresses, including
Pamela,
Pamela d,
Pamelaa,
Pammat,
Pammat19,
Pammat1957,
Pammy,
Pamela_Stone, and
Pam

-- but she keeps coming back with posts that mention a "great spell caster" and often contain the odd phrase, "How Can I Repay Him?" as well as the phrase "How I Got My Ex Back." She is actually the gross and repetitious spammer
merujah a.k.a.
merujahjamba,
merujambaa,
Pete_h,
pete_huddles, and
Divine-Helper

-- all of whom send their occult, "great spell-caster", and psychic reader spams from India.

B) Nigeria
The occult spammer
Kenddy a.k.a.
Kendra
Kendrick

is a "sleeper" spammer, who supports and shills for the spammer
micheal a.k.a.
michealanderson a.k.a.
micheal234
(like michael but spelled wrong).
Ken and his variants sometimes claim to live in Canada but actually post from Nigeria and may be the same as
tasha_woddy. a.k.a.
tash_woddy and
tasha

who spams from Nigeria and claims to live in England. Meanwhile,
Sandra,
Sandra04,
Paul,
Callpaul,
Scottcarlcr7, and
Rossy

also send "great spell-caster" occult spam direct from Nigeria.

C) China
Another repeat offender is
den52nis a.k.a.
dian532na
,
who spams psychic reader advertisements from China.

If anyone posts an email address or web site address soliciting services for psychic readings or spellcasting -- or for lighting design, cheap movies, viagra, and porn -- please report the post. Just click the little triangle that points downward and has a red exclamation mark in it (!) and give a reason for the report. You can also follow up the post with a one-line reply, something like "The above post is a scam, has been reported, and will soon be deleted; do not respond to it."

Play safe, y'all.
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Re: Reporting Spam, Scams, Spammers, and Scammers

Unread post by Messager In NY » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:21 pm

Someone named Mojojake keep' sending me messages about my Topics. He want me to go some where els for help, what do I do with HIm ? his messages are still in my mail box

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My Yahoo account and groups have been compromised

Unread post by Wylde » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:51 am

I know this is generally for LM forum help but my yahoo account that is signed up to the HRCC and the HRC grad yahoo groups has been compromised and I fear may be used to spam or what have you in those groups. I am working to try to recover the account with yahoo (and the subsequent hotmail account that was also compromised) but wanted to alert someone so they can take whatever actions may be required (blocking, removing what ever is necessary)

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Re: My Yahoo account and groups have been compromised

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:23 pm

Thanks for the heads-up and good luck.

Mojojake has been banned from the Forum.
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Re: My Yahoo account and groups have been compromised

Unread post by Wylde » Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:11 pm

oh I managed to recover the yahoo account and hopefully there was no spamming involved though the hotmail one seems to be a total loss, they refuse to really cooperate since they have locked the account down and apparantly i cant "guess" the correct information to the questions they are putting to me (that i originally answered over 10 years ago lmao) so be it...

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Re: Put spammers on foe list

Unread post by Lord SP » Thu May 31, 2012 7:49 pm

I'm not a spammer but for the past few days I've been getting a message error saying that I was a spammer,it gave a link to click on in order to fix the problem.It said something to the effect that my ip address was on a spam list.If I ever posted something to make the Moderators of the Forum I was a spammer,I'm sorry.I just made a big purchase to to fulfill my requirements for the Correspondence Course....I swear on everything I love I'm not a spammer...Does changing my user name have anything to do with it.Just asking again thanks and have a good day... :D

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Re: Put spammers on foe list

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Thu May 31, 2012 10:28 pm

Lord SP,

Your IP Address Location is --

IP Address 67.84.202.20
City Hackensack
State or Region New Jersey
Country United States
ISP Cablevision Systems Corp..
Latitude & Longitude 40.889 -74.047
Domain optonline.net
ZIP Code 07601

This is obviously an IP address used by many Cablevision / optonline customers, and you personally have received no board warnings or other write-ups for problem behaviour.

You have sent no PMs (private essages) and have a total of 3 PMs in your inbox -- not the marks of a spammer.

My guess is that someone else from your IP location spammed us at one time. I wish i knew how to delal with it, but, frankly, i don't.

Other than the click-on-it box -- which, frankly i have never seen nor even heard of on this [articular forum -- what symptoms are you seeing?
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Re: Put spammers on foe list

Unread post by Doctor Hob » Thu May 31, 2012 10:45 pm

I got this same error a few days ago. I was away from home, on the forum on my smart phone. I had moved out of a home network, and was on my phone service provider's network. I tried to post and, still on the LM forum site, received an error page telling me I was unable to post because my IP was on a spam blacklist. It provided an external link, which explained that this was not indicative of my having done something wrong, and explained that I could do something in my email settings to avoid future confusion. I apologize, but I do not recall the external site, nor the offered instructions. I restarted my phone, and the issue was resolved, so I didn't think anything else of it.
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Re: Put spammers on foe list

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:59 am

There is a third instance of this error messgae. Pimkili got it and emailed nagasiva. Here is pimkili's text:
pimkili wrote:hello,
i would like to ask why im on a spamlist while i try to set a posting in?im not a spammer-so just a visitor and purchaser here like the others:)or was my last post not correct-please tell me;)
greetings:)
I don't know if this is some kind of malware -- that is, a scam message luring people to a bad site that might infect their computers with a virus.

To repeat -- i have NEVER seen this message myself and know of NO WAY it would be sent from our system.
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Re: Put spammers on foe list

Unread post by nagasiva » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:12 am

It'd be great to see a copy of the error message. someone please post what they got to this thread. thanks.
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Re: Put spammers on foe list

Unread post by Lord SP » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:00 am

This is a test to see if it'll allow me to post...Sorry for bothering you but this is the message that I get when I want to post and it doesn't go through.Your IP 66.87.7.110 has been blocked because it is blacklisted. For details please see http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=66.87.7.110...I've never seen this before friday 5/25/12.Now I thought that it was my computer so I did like I said a system restore and still,I get this message whenever I try to post,again I thank you for your assistance

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Re: Put spammers on foe list

Unread post by GoodLuckNatalie » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:29 pm

For iPhone users - I just got this message and was unable to post my post. I called at&t (my carrier) and the nice lady there told me to renew my ip address these are the steps:

Go to settings --> General --> Reset --> Reset Network Settings

This will cause the phone to reboot.

But then I was able to post.

I'm afraid I didn't see this thread before I did these steps, but the site said my ip address was associated with a virus that collects banking info. The AT&T operator did not think this was specific to my phone, so hopefully it's not!

Update: my history shows the old ip address and data here:

(the link i clicked on from the forum) http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=166.147.72.20

(the link that showed more info on this ip address) http://cbl.abuseat.org/lookup.cgi?ip=166.147.72.20

PPS. I looked up torpig (the Trojan associated with this ip address) and if I understand correctly it is a Trojan that isn't supposed to infect apple products.
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Re: Put spammers on foe list

Unread post by Joseph Magnuson » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:20 pm

If I read this thread correctly, is this just happening to posters who use their phones to post? At least that would narrow down what we are looking at/for.
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Re: Put spammers on foe list

Unread post by nana664 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:09 pm

I got this message when trying to post from my ipad a couple of weeks ago. I don't know if it works now, because I haven't tried to post from it since.
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Re: Put spammers on foe list

Unread post by Rookie2conjure » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:01 pm

I was to post from my iphone and I got a message saying this:

"Your IP 166.147.72.29 has been blocked because it is blacklisted. For details please see http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=166.147.72.29"

What is this about, I am confused. The only thing I can think of is changing my user name 3 times. I just wanted to find the right username to have.

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Re: Dealing With, Reporting,, Eliminating Commercial Spammers

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:10 am

Just a heads-up --

Many of you who have been here for a while recall the "great spell caster" spammer who posts a personal testimony type message about a "great spell caster" who saved her marriage, This person repeats and repeats and repeats under different names, but the most frequent phrase in these posts is "great spell-caster" -- and the spams come from India and Nigeria.

Well, yesterday this person posted a prayer to the Crystal Silence League. The supposed prayer at the CSL consisted of the same cut-and-paste "great spell-caster" and "How I Got My Ex Back" hogwash about a marriage reunion that we have seen dozens of times, but with a different name than they have used here.

The latest "great spell-caster" name and email combination is
Stella Chris
Ishvara Temple
ishvaratemple @ yahoo . com


As a person with Pastor privileges at the CSL site, i retained the Ishavara Temple / Stella Chris post but edited it into a paean of praise to God. Now Ishvara Temple and Stella Chris can receive hundreds -- perhaps THOUSANDS of happy messages informing him, her, or it that "someone at the Crystal SIlence League has prayed for you." LOL!

If you want to pray for Ishvara Temple and Stella Chris, please go to the CSL and search out prayer message number 11477 on January 29, 2013 --

http://crystalsilenceleague.org/public/ ... yers=11136

Scroll to the bottom of the page, to Stella, then click on the box titled "Click here to tell Stella you prayed."
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Re: Dealing With, Reporting, Eliminating Spam and Abuse

Unread post by Miss Tammie Lee » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:16 am

This is hillarious!!! not the spaming part, but they now will receive...
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Scamming of Reader Rootwork Services

Unread post by Miss Aida » Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:51 pm

Hello, Forum Family Members,

I have had a number of complaints about forum members spamming other forum members in an attempt to solicit their reader/rootwork services.

They appear to be sending them to multiple people.

If you receive one of these PM's, please contact me IMMEDIATELY (via PM) and provide me with the details.

For all of you that have experienced the solicitation, Lucky Mojo sincerely apologizes for this nuisance (as the primary purpose of this forum is for all of us to learn from one another)

And, with your assistance, we will try to get this under control.

Thank you so much

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Re: Scamming of Reader Rootwork Services

Unread post by Miss Aida » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:14 pm

Hello, Forum Family Members,

A professional and ETHICAL rootworker will NOT send anyone private messages in order to solicit clients.

We may receive a private message that initially introduces themselves as a friendly and thoughtful reader/spell caster that will give you some free advice and/or help. OR even a free reading.

Their profile might even say that they are rootworkers. And, remember that anyone can write anything on their profile

PLEASE send me a private message IMMEDIATELY if this happens (or has happened) to you.

I don't care if it's a moderator, a student, a graduate, or EVEN IF IT'S ME, PLEASE send me a private message and alert me immediately.

The main purpose of this forum is to TEACH and LEARN from each other. Not to take advantage of people who are in need of help.

I also urge you to read this thread again. PLEASE: http://www.luckymojo.com/blackgypsies.html

A Gypsy Scam has nothing to do with the color of someone's skin or their nationality. It is about a person who presents themselves as someone who truly cares about you and your situation. They will later charge you money then, more money and more...DON'T BE VULNERABLE. If it's too good to be true, then it's NOT true !

The term Black Gypsy refers to something else -- a Black person dressing as an Indian or Gypsy.

Always remember that Lucky Mojo cares about you and your well being. And we will NOT tolerate anyone taking advantage of others.

Even if you have questions or reservations about someone, feel free to contact me via Private message.

Thank you for taking the time to read this message

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Re: Dealing With, Reporting, Eliminating Spam and Abuse

Unread post by catherineyronwode » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:29 pm

Please read Miss Aida's post above. We have been told there is a person soliciting reading and rootwork through the Private Message PM system.

Please report any misuse of the (PM) system here.

Thanks.
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