Spam! Don't fall for it
Posted in the Richmond Forum
#1 Aug 20, 2013
Do not click on any link in any post from posters from "Crownsville MD." It's spam, probably automated, all from the same source.
And given that the posts are using a link shortening service to evade Topix spam protection, the real address could point to any number of malicious sites, either fake and designed to steal your identity and take your $, or to infect your machine with malware.
It's probably a good "best practice" to never click on any untrusted link anywhere, ever, no matter what they claim to be offering.
Death to the spammers!
#2 Aug 20, 2013
The same can be said for any mass posts that all come from a single location. Topix spammers use automated tools that blast all the threads in a forum, but the location may change as the spammer may change their IP using a proxy or another connection. In any case, on a forum so infected by lowlifes and meanness, you shouldn't click anyone's links anyway, spam or not.
#3 Aug 20, 2013
i fell for it. i clicked the link. but it said i was randomly chossen to win 17.6 million dollars. i just had to pay the processing fee of $250. i'm getting my check next week. and i also am talking with a prince from africa. he wants to leave his country and i'm going to help him. he is going to reward me with millions. and the CIA is working an international fruad case for me and i'm the person who they choose to work undercover. that's going to be a few million too. and i won the british lottery.... 17.6 million pounds. yippie! i'm going to be soooooooo rich!
you frickin dumbass!
#4 Aug 20, 2013
I've seen the robo-spammers blast other Topix towns' forums before, but not Richmond, til now. Guess it was bound to happen.
#5 Aug 20, 2013
The links are safe and valid! Click them and win! Data has shown that 99.74% of all links on the internet and safe and profitable! Click now!
The location of this statement on the internet is proof that it's true! Click! CLICK!
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