Rampant Spam Contacts on Real Jock

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    Feb 02, 2018 12:13 AM GMT
    Eight of the last ten people that have contacted me on Real Jock are spammers. These are people who just created an empty profile and send generic emails. How is this happening, and what is RJ doing to stop this? Are they doing email verifications, etc.? If I can spot them, surely RJ can do so as well.

    Suggestions:

    1. Have it required to fill all fields of the profile.
    2. Make people type YES in all caps at the end of the form that they are real. (Spambots have a hard time recognizing all caps requests)
    3. Require pictures.
    4. Require a phone number to receive a text message with verification code.

    This won't catch everyone, but it will make it harder for the spammers.

    Thanks for listening to my rant. icon_wink.gif
  • MuchoMasQueMu...

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    Feb 02, 2018 12:58 AM GMT
    Is this really that important? I can spot a spammer a mile away. I simply delete the email and block them from sending me future emails.
  • northbeach

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    Feb 02, 2018 2:34 AM GMT
    It's always older men who complain about spammers. Others just ignore, whereas they can't help but wish these guys are real, and don't want their heartstrings jerked around icon_cry.gif
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    Feb 02, 2018 3:57 AM GMT
    If they are asking for your email address etc, you can report them to Jeff, who will remove them. Can't remember exactly how to contact him, but you could use the "Help" tab.

    Otherwise just ignore and delete.
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    Feb 02, 2018 4:28 AM GMT
    Puppenjunge saidIf they are asking for your email address etc, you can report them to Jeff, who will remove them. Can't remember exactly how to contact him, but you could use the "Help" tab.

    Otherwise just ignore and delete.


    Yep, I already flag as spam, but there are things you can do to prevent these kinds of profiles from occurring so frequently.
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    Feb 02, 2018 4:42 AM GMT
    MuchoMasQueMusculo saidIs this really that important? I can spot a spammer a mile away. I simply delete the email and block them from sending me future emails.


    Yup, exactly.

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    Feb 02, 2018 5:53 AM GMT
    icon_razz.gifI love the attention. I get a nice woody from it.icon_razz.gif
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  • customerservi...

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    Feb 02, 2018 10:12 AM GMT
    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for your patience, I delete spam accounts on a daily basis. Send an email to help@realjock.com, and I'll delete the spam account as soon as possible.

    J
  • kew1

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    Feb 02, 2018 9:02 PM GMT
    And often 8ft 11 inches tall, weighing in at under 70lbs.
  • interesting

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    Feb 06, 2018 4:25 AM GMT
    kew1 saidAnd often 8ft 11 inches tall, weighing in at under 70lbs.


    Talking about Marfan's Syndrome!