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How to report private message spam abuse

Created: 27 Jan 2014 • Updated: 10 Feb 2014 | 7 comments
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How do I report a clearly inappropriae private message in Symantec Connect?

Thanks

This is the message:

ggamah214 26 Jan, 2014 - 12:27 GMT

Hi dear
my name is Miss GG, I came across your profile and I personally took interest in being your friend. I will like to know more about you. Please I will like you to contact me on my private email address at (ggamah214@hotmail.com ) to enable me send you my pictures and give you more details about me.
Hoping to hear from you soon
Your friend GG

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.Brian's picture

I received the same message yesterday. The user has been blocked so you shouldn't see anything from them going forward.

In the future, feel free to send a PM to one of the community admins. You can find their contact info by clicking on one of the communites and going to Overview then select the Contact tab. The Trusted Advisors will also be able to help you out. Just send a PM.

Thanks for bringing this up.

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CraigV's picture

...I received a second one of these yesterday. Just replied and said I didn't respond to trolls, and that working in IT, it meant I was aware of idiots like them.

There is a guy on the Internet who trolls these trolls...makes for some funny reading!

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.Brian's picture

Interesting...I was always under the impression they never responded...that's some funny stuff!

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riva11's picture

I received a private spam message few days ago and the first thing was forward the message to the admin.

Just few minutes and the sender was blocked and all messages removed from local user mailboxes.

I thought that was really a fantastic support from our admins !

Srikanth_Subra's picture

Hi,

I also got that mail..why this spammers are doing like this...this is priofessional network..here also they are doing like that

Thanks & Regards,

 Srikanth.S

"Defeat the Defeat before the Defeat Defeats you"
(Swami Vivekananda)

.Brian's picture

It happens everywhere and no one is immune to it, it's no different than happening at work or another forum.

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riva11's picture

An old idea was allow to send messages only after some time. Now you can create a new user and then send messages.