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Old 02-20-2010, 12:30 PM
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anyone else getting this bull **** message about virus from the "board administrator"? hey, you wanna log me off? go for it
 
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:31 PM
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we're sorry about that. it definitely wasn't an admin. you can tell that strictly from the 0 post count and the lack of admin title. you are the second one to complain. i will check your pm's and see what i can do if the pm is still there.
 
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:09 PM
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Ken,
Wes is correct, though I hadn't heard of this until now. There is no reason I know of why you might be banned. Someone hacked in.
You've been SPAMMED. No one from the site staff would send such a message.
Please forward the PM to me or Wes. We will be happy to ban the sender and research the IP.

 
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:24 AM
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Yeah, I have gotten it twice.
 
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:46 AM
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Who is BoardSupport and why am I getting a Private Message about this site seeing a virus on my computer? Is this legit? I opened it at home and think it actually but a virus on my computer. Now I have another official looking message saying my account will be shut down. Does this site 'see' viruses on our computers?
 
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:57 AM
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ill pm patrick, you should get a virus protector program if u have a virus, not norton though nor avg
 
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:53 AM
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No it does not, and you should never open emails/PM's like that. It is a virus sent by a bot in all likelihood. For future refrence, if something sounds shady (like this) do not open it, and notify a mod immediately so that they can take care of the offending account.
 
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:47 AM
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^What he said. Our site doesn't scan your computer for any reason, ever. There is no reason for us to do so.

These pm's have become more common. I will write up a thread on what to do in this scenario.

For your reference, next step would be to report the member by clicking on his profile.
 
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:28 AM
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Where do you report the sender? There's actually two but I don't see on their user profile page where I report them.
 
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:17 AM
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It would be on the pm itself. I believe that my controls are different from yours, so I don't have a way to tell what yours looks like.

For now, just go to the profile and copy and paste the web address back to this thread. I can handle it from there.
 

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