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Old 12-16-2017, 08:59 AM   #16
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these were the IPs of the threads I killed in one sub-forum. Does anyone understand the correlation? Usually the numbers are all over the place but these are very similar
119.30.32.115
119.30.32.193
119.30.35.8
119.30.38.197
119.30.39.85
119.30.47.5
several more threads and very similar IPs
172.110.128.11
173.239.197.69
173.245.71.14
184.75.212.4
185.210.217.133
185.230.127.27
216.158.232.125
82.102.18.3
82.102.18.99
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Old 12-16-2017, 10:32 AM   #17
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Any indication of geographical locations ?

Perhaps a blanket ban is in order...
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Old 12-17-2017, 04:26 PM   #18
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Old 12-20-2017, 10:45 AM   #19
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Well, the Class A section is in Bangladesh (119.30), and was in a network from 119.30.32.0 - 119.30.47.255 (so the .5 is just out of range to that network, but the same none the less.)

Honestly, if you blocked everything in the 119. - I doubt there would be any windfall.
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:35 AM   #20
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Possible Spammers That Registered So Far Today

Take a look at the list below of some of the new members that registered on this site this morning. Does anything look unusual? It does to me.

User Name/Join Date/Posts/Location/E30

lendlsim Today 0 Las Vegas 2014
isckobisn Today 0 las vegas 2011
simmonslen Today 0 Las Vegas 2013
altiwange Today 0 las vegas 2011
toucnhdown Today 0 las vegas 2011
kemarroa Today 0 Las Vegas 2012
roachkem Today 0 Las Vegas 2013
mistbundy Today 0 las vegas 2011
hanieelle Today 0 las vegas 2011
samuebadr Today 0 Las Vegas 2012
ckielevine Today 0 las vegas 2011
aguilerasa Today 0 las vegas 2011
badresamu Today 0 Las Vegas 2014
nciencharl Today 0 las vegas 2011
theavadam Today 0 las vegas 2011
dalestey Today 0 Las Vegas 2012
trishnessw Today 0 las vegas 2011
steydale Today 0 Las Vegas 2012
businider Today 0 las vegas 2011

Don't you find it odd that...

  1. The user names seem to fit a pattern where, for the most part, they appear to be gibberish.
  2. They all list their location as Las Vegas
  3. only a year is listed for E30
  4. No one has posted (so far)
19 folks, all from Las Vegas, decided to register on this forum today. Most legitimate users would have a non-zero post count, and if checked, their post(s) would be legitimate too.

I only wish I had the wherewithal on this site to look up the IP addresses when they registered. I'd bet any money that none of them are from the United States, much less Las Vegas. And if the IP address did say United States, I'd have to say the IP address was spoofed. Yes, spammers spoof IP address, just like those telemarketing scammers that spoof the caller ID to make you think the call is legitimate.

The "life expectancy" of a spammer's membership is only as long they're able to post their spam before being banned, which in most cases is not more than a few posts. They consider their memberships "disposable" and expect to be banned. Then they simply register again under a new user name to continue their spamming.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:19 PM   #21
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185.156.175.142
185.210.217.132
185.183.106.28
180.149.231.241
180.149.231.241
185.183.106.28
185.183.106.28
89.238.185.125
37.48.65.49
185.183.106.28
185.212.171.210
178.175.132.27
84.39.112.21
178.175.132.28
94.126.173.125
84.39.112.21
180.149.231.252
185.183.106.28
41.185.17.106




I think I got them in order as you have them listed
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:25 PM   #22
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Here are the locations according to Whois. You can look these IP addresses up yourself at: http://cqcounter.com/whois/

lendlsim Today 0 Las Vegas 2014, 185.156.175.142, CH, Switzerland
isckobisn Today 0 las vegas 2011, 85.210.217.132, BE, Belgium
simmonslen Today 0 Las Vegas 2013, 185.183.106.28, ES, Spain
altiwange Today 0 las vegas 2011, 180.149.231.241, NZ, New Zealand
toucnhdown Today 0 las vegas 2011, 180.149.231.241, NZ, New Zealand
kemarroa Today 0 Las Vegas 2012, 185.183.106.28, ES, Spain
roachkem Today 0 Las Vegas 2013, 185.183.106.28, ES, Spain
mistbundy Today 0 las vegas 2011, 89.238.185.125, NL, Netherlands
hanieelle Today 0 las vegas 2011, 37.48.65.49, NL, Netherlands
samuebadr Today 0 Las Vegas 2012, 185.183.106.28, ES, Spain
ckielevine Today 0 las vegas 2011, 185.212.171.210, NL, Netherlands
aguilerasa Today 0 las vegas 2011, 178.175.132.27, MD, Moldova, Republic of
badresamu Today 0 Las Vegas 2014, 84.39.112.21, CH, Switzerland
nciencharl Today 0 las vegas 2011, 178.175.132.28, MD, Moldova, Republic of
theavadam Today 0 las vegas 2011, 94.126.173.125, PT, Portugal
dalestey Today 0 Las Vegas 2012, 84.39.112.21, CH, Switzerland
trishnessw Today 0 las vegas 2011, 180.149.231.252, NZ, New Zealand
steydale Today 0 Las Vegas 2012, 185.183.106.28, ES, Spain
businider Today 0 las vegas 2011, 41.185.17.106, ZA, South Africa

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think any of these countries have a city called Las Vegas.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:56 PM   #23
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Um yeah. Spammers never put their correct location, thought this was common knowledge.
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:24 PM   #24
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Um yeah. Spammers never put their correct location, thought this was common knowledge.
my kid uses a vpn when squirrling on the DW. it changes his isp location every time he moves about.... no tracks... genious.
i don't have a hard time nailing him down to the dinner table though thankfully...
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Just got a few PM's from new user fredd1 who is an obvious scammer perusing the Wanted forum. FYI.
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Just got a few PM's from new user fredd1 who is an obvious scammer perusing the Wanted forum. FYI.
Yep, he's been reported and will be dealt with accordingly. Thanks!
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:05 PM   #27
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I thought this was weird.

Spammer had two posts and when I went to ban and delete, it showed that he was using two different IPs...

138.197.26.186
138.197.31.58
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Old 02-17-2018, 01:42 PM   #28
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138.197.26.186, US, United States, Clifton, NJ 07014
138.197.31.58, US, United States, Clifton, NJ 07014

The organization name for both servers show DuPont. If it's the DuPont I'm familiar with, They're large enough to have servers coming out the wazoo. Just looking at the IP's without any other knowledge, they could be legit. Most of the spammers I've banned spoof one or both (Registration and Post) IP addresses and when I do a Whois on them, they often show them being in two completely different countries. Some of the "smarter" ones will spoof the IP of a US server when they register to make you think they're legit and then use their actual (usually foreign) IP when they post. Remember, a spammer's life on a forum is only as long as his spam is permitted to be seen by his audience. They know they're going to be banned once they're discovered, so it's not important to spoof the IP.
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:41 PM   #29
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It almost seems like it’d be easier to wait for approval of new user accounts, and making them answer actual E30 related questions.

Far easier to Whitelist new approved user, than blacklisting up address.

But that’s just my thoughts.


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Old 02-18-2018, 01:54 PM   #30
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I'd honestly be up for approving new members. I've been checking new members for the past 2 months everyday. Since some spammers will register but not post right away. I can't be on here 24/7 And don't expect the rest of the staff to be either. But with a approval of registration, one can check once or twice a day and just boot the spammers that way.
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