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Spammer on the loose posting on Hubs

  1. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    There seems to be someone posting a Spam Link on hubs. I have reported it from my hub. I am wondering if others are getting this person on their hubs also?

    What this person does is "Copy" a section of Your comments and "paste" them in the comment box. The Name listed by the poster is a URL that opens in another window. No mew comment at all. Just spam!

    This is the name: tariq 64

    1. Pcunix profile image90
      Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I have seen him/her. He takes a paragraph from two other comments and posts as though it were new. Easy to miss if you get a lot of comments because it can look legit.

      The links give it away if nothing else does.

  2. Aficionada profile image85
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    I had a similar one this morning, but with a slightly different name.  I checked it before approving (I have all of mine set so that I have to approve all comments) and then I denied it.  I forget whether I reported it as spam, but I probably should have.

    1. Michael Willis profile image77
      Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I set my comments for approval as well. On one hub this poster came back to post again a couple of weeks after I deleted the first one. So I reported as Spam tonight.

  3. Aficionada profile image85
    Aficionadaposted 7 years ago

    I'll keep my eyes open, in case he comes back.  Thanks for the heads-up!

  4. Tammy L profile image78
    Tammy Lposted 7 years ago

    I saw where this tariq 64 tried to post to one of your hubs.  Obviously his "comment" is not visible to anyone but you since it was "unapproved".

    1. Michael Willis profile image77
      Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This is the one of the reasons I select to "approve  comments." I remember when I first tried to  delete the comment the first time,it seemed hard to  get rid of.

  5. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    I've been hit twice today, but not with that user name.

  6. Edweirdo profile image89
    Edweirdoposted 7 years ago

    I had the same thing on one of my hubs, but with a different user name.

    He/she posted 4 comments on one hub, each with a different outgoing link and user name.

    My comments are set to require approval, so no harm.

    This effort on the spammer's part seems pretty useless - the comment links here are no-follow, and just copying and pasting my own comments and re-posting them on the original hub is pointless...

    1. IzzyM profile image90
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Probably comes from someone who speaks no English.

      I've had several comments on my camera hubs recently from a Hubpages user who has a lot of camera hubs. Each time he comments he leaves links to his own hubs and I have refused him every time. He's not on.

  7. Mark Ewbie profile image88
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    I've had someone who goes by the ID of Pcunix posting on mine.  Should I report him?

    1. IzzyM profile image90
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL

    2. Tammy L profile image78
      Tammy Lposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've checked out Pcunix's profile and he is a legit hubber.  He's been doing this for over a year.  He has over 400 followers and I'm one of them.  He is a very good writer.  He is a computer expert.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
        Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Tammy, I was joking.  But without a Lol.  It's dangerous.

        1. Tammy L profile image78
          Tammy Lposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Whew, Mark.  I'm glad you were joking and I should have known it was a joke, DUH.

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
            Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Not at all Tammy.  I've not been here long so why would you know.  I know all about Pcunix, he's helped me a lot - nice guy.  That's why I felt free to try to get him banned.

            1. nell79 profile image77
              nell79posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              lol Thanks for the laugh today!

              1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
                Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                It's my way of contributing.  Other guys actually know stuff.

        2. Pcunix profile image90
          Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          For a second there, I wondered if some spammer was using my ID to leave junk.

          But no, it was just my junk..

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
            Mark Ewbieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            That's a relief... good quality junk though.  Usually contains all those keywords I should have thought of in the first place.

  8. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    I've reported this tariq character for spamming several times in the last couple of days - not sure what the copying your last few comments into a new comment is all about though!

    1. Michael Willis profile image77
      Michael Willisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I know. He/She doesn't even try to leave a comment of their own. Just copy mine and paste them back.
      I hope  HP can use the I.P. Address after I reported it to block this person.

  9. 2uesday profile image81
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    I just deleted it but now I think about it I suppose I should have reported it, they copied and early comment even down to including the hubbers name.

    New one today was one about fireplaces that then went on a length to cover to something unrelated to fireplaces or my hub, oddly they placed it on my reindeer hub so maybe it was left there in code for Santa smile

    I have also had a new hubber posting a nice comment but with out link to their blog, a couple of times. I would not do that in a comment, but I guess they are unaware that some people do n't like that happening.

    Oh well back to the thought of how to write.

  10. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    I had the same problem..they copied other posters comments 4 times on 6 hubs...
    i deleted it..It didn't make any sense unless they are just "having fun"...roll

  11. CASE1WORKER profile image68
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    i have a comment, which i approved because he may a legitimate comment on my hub and then copied another comment- i assumed this was an error on his behalf- think i will keep it there as it was relevant

  12. Richieb799 profile image80
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    Sure Ive seen this Tariq 64 name before lol Maybe hes well known.

  13. ChikkenPotPie profile image53
    ChikkenPotPieposted 7 years ago

    Isn't there always a spammer on the loose...anywhere you look?

  14. Tammy L profile image78
    Tammy Lposted 7 years ago

    On a serious note though, I did have someone post to one of my hubs and leave a link to one of their hubs.  The approval moderation labeled the comment as "spam".  The comment was the person's original comment.  I checked out the person's profile before deciding it was indeed not spam.  A few people leave links to their hubs if the hub is related to the one they're commenting on, which I don't really have a problem with.

    Of course, to me Spam is best enjoyed between two pieces of bread with a little mustard.  LOL

  15. PR_am profile image56
    PR_amposted 7 years ago

    Haven't noticed yet

 
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