Hello everyone -
I know we've posted this many times, and some of you are getting tired of hearing about it - however, spammers are still fooling some of us, and we need to be very mindful when we use this (and every) forum.
Aside from the large flow of spam bots & users that have been able to infiltrate our forum over the past few weeks, these spammers are also sending out messages with pretty convincing text that offer a "link" to help you clean any known viruses from you computer (please see example below).
However, you can be sure of some basic laws of this forum:
- Soulforce Staff will never send you a link to anything either than your initial confirmation of email for registration. We will never offer you a virus scan solution via a link in a message - we expect that you keep up with your own virus scans on your own computer.
- Soulforce will never send you a link from "email@example.com" or "firstname.lastname@example.org" or any combination of the above.
- If Soulforce has an issue and requires the member's of the forum to take action, we will post it publicly - and the icon "Soulforce Staff" will appear near our post.
- If you have any questions regarding anything on this forum, you should use the contact form. It will route directly to the Webmaster and/or the moderators of this forum.
Please remember this as you come across suspicious messages/emails/etc.
EXAMPLE OF SPAM FROM EMAIL LINK STORY (From a Member):
To whom it may concern,
I received the below message today from Soulforce.org. I am a registered user of your site, however, the email that I received stated that I had virus activity coming from my computer to your system and private messages would be turned off. The email (from your forums pages) gave a link that supposedly would scan and clear my computer of this alleged virus activity. However, when I clicked on the link, what in fact happened was a trojan virus was set free on my computer...