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Combatting Gold Spammers on the Forums

ZOS_AmeliaRZOS_AmeliaR admin
edited May 30 in Customer Support - English Staff Post
We are aware that some forum users have received private messages from gold spammers. We can assure you we are working as quickly as possible to identify and remove these spammers from our forums.

We request that anyone who has received a private message they believe to be from a gold spammer to post the sender's username as a comment in this thread. As we have disabled PMs, you will not be able to access your inbox on the forums, but if you received an e-mail notification to alert you to the PM you received, the sender's username should be in that e-mail.

Please note that our Community Code of Conduct does prohibit naming and shaming. However, in an effort to expedite the process of identifying and banning the spammers' accounts, we are making an exception for this situation. We will investigate each alleged spammer account individually to avoid false reports.

Thank you to everyone who has reported the issue so far. We will continue to update this thread as soon as we new information to share.

EDIT: Please note that this thread is only for reporting gold spam received specifically via the forums. If you have been contacted in-game by a gold spammer, please use the in-game Report function.

UPDATE (May 2): We believe this issue to be resolved and are re-enabling PMs. Should this issue crop up again, please comment again in this thread to notify us and we'll take further actions. Thanks for your patience, everyone!
Post edited by ZOS_AlanG on
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  • gfbhdgsdf thats the name of the guy who tried to sell me gold.
  • BeotorBeotor ✭✭✭
    jshdjshdjsa sent you a message
    What we do is break the law
    we tasted blood and we want more
    love it or hate it you gonna pay
    all of us here ruin your day.

    Vampire for life
  • DorgonDorgon
    edited April 29
    fgfdgdgfr sent me a notification with gold selling site links.

    Edit: His page says he is already banned.
    Post edited by Dorgon on
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  • VoodooVoodoo ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 29
    gold spammer name: rerereree

    Post edited by Voodoo on
  • BazzakrakBazzakrak ✭✭✭
    haha, dumb brain went straight to my inbox to get the names, but that was off course closed :blush:

    Well here they are @ZOS_AmeliaR

    @gfbhdgsdf‌ and @werdsfedfwe‌ are the two I got.
    We're born, we live, we die. And along the way, you do the best with whatever crap you step in :p

    I'm stranded all alone in the gas station of love, And I have to use the self-service pumps <3

    Post Hoc Ergo Proptor Hoc o:)

    Motivation alone is not enough. If i had an idiot with me and i motivated him, then i will have a motivated idiot to do stuff :s
  • DemaDema ✭✭✭
    I received my spam from: sdjhdsjhsj
  • I got spam from


    demonxzj
  • ApophissApophiss ✭✭✭
    demonxzj & trretretertre


    477Vermin.jpg
    "Just when I think you have said the stupidest thing possible, you keep talking."
    -Hank Hill
  • VlasVlas ✭✭✭
    OMG the names, lol.
  • ZOS_AmeliaRZOS_AmeliaR admin
    Staff Post
    Adain wrote: »
    What pisses me off is that I got an e-mail to my personal e-mail account from the jerk.
    Just to clarify, you should have only received an e-mail from community@elderscrollsonline.com, which would have been an automated notification that you've received a private message on the forums. If you did receive an e-mail from an e-mail address other than this, please contact our Support Team so they can investigate further.
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  • BazzakrakBazzakrak ✭✭✭
    edited April 29
    Adain wrote: »
    demonxzj

    I'm not going to post the website from his spam.

    What pisses me off is that I got an e-mail to my personal e-mail account from the jerk. You need to get control of this, and do it now. Now I know that you need an e-mail address on file for me and my account, but this is inexcusable. It makes me wonder if any of my other personal information has been compromised.
    @demonxzj you get a forwarded notification, you can turn those off

    Click Profile - > Edit Profile - > Notification Preferences

    They are/were on as standard.

    Edit:
    Although it seems that is not doable now that the whole message thing has been closed
    Post edited by Bazzakrak on
    We're born, we live, we die. And along the way, you do the best with whatever crap you step in :p

    I'm stranded all alone in the gas station of love, And I have to use the self-service pumps <3

    Post Hoc Ergo Proptor Hoc o:)

    Motivation alone is not enough. If i had an idiot with me and i motivated him, then i will have a motivated idiot to do stuff :s
  • ApophissApophiss ✭✭✭
    Adain wrote: »
    demonxzj

    I'm not going to post the website from his spam.

    What pisses me off is that I got an e-mail to my personal e-mail account from the jerk. You need to get control of this, and do it now. Now I know that you need an e-mail address on file for me and my account, but this is inexcusable. It makes me wonder if any of my other personal information has been compromised.

    I thought of this too. Really makes you uncomfortable and uncertain about the security of our account data.
    "Just when I think you have said the stupidest thing possible, you keep talking."
    -Hank Hill
  • dewrewfg sent you a message
  • aipex8_ESOaipex8_ESO ✭✭✭✭
    My spam was from: hyjtyutyuty

    I checked the profile before you disabled PMs and he was already banned.
  • WillowWillow ✭✭✭
    edited April 29
    Apophiss wrote: »
    demonxzj & trretretertre


    477Vermin.jpg

    Finally somebody that takes time to remove the address from the photo. Ty for going the extra step as those that are posting with the address are contributing to the problem even if they do not mean to.

    Post edited by Willow on
  • ZOS_AlanGZOS_AlanG admin
    Staff Post
    You can also adjust your notifications by going here and selecting Notification Preferences on the left menu bar. This allows you to adjust when you get a forum notification (popup) and when you get emails. It's possible to fully disable either by un-checking all of the categories.
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  • AgobiAgobi ✭✭✭
    Name of a*'hat that spammed me: dewrewfg

    message:

    "dewrewfg sent you a message
    WWW.sillygoldselleradresshere.COM
    is the most secure place to buy Elder Scrolls Gold.
    100K G = 17 USD Instant Delivery.
    This company has very good reputation, selling in-game currencies since 2005.
    100% Handwork Guaranteed!
    7/24 Customer Service!
    WWW.anothersillyadress....COM"
  • yuytuiytut sent me a spam message re gold
  • yuytuiytut
    @zos, the community has been complaining since day one. Start making a dent in them, or start losing subscriptions: your call.
  • sdsdasdsf is the name of the gold spammer I got a mail from
  • ghreterter is the gold spammer i got a mail from , it would be great if you do a topic like this here in the German and French Forum :)
  • AriaAria ✭✭✭
    ghreterter

    Sent me a gold spam mail.
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  • AriaAria ✭✭✭
    Apophiss wrote: »
    Adain wrote: »
    demonxzj

    I'm not going to post the website from his spam.

    What pisses me off is that I got an e-mail to my personal e-mail account from the jerk. You need to get control of this, and do it now. Now I know that you need an e-mail address on file for me and my account, but this is inexcusable. It makes me wonder if any of my other personal information has been compromised.

    I thought of this too. Really makes you uncomfortable and uncertain about the security of our account data.


    They are not mailing you directly they are mailing you from this site and you are getting a notifier, no personal information was compromised.
    Silver Dragon Legion
    "The adult, casual no drama guild you've been waiting for!"
  • DenaiaDenaia ✭✭✭
    hjhgjrtyrtyrt sent me a message
  • IG42IG42
    edited April 29
    fgfdgdgfr sent you a message

    ***
    is the most secure place to buy Elder Scrolls Gold.
    100K G = 17 USD Instant Delivery.
    This company has very good reputation, selling in-game currencies since 2005.
    100% Handwork Guaranteed!
    7/24 Customer Service!
    ***

    Got a live one 'ere

    Moderator Edit: Removed the URL of the gold site.
    Post edited by ZOS_AmeliaR on
  • Night_WatchNight_Watch ✭✭✭
    dewrewfg

    Screen caps available to admins if needed.
    "If there is an underlying oneness of all things, it does not matter where we begin, whether with stars, or laws of supply and demand, or frogs, or Napoleon Bonaparte. One measures a circle, beginning anywhere."

    Charles Fort - Lo! (1931)
  • LuhaiLuhai Soul Shriven
    rerereree sent you a message
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