Example of contact form spam from a scammer calling themselves Melissa

Our standard maintenance plan includes one hour of consulting a month. In the last couple of days several maintenance clients have contacted me after receiving scary, threatening “copyright infringement” messages coming from their contact forms or other sources. Here’s one example. Note the suspicious elements. And here’s another, note the similar email address? Others I’ve…

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Someone got more than 47,000 spam user signups!

Did you know that if forget to click one checkbox during setup and anybody can create a visitor’s account on a WordPress website.  Anyone or ,unfortunately, any spambot.  Or, even more unfortunately, all of them! Most people, even beginners, figure out they should click that checkbox.  And theoretically it’s no big deal.  By default new accounts are…

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