Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass)

Spam prevention
Staff
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ActiveRain Member Support
Seattle, WA

Lottie, Those comments are the "penalty" from the Alphabet Spammer for having a Featured post.  That particular spammer has been a thorn in the community's side for the last couple of months.  We're blocking IPs by the 100s, but the spammer moves IPs and country sources, and we don't want to block entire countries because we have valid members in those countries.

Either report, delete, or disallow outside comments as you see fit.

Jan 09, 2020 04:20 PM
Ambassador
3,503,139
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

They must not be paying attention to the East coast, Lottie! They've left me alone - thank goodness!

Jan 09, 2020 01:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,162,304
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Luckily, I have not seen any today.

Jan 09, 2020 02:35 PM
Rainmaker
1,678,352
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I've been unscathed by spammers lately Lottie Kendall . Report them and earn some extra points.

Jan 09, 2020 01:34 PM
Rainmaker
2,842,900
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

It is not just you.  

You are not alone.  

ActiveRain Member Support - that is the Alphabet Spammer at work!

Jan 09, 2020 05:24 PM
Ambassador
2,936,184
Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I wrote a post about this a bit of go. I'll go get the link. I'll be back!

 

I am back!

 

https://activerain.com/blogsview/5426983/zapping-nasty-spammers-is-great-halloween-fun-

 

Jan 09, 2020 04:10 PM
Rainmaker
5,176,413
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

yes.... I reported 6 of them today....

Jan 09, 2020 02:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,472,767
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Spam comments iinundation/ invasion:  there is evidence.   "They" are out there.

Potential "leads":  not in the last few days but they visited in December. 

Jan 09, 2020 02:55 PM
Rainmaker
3,183,961
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I see these daily.

Jan 10, 2020 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
3,415,124
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Maybe the spammers can read - I let them know I am retired.

Jan 10, 2020 03:49 AM
Rainmaker
766,981
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Not just you. Anyone with any kind of visibility or a featured post has been eaten by the monster of spam. ActiveRain Member Support  is valiant and tireless in their whack-a-mole efforts, however.

Jan 09, 2020 04:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,275,452
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've disabled comments on blogs for a long time now.  I do get an email or two, but nothing major.  Annoying that these knuckleheads exist.

Jan 09, 2020 03:55 PM
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4,441,755
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Wow, that is a lot, I never get these as I have the box checked to not allow non members to comment.

Jan 09, 2020 03:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Lottie,

I did get three of them, and just put sent them to spam...and so far so good.  A

Jan 09, 2020 02:26 PM
Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

I report them, and they disappear, but what an annoyance and time waster.

Jan 09, 2020 01:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,572,864
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Disabling the comments for outside people usually works.

Jan 10, 2020 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
3,272,812
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

This is not a new issue, Lottie. I just think you got hit by the alphabet spammer later than many of the rest of us. Report to AR.

Jan 10, 2020 05:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,347,514
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

A few here and there, not inundated.

Jan 10, 2020 03:39 AM
Rainmaker
828,460
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I seem to have missed the spam onslaught, for now.

Jan 09, 2020 10:48 PM
Rainmaker
558,401
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Now that you mentions it, there was a period a couple of weeks ago that one of my posts received several advertisements.  I meant to report them but forgot to.

Jan 09, 2020 08:43 PM
Rainmaker
853,500
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Wow, are you popular or what? Thankfully I haven't received any of either recently but I think you have the record for being hit! Luckily ARMS is on top of things and will handle.

 

Jan 09, 2020 07:33 PM
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2,370,903
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 PITA. 

     I'm talking about that bread you use to make a pocket sandwich, of course. 

Jan 09, 2020 07:00 PM
Rainmaker
952,864
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Ebbs and Flows with my experience. But yes, it's been bad.

Jan 09, 2020 05:51 PM
Rainmaker
3,077,117
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Far more than me, they may like you. In reality is a rash of increasing spam we can do without

Jan 09, 2020 04:05 PM
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556,609
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Thank you Lottie for overseeing AR on our behalf...much appreciated!

Jan 09, 2020 03:07 PM
Rainmaker
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Lottie ~ Thank goodness you took care of them and they never made it to Northern VA!

Jan 09, 2020 02:19 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Lottie:

It comes and goes. The  Alphabet spammer is a busy one and it strikes multiple times. When I get these I also get several emails. Drives us all nuts!

Jan 10, 2020 10:21 AM
Ambassador
2,257,042
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

We are all getting spammed or attempted scammed in this cyber world. Glad that ARMS is taking care of that nonsense Lottie!

Jan 10, 2020 07:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Lucky you! None of that spam here.

Jan 10, 2020 06:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,046,860
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

beaucoup....

Jan 10, 2020 07:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have too Lottie, and this morning (SUNDAY) had a text from a NJ hard money lender.  REALLY????

Jan 12, 2020 09:24 AM
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468,601
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

They haven't found me yet

Jan 11, 2020 07:17 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Darn it; I just feel so left out...again!

Jan 11, 2020 08:36 AM
Rainmaker
729,473
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I received one a couple of days ago. There was the only one is quite some time. Hope it stays that way.

Jan 10, 2020 11:06 PM