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Support #12986

Someone is trying to create accounts using random CUNY entity emails

Added by Marilyn Weber over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority name:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category name:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
2020-06-25
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:

Description

Someone is trying to create accounts using random CUNY entity emails - see attached screenshots. This isn't a problem since the accounts aren't getting confirmed, and I can't image what the point is, but I thought you should know.

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#3 Updated by Raymond Hoh over 1 year ago

Looks like spammers are trying to create Commons accounts and having their registration email auto-activated from a CUNY email address. Once an account is auto-activated, a spammer could login and create SEO content.

This is similar to other instances that have occurred in the past -- #7923, #8914.

I would probably just delete the unconfirmed instances, Marilyn, and call it a day.

#4 Updated by Marilyn Weber over 1 year ago

Day called on this - all attempts deleted. Feel free to mark as resolved.

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Rejected

Thanks all :-D

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