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Name doesn’t match, theres no deal

In the below comment form I just saw, although you’ve seen this before, the names don’t match.


Below is the result of your feedback form. It was submitted by
() on Sunday, May 03, 2020 at 17:01:44

Name: Elijah
phone: 02.47.98.76.96
contact_method: both E-mail and phone
bug: no
additional_bug_info: Hello

First, I would just like to say that I hope that you, your colleagues and loved ones are all healthy and well during these challenging times.

I think you have a great website, however I feel that you lack engaging videos to promote your products.

We offer customised animated videos at pricing you probably haven’t seen before. Please check us out at https://bit.ly/3bLCbFT

We are running a promotion for the next 24 hours.

Best wishes,

Ian
comment_or_question: Hello

First, I would just like to say that I hope that you, your colleagues and loved ones are all healthy and well during these challenging times.

I think you have a great website, however I feel that you lack engaging videos to promote your products.

We offer customised animated videos at pricing you probably haven’t seen before. Please check us out at https://bit.ly/3bLCbFT

We are running a promotion for the next 24 hours.

Best wishes,

Ian

HTTP_USER_AGENT: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/65.0.3325.181 Safari/537.36
REMOTE_ADDR: 89.187.178.239


What deal for what videos? I didn’t ask for any emails about any videos. This doesn’t even make sense and you fill out the bug reporting aspect of this as well as the comment aspect?

I should start blocking everyone who can’t fill out the forms correctly. No IP lookups, just flat out blocking through something called an IP deny manager. I hate the idea of blocking, as that can be circumvented, but fighting Spam like this needs to start somewhere. I’ve already killed one contact form, I should need to kill another one or two or three? Then nobody will contact us and thats not what the network is for. I’m curious on how people deal with these, especially now that we can’t go anywhere in some places. Do you block things like these at the IP level? We already know the forms email addresses could be forged anyway so blocking by email isn’t the question, and some form processors allow for that. I’d say I could do that, but I don’t like the idea because it can easily gotten around.


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Name doesn’t match, theres no deal was released on May 4, 2020 at 8:05 pm by tech in security news and commentary.
Last modified: May 4, 2020.


Comments (2)

  1. Comment by tech date 5 May 2020 alle 15:15 (),

    I use it both as a bug reporting form and contact form. I don’t give my email address out, and yes, thats why I got rid of MENVI’s forms. I’d rather use V3 as it is behavioral based and only puts up a captcha if needed but never understood how to implement it. Don’t know about the logical captchas, would rather do that, although it can’t be image base. If i can find one for my site, than I can put up one for MENVI and give us back our forms. I have a hunh this is spam, and I’m not too concerned about it. Putting it out there for people to see what is out there so they can be aware as well.

  2. Comment by crashmaster date 5 May 2020 alle 14:53 (),

    Hmmm not sure about forms as such, but it would depend what you use the site forms for.
    Spammers are attracted to forms.
    You could put a captcha on the form, using google captcha recaptcha v2 visibal.
    That will be quite annoying to users but it will work.
    You could put a logical captcha on the site.
    You could simply delete the forms entirely and have an email address just for bugs spelt email dot adress at previder dot com.
    or e0ail a0ress at d90omain dot fsdfcemom or something.
    You could have an email adress obfiscation system where email addresses could be incripted such as the spambot wouldn’t be able to read them.
    You could have a spaciffic email address on the network for bugs.
    You could just use google address for bugs and have it external and put a redirect to that.
    Google has good spam filters.
    You could put your site on github and use its bug reporting form for bug reports.
    That way the person reporting needs to have a github account.
    If its contacts, to be honest after trying a few form plugins on here I just gave up because they confused me a lot.

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