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Illegal Fake Posts

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Auntieflo Sat 18-Apr-20 12:02:47

This morning there are about 6 of these illegal posts.
I have reported 3
Is GNHQ going to delete them?

Nortsat Sat 18-Apr-20 12:03:32

Thank you for reporting...

Izabella Sat 18-Apr-20 12:03:47

Hopefully

GrandmaJan Sat 18-Apr-20 12:03:53

There is one in particular posted on every forum.

GrannyGravy13 Sat 18-Apr-20 12:04:55

I have been reporting them also.

Marydoll Sat 18-Apr-20 12:05:56

Hopefully GN will take notice, unless they are having alie in!
I've reported a number as well.

I detests scammers like this. 😡 Taking advantage of vulnerable people and spoiling GN for other posters.

Elegran Sat 18-Apr-20 12:13:40

I hope GN is also reporting them to the relevant authorities - they give several contact details, which are probably illegal with the providers they are using.

ExD Sat 18-Apr-20 12:15:45

Errr - what are illegal fake posts? I don't think I've seen one.

Chewbacca Sat 18-Apr-20 12:17:12

Nor me?

grandMattie Sat 18-Apr-20 12:18:16

Me neither!

jaylucy Sat 18-Apr-20 12:18:50

I've reported the fake documents one

crazyH Sat 18-Apr-20 12:19:13

Nor me

GrandmaJan Sat 18-Apr-20 12:29:34

I’ve reported everyone I’ve seen but they are still there. Didn’t realise though that when you report a post you get a confirmation Email. I wondered why I had so many Emails until I opened them 😂

CherryCezzy Sat 18-Apr-20 12:35:02

I've reported the fake doc' one a couple of times. It seems to be on virtually all the forums.

CherryCezzy Sat 18-Apr-20 12:37:27

Marydoll I agree, I couldn't have put it better.

ExD Sat 18-Apr-20 12:46:54

Please PLEASE can you give us an example of a 'fake post'? Sorry to be so ignorant - I must have been 'gently reared' as they say ......

Chewbacca Sat 18-Apr-20 12:48:41

Flippin eck! Just seen them and they've targeted every single forum with their s**t. Never seen so many in one day.

Marydoll Sat 18-Apr-20 12:48:47

ExD , these posts are breaking the law, offering fake passports etc.
They are scammers.

Marydoll Sat 18-Apr-20 12:50:53

They have not been in my maths class thread , obviously they think we are unscammable! grin

GrannyGravy13 Sat 18-Apr-20 12:51:00

GNHQ acknowledged my first report at 11.45 they have still not removed any of these illegal threads................

Marydoll Sat 18-Apr-20 12:53:00

I have all mine acknowledged too, ( it's an automatic reply, I think) but they haven't come back and replied about what action they have taken, as they usually do.

Elegran Sat 18-Apr-20 12:53:29

These repeated "buy your fake documents " threads filling every single topic are an example, "ExD", and they are a "Denial of service" attack on Gransnet, smothering the real posts with spam. As GN "moderators" seem to be all self-isolating this Saturday, I am counter-attacking with calls to contact a Gransnet director direct and make them aware of what is going on. (You can tell I have nothing much to do this afternoon)

Chewbacca Sat 18-Apr-20 12:54:28

Just counted and there are 33 of them. All reported.

Mapleleaf Sat 18-Apr-20 12:54:49

I've reported a few too, though it looks as if they are on every forum topic.

EllanVannin Sat 18-Apr-20 12:55:37

They must be running short of cash in these trying times. Rats