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    • #7136
      pamahles
      Participant

        In the last couple of days, we have received two spam emails by way of our “Contact Us” form on website. Should we be concerned?

      • #7137
        Karen Reynolds
        Keymaster

          I received one spam email through the Contact Us form many months ago. I deleted it and haven’t received another.

        • #7138
          larryb
          Keymaster

            I see you have a math question that needs to be answered to submit the form. So that indicates the spam is human generated as opposed to some automated system. So like with Karen’s experience, the spam may not be often. Should you continue to receive a lot of spam, the Contact Form 7 has a higher level of prevention that can be employed if you wish. This higher level would include a captcha type of prevention. If you wish a higher level of detection, let me know, and I would ask Wisconsin Lakes’ new web services business what they plan for in this area for the future before adding the captcha.

          • #7139
            pamahles
            Participant

              I will keep an eye on it and let you know if it becomes a nuisance. Thanks!

            • #7140
              pamahles
              Participant

                Does this look like a human message? Sounds and looks like a foreigner. Area code 070 – redirect area code!

                From: Vida Paul <cceb58586@gmail.com>
                Subject: Perfect For Affiliates And Traffic Seekers like

                Phone number: 070 2107 7020
                Message Body:
                Hello

                Visitor Come For Facebook Just Put URL And Clicks Button
                Traffic Will Come From USA and Western Europe
                The Traffic Will Run 24/7-365 System!

                http://createsplashpages.com/splash.php?id=750


                This e-mail was sent from a contact form on Pike Lake Chain Lakes Association (https://pikelakechain.net)

              • #7141
                Karen Reynolds
                Keymaster

                  Perhaps someone initiated the message, as it’s clearly spam. I wonder if it would help if you changed the math challenge questions and answers.

                • #7142
                  larryb
                  Keymaster

                    I received a similar email today from a contact form at a one of my sites at a different hosting provider. It had a different name for the sender but the same gmail address. I checked with Ken at Northern Graphics OPS, our new web service provider, on this. He doesn’t think these emails are coming from a robot if a math quiz is used. He thinks the emails could possibly have something to do with a new European law on privacy that is to be implemented in coming months, and someone is trying to work around that law before it becomes law. If you get another email from the same gmail address, maybe Karen’s idea of changing the math quiz could be tried.

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