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Spammers on dA

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 8:11 AM
So, over the last 6 or so months people have been noticing that deviantART has been getting hit by malicious spammers.

The current trend of these spammers is to favourite an image of yours and then when you reply on their page you get a message along the lines of "I really liked your work. Hey I just got this free X Item and thought I should share it with you." These are all spammers, the links lead to potentially malicious sites. We have been blacklisting these websites and banning all the spammers we can find.

However we need your support in this, we need you to report them too us. We have a section of the help desk dedicated to reports about these accounts, it's titled "Spammer Reports". Tickets in that section are handled within 48 hours during the working week. But unfortunately I've been noticing a tendency that some of these accounts can last for days without being reported. People are aware of them because they're commenting on the profiles stating that they're spammers, but we need these accounts to be reported to us.

If you see a spammer account please file a Spammer Report ticket and encourage others to do so in the future. It only takes one ticket to get an issue solved, but without that one ticket we aren't going to be aware of the issue :)

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Arakou-Swift Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
How do I make a report ticket?
I have about three accounts spamming my page.
Maw1227 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
yesterday i got 16 spammers in 3 min I NEED HELP :(
flandre495 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Just block them. It works for me ^^
Maw1227 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
flandre495 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Or you could try spamming them back. :iconseijaplz:
Maw1227 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
freiheit88SA Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i got hit by 8 spammers in like 15 minutes
tjtaber Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Reported one of them named ~triplecks. BTW would you still be able to find the comment even if I mark it as spam?
ravennyxrayn Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Yeah this sucks. They do it on Youtube too and like their own comment to make it a top comment. Super lame.
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