Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties)

Spam prevention
Ambassador
1,604,436
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yep just reported them.  Hate those things and have no clue who or why.  

Oct 02, 2015 10:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,424,650
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I report them.  AR needs to know it is a problem... and I get a small joy out fo doing it and it gives me a reason to have the Monty Python SPAM skit going. 

Oct 03, 2015 03:51 AM
Rainmaker
5,261,880
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I always report them, and the AR folks delete them.  Got another email yesterday from someone pretending to be a buyer.

Oct 03, 2015 12:35 AM
Ambassador
1,409,084
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I always report them -  AR can't delete the account if they don't know it is active!

Oct 02, 2015 11:39 PM
Rainmaker
4,244,027
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Lise -- I've learned to ignore many things in life and spam questions are a part of that always growing group.   

Oct 02, 2015 11:23 PM
Rainmaker
4,430,942
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I report them.

Oct 03, 2015 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
6,961,863
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Sometimes I do report them but most of the time I just pass they by.

Oct 03, 2015 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
2,810,281
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I report them. There have been a lot today.

Oct 03, 2015 05:04 AM
Rainmaker
634,382
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I report them but don't waste energy on negative feelings about them. Spammers are spammers, why care beyond filtering them out...

Oct 03, 2015 04:35 AM
Rainmaker
687,523
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Report, report, report....  We need to monitor or dilute.

Oct 03, 2015 04:14 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,784
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Report them

Oct 03, 2015 03:11 AM
Ambassador
4,316,065
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lise Howe I always report it - and all of us should do it, to discourage spammers.

Spammers usually do not have any purpose but to spam! 

Oct 03, 2015 02:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,346,142
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I report every single one I have to scroll past, but I don't patrol for them.

Oct 03, 2015 01:29 AM
Rainmaker
1,386,585
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I report them. 

Oct 02, 2015 11:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I used to report spam questions until about a month or so ago.  When that particular batch of spam questions appeared, and I had clicked on the question, I was automatically redirected to the spammer's site (that is, I was no longer on ActiveRain).

It appears that the spammer was somehow able to inject some redirection code into the question to cause the redirection.  Who knows if there is malicious code at the other site.

DUE TO THIS EXTREMELY SERIOUS SECURITY ISSUE, I no longer report spam questions and I do NOT click on them anymore. (All cap letters are intentional.)

Oct 02, 2015 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
111,044
Anita Allen
Levin Rinke Realty - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
Your Realtor for NW Florida, Pace/Milton/Pensacola

Wonder what the point of the spamming is?  I just ignore it.

Oct 02, 2015 10:23 PM
Rainmaker
3,622,507
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I report them all Lise.  Don't know who {they} are but they are a pain in the A$$.    

Oct 02, 2015 10:20 PM
Ambassador
3,724,077
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey! It's worth 5 whole points per hit.  So I do report spam.

Oct 03, 2015 09:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,178,743
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Ar-yes.  eMail-delete. Last time I unscribe I start getting more crap on a daily basis.

My son went to a spam conference for IT professionals. He told me 90% if WWW traffic is loaded with spam, pfish, spoof constipate the infor highway. Most are from Eastern Europe, Asia...  Yahoo, Google filter out these or at least sort them out. I actually wish they will just flush them before getting to users...

Oct 03, 2015 01:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Lise Howe I do report them without leaving a comment. No clue to why they do this.

Oct 03, 2015 12:04 AM
Rainmaker
4,298,416
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't bother.  Some ads I do report.

Oct 02, 2015 11:22 PM
Rainmaker
914,708
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Since Ben has decided to spam us with ads for his company, I can't take offence by those who see I have a real need to see all of season 4 of Friends.

Oct 02, 2015 10:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,439,806
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

If there is a zero next to the answer or comments I will blast away otherwise bye bye!

Oct 02, 2015 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
778,856
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

I dont know why, but I do report.

Apr 06, 2019 10:18 PM
Ambassador
5,696,016
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I report them

Oct 05, 2018 10:20 PM
Ambassador
3,986,960
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I report them and hope they get removed.

Nov 26, 2016 08:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,335,183
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

I report and delete....it seems they come...and go in bunches.

Oct 03, 2015 06:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,542
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Bob Stewart told Ambassadors that there is an Active Rain employee who scans for spam and fake members

Oct 03, 2015 12:35 PM
Rainmaker
695,790
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I try not to waste my time on it.  I have no control over it and try not to waste my energy.  I did just do a question on AR pop up that was starting to bother me a bit.  And as a fun post made light of a 'business opportunity' from abroad I received through Active Rain, although not related in any form.  Spam will always be there.  I look thru spam on email from time to time looking for a missed email.  Can not believe all that gets thrown in there without me ever seeing it, thank goodness.  Mark

Oct 03, 2015 10:14 AM