Occasional Spam on HW

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   Posted 10/24/2013 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Jim, a moderator on another forum wrote this important reminder, and I thought I'd share it here as well:
Good Morning Folks:

Unfortunately, a health site seems to be a ripe target for spammers and HW gets spam on a daily basis. When it arrives in our forum, here is what usually happens. One of the mods sees it (often after an alert from a member), then deletes the content and locks the thread. We then contact one of the "Super-Mods" who bans the spammer from HW and the post disappears.

A mod from one of the other forums posted a good reminder on the Moderator forum this morning. That is, if you see one of these spams before we zap it, please make sure not to click on any of the links included. If you do there is a high likelihood that you will import a virus or spy ware on to your computer.

A great warning for all of us!
Thanks, Jim!
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