I'm reposting this from acuriousfish and thanks fish!!
ok, Mrs Fish has found out that when an account is hijacked it first sends out a bunch of friend requests. Only after adding a few friends does it add the sex spa
So there is no way of being able to tell if you get a friend request if it's a hijacked account or not. However you should be able to work out that if they have not posted anything for a year or so it may be hijacked.
I have a feeling that a really well known member who hasn't been around for a while has been hijacked. I don't know what to suggest!
After really pushing DS I was told DS are closing the hijacked accounts. If the rightful owners want them re-opened they have to contact DS to do so. I've asked DS to confirm they are actually contacting the people whose accounts have been closed but no answer so far.
I also asked DS to put something up on the boards themselves rather than "we are looking into it" but again, nothing so far.
I have made a note of the accounts you have reported but for now I'm not sending them in. The hijacking has not ended - it's still happening and I think at an increasing rate. I'd prefer DS spend time working on sorting the root cause and stop the bot first.
You can probably tell I'm pretty pissed at DS (after having a history of being pissed at them).
Jan and I are constantly in contact and we will keep monitoring stuff and keep you informed.
I just wanted to keep some of the boards informed so that these people aren't added as friends... I personally am not going to add any friends for a while that I don't get to know on the boards first..... Big hugs.....xo
How are you all doing?Anything special on the agenda?It's really nice and mild here today.....I was going to do housework today but thus far I'm drinking coffeeI'm going to stay with my friends 96 year old mom this eve while she's taking a course Sending big hugs out.....xo
Iwent to see my therapist and mentioned to him that I was reconnecting to people here on DS. He asked me what my username was and I just told him without much ofa thought. Now I'm wondering if he has or will get an account and follow me. In the past he has followed up on me by checking the internet on obituaries of people that have died, called the police to check on police reports etc... I...