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    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 4th Apr 18, 5:09 PM
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    Please report spam
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    • 4th Apr 18, 5:09 PM
    Please report spam 4th Apr 18 at 5:09 PM
    Can i just remind everyone, if you see an obvious post, then please, click on the REPORT SPAM button on that post.

    The less spam, the more help we can give to people.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by sourcrates; 04-04-2018 at 7:46 PM.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Credit File And Ratings, and
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    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 12th Apr 18, 9:33 PM
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    • #2
    • 12th Apr 18, 9:33 PM
    • #2
    • 12th Apr 18, 9:33 PM
    I've reported five spams on the Loans board 20 minutes ago. Nothing happening yet.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • MallyGirl
    • By MallyGirl 13th Apr 18, 3:30 PM
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    • #3
    • 13th Apr 18, 3:30 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 3:30 PM
    Sadly there is so much of it arriving at the moment that it takes a while to process the deluge
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-free Wannabe, Loans & Credit Cards boards. I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com
    Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 13th Apr 18, 5:54 PM
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    • #4
    • 13th Apr 18, 5:54 PM
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    • 13th Apr 18, 5:54 PM
    Deluge is the right word, I am constantly bombarded with it on the blog.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • onedaysomeday
    • By onedaysomeday 19th Apr 18, 5:58 PM
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    • #5
    • 19th Apr 18, 5:58 PM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 5:58 PM
    Am I being blind when I can't see how to do this??
    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 19th Apr 18, 8:37 PM
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    • #6
    • 19th Apr 18, 8:37 PM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 8:37 PM
    Am I being blind when I can't see how to do this??
    Originally posted by onedaysomeday
    Just press the spam button, may not show if your on some types of mobile.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Credit File And Ratings, and
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    Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an abusive or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.

    For free debt advice, contact either : Stepchange, National Debtline, or, CAB.
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    • onedaysomeday
    • By onedaysomeday 19th Apr 18, 8:53 PM
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    • #7
    • 19th Apr 18, 8:53 PM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 8:53 PM
    It doesn't show when I'm on the pc either :/
    CC1 1410.00/1398.90 CC2 162.29/162.29 CC3 132.14/117.14
    Old Debts 1252.21/1252.21 OD 534/534
    Loan 1195.20/1195.20 Nan/OH Loan 1135.50/1135.50
    Paid 60.00/5821.34 // Days until Debt Free = 343
    Car Fund 500 EF 30 Savings Pots 40
    • actd
    • By actd 23rd Apr 18, 12:10 PM
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    • #8
    • 23rd Apr 18, 12:10 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 18, 12:10 PM
    Not a spam, but I've just done a google search and an advert popped up with an advert for "amazing - Martin's new venture helps British families earn a second income" (with a picture of Martin Lewis, so no doubt it's claiming to be from him) - I presume this isn't endorsed by him at all.

    Link is:


    Edit - link doesn't work, but I have a screenshot if needed.
    Last edited by sourcrates; 23-04-2018 at 12:20 PM. Reason: removed spam link
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 23rd Apr 18, 12:16 PM
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    • #9
    • 23rd Apr 18, 12:16 PM
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    • 23rd Apr 18, 12:16 PM
    Martin is taking legal action against Facebook concerning fake endorsements, so perhaps that will encourage Google to be a little more proactive.
    • sourcrates
    • By sourcrates 23rd Apr 18, 12:21 PM
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    sourcrates
    Not a spam, but I've just done a google search and an advert popped up with an advert for "amazing - Martin's new venture helps British families earn a second income" (with a picture of Martin Lewis, so no doubt it's claiming to be from him) - I presume this isn't endorsed by him at all.

    Link is:


    Edit - link doesn't work, but I have a screenshot if needed.
    Originally posted by actd
    Please do not post or quote spam links, as it just feeds the fire.

    Thanks.
    I'm a Board Guide on the Debt-Free Wannabe, Credit File And Ratings, and
    Bankruptcy And Living With It, boards. "I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly".
    Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an abusive or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.

    For free debt advice, contact either : Stepchange, National Debtline, or, CAB.
    For Free Legal advice see : http://legalbeagles.info/
    • MoneyGeoff
    • By MoneyGeoff 23rd Apr 18, 7:13 PM
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    Martin is taking legal action against Facebook concerning fake endorsements
    Originally posted by LadyDee
    Hope he wins. It's particularly irritating that Facebook keep saying we simply need to report posts and they will remove them. So we need to sit around scouring millions of Facebook posts for malicious content? Unpaid? As Martin himself says:

    Facebook need to police Facebook

    Oh wait, what was the topic again? We need to police MSE...
    • actd
    • By actd 24th Apr 18, 8:49 AM
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    actd
    Please do not post or quote spam links, as it just feeds the fire.

    Thanks.
    Originally posted by sourcrates
    My apologies - it was my intention to just bring it to attention, I certainly don't want to propogate it further. This ad seemed to be all over my google search results, until I blocked it. I presume this is a separate issue to Martin's FB case, though when he wins that, maybe other advert providers will take note
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