Fake accounts Report a technical issue

MiniDok
MiniDok
Expert

Dear Penpal-Gate,
I think that the recent inflow of US-American and possibly also Uruguayan accounts is only to create fake accounts and invite people to strange sites. At least I got such messages. Is there some possibility to remove them from Penpal-Gate?
Best regards,
Dominik

kingofwidgiemooltha94
kingofwidgiemooltha94
Expert

Yep, see these too.

Biskup
Biskup
Expert

As I know there was also a fake account of one guy from Venezuela and admin did Smth (i don't really know what) so just wait. There will be Smth done with it.

Diana98
Diana98
Expert

Hello,
I haven't received any message from this kind but I guess you can probably report them, or contact directly the admin using the option "contact us" (at the bottom of the site).

XChalo
XChalo
Expert

I've already written an E-Mail, but there's to many of them to report them all, at least twenty I think.
I suppose they're bot accounts, the messages they write suggest that, too.

1994
1994
Expert

Is it possible to delete messages?

XChalo
XChalo
Expert

Is it possible to delete messages?
According to this thread it should be possible:

https://de.penpal-gate.net/forum/2-Kommentare-und-Vorschl%C3%A4ge/3526-loeschen-ermoeglichen

But I only found the option to "archive" a conversation.

Etienne
Etienne
Administrator

Yes all profiles have been banned and messages deleted. There was a vulnerability that someone exploited to send out tons of messages. It has now been fixed. Thank you for your messages

XChalo
XChalo
Expert

Maybe you've missed some, this one is still there for instance:
https://de.penpal-gate.net/berthagustafson

Gabry04
Gabry04
Expert

Thanks for removing those messages!
they were really inappropriate

Biskup
Biskup
Expert

damn these accounts are being made again