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Intelligent Ads. and phishing Comments in the Community

Not here to complain about those advertisements or phishing comments . Just wanted to share the past couple of those that I encountered and were funny :)

The above advertisement is from

https://answers.sap.com/questions/12961161/sap-ui5-page-footer-is-not-displaying.html

Not sure if it considered as a spam, but I reported it anyways. That person just copied an existing answer and commented it by adding the advertisement in the second line :D :D Truly an intelligent ad. SAP should hire them in their marketing depart. :D :D :D JK.

Next one is a phishing comment i guess

https://blogs.sap.com/2019/04/04/mahesh-kumar-palavalli-member-of-the-month-april-2019/comment-page-1/#comment-490610

I've seen phishing mails till now but this is the first time for me to see a phishing comment :P :D . The only thing they are missing is that I am the winner of 1 Million Dollar draw. I guess I will send a mail to them and see if they will offer me that. I don't want to miss that million :P :D

It seems they used some different tool to post the above comment as I see it multiple times posted in my activity feed but I only found the comment one time, it is very weird. I will post it in the comment as there is a 2 image limitation here, maybe someone from SAP moderation team can find it helpful.

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13 Comments

  • Jan 21 at 05:51 AM

    Multiple times posted, but only found one comment.

  • Jan 22 at 07:05 PM

    That's why we need "Alert moderator" button for the whole user profile. You've done the right thing by reporting this, thank you!

    "please kindly email me..." must be the lowest effort malicious attempt since the Albanian virus. :)

    • Jan 23 at 07:39 AM

      :D :D Surely it was the lowest :D :D Maybe they are just starting their career as a intern or something :P :D,

      They should have changed their comment to "My Organization needs your skills very badly, please kindly email me.." Which would have made it slightly better :D :P

    • Jan 31 at 11:28 AM

      Not picking on a single country...

      This is the honesty computer virus. You are now infected. Please delete all the files from your hard drive and over-write all sectors with x00.

      Your cooperation is appreciated.

  • Jan 23 at 12:55 PM

    Thanks for bringing these to our attention, Mahesh. I'm going to remove the comments violating rules of engagement, investigate the accounts, and disable any obvious spammers.

    We currently have a problem with the mod alerts for Q&A, although blogging alerts work just fine (reported at the top of https://community.sap.com/resources/what-is-new), so I'm glad I noticed your post here. In future, in addition to raising a mod alert, you're welcome to send an email to moderators@sap.com to report any serial spammers.

    • Jan 24 at 08:57 AM

      Sure Jerry, thanks for the constant effort of keeping our community clean :) I've observed that some of my moderator alerts for the questions used to be solved very late, hope to see the fix soon :) and will surely report it via email next time!

  • Jan 28 at 03:59 PM

    I think most of us got the "kindly email me" message from "Stephanie." She was nothing if not persistent!

    • Jan 30 at 04:55 AM

      :D It's kind of lame to post such comments in technical blogs/websites, targeting the wrong audience (we are tech. people for a reason) :D :D.

      • Jan 30 at 03:22 PM

        It's called the "shotgun" strategy. You blast out as many as you possibly can, knowing that 99% of them will fail, but if you send out 100,000 messages, and 1% of them get a response, that's still a thousand victims for you to steal money or identities from.

      • Jan 30 at 05:47 PM

        Judging from the content of some posts in the Q&A part of the site, the audience is just right...

    • Jan 31 at 11:28 AM

      I didn't. I feel neglected. I thought this place was supposed to be inclusive. :-(

      • Jan 31 at 04:41 PM

        She took one look at your piercing intellect and knew you'd be a waste of her time! ;)

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