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419 Scams Now In Chat Rooms
We received an email from one of our faithful readers saying that he was approached in chat room with an attempt to proposition him in a 419 type scam. Steve says that he contacted the Webmaster for the room and the person has for now at least been banned from the room.  I am wondering how many more people have had this same experience.  

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ISC Handler
Nov 18th 2005
There are lots of scams in chat rooms, I know this because I have been running for the past 3 Years. Most of the scams, from what I see, come from profiles registered from Senegal. Block the IP range of Senegal and it helps a lot. Senegal traffic has very little value anyway, so dont worry about losing visitors.

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