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Getting spammed?

Unfortunately the site ( and most other classified ads sites in SA) are being spammed by an individual who sends an email pretending to be a female, often with pics attached. They have set up a relay email system so that whatever you respond, the reply email gets sent. Eventually an email arrives with a link in it (i.e. www.bit.ly/Ghgdt46d). This link sends you to a hookup/dating page where the spammer makes money from you.

We would suggest NEVER clicking on this link so that we do not fund this spammer.

He is also responding to ads that are posted on the site. It is easy to set up an email filter to send any emails from his address straight to your trash.

Here are instructions for Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/set-email-filters-gmail-hotmail-yahoo/

Some of the email addresses you can add to be filtered are:

[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

(If you have received spam from this person please forward us their email address so we can add to the blacklist).

Please also report the email as spam – directions here:

https://support.google.com/mail/answer/1366858?topic=12852&visit_id=1-636374583379281360-1815419618&rd=2