We’re annoyed to have to report that one of the new features we introduced recently has been targeted by Senegalese spammers. We have taken steps to prevent this from happening any more, but some of you may have already received this kind of spam through the messages that can accompany a new following.
I urge you not to make contact with anybody who has sent you a following message like this:
HELLODear how are you today? hope fine and you are in good health.My
nameis Miss Victoria, I am looking for a very nice and loving Friend
thati can share discussion with,then after going through your profile
nowon this site and i pick interest in you, so i will like you to
writeme via my email address(firstname.lastname@example.org)for my
pictureand further discussion of friendship.New Friend Victoria.
As I mentioned, we have made some changes so that you should no longer receive messages from these annoying people.
Remember also, you can always block somebody from following you. Simply visit your profile (linked from your user name in the header) and select the “followers” tab. From there you can block a follower by clicking the ‘x’ in the corner of their box.