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    Thread: forums.chicagovw.org/ has been taken over by Russian Internet Trolls, not kidding !!

    1. Member S216VR32EVO's Avatar
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      07-12-2019 01:46 PM #1
      Greetings all VW people,

      I used to be a member of the Chicago Volkswagen Group from 1998 till it stopped being
      a thing.

      I recently went back to the site to look up an old posting and it seems that Russian Internet Trolls
      have turned a former VW Enthusiast Forum into a place for under-age porn, black market viagra,
      and other sheity non-VW related scammish-ness.

      Since the group stopped being a thing around 5 years ago, I wasn't sure who to bring this up with.

      Can someone here give an assist, and contact the former admins that their site has been hijacked.

      Here's the site address link:

      http://forums.chicagovw.org/

      thx

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      07-12-2019 01:50 PM #2
      To click the link or not click the link. That is the question.
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      This forum is more and more of an embarrassment every day...

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      07-12-2019 01:54 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by chucchinchilla View Post
      To click the link or not click the link. That is the question.

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      Going with "not"
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      07-12-2019 01:57 PM #4
      The site may be defunct, but their domain name is still registered to Chicago Volkswagen Organization. It was last renewed in 2018 and expires in 2021.

      Their domain is provided by "NameCheap, Inc." Report abuse to [email protected] or call 661-310-2107.
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      07-12-2019 02:07 PM #5
      It doesn't look like it's been "taken over." What it looks like is that no mods are policing it, so the same bots that try to post stuff here for SEO purposes (and get deleted) are not being deleted/banned there. It's just a dead forum with bots posting.
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      07-12-2019 02:10 PM #6
      Another reason to thank our mods for being present.
      test test Maki says "hello"

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      07-12-2019 02:14 PM #7
      That **** is illegal, not just scammish.

      https://support.google.com/websearch...r/148666?hl=en

      and to the FBI.

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      07-12-2019 02:37 PM #8
      At least our forum only has the Russian political troll farm posters.
      Got to love the MAGA fools that try to get threads locked.
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      07-12-2019 04:09 PM #9
      I'm not clicking anything that has even the remote potential to be related to underage illegal shenanigans.
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      07-12-2019 04:30 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by GLI Dan View Post
      I'm not clicking anything that has even the remote potential to be related to underage illegal shenanigans.
      ^same here.

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      07-12-2019 06:49 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by GLI Dan View Post
      I'm not clicking anything that has even the remote potential to be related to underage illegal shenanigans.
      You're wiser than Chicago's R. Kelly when it comes to that. It wouldn't surprise me if he's a member there too.

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