I recieved a comment on my website 3/26 from Tammy Rand Ericksonerit aap 253@ail.com, who says she has been getting calls from my website and is considering a lawsuit if I don't stop. I don't want to send her an email encase this Is this a scam? I have no idea what her phone number is. Have you seen this before? What should I do?

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leoemery Premium
Complete scam, websites don't make phone calls ignore it. Just delete the comment.
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PLH Premium
Will do. Thanks
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Triblu Premium
Hey Pat,

Whenever I get comments like this, first thing I do is check the IP address to see where it is from. If it is from one of the "questionable" countries you can delete it.

My favourite site for checking IP address is:
https://whatismyipaddress.com/ip-lookup
You will need to copy and past the URL into your browser's address bar, as I have purposely made sure it is not an active URL (for courtesy reasons).

You can also try Google searching the email address. Chances are, it doesn't even exist... then of course you can also Google search the person's name.

Personally, I'm betting this is a spammer... so you can always add their IP address to your website's Comment Blacklist textbox and Save Changes. (see screen print below...)

This will deter any chance of their returning using that IP address and pestering you any further.

Hope you find this helpful.
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PLH Premium
The IP address is Neenah Wisconsin and I found a Tammy Rand Erickson there.???
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Triblu Premium
And the email address... is it hers?
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PLH Premium
I'n not sure about the email address
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Triblu Premium
Hmmm... then it STILL might be a hacker. If that comment was made by a real person, their name, IP address, and email address would all line up.

If no name appeared, and you cannot verify the email address belonging to the name IF a name was used... and your "gut" feeling is that the comment is spam, then most likely it is spam and I would tag it as such.

Then be sure to go to your spam folder (spam link available from the top of your comments page) and delete it. That way, WordPress will remember that IP address as a spammer.

Also... be sure to add the IP address to your Blacklist, as shown in my earlier comment.
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PLH Premium
I am marking it as spam. Thanks for your help
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ericcantu Premium
Lol that’s a good one. Nothing to worry about since websites don’t make phone calls. Shrug it off :) Next one is gonna be “Your website has been having parties that are WAY too loud at night...” lol
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PLH Premium
That's good to know

Thanks,
Pat
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suzieq Premium
I really think this is just spam. I've gotten some weird ones in the past. You can always contact site support to see what they say if you're still worried.
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PLH Premium
That's what I was thinking, I think I will run it by support to be sure.

Thanks, Pat
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