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    bogus subscribers

    I keep getting new user notifications for bogus subscribers.  I have been deleting them.  Here's my most recent example below.  Many come from the .ru domain. I added a plugin WPBruiser which helped for a while, but in the last 2 days I've had about 10 new fake subscribers.  Is there anything I can do to stop bogus users?  I am assuming this is a stupid hacking technique.  Why do people fake subscribe?

     

    emma.nicholls761986
    emma.nicholls76@hotmail.com

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    @GospelTangents

     

    Yeah, spam is annoying... These are not "fake people" but bots.  There are other plugins that work very well to help with that.  Here are a couple I've used successfully:

     

    WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam – All-in-One Spam Protection

     

    Not just for spam alone but for all around security this is my favorite:

     

    All In One WP Security & Firewall

     

    HTH! 😉

     

    Judith
    "I never lose. Either I win or I learn." ~ Me

    I appreciate the info.  I got 3 more today, and just deleted 15 accounts in the past 2 days.  I disabled WP Bruiser and will see try Spamshield first.