I have recently noticed a couple off-topic posts to the "ContextCapture Descartes Pointools" forum that appear to be bogus questions. Within a few days someone else responds with an answer that involves a link to an external website. I feel that these are phishing attempts, hoping people will click on the links.
Neither the person asking the question, nor the person providing the link to the website for an answer, have prior activity on the Bentley Community Forums.
Here are the forums posts I noticed.https://communities.bentley.com/products/3d_imaging_and_point_cloud_software/f/contextcapture-descartes-pointools-forum/148715/photoshophttps://communities.bentley.com/products/3d_imaging_and_point_cloud_software/f/contextcapture-descartes-pointools-forum/148207/autocad-image-problem
What is the recommended process to notify forum moderators about this type of activity?
Thanks for reporting this, Ron. I have taken care of it. In the future you can use the "report as abusive" option to bring these to the attention of our moderators and site administrators.
Jesse DringoliTechnical Support Manager, Haestad ProductsBentley Communities Site AdministratorBentley Systems, Inc.
FWIW:The second link I posted above shows an answer by "Wyatt McClain", but if you use his avatar image to do an image based search on "Google" or "Tineye" you will find out that the person in the image is actually Dan Clarke, founder and CEO of digital marketing agency "disruptient".
I doubt Dan Clarke is masquerading as a ContextCapture/Descartes/Pointools user.
Someone apparently used his image for the avatar when creating a fake Bentley Community profile.