Interesting piece in the New York Times about how spam could be greatly reduced, if the credit card companies could block the merchant accounts of the spammers, 95% of which go through three banks. If the spammers tried to dodge these efforts, it would take longer for them to set up new accounts than it would to shut them down as soon as they were identified as spam.
I made a few tweaks so will probably revert back to the way it was. It seems to block 1 out of 20 legit people from registering and I then have to set them up manually, but if it's letting a lot of spammers through then it's not worth the new setting. Thanks for the heads up
Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb