In my shop I receive a lot of fake account creations at the moment, around 20 a day.
They look like:
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Is there a way to get rid of these creations? It is quite annoying.
Installed Version: osCommerce Online Merchant v18.104.22.168
The registration is commonly made by robots who look at the right form fields. firstname, lastname , email etcetera.
I had this problem too the last weeks of fake accounts exactly as mentiont earlyer.
I did the following to trick them;
1 in create_account.php duplicate the firstname input field (just plain html input field can too)and place it before the original firstname field and add a class to the div and and hide it (css display:none ! not use a style="")
2 rename the original firstname field with a newname ( name ="newfirstname") + change : $firstname = tep_db_prepare_input($_POST[newfirstname']);
3 make a rule to give an error when the formfield fistname is being filled up by the robot and place it in the top somewhere between the other fom check codes:
$error = true;
i can see in the server logs that the robot has been trying but could not make an account. for now this is working for me.
i hope i could help with this .