I've seen an uptick in spam submissions even though we have Captcha enabled and are not allowing "free" emails - spammers have found a way to now submit (successively) @gmali.com (which I've also now added to do not allow). Hubspot says they check email addresses prior to allowing the form to complete... I've seen that there's a new feature called "Spam Submissions" but have not seen this on my forms.
This is an immediate problem that needs addressing NOW! Not telling us that we have the correct filters in place. It is happening daily -- numerous times a day -- do better Hubspot, please! Of course each of these submissions require our eyeballs on it to see if it's fake.
At least acknowledge you've seen the uptick and are trying to find a solution!
I have seen this happen recently in a clietn accout as well, it is definetly bot activity and it it never marked as spam submission by Hubspot as the criteria is super lax (email in first name or a global bounced email). Captcha is enabled on the forms but not seem to prevent anything. We are asking for the website url and I am comparing this with the email domain, in a lot of the spammer cases they are using different domains. They are using some lists of valid domains that are not in use. Also some of the emails used are not just made up, emails show as delivered but they are never opened or clicked so they might have some lists of abandoned emails.
A lot of these submissions are coming from Adwords campaigns so I suspect it;s a sophistcated ad fraud scheme, whould be great to be able to squash this.
Aug 2, 202310:45 AM - last edited on Sep 6, 20235:20 AM by BérangèreL
Spam Form Submissions Rampant - Fix this!
We are a partner and more than one customer is having the same issue. Huge uptick in spam submissions. There is no unique domain name to block, and CAPTCHA is already enabled. All the submissions seem to be humans or bots that can bypass Google's security to submit things like below. We are going to try a honeypot field but I am not confident that it will help. Other suggestions would be appreciated.
Those are the options that we have to control bot/spam submissions. However there isn't much more action we can take from our end to prevent them unfortunately.
One thing to note is that when captcha is live, you may see some spam submissions come through. That indicates they managed to bypass Google's security filters and didn't trigger as suspicious for some reason.
We're having the same issue. It's a major problem. Huge uptick in spam submissions. Any guidance other than inable the email filter or Captcha would be helpful or just an acknowledgement that it's becomng more prevelant.