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Website keeps getting hundred of fake users.

Registration form has reCaptcha but no effect.

By changing required fields in form to add First Name and Last Name required still fake users keep getting registered without adding First Name and Last Name.

The site has admin approval enabled. So fake users can't login and appear in the site.

The only way to stop the fake users that has been effective is to stop registering new users on the site. But that is not an option.

The fake accounts have a similar pattern.

username : angsobien1988
email : angsobien@gmail.com 

Is there a way to fix this?

  • Does your site really need blanket user registration? – Cedon Mar 17 '17 at 21:48
  • What is blanket user registration? The site does require user registration. – Ahsan Ali Mar 18 '17 at 9:03
  • Does everyone who accesses the site really need to have an account? Or is it just the people who add/manage content? – Cedon Mar 18 '17 at 10:18
  • No. Not everyone has to have a user account. Just the people who offer their services can register to have their services offered with a profile so that anyone can see. – Ahsan Ali Mar 18 '17 at 11:18
  • The only thin I can think of then is to try what I call a "reverse torture test", try a different Captcha, or check into a commercial solution. – Cedon Mar 18 '17 at 14:29

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