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Every day I am having 3 or 4 new spam accounts being created on my store. I have put one of the new Google Recaptchas on the create an account page but it has made no difference. How do I stop this?

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  • If they pass a captcha... maybe they're not spam?
    – philwinkle
    Nov 17, 2016 at 4:00
  • The names are fake and are always meaningless with 3 words and 2 capital letters at the end of each word. Email address has been the same for over 100 different names. Typical bot behaviour. Nov 17, 2016 at 4:09
  • Perhaps your Captcha isn't implemented correctly. Did you use a module?
    – philwinkle
    Nov 17, 2016 at 4:14

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Honey Spam adds a hidden field in the account creation page.

https://github.com/magento-hackathon/HoneySpam

Credits to Fabian Blechschmidt and contributors.

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There's a built-in CAPTCHA in Magento 1: Configuration - Customer configuraiton - CAPTCHA This should help stop the fake account creation. At least it worked for me. For other types of form spam you'll indeed need an extension.

This one works well: https://fishpig.co.uk/magento/extensions/block-robots-stop-spam/

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