Over the last few weeks, I have received abnormal quantities of requests for user accounts to the Funnell family history database. These are generated by spammers using sophisticated software which fills in all the fields of the form with bona fide names and true postal addresses and is even capable of writing a little story saying how they like the site and citing Funnell relatives. This started with 1 or 2 per day and has steadily risen.
The result is that I have had to spend a whole lot of time verifying these requests and in the process, have certainly deleted some real ones. Much more time has been spent implementing protective measures.
If you have requested access but not received the final email confirming username and password, please accept my apologies and send me a message via this form.
This is the second hacking attempt on the database and I am considering taking it offline.
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